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Mold Remediation and Removal Services

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation and Removal Services

If someone thinks they may have mold in their home, it's incredibly important to have this checked out by an environmental hygienist. This article will explain the differences between fungus, mildew, and mold as well as the microbial growth that contributes to it. This article will also highlight the mold cleanup process and mitigation techniques used to avert this potentially hazardous matter.

It's first important to note, that just because someone finds microbial growth, it doesn't necessarily mean there's a hazard present. Many types of fungus and mold are completely harmless and some even beneficial, as used in the classic example of penicillin. The fungus is simply a species of plant of the fungi class.

While mitigation efforts can certainly be taken on by home or business owners as a method of prevention, an environmental hygienist is the only one who can determine the threat level and if the microbial growth is even anything needing mildew or mold cleanup. Even the Center for Disease Control (CDC), warns that special equipment for analysis and handling is required to carry out this process and mildew or mold cleanup should never be handled by someone who isn't professionally trained and licensed.

Once the environmental hygienist is able to assess the matter, he or she will create a plan to complete the mold cleanup and how to take steps for mitigation so the problem doesn't come back. Nobody wants to have to deal with this problem more than once, especially if it's already destroyed personal belongings or has caused health consequences for the home or business owner.

After the environmental hygienist takes care of the problem (if one is present), they will thoroughly provide a mitigation analysis and determine what the best course of action such as waterproofing and recognizing the signs of mold and mildew for the home or business owner. It can't be stressed enough that only a qualified professional can accurately diagnose and recommend adequate treatment and conduct mold cleanup efforts.

As previously stated, finding microbial growth or fungus isn't a reason to panic immediately unless it's already started causing problems. If there are problems such as exacerbated asthma or people getting sick regularly, they need to be addressed immediately. While most people know the basics of mold and the smell of mildew if they see anything that is growing anywhere that it shouldn't be, and especially if the color is black, they must call an environmental hygienist immediately to assess the situation. They will be able to provide the home or business owner with reasonable estimates to provide mold cleanup and mitigation services. Visit http://www.SERVPROfallbrooksouthoceanside.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

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