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Get The Mold Out and Keep it Out

Mar 16, 2008
A lot of times if we see a little drip under our bathroom or kitchen sink, or possibly somewhere in the basement, we will ignore it and may not fix it immediately. Maybe we have just uncovered a pipe that has been leaking for an unknown period of time. If there is water standing for long enough, there can be the threat of mold.

If we discover a place in our residence where there is mold growth, it is smart to not come in direct contact with it unless you are wearing the appropriate protection. That will include a mask to keep you from breathing the air near it. Toxic mold spores float around in the air and breathing them is dangerous. These mold spores making you sick is very possible. Always have a mask when you are getting rid of mold.

When there is a big problem like finding mold that could have been developing in a cabinet and has penetrated the wood or sheet rock, you could want someone skilled to come by and evaluate the issue. Any of the affected areas must be checked and taken care of. Sheet rock and wood are porous materials that will probably need to be removed if mold has gotten into it. Do not be mistaken about the risk to your health if mold is concerned. It has been known to be life threatening if the situation is not taken care of appropriately.

Many mold dilemmas caused by water damage might be resolved on your own. Remove and get rid of any items you can that has mold growing on it. Items such as paper or card board boxes grow mold rapidly when they have been wet for a time. Make sure and put on protective gloves, clothing, and a face cover during a mold clean up. Using mold destroying solutions are necessary to make sure that you destroy it all. When you have not killed all the mold that has penetrated the area, or if the dampness is reintroduced, it will continue to grow. It is a good safety precaution to return to examine the place a number of times to ensure it has not redeveloped and more treatment is needed.

In places such as the bathroom, kitchen, and many times, your basement, there is always a lot of moisture in the air. If you do not have exhaust fans in these places, mold will probably start to grow and even if killed it will keep coming back until you have good ventilation. The exhaust vents are a smart product to avoid some mold issues in a basement, kitchen, or bathroom.
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Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of quality
St.Louis Water Damage Restoration and
Toronto water damage restoration companies.
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