Restoration Local Offers Tips On Handling Black Mold In The Wake Of 2012’s Severe Weather Events

2012's severe weather left a lot of homes damaged and open to the dangers of mold. A mold remediation provider explains the care to be taken when dealing with black mold issues.

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Black Mold occurs all the time in nature, breaking down dead organic material, but it becomes a problem when it occurs in an interior environment

Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 05, 2013

Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration service in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on how to deal with the problem of mold, specifically Black Mold, in the wake of recent severe weather events that have flooded homes and businesses across the country. Black Mold presents a different threat than most species of mold due to its ability to seriously compromise the body’s immune system.
Black Mold occurs all the time in nature, breaking down dead organic material, but it becomes a problem when it occurs in an interior environment. Black Mold spores, when inhaled in large enough quantities, may have serious repercussions on the auto immune system and respiratory functions. In rare cases, Black Mold has been known to trigger fatalities.
When treating Black Mold, it is important not to disrupt the growth. This may release spores into the air and allow the mold problem to spread further throughout the property. Professional mold remediation companies have tools and techniques at their disposal that allow them to contain the mold while it is being treated. This allows for the mold to be killed and removed without any danger of it propagating into other areas where it may re establish itself and continue growing.
Similarly, removing the mold is not enough to solve the problem completely. The environment where the mold was found must be made inhospitable for mold growth. If this is not done, the mold will eventually return. The area must be well ventilated and humidity levels brought under control. Ideal humidity levels are usually between 40-45%. Only through this process can there be any guarantee that the mold will not come back.
Commercial mold removal products may be used on smaller growths, however, larger infestations will almost always require the services of a professional mold removal and remediation company.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage and mold remediation services in the United States. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.


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