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Facts and Myths about Mold and Mold Remediation in Andover

5/26/2015 (Permalink)

The professionals at SERVPRO can identify if there is any mold in your home. They can then come up with a remediation plan to remove and prevent mold

Mold is a common, yet serious and often misunderstood, problem. Mold develops quickly, growing within 24 to 48 hours of a moisture breach. Common breaches include plumbing leaks, water loss and flooding into crawlspaces and basements.

Despite all that is known about mold, there are still a lot of misconceptions among homeowners. Take a look at some facts and myths about mold and mold remediation in Andover:

FACT: There are far too many species of mold and fungi to identify.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate there are anywhere from 10,000 to 500,000 species of mold and fungi. The most commonly identified species found in homes are: Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus.

FICTION: Mold is always visible.

Believe it even if you don’t see it, as not all types of mold are visible. It’s best to rely on smell to detect mold. A musty odor indicates mold is likely present.

FACT: Mold can lead to health complications.

Although not everyone is affected when exposed to mold, all molds have the potential to cause illness or distress, especially among people with respiratory issues. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include coughing, watery eyes, congestion, headaches, dizziness and even memory loss. Researchers at Rutgers University recently discovered that mold exposure can lead to Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms.

FICTION: Once mold is remediated, it won’t come back.

The only way to permanently eradicate mold is to eliminate the moisture or water problem that caused the mold to grow in the first place.

Mold should be remediated quickly and properly. SERVPRO of Coon Rapids follows the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation and are trained to remediate mold using the latest, most effective techniques in the industry. For further information or service consultation contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids today.

Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your Coon Rapids home if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (763) 712-9712

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