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All About Mold

5/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation All About Mold Mold can spread rapidly after a water loss,and can cause devastating damage, especially if it is left unchecked!

Mold can be a sneaky, invisible, intruder, growing behind and around what you can see on the surface. Exposure to mold can cause allergies, skin irritation, and a host of other health problems. If you don’t know very much about what you’re up against, here are some basic facts about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Common Types of mold are:
    • Cladosporium
    • Penicillium
    • Alternaria
    • Aspergillus
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

For more information, Check out the EPA’s Interactive Mold House Tour!

Mold remediation is a serious job that is best handled by the results of a professional mold inspector, followed up by a licensed mold remediation specialist. A home owner is unlikely to have access to all of the specialized equipment needed to complete such a task. With specialized equipment used and the expertise shown by the professional team at SERVPRO of Stone Oak, insurance companies trust our team when their policy holders experience a water loss.

Feel free to give us a call at (210)-858-9696 to help you get started remediating your mold problem!

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