Mold is a fungus, which needs only moisture, temperatures above 40 °F (4 °C), and organic material to survive. Mold can grow in 24-48 hours, especially in areas with no sunlight, limited airflow, and little disruption.Mold can spread throughout a property rapidly within 48-72 hours and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to increase the instances of asthma, coughing and wheezing by 30%-50%. It has also been associated with other respiratory infections, eye allergies, skin irritations, bronchitis and neurotoxicity.
One of the main causes of mold growth in a property is from the failure of quick and proper drying following water intrusion. If you suspect mold in your property; we strongly recommend seeking professional help and do not attempt to clean the mold off yourself. The mold needs to be mitigated professionally and eliminated from all affected areas; else it can gain strength and continue to spread at a much faster rate. During a mold remediation, Restoration Care technicians will find the source, contain the areas affected and will remove any possible variable that will allow the mold to continue growing.
We do follow the below pointers to explain our response process for a typical mold remediation scenario:
Inspection visit and damage assessment
Diagnosis of Mold and identification of source
Application of specialized products to contain and prevent mold