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Water Damage Problems And How Mold Growth Begins

Mar 6, 2008
Sometimes if we discover a small drip under our kitchen or bathroom sink, or maybe somewhere in the basement, you may pay little attention to it and will not fix it at that moment. Perhaps we have just noticed somewhere that has leaked for an unknown period of time. If there is water that has accumulated for a good while, there could be the chance of mold.

When we find a spot in the home where mold is growing, it is essential to not come in direct contact with it unless you are protected. That also includes a mask so you can not take in the air surrounding it. Deadly mold spores float around in the air and breathing them is easy. The chance of mold spores causing illness is very possible. Always wear a mask when dealing with mold.

If there is a serious problem like locating mold that may have been growing in a cabinet and has penetrated the sheet rock or wood, you may need an expert to come in and look at the problem. All of the surrounding areas should be looked at and taken care of. Sheetrock and wood are absorbent substances that may have to be removed if mold has gotten into it. Do not be mistaken about the danger to your health if mold is the problem. It can be deadly if the problem is not eliminated correctly.

A number of mold problems caused by water damage could be remedied by your self. Remove and discard any thing you can that has gotten mold on it. Items such as card board boxes or paper grow mold rapidly if they have been wet a while. Be cautious and wear protective clothing, gloves, and your breathing mask while getting rid of the mold. Using mold killing cleaners are essential to ensure that you eliminate it all. When you do not destroy all mold in the area, or if the water returns, it will continue to grow.

It is a good safety precaution to go back and examine the area several times to be positive it has not returned and further treatment required.

In spaces such as the bathroom, kitchen, and often times, the basement, there might be some dampness in the air. When you do not have exhaust fans in these spaces, mold will probably start to develop and even when cleaned it will always redevelop until you have good ventilation. The exhaust vents are a smart fixture to avoid some mold issues in a bathroom, kitchen, or a basement.
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Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of quality Miami water damage restoration and Atlanta water damage restoration companies.
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