Any time water is allowed to stand within a home or commercial facility, there is a high degree of likelihood that mold will begin growing. Mold loves wet environments, particularly those with little or no ventilation. If your home or office has experienced flooding, call an experienced mold inspection company.
Of course, flooding is hardly the only way that mold contamination can happen. The dampness that breeds mold can come from a leaky roof, leaky pipes, a shower or bath tub, clothes washers and driers, refrigerators and many other places. But flooding is particularly dangerous because of the sheer amount of water present and its quick absorbance into porous walls.
The reason it’s so important to have water removed quickly is because mold grows quickly. And once mold has contaminated an area, it can be very dangerous to humans. When people come into contact with this fungus either by touching it, inhaling it or ingesting it, they can become sick.
An experienced mold inspection company will tell you that common initial symptoms of mold exposure can include wheezing, watery eyes, sinus congestion and sneezing. If you have asthma, mold can cause an attack. If you have a lung disorder, mold can make it much worse. It is believed that contact with high levels of mold can result in liver damage.
The actual cause of these and other health problems is through what are known as mycotoxins, which are produced by certain species of mold. Mycotoxins are dangerous to humans, and fortunately these dangers are being made known to the public by federal and private health agencies and numerous other sources.
We are staffed with water damage restoration specialists and certified mold inspection and mold removal technicians who can come to your home or office, remove the water, test for mold and, if it is found, safely and professionally remove it.
If you have experienced flooding, or if for any reason you suspect the presence of mold where you live or work, you need an experienced mold inspection company. You can arrange an appointment to have the problems resolved quickly. Just give us a call at (610) 710-1414, or you can reach us through our website.