If you think that things can’t get any worse following water damage to your home or business, think again. Mold and mildew and various other toxins are waiting in the wings to put in their appearance and they usually do so within 48-72 hours of a water damage event. Once mold has appeared, your already lousy situation just got a whole lot worse.
What many people don’t realize is that we encounter mold almost every day, interacting with it and even inhaling the spores. Mold is a perfectly natural part of our environment, and an invaluable one as it works to break down and eliminate dead organic matter. Encountered outside, it presents no threat. It is when the mold is concentrated within the walls of a structure that things start going downhill. Suddenly mold spores are not encountered intermittently but rather by the hundreds of thousands. People living in a mold infested home end up inhaling this material that exists for the purpose of breaking down organic matter. This is where the physical problems may be found.
Mold presents a number of problems that should be of concern. For starters, it spreads rapidly, and can prove almost impossible to get rid of. It can be propagated by simply touching it, which disrupts the mold and releases additional mold spores into the air to be spread throughout the home. Mold is unsightly, releases an unpleasant, noxious odor, and can actually eat away at the very surface it is growing on. Mold on structural supports can eventually lead to the weakening of the structure itself.
Then there are the health concerns. While the majority of molds are harmless, there are those that can cause physical issues. These range from slight problems such as sneezing, watery eyes, and skin irritation to more serious problems such as respiratory and neurological disorders. While the more serious issues are rare, it is still imperative that you not take chances. A proper and thorough mold remediation procedure is recommended for any discovery of mold growth in the home.
Rouse Inc. Restoration understands the problems presented by mold growth, and we have procedures in place that are designed to rid your home of this threat. Our technicians are available 24/7 to assess your old problem and begin work immediately to get the mold out of your home and make it safe for you and your family.
All mold needs to grow are the right conditions. This includes moisture, warmth, and humidity. Mold is a sign of water damage on some level. If you discover mold first, then you need to work backward and determine what happened that allowed the mold to grow in the first place. Unless the water problem is corrected, any mold that is removed will simply grow back at a later time. You can count on it.
Mold removal is a tricky procedure, and involves sealing off the affected area and removing the growth without accidentally spreading it to other areas of the home. While most homes have some mold, usually in the bathroom or kitchen, and many of these growths can be dealt with through the use of commercially available mold agents, it is recommended to call a professional for any mold growth that is larger than around 3 or 4 feet across.
At Rouse Inc. Restoration, we have the mold remediation techniques that are needed to eliminate the mold growth, remove all traces of it from the property, and then properly treat the affected area to prevent it from returning. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and have experience in all areas of mold remediation and other bio hazardous scenarios. Dehumidifiers may be installed to bring down humidity levels, and ventilation will need to be improved. Only by doing so can you be assured of not having a mold problem in the future.
Some companies may try to talk you into a complex and expensive process known as a mold inspection. These are sometimes useful but mostly unnecessary. Mold presents itself clearly as a fuzzy, greenish black growth on piping, walls, and flooring. The smell that comes with it is unmistakable. Chances are very good that if you think you have mold in your home, you do.
Mold is not always readily apparent, however, and the last thing you want is to eliminate one problem while overlooking another. Our techs know how to look for mold, where to look for it, and what to do with it when they find it. Your home will be in the safest possible hand as we work to make sure that your mold problem is eradicated.
Rouse Inc. Restoration any comprised of third generation restoration professionals. Owner John Rouse remains involved in the cleaning process and can be found out in the field most every day. This hands on approach and commitment to excellence and first rate customer service. We treat every job as if the home we are working on is our own, which means using biodegradable and hypoallergenic chemicals that are completely safe for children and pets. Rouse Inc. Restoration serves the greater Baltimore area. Call our office at (443) 224-5294 for a free no obligation estimate.
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Two thumbs up to the team at Rouse Inc. Restoration for the professional work they did when our basement flooded. When I first saw the basement I thought everything was gone, however the team was so knowledgeable about the water damage restoration process that everything was saved! Thanks again for going above and beyond!Jake