No one wants to experience mold growth or water damage on their property. It takes a lot of effort on your part to get rid of all that water after a case of a flood.
And we are not just talking about floods, when there is water damage in your home, your furniture, floors and other items in your home are prone to decay.
This is apart from the obvious electric shock that you and your household are exposed to in the event of water damage.
Let’s say that you eventually manage to pump out all the water, clean up and dry your home and property, you are still not done.
There is something you are at risk of, and that is the risk of mold growth. As a matter of fact, after a water damage cleanup, you should follow it up with mold inspection to be able to prevent loopholes that can introduce molds into your home.
You do not have to get overwhelmed with mold growth and water damage cleanup because that is why Ocert1 is here to help you. Our all in one package will have you breathing clean and healthy air again in no time.
But it is important to throw more light on molds and why you should do something about it fast.
While there are over 100 types of molds, it has been discovered that about 50 of them are toxic and pose as a challenge to health. Molds are those inorganic substances that breed on any moist or damp area in your home or property.
Mold spores are always in the air and so by just opening your window, you could be inviting mold into your home.
But molds need a thriving environment to be able to survive. And this is why it finds homes that have had an issue with water damage very inviting.
The worst type of molds today is indoor molds. Such molds pose as a health risk to you and your household.
There are many things that being exposed to molds can cause. Some of them are respiratory infections and persistent asthma attacks in asthma patients.
On your own, it is impossible to get rid of molds because many of them are invisible to the eye. Therefore, once you suspect that your home is prone to molds, or you just finished cleaning up water damage, you ought to ensure that there is no mold anywhere.
If you start noticing brown, black, blue, yellow or any odd color on your property, just know that molds are around.
Molds spread very quickly which is why you should look out for molds where you otherwise had water. You will most definitely find molds in your bathroom if you have not been doing anything about it. Molds love moisture and your bathroom’s humidity is such that they love.
Molds can also grow under the rug and carpets and be breeding dangerous bacteria that are detrimental to health. Musty smell, runny nose, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, watery eyes are some of the indications of the presence of molds in your home.
Why molds are dangerous
We have already stated that molds portend health challenges to you and your household. To further drive home the dangers of molds in homes, many publications have been published to further this cause.
There is a reason we encourage that your home or property goes through what we call remediation process after water damage or exposure. This is meant to check for molds and also put preventive measures in place to discourage molds from growing.
When not attended to, molds can lead to long-term sicknesses that would have been avoided by just getting rid of molds from the onset.
When mold spores find their way into the body, they love to cling to the lungs. This is why they cause a lot of respiratory issues and aggravate asthma attacks in asthmatic patients. Molds are also very dangerous to the elderly and young kids.
Molds are also known to devalue property and scare away buyers. They are very unappealing to behold and makes a home, a business area or an office look dirty and unkempt.
Now that you know how dangerous molds can be, it’s time to look at some things you can do to get rid of them.
Getting rid of molds in your home
There are many videos on the internet that teaches one how to clean out molds. While such videos are helpful, they do not address the main issue. You need to know that such a move will get the surface cleaned up but the molds most of the time remains behind. In some cases, such cleaning tends to conceal the real issue and spread the mold spores to other parts of the house.
The first step you need to take in the event of leaky roofs and pipes, gaps in windows and doors, or cracks in the wall is to get those fixed as soon as possible.
If you are exposed to water damage, spills or leakage, or during winter, be aware that molds may just be lurking behind. You should endeavor to clean up the area within 12 to 48 hours and also make sure that there is proper ventilation in your home.
Remediation processes such as the one Ocert1 carries out will check the air in your home to make sure that there are no more mold spores. And this is aside from the water damage cleanup services you tend to benefit from.
But that is not all. Our company will help you with water damage, discover visible and hidden molds and put an end to their menace.
You are only a phone call away. Take advantage of our 30 minutes emergency response and start living the life you are meant to live by riding your home of molds and musty smells.
Are you in Orange County, CA, Los Angeles, or Inland Empire? Call us at 949 573-4074 or contact us to restore back your peace of mind.