Where there is moisture, there is mold. And where there is mold, health problems are bound to follow, especially for people who are sensitive to it. If you don’t want to suffer from throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, coughing, or skin irritation, then make sure to eliminate their growth at home. Walls are a very common area for mold to grow, especially in damp environments such as basements, washrooms and laundry rooms. While dealing with mold on your walls can be as simple as cleaning with mold killing cleaning products, there are a number of situations that can prove to be much more complex.
If mold is growing on a porous dry wall, a simple wipe down won’t be enough to tackle the job. The cellulose found in drywall is one of the most common materials that mold grows on in a home, and therefore can pose a serious issue. If water damage restorations are taking place in a damp environment, leaving unpainted drywall exposed to moisture, mold growth is a very likely outcome. When this occurs, your best bet is to cut out any affected areas and dispose and replace immediately. Since mold tends to be much more sneaky than simply growing for all to see, another common occurrence is mold growing behind your walls. Small cavities out of sight can capture humidity and moist air, which are ideal areas for mold to grow. In these cases, mold testing and invasive inspection must be done by a professional to assess the damage.
Keep in mind, mold can also grow behind wallpaper, as the glue adhering the paper to the wall can often capture moisture and in turn produce mold. Mold is commonly found growing in areas of high humidity and moisture. If you suspect that this may be a problem, a commercial dehumidifier would be a good investment.
While a little mold here and there may not strike you as a serious issue, you should be aware that mold can cause serious health problems when being breathed in. If your children often play in the basement and you have a mold problem, serious health issues can occur. Your best bet is to stop mold growth in its tracks and take measures to prevent future growth. Identify any problem areas in your basement. These areas are commonly laundry rooms, bathrooms, and windows. Since basements are typically cold and damp to begin with, these may not be the only areas to look out for. Be sure to repair and replace any areas with water damage immediately because mold can grow in these areas and then spread to areas surrounding the damage.
Tip Top Restoration is the best company dealing with mold problems! We can also identify moisture and relative humidity issues, so that the source of the problem is resolved which will eliminate the chance of future growth and perform thermal imaging tests to spot hidden and unforeseen issues. We will do that all for you! So all what you need is to call us! We offer the best mold removal services in the city!