Mold is one of the most devastating and rapidly-spreading problems a home or business owner can face in their property. It can infest your entire building in mere days and be incredibly difficult to get rid of. It can irritate allergies and, depending on the kind of mold spores involved, can even present a serious threat to your health and well-being.
If you have any reason to suspect that mold is growing in your home or business, it’s important to call mold remediation specialists with the specialized knowledge and tools required to properly handle the situation. For years, Grady Property Restoration has helped people across the North Georgia region deal with their mold issues, and we’re ready to help you. Give us a call at (800) 773-1658 for help today!
Some Facts about Mold
Mold spores are everywhere in our environment. These microscopic particles are invisible to the human eye, but they’re throughout the air. Some mold is harmless, some actually helpful (like that which creates penicillin), and some of it can be downright toxic. It can get into your house through HVAC systems, open windows or doors, and even stuck to your clothes, hair and skin (or on your pet’s).
With mold being so prevalent, anyone who claims that they will completely remove all mold from your residence or structure is making a false statement. What you need is a company that will stop mold from growing and becoming a problem to your property. This process is called remediation.
Is Black Mold Deadly?
The most common kind of mold you’ll likely find in your home is the much-maligned black mold, or stachybotrys chartarum. Sensationalized media reports would have you believe that this kind of mold will kill you just by being in your home—this isn’t necessarily the case, and black mold has a somewhat hyped-up reputation. Like any mold, it can present certain dangers but you don’t need to evacuate your home when you see it.
Any mold should be treated with caution. You should stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb it; doing so will just cause it to spread. It can also be a powerful irritant for those with allergies and can cause some respiratory issues if inhaled. Call for help from a professional service like Grady Property Restoration.
Professional Mold Remediation
When mold spores are exposed to even a little moisture, they can bind together to form colonies. This is the point at which you’ll begin to notice the problem. It will appear as patches, usually pink, yellow, brown or black in color, in the dampest areas of the building. It can quickly spread, however, and within 72 hours or less may be found throughout the structure. It is often accompanied by a dank, musty smell.
Every approach to mold remediation requires a unique plan of action and a scientific approach to making sure you don’t have continual problems. The usual process for mold remediation involves several steps:
- Call Grady Property Restoration
- Inspection and assessment of mold damage
- Containment of the mold issues
- Filtration of the air to remove excess spores
- Removing mold-infested materials and cleaning surfaces
- Cleaning and sanitizing belongings and contents
- Restoration of the area
Grady Property Restoration and Mold Remediation
If you have noticed issues with mold in your home, Grady Property Restoration can help. We will respond immediately to any disaster of any size at any time, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our mold remediation professionals are highly trained expert specialists in what they do and have the most advanced tools, equipment and techniques at their disposal to handle the problem.