If you suspect that there is mold in your home, it is important to know what to do. In many cases, the first indication of mold is odor. The distinctive musty/moldy odor is the result of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds, which are the gases released into the air when mold is growing and digesting food sources. When you notice the moldy smell, somewhere mold is growing.
Mold should not be ignored. ALL molds produce potentially harmful substances.
A little mold can give off a lot of odor. It is important to find the mold, properly remediate the problem, and make sure the underlying water problem is resolved/fixed. Mold should not be ignored. It is now recognized that ALL molds produce potentially harmful substances: allergens, mycotoxins, MVOCs or other compounds.
All indoor mold growth should be removed promptly, no matter what type(s) of mold it is! If a significant amount of mold is present, or if you are simply not comfortable in dealing with the situation, then contact a professional remediation company such as PuroClean, to assist with evaluation and remediation.
PuroClean can establish a containment area around the affected area to prevent the spread of mold and spores to other unaffected areas during the remediation process. Their employees will also wear necessary Personal Protective Equipment, such as gloves, impermeable coveralls, face shields, respirators, etc. Be sure remediation is done properly, by a professional.
The professionals at PuroClean are standing by and will return your property to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.
Finally, it is essential that the underlying water problem that allowed the mold to grow in the first place is fixed. If that is not done, then mold will certainly reappear. Regardless of the circumstances – damage from storms or floods, mold assessment and remediation, or damage from fire or smoke, call Kari Cole with PuroClean Emergency Restoration. These professionals are standing by and will mitigate the loss to prevent further damage and return your property to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. We have professional, highly trained technicians who provide the latest state-of-the-art services to all property damaged from water, fire/smoke, mold, and other disasters.