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Mold or fungal growth more often than not forms unwanted and repulsive smelling stain on the walls in your home. Its growth is caused by factors like dampness and moisture in the surrounding environment. It normally is greenish or black in appearance.

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									Mold Removal procedures
Mold or fungal growth more often than not forms unwanted and repulsive smelling stain on the walls in your home. Its growth is caused by factors like dampness and moisture in the surrounding environment. It normally is greenish or black in appearance. If not treated at the right time mold can cause a lot of lung related problems and breathing hindrances. It can trigger allergies and give rise to sneezing, asthma or cold-like symptoms in many people. Sometimes the reason for the growth is obvious; however sometimes no matter how hard you try it may be impossible to guess the origin and reason for this sudden fungal growth. Humidity is one of the major factors causing mold formations. There are many other causes such as the proximity of mold to a hidden leaky pipe inside the wall. It is not unusual for a slow hidden leak to occur months unnoticed. Such leaks can result in water traveling 20 or 50 foot hidden inside walls or under flat roof before it appears in an unexpected place. Often it is impossible to detect the presence of mold since it proliferates in the inner walls or AC ducts of the house. It’s presence can sometimes be detected either by observing the change in color on the walls during the initial stages to green, golden tan, brown, or black, it may appear as white spots on dark clothe in your closet. It could also be detected by the smell of mildew lingering around the house. Reoccurring allergy or asthma like illness among some family members may be the only clue. This mold inspector finds that many people in moldy homes also have more colds and more sinus infections. Removal should only be conducted by mold removal firms. Mold remediators should follow guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA, or the New Your City Department of Health, or the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or other nationally recognized guidelines. Before they start off the removal process, they enclose the work area in a tightly sealed tent like enclosure to keep spores from escaping. Improper mold removal can result in worker illness, or the contamination of the entire home with elevated spore levels. This mold inspection company has tested many homes where the spore levels were unusually elevated not because of the mold growth alone, but because the problem was made worse when homeowners or untrained workers tried to remove mold without following proper procedures, and without proper equipment, experience, and training. Another common problem with mold removal being conducted without the oversight of an inspector and by persons who are not mold remediators it the lack of proper diagnosis of the root cause of the mold problem. If the cause of the mold problem is not detected and diagnosed by a trained mold inspection company, then repaired by a qualified contractor, the mold problem will likely return.

Before completing the process of the removal of moldy building materials it is important to take further steps to prevent the reappearance of the fungi. In order to do this the removal company must have all required leaks or humidity problems repaired prior to mold removal, and they must dry the remediated area with dehumidifiers during and after removal. Qualified remediation firms and inspection firms can often be found at the IAQA website or the ACAC website. Author: The author of this article is an expert mold inspector. The knowledge of the author in mold inspection is expressed in all the articles written. The author is a Florida certified mold assessor as well.


								
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