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Structural molds present a severe health and safety hazard to any property and people nearby, as well as escalating physical damage. Halting the spread of mold growth requires a professional, fully equipped company like AMMCO Restoration who can successfully detect and thoroughly clean out this dangerous substance from your buildings.
How Likely is Mold After Water Damage?
Mold can lurk anywhere in a structure, but one of the easiest ways for this hazard to really cause some damage and pose a health threat in your home or business is after flooding or other water damage. Standing water provides an access point for molds, and gives it all the nutrients they need to rapidly spread and grow. Left unchecked, molds can spread relatively quickly throughout an entire structure. This mold growth requires effective, fast mold removal and mitigation to avoid a catastrophic property issue.
How Long Does it Take for Mold to Grow After Water Damage?
If you have water damage to your home or business after a storm, flood or water leak, you have roughly 24 to 48 hours to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. This mold can be extremely hazardous to your health causing issues such as a scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, irritated eyes, itching skin, fever and difficulty breathing. Those with existing health problems like asthma and those with compromised immune symptoms are especially susceptible and should avoid mold at all costs. It is of vital importance that you start the process of drying out the water damage to stop the escalation of mold. It is important to know that the process of drying out the water damage is not always straightforward and often what appears dry is not. Most spreads quickly and moisture is often hidden inside the walls and flooring, so it is vital to identify and dry all the affected areas to prevent mold growth!
What are the Proper Steps for Mold Remediation?
When you call AMMCO Restoration for mold remediation, we begin with a thorough assessment. If any current water leaks or seepage are detected, we work with you to stop this water intrusion at the source as well as remove and dispose of moldy items and materials that are beyond repair. Next structural drying begins to prevent the mold from spreading further. After a detailed clean up of the contaminated surfaces, we can either restore your property to pre-mold conditions or we can help you view mold remediation as an opportunity to remodel your property. For example, repainting, retiling and carpet replacement are often required to get a home back to a livable condition. If you have been thinking about upgrading your flooring and other remodeling projects, this is an ideal time as old materials are being removed anyway. AMMCO Restoration will also offer helpful tips and advice to avoiding mold in the future such as improving air flow, drying wet materials quickly and repairing water leaks promptly etc.