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Water Damage can cause Mold

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

This is just the beginning stages of what black mold will look like. Mold can look different depending on the type of mold.

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control.  When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth.  Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments.  If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.  Organic materials found inside buildings, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish.  Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.  

Health concerns may arise when excessive mold grows indoors.  Concerns are more likely to arise for 'at risk' people.  People most at risk include:

-infants and children

-pregnant women

-the elderly

- people with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies

-people with weakened immune systems

If you think you have a mold problem, please contact a professional near you to take a look and treat it.  

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