Mold Remediation Options For Your Home

Mold, also known as fungi, is an organism that grows on damp, wet objects. Baton Rouge Mold Remediation is one of the authority sites on this topic. Mold is actually a natural biological component of our environment and plays a vital role in nature by breaking-down dead organic material like fallen trees and leaves; fungi also cause decay of dead organic material, fungi in most cases do not need sunlight for photosynthesis, and are able to spread by means of spores. It is the sexual stage of fungi that makes them particularly damaging; when fungi multiply to several reproductive stages they create a toxic substance known as mycotoxins, which can be very harmful to humans and animals alike. Mold can grow on almost any nonporous surface, although some more common places to find mold are attics, basements, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, garage spaces and shower rooms. Mold is a fairly common component of our environment but because we typically do not see it until it has grown too large it is usually difficult to detect.

 

In order to detect mold damage you must first know where it is; proper mold remediation will help prevent future mold damage by informing you where to look for mold. Once you have located where there are mold and what type of mold you have you can take action. Proper mold remediation will help prevent health problems and environmental damage; this will also help to prevent the need for mold remediation in the first place. The following steps will help to identify the extent of the mold damage and determine the extent of remediation needed.

Mold should always be removed immediately from any area that may be contaminated by it. A moisture meter is often helpful in determining the amount of moisture present in a room or building; excessive levels of moisture can lead to a build up of mold spores in drywall or around the baseboards in your home, these are signs of a problem and you should take steps to remediate the situation before the spores spread and create an even bigger problem. If you do decide to use professional drywall cleaning services you will want to make sure the company uses chemicals only, these chemicals are designed to dry out the moldy areas leaving the healthy areas untouched. If you decide to attempt to remove the mold yourself, remember to wear a mask and rubber gloves, it is important to thoroughly dry and disinfect the area after cleaning to prevent the mold from returning.

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Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge
11800 Industriplex Blvd, Suite 3, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
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