Water damage is by no means the only major problem your home can face. There is a very good reason why prompt, efficient removal and restoration are recommended, and that reason is mold. The single most common byproduct of water damage, mold appears quickly, usually within a day or two of any water damage event. It grows and spreads almost exponentially, and if disturbed can spread to other areas of the home, becoming nearly impossible for you to get rid of. So when we talk about prompt treatment, we are saying that the clock is ticking, and it is only a matter of time before a bad situation becomes substantially worse.
Most homes have some form of mold present, usually in bathrooms or kitchens, and we encounter mold all the time in outdoor environments with no ill effects whatsoever. So why the rush? What is so imperative about getting rid of mold quickly?
In nature, mold acts as a recycling agent, breaking down and devouring dead organic material. It reproduces through the propagation of spores, which drift through the air until they land in an area that provides sustenance for growth, namely one with enough moisture and nutritional sources to support it.
Mold becomes a threat when it is concentrated in an interior setting such as a basement or crawlspace. Suddenly, the spores that are harmless in the outdoors become concentrated, encountered and inhaled by the hundreds of thousands. When you remember that mold exists to break down organic matter, the health threat becomes obvious. While most molds are harmless, exposure to certain species of mold can trigger allergic reactions, itchy and watery eyes, skin irritation, and sneezing, while some molds such as the well known Black Mold (Stachybotrys) can cause more serious respiratory issues.
Flood Solutions MD is the go-to authority on all things related to water damage repair and restoration services, mold remediation, and property reconstruction. The damage caused by water or flooding can often be overwhelming, adding an emotional toll to the physical damage already inflicted. Our job is to take proper care of your home or business, cleaning up the water or mold, repairing the damage, and returning your home to its pre loss condition. Because we are a full service company, we can handle every phase of the operation from beginning to end, even up to and including working alongside your insurance adjuster to make sure everything is properly covered. You can have your life back, and Flood Solutions MD is there to make it happen for you.
Even those molds that are harmless to human health can be a threat, since mold eats away and destroys the very surface that it grows on. Homes, businesses, even entire city blocks have been condemned and demolished for no other reason than out of control mold growth.
The only solution for mold problems is removal and remediation. Removal is just what it sounds like, eliminating the mold from your home. This must be done in a manner that will not inadvertently spread the mold to other areas of the property. Remediation is the second step in the process, and involves the proper treatment of the affected area to make certain that the mold does not return. While small mold growths, such as those found in kitchens or bathrooms, can usually be handled by property owners using commercially available mold cleaners, most larger growths will require professional removal services.
For a more detailed description of mold remediation: Once the mold has been removed, the area will have to be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized. Dehumidifiers may be used to bring relative humidity levels down to within normal levels, and our technicians will perform the proper tests to make sure the environment is no longer able to support mold.
Finally, it is important to remember that mold is a symptom of a much larger problem, usually water damage. It is of utmost importance to determine the source of the problem and correct it; this is the only way to make sure the mold problem can be successfully dealt with.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Flood Solutions MD is available to handle all of your water damage and mold removal needs. All of our service technicians are highly trained, certified and experienced in every area of the restoration industry and are prepared to work with any water damage scenarios, bother commercial and residential. We will thoroughly inspect the damage to your property, and record everything in an itemized estimate, allowing you to see exactly what will be done, the time frame involved, and the final cost. This means a top quality job, done right, the first time. For same day, emergency response, contact our office at (301) 366-5730.