When a water disaster happens, the water can come from a variety of sources. The water can range from category 1 (clean water) to category 3 (contaminated water such as sewage). Whether clean or contaminated, if any flooding occurs, a professional should be called. Professional help will reduce health concerns that may come from contaminated water and developing mold. Both are threatening to your health if you come in contact with them. If you live in Bakersfield, California, be sure to keep Alert Disaster’s phone number on hand. The 24-hour service that Alert Disaster Restoration service provides a quick response to any water emergency in order to prevent what will come next – mold! Water damage is the main cause of indoor mold growth. If your home experiences any type of water damage or flooding, keep an extra eye out for mold. Look especially close at the spots of your home that would be prone to moisture such as walls, bathrooms, areas with pipes, sinks, and more.
What Is Mold And Why Is It Dangerous?
Mold is a harmful substance. Some people are allergic to mold, but even those who aren’t allergic will experience negative health effects from the exposure. Symptoms may include a runny nose, sinus congestion, wheezing, a harder time breathing, coughing, a sore throat, and sneezing. It will appear much like a cold, but it is an illness you can work to avoid by taking care of excess moisture within your home. Over 60,000 types of mold are known to live within our environment. Trained professionals are familiar with the most common molds: Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus.
The immune system works up a defense against mold, but will lose the battle against mold in larger quantities or for a prolonged period of time. If anyone in your home is a child, elderly person, asthmatic, or has a mold allergy, be cautious and protective over them. They are more susceptible to getting sick from mold. Even if none of your household members fit these descriptions, it is wise to call your professional mold removal company to come in as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to your home and health. If the mold is especially bad, it may be a good idea to find temporary housing to avoid being in close vicinity with the mold for hours on end.
For mold removal and cleanup, three basic steps are taken to insure full remediation…