Water Damage Repair: Preventing Mold
When the stormy weather arrives, there's an increased chance your home could get impacted by water damage. High winds, rain, flooding, or other unfortunate circumstances, such as a fire, a leaking or burst pipe, a flooded kitchen, bathroom, mud, or utility room, all put your home in danger of mold formation.
Regardless of how moisture enters your home, it can create an ideal environment for mold to grow.
Understanding The Dangers Of Mold
Mold is a simple microorganism known as fungi. Like other fungus types, it only takes a day or two to begin propagating when conditions are right. Mold requires oxygen, dampness, and organic materials such as wood, drywall, paint, and other surfaces to grow. As long as the bacteria has these things readily available, it can continue spore production and grow rapidly.
Black mold inside your home is dangerous and poses a threat to people. In extreme cases, mold can contribute to serious health problems or even death. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Breathing Problems - Including asthma attacks and wheezing.
Sinus Problems - Congestion or dryness in nasal cavities.
Eye Irritation - Watery, burning, or red eyes.
Skin Irritation - Hives, rashes, discoloration, or tenderness of the skin.
Throat And Nose Irritation - Bloody nose, sneezing fits, coughing, or sore throat.
Other symptoms could include memory loss, headaches, changing moods, nausea, aches, and pains.
Rooms with elevated humidity levels are more susceptible to mold than areas of your home that aren't. Installing exhaust fans can help dissipate moisture away from the interior, minimizing the risk for mold formation. If an exhaust fan isn't installed, the occasional use of a floor fan helps air things out and dry wet areas.
Thorough and regular cleaning help remove the buildup of bacteria and mold on solid surface areas such as countertops, tubs, and shower stalls.
Scenarios that require immediate attention for mold prevention include flooding, burst pipes, a leaky roof, or clean up after a fire. Once the water has penetrated the surfaces and items, they are compromised and are at heightened risk of mold formation.
If your property gets impacted by a catastrophe, water restoration technicians work to salvage and restore as much of your original belongings to a pre-damage condition as they can. To make the process go a little bit easier for you, they'll also take care to work with your insurance company on your claim.
However, it's reassuring to know that working with a mold removal and water damage restoration company such as Doiggs Restoration helps you address all of your concerns professionally.
Mold removal technicians have specialized knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to remove potentially harmful mold, despite the severity of the damages.