Medical experts agree that in as few as 72 hours after water accumulation, mold can begin to form. For some people, exposure to mold can result in allergic or respiratory symptoms, skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems or systemic disease. There is also the potential for dangerous airborne bacteria to develop. Restoration Affiliates provides timely, accurate and cost-effective mold abatement services to remove mold formation and help prevent the health risks associated with its growth.
What is mold?
Mold and mildew are types of fungi that rapidly reach critical mass wherever moisture is present indoors. This can result from any number of situations, including flooding, condensation in attics and crawl spaces, roof or foundation leaks, poor waterproofing or drainage, water accumulation after a fire, a broken pipe or even a malfunctioning HVAC system. Any high degree of moisture, combined with temperature and nutrients, creates the perfect environment for the fungal components of mold and mildew to thrive.
Signs of mold growth include high levels of humidity, mildew and musty odors, discoloration of walls, wet materials within your property, loose or dilapidated drywall and warped wood. If you notice any of these signs or see mold, call RA right away. It is critical to remove the source of moisture through mold abatement to prevent the spread of mold contamination as soon as possible. Some types of mold, such as black mold, are also toxic, and should only be removed by technicians specifically trained and certified in mold abatement.
Awareness and quick action are vital to avoiding the potentially serious problem of mold contamination. When a disaster occurs, RA technicians will quickly evaluate your situation, stabilize the environment and remediate any mold growth.
Contact us to learn more about RA’s mold abatement process.