Many homeowners underestimate the danger mould presents. While mould is generally thought of as unsightly, what many fail to realize is that it is highly unsanitary and in some cases, can even pose health risks.
Mould can occur due to water damage or flooding. Fast, effective action is essential to effective mould remediation. By eliminating the water source and implementing rapid drying, we can put a stop to mould growth.
Since mould has the ability to start growing in less than 72 hours, it's important to react quickly to water damage. We use highly effective drying techniques and monitoring tools to measure your home's temperature, humidity and moisture content.
What makes mould grow?
•Moulds require an organic food source. The most common food source indoors is cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.
•Moulds require oxygen, so they do not grow under water.
•Moulds require moisture. To prevent mould, buildings must be kept dry.
•Moulds are spread by tiny particles called "spores."
•Why is it a problem?
•The coloured, fuzzy growth on the surface of a wall, floor, ceiling or other indoor surface is obviously very objectionable.
•Active mould colonies usually emit a very unpleasant, musty odor.
•Because the job of mould is to digest, decay and recycle dead organic matter, it will eventually destroy whatever surface it grows on.
•Exposure to mould spores can cause mild to severe allergic reactions, depending on individual sensitivity. When allowed to grow, mould causes discoloration and structural damage to building materials. A significant amount of mould impacts indoor air quality, requires specialized remediation techniques and is costly to remove.
The best way to deal with mould is to prevent it from happening. If the drying of wet building materials is commenced within 24 hours (assuming clean water), the chances of preventing mold growth are excellent. If building materials remain wet, it is inevitable that mould will start to grow.
Therefore, addressing and eliminating moisture problems is the critical first step. Simply put, "Got Moisture? Got Mould!"
ServiceMaster of Brampton, Orangeville and Toronto West are the experts in all types of Mould Remediation.