Mold is the single most common byproduct of water damage or flooding, and also the most dangerous.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2012
RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading water damage restoration providers in the US, announces the addition of mold removal and remediation to its roster of services. The National Weather Service is forecasting an active winter ahead for 2012, and the accumulation of snow and ice will mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in water damage, as well as subsequent, long term problems such as mold. Proper mold remediation is an integral part of the process designed to help home and business owners recover from severe water and flood damages.
Mold is the single most common byproduct of water damage or flooding, and also the most dangerous. Mold usually appears within 48-72 hours, spreads rapidly, and may prove extremely difficult to remove. In a worst case scenario, mold sets the stage for all kinds of health problems, with allergenic molds causing sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and skin irritation, to the more sever toxigenic molds which can trigger neurological disorders and respiratory problems.
Mold is a natural part of the outdoor environment, one that humans encounter every day with no ill effects whatsoever. When mold begins to grow in an enclosed environment is when it becomes a serious problem and major health risk. The spores that were encountered in small numbers outside are suddenly being inhaled in large concentrations. Since mold works to break down organic material, the high exposure level becomes a considerable threat.
While smaller mold growths may be successfully treated with off the shelf mold cleaners, more substantial growths will be resistant to such treatment and require professional remediation techniques. Too many people make the mistake of believing that it is enough to simply kill the mold that is visible. The entire affected area must be properly treated, cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized. Ventilation must be improved and humidity levels brought down within acceptable parameters, usually between 40-45%. Only through proper treatment can mold be prevented from returning.
RestorationLocal.com provides top quality mold removal and remediation services, performed by trained technicians utilizing the latest equipment and procedures. They can identify and determine the extent of a mold problem and treat it accordingly, removing the mold infestation and properly cleansing the area to prevent the problem from recurring.
RestorationLocal.com is based in Cleveland OH with service providers nationwide. Same day emergency service is available in most cases.