Mold poses a significant problem for both residential and commercial properties. In the aftermath of flooding or water damage, mold growth is highly likely. Studies indicate that drywall exposed to water can exhibit signs of mold growth within just 24 to 48 hours, not to mention the fact that specific materials may provide the optimal environment for dormant mold spores within the property or those that enter with floodwaters to flourish.
The Dangers of Mold
Colonies of mold or black mold can immediately create health issues for people living in or visiting your home or building. Anyone can experience sinus issues, respiratory problems, or headaches and nausea due to the presence of mold, and for those with asthma, the impact of mold can be even more dangerous.
The Need for a Professional old Remediation Process
Getting rid of mold using do-it-yourself methods and over-the-counter mold removal sprays may help to reduce the surface signs of mold, but will not destroy the colonies in hard-to-reach or out-of-sight places. Hiring professional mold remediation services will:
- Remove deep mold spores – mold spores can remain dormant and begin to grow weeks, months, or even years later. Using a professional service to deep clean cracks, crevices, remote locations, and surfaces helps to minimize the risk of mold coming back over and over again.
- Reduce contamination of the property – removing mold using sponges and rags in do-it-yourself cleanup methods actually spreads the mold spores. Professional companies use specialized equipment and cleaning solutions to remove the mold and prevent the spread of the spores.
- Complete cleanup of the property – professionals in mold remediation know where to clean to avoid long term structural damage. This includes crawlspaces, attics, and in the HVAC system that can be a source of mold spores and spreading mold throughout your home or business.
To ensure your mold remediation is done right the first time, call the experts at Aqua Restoration. For easy scheduling in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Greater Northern Colorado, call us today at 970-402-1036.