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What is Mold Damage?

 

Mold damage is tiny mold spores which are, microscopic fungi that can thrive in moist or damp areas. They are an element found in our normal surroundings. Mold damage breeds through spores, which can be found floating throughout the air and can easily enter homes or buildings through open windows and doors. Mold spores can attach to clothing, fur or shoes. These spores are tiny germs that when they attach to another surface, they can start to mature, if the breeding conditions are acceptable. If you try to clean up mold by wiping them you are actually spreading more spores inside your house rather than eliminating them. Mold Growths in Colorado often can be seen in the form of discoloration ranging from white to orange and from green to brown or black can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Mold damage will often occur when excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

What are mold spores?

Mold damage reproduces by sporulation. These spores are very small in size and are omnipresent and are present everywhere. While being so small, they can easily penetrate through the strictest filtration systems. They can travel through the respiratory tract of human beings to reach the lungs. Mold damage and prolonged exposure to mold spores often lead to respiratory diseases, breathing troubles and increased asthma attacks.


Mold Damage prevention advice

 

Look for and repair leaking plumbing fixtures or pipes in the building structure as soon as possible. Inspect for condensation or wet spots. Fix any sources of moisture incursion problems as soon as possible.

Prevent moisture condensation by increasing the surface temperature or decrease the moisture level in the air (humidity). Separate and/or increase air circulation to increase the surface temperature. This will help to decrease the moisture level in the air which in turn can help to prevent mold damage. Repair all leaks and increase ventilation, if the outside air is cold and dry. If the outdoor air is warm and humid, dehumidify the area

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  • HVAC drip pans should be clean and flowing properly, and free of debris in the drain lines.
  • Implement a regularly scheduled building and HVAC inspection process. Maintain regular maintenance and cleaning, which should always include filter changes.
  • Mold damage slowed down by maintaining sustained indoor humidity levels below 70% (25 to 60%), or as much as possible.
  • All appliances that produce moisture, such as dryers, needs to be vented to the outside.
  • Vent all kitchen cooking areas and bathrooms according to your local code requirements.
  • All wet or damp locations need to be cleaned and dried as soon as possible but, no more than 48 hours after the water damage.
  • Provide sufficient drainage around all buildings, with the ground sloping away from the buildings foundation, for limiting mold damage.  Check with your local building department for proper codes.
  • Locate areas where leaks have occurred, identify the source, and taking preemptive action to safeguard that they do not reoccur.

We are the team of professionals specializing in finding and remediation of mold damage. We take pride in our effectiveness to completely remove any moisture and sanitize the area to remove and bad smells or bacteria.

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