Though molds are common in most buildings and houses, there is at least one kind of mold that you need to watch out for. Stachybotrys chartarum can cause allergy-like symptoms including hay fever and difficulty breathing. It can also cause an increased risk of infection.
How to Identify?
Molds are commonly found in areas of your home that may store water, such as the laundry room, bathroom, kitchen, around windows and exterior doors. Checking for mold growing in these areas is a good way to minimize cost, if you happen to catch it early. Mold is usually multi-colored and also varies in texture but is most commonly black and green.
To avoid making a decision that you’ll later regret, be vigilant and don’t rush into buying because you could miss huge and costly problems.
One of the most common issues found during a home inspection is mold.
Not familiar with mold?
Here are some basics. Mold encompasses many different species of fungi that come in various shapes and colors. They thrive in damp, dark places and feed off of cellulose-rich materials like wood, cardboard and drywall. With our Houston heat and humidity, we are a breeding ground for mold growth in a damp or wet and temperature changing area.
Some types of mold are toxic while others cause allergies; however, all mol...
Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
Pipes that freeze most frequently are:
Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.
Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.
Mold is a common problem in homes and many people don't know that mold restoration coverage is not part of a standard homeowner's insurance policy. Routine cleaning and maintenance can prevent most mold situations.
If you follow these quick and easy tips, you can prevent mold from occurring in the first place, instead of trying to remove or remediate it.
Keep the following tips and mindset
* Plan to Prevent Mold
* Maintain Your Home Properly
* Clean up after Spills, Leaks, and Floods
* Remove Excess Humidity and Condensation
* Increase Ventilation and Air Flow
* Is you see mold, call Houston Remediation Specialists for help.
Because of how ubiquitous mold is, especially in high-humidity areas like Houston, many people underestimate its harmful effects. They might try to control it themselves or, even worse, ignore the issue. Neither of those is a safe decision, though. If you have a mold problem, especially after a flood, it’s always best to entrust the solution to licensed and certified professionals like Houston Remediation Specialists. Mold removal in Texas is challenging, and you won’t get lasting results from household products.
For thorough removal, it’s vital that you call in the mold removal specialists at Houston Remediation Specialists:
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