Mold Removal in Downriver, Michigan

Mold is one of the most damaging things that can happen in your house, because molds can cause health problems as well as rot the wood in your house.  Among other things, mold produce allergens that cause allergic reactions, leading to hay-fever like symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red skin, a skin rash, and asthma attacks. And mold looks terrible, too, like a fungus spreading its damage as it grows.

The mold problem occurs when mold begins growing indoors.  Outdoors, molds, which reproduce by spores, are part of the natural environment, and they break down organic matter that has died, such as when you have fallen leaves around your house.  But inside, they can begin growing if they land on a wet surface.  So the problem of mold growth begins with moisture. Thus, as the U.S. Environmental Agency Points out, the key to mold control is moisture control.

Accordingly, once you encounter a mold problem, you should both fix the water problem and quickly clean up the mold to prevent it from spreading.  Should any water get into your house, dry out these areas within 24-48 hours to prevent the mold spores from growing.

If the affected area is less than about 10 square feet – an area of about 3 by 3 feet, you may be able to handle mold removal yourself.  However, if you have a lot of water damage and the mold has spread beyond this 10 square feet area, or if your heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system has become encrusted with mold, you will generally need help with mold remediation. You also want to be sure not to run the system, since you could spread the mold problem throughout your house or building.

To get the proper help you need an experienced contractor.  For example, if you are in Grosse Ile, Trenton, Wyandotte, or other towns in the Downriver, Michigan area, you can find a contractor by putting in the keywords: “mold removal,” “mold remediation,” or “mold problem” in a search engine.

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