Mold is the single most common byproduct of water damage, and also one of the most dangerous.
Clevland OH (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the country, is advising homeowners of the importance of mold inspections following any sort of water damage to their property.
Mold is the single most common byproduct of water damage, and also one of the most dangerous. It generally appears within 72 hours of a water damage event, spreads rapidly, and may prove extremely difficult to remediate. Mold also brings with it any number of health hazards ranging from the slight to the severe. Many people are allergic to mold, developing watery eyes, sneezing, and skin irritations. Those with asthma or depressed immune systems may be particularly susceptible to the effects of mold.
More serious health concerns include neurological disorders and respiratory problems. Mold has also been directly linked to cases of lung disease. Long term continuous exposure to mold has also been linked to some forms of cancer.
As if the health hazards weren’t enough, mold can actually cause structural damage to a home or business. Mold destroys the surface on which it grows, which means it can have serious effects on wooden support structures if not properly remediated.
RestorationLocal.com encourages mold inspection for homes where evidence of mold is apparent. Certified mold inspectors take samples of air and surfaces in the home and examine them to determine the extent of the mold problem, the type of mold involved, and determine a course of action for proper and thorough mold removal and remediation.
Mold is typically found in dark, damp, enclosed places such as basements and crawlspaces, but may be found anywhere there is sufficient moisture to support the growth. The dangers of mold should never be underestimated, as mold has been responsible for the condemnation and demolition of homes, businesses, and even entire city blocks.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the country’s leading water restoration companies, with service providers in 30 states. They are certified by the Clean Trust, offer 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service.