Molds can be very destructive to your home. According to the Journal of Property Management, a single square inch of drywall can contain between one and ten million mold spores. Molds consume the materials that they grow on and can cause serious damage if the mold is allowed to grow rampantly.
If you suspect that someone in your home is ill due to an environmental factor, it is best to visit your doctor. Some molds are known to produce potent toxins under certain conditions. These molds produce mycotoxins and are commonly found in moisture-damaged buildings. You can become exposed to mold through inhalation, skin contact, or congestion.
All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that may cause reactions in humans. The types and severity of symptoms depend, in part, on the types of mold present, the extent of an individual’s exposure, the ages of the individuals, and their existing sensitivities or allergies.” Why does it seem that mold is a bigger problem now than in the past? -In an effort to build increasingly energy efficient buildings, we have been sealing up our homes more and more tightly. This saves money on heating and cooling and lessens our energy consumption. The downside though is that our homes have less breathability than ever before. We are trapping in molds and other contaminates that may be harmful to us.
People often ask us what to do first? Do I have testing performed to assess the type of mold in my space? Do I call my insurance company? Where do I begin the process? The first step is to give us a call. We will assess your situation, help determine if testing is necessary, and advocate for you through the, often daunting, process of filing an insurance claim.
Are you dealing with water damage, fire damage, or mold growth in your property? Don't wait any longer! Trust the experts at Giordano Restoration to restore your property to its pre-damage condition. Our experienced team is here to help you every step of the way.