Mold Growing Inside A Wall After A Flood
Commercial Mold Remediation & Mitigation

Water Damage that's not Corrected Immediately Will Lead to Mold Growth.

People usually experience ill health effects associated with exposure to mold, especially black mold in damp buildings. According to a two-year study by the Institute of Medicine, these health effects may include a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion, aggravation of asthma, sore throat, or inflammation of the sinus. In rare cases even death has resulted.

When mold of any kind contaminates a building or creates some other risk of exposure, remediators follow five principles in dealing with the mold:
Mold Growing In A Attic After A Flood

Principle 1: Health & Safety
Prevent mold and other contaminates from spreading to occupied areas of the building.

Principle 2: Document Conditions
Remediators record conditions in the building such as the extent of the contamination and the amount of moisture saturation. Once remediation is completed, an independent indoor environmental professional will record that mold is no longer in the structure and the building is returned to normal conditions.

Principle 3: Control The Mold At Its Source
Work practices target keeping mold contamination from becoming airborne and then spreading from the source to unaffected clean areas. This reduces the amount of airborne mold that workers are exposed to as well as making the process of removing mold more effective.

Principle 4: Remove The Contamination
Once mold has grown beyond normal levels, the most effective solution is to remove the excess mold contamination. This may be accomplished by physically removing materials damaged by growing mold; by vacuuming excessive mold spores into HEPA filters, and by damp wiping soiled surfaces with detergent cleaning products.

Principle 5: Correct The Moisture Problem
This is the key to dealing with mold. Stop the source of moisture that initially contributed to mold growth. Even the best cleanup efforts will not keep mold from returning if a building continues to have moisture problems.

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