How to Cure Mold-Related Symptoms

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| 2013 Apr 16 |
How to Cure Mold-Related Symptoms

If you’ve ever experienced the effects of the persistent and hazardous micro-organism called mold, then you already know how unpleasant and debilitating these effects can be.

The very first step in doing away with your symptoms is to find the source of the mold growth and the have it removed.

In most cases, mold problems can be traced back to some sort of moisture problem since water is the leading factor contributing to fungal growth. So, begin with detecting the problematic areas in your home. These areas most often include the kitchen sink, leaking toilets, condensation around windows and cracks in the foundation. Also keep an eye on areas that are poorly insulation and more humid.

In some cases, areas that are contaminated with mold are easily identified – they’re unsightly, attract dust and release unpleasant odours. Once you’ve identified them, the next step is fixing them in an efficient manner.

Unless you are lucky enough to possess specialized equipment and knowledge of proper mold remediation procedures, your best option is calling a team of mold removal experts. Not only are they well equipped with all the latest equipment, but they also have years of first-hand experience dealing with all types of mold problems. They’ll be able to pinpoint with certainty the source of the mold contamination and plan for a strategic remediation. Also, they’ll ultimately be able to minimize your risk of future mold growth.

Another advantage of hiring mold cleaning professionals is that they’re able to get the job done, without compromising your health and comfort. They implement safety and containment procedures throughout the entire duration of the mold remediation so that no one in the house is exposed to mold spores floating about in the air.

Once the mold removal project is complete, the experts will let you know what steps you can take to maintain a healthy and mold-free home. They may suggest you look into installing a proper ventilation and HVAC system, new windows or replace the insulation. By being aware and staying informed about how to control moisture and air flow in your house, you could play a major part in improving the quality of the air you breath.

  1. With the heavy spring and early summer rains this year, many homeowners are facing challenges in their mold remediation efforts. Flooding, basement water seepage and basement leaks in general are the culprit to rapid and excessive mold and mildew growth.

    If you are in this situation and are going to go it alone, you can help yourself by removing all wet and porous materials such as carpet, padding and drywall as soon as possible.

    You will also need to remove any standing water and get moving on drying your home out. Fans, air conditioning, heaters and dehumidifiers will assist in this process.

    For affected areas larger than 9 or 10 square feet, it would be a good idea to let the professionals handle it and call a mold remediation company or water damage specialist to take a look – get a estimate – and go from there.