About Mold: Molds produce tiny microscopic spores. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on indoor surfaces, they begin to grow and to digest whatever material surface they are growing on. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.
When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will always occur, particularly if the moisture retention problem remains undiscovered by the owner. There is no practical way to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control the growth of dangerous mold is to control the moisture.
Preventing mold's growth:
(1) The key to controlling indoor mold growth is to control the moisture levels.
(2) Fix the source of any water problem or leak to prevent future mold growth.
(3) Reduce indoor humidity levels (below 50%) by using your air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
(4) Keep interior surfaces clean and dry. Clean off existing mold with fresh water and strong detergent, and then dry completely.
(5) Prevent moisture condensation on cold surfaces like windows, pipes and refrigerators.
(6) Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present, just be aware.
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Emergency Work Procedures:
(1) Extraction of any standing water.
(2) Special structural drying techniques.
(3) Installation of the drying equipment. (4) Application of anti-microbial and/or anti-fungal solutions to affected areas.
(5) Removal of household contents.
(6) Moisture testing to determine the extent of the problem remaining.
(7) A detailed assessment of the damage to the building and/or it's contents.
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