Many workplaces are re-opening after various containment measures for the COVID pandemic. However, mold infestations may have occurred when the facilities were not occupied.
What Is Mold and How Does It Affect You?
Mold may develop on almost any surface that has enough moisture and oxygen to maintain it. Molds and fungi account for one-fifth of all biomass on Earth. This demonstrates how common it is for mold to occur.
Humans are vulnerable to a wide range of mold species. Infestations may vary from annoying fuzzy patches under sinks to bigger infestations in HVAC systems and walls.
Extremely large and hazardous breakouts may cause allergic reactions, respiratory difficulties, and hypersensitivity. Mold infestations in buildings may cause structural damage and furniture degradation.
Preventive measures mainly include keeping dry surfaces dry and allowing proper air circulation. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, particularly on sites that have been abandoned for an extended period of time.
What Factors Influence Mold Growth?
Mold may grow on almost any porous surface if the air is stagnant and wet. While it loves temperatures over 60 degrees Fahrenheit, it can live at subzero temperatures, which is why it’s so popular in freezers. However, it is most often seen in the following locations:
• Ornamental drywall and wallpaper
• Crawlspaces, basements, and attics
• Ceiling tiles and ductwork
• Magazines and books
• Furnishings such as carpets, draperies, and furniture
Mold removal is the process of eliminating mold from surfaces and materials afflicted with mold or mildew. Removal methods differ based on the kind of mold present in the home and the mold’s impact on the surface or substance.
A detailed mold inspection and mold cleaning technique will be used to guarantee that all mold is entirely eliminated. Mold testing procedures are used to identify the kinds and amounts of mold present in a particular environment.
Following the identification of the source and kind of mold, a removal strategy will be devised and implemented. This includes the confinement of the work area to restrict the spread of mold or other pollutants throughout the building.
Mold remediation is not a “do-it-yourself” project. It is a specialized operation that requires the use of chemicals, equipment, and understanding. Mold treatment using household chemicals may promote mold growth. These chemicals may lead to more expensive problems in your home.
The majority of chemicals, including bleach, have been shown to be unsuccessful in eliminating mold in the long term. Using bleach to eradicate mold on a porous surface actually promotes mold development. The chlorine molecules remain on the surface and destroy a small percentage of the mold. Also, water in bleach permeates the substance and allows mold to develop.
Clean Air Xperts is a licensed mold removal company in Boynton Beach Florida. Each of our professionals has acquired specialized training. Contact us for professional restoration services.