In Fort Lauderdale, if there’s one need most residents have in common, it’s the need for mold removal. Mold is everywhere, and licensed mold remediation is the only way to truly get rid of it. When mold grows on something, it doesn’t just grow on the surface. By the time you see specks of mold on the surface of your wall or furniture, it means the mold has been growing rampant for a while. It’s the stuff you don’t see that causes the most damage. There’s always a health concern with mold, but the most immediate concern is property damage. Mold causes structure damage quickly, and mold removal is the best option when you live in South Florida.
How mold removal works:
Bleach sure doesn’t kill mold, and neither do the mold and mildew removers you can buy at the store. They might get rid of the surface stains, but the mold is still very much alive and will be back with a vengeance. If you attack mold with something like bleach, you’ll harm it significantly, but bleach just isn’t strong enough. So the mold, like bacteria, adapts and grows back stronger. Remediation must take place all at once and to the deepest level. A professional should remove the drywall, de-contaminate the air, and treat the entire area with an anti-microbial.
Excessive amounts of mold and certain types of black mold may present health concerns to people who come in contact with it or breathe around it. Mold growth has several causes, but the most common are water infiltration (sometimes invisible by the untrained eye) and water damages; both of which can cause mold growth.
This is why it is important to have your home or place of business professionally inspected for mold on a regular basis and when researching mold removal, consider these signs of the presence of mold growth:
- The presence of visible mold.
- Strong, musty odors.
- Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
- Excessive humidity.
In most cases, when mold is professionally detected and treated early on, it will not become a health hazard, but in some rare cases, it can become a health hazard that could lead to serious sickness or death.
Call a mold removal professional:
Drysteam is equipped and experienced in the highest quality of mold removal. Whether you’re getting sick more often than you like, you found something you think might be mold, or you smell mildew, give us a call for a free onsite inspection for your home or business – never obligatory. A licensed mold remediation company should do nothing but inform you initially, and then be prepared to assist you down the road you want to go.