Let's Look At The Problem In Detail ...And It's Not A Pretty Picture
That is when the EXPERTS are needed. And it doesn’t matter whether the problem resulted from a broken water pipe, flood, storm or hurricane, when your life is at stake, you need to take action now.
The root health challenge in any wet environment is mold growth. Left unchecked, it is a disaster waiting to happen, and it can directly affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. Back in the 70s in Atlanta Georgia, close to 1000 homes of people suffering from various Sicknesses..Allergies, Sinus problems, constant headaches and earaches, Bronchitis etc., were tested for causes. The common pollutant in all these homes was, drumroll…you guessed it…MOLD.
The first step in solving an indoor mold problem is to remove the moisture source; new mold will begin to grow on moist, porous surfaces within 24 to 48 hours. Make sure there are no unchecked water leaks from plumbing problems or foundation walls in your basement or crawlspace. Next check the humidity levels in the basement and other areas of the home. High humidity is the leading cause of mold in most homes.
The effective way to clean mold is to use detergent solutions which physically remove mold. Many commercially available detergents marketed for mold cleanup include an EPA-approved anti-fungal agent.
Significant mold growth may require professional mold remediation to remove the affected building materials and eradicate the source of excess moisture. In extreme cases of mold growth in buildings, it may be more cost-effective to condemn the building than to reduce mold to safe levels.
The goals of remediation are to remove (or clean) contaminated materials, preventing fungi (and fungi-contaminated dust) from entering an occupied (or non-contaminated) area while protecting workers performing the abatement.
I could go on and on about the dangers, but what you need are the answers and solutions. I created a company to address and provide solutions for the people of metro Atlanta and the southeast with the fundamental problems of water damage restoration and mold cleanup and remediation.