When someone mentions the word mold, we all tend to scrunch up our face in disgust. Mold, although not commonly found in homes, sometimes makes its way inside against our wishes. When this happens, it’s important not to blame yourself. Sometimes mold happens because of causes out of our control, such as a leaky pipe or a humid attic. Whatever the reason is for mold making its self at home, you must get rid of it as soon as possible. Living with mold is not only a gross thought, but it also can very dangerous, especially to those who have lung conditions such as asthma. For all your mold removal needs, Tri-County All Restorations, located in Oakland Park, Florida, is here to help you. We handle everything from doing the mold air test to removing it from your home. If you have suspicions of mold being inside your home, don’t wait any longer, have our team come out as soon as possible to perform the mold air test. In the meantime, keep this guide handy to help you deal with mold in your home like a pro.
What Exactly is Mold and How Do You Know You Have it?
The most common question we get asked isn’t how to get rid of the mold, but rather what exactly is mold. We all think of mold as a gross growing substance on our walls or ceilings. But, we never exactly know what it is. The simple way to describe mold is as a fungus. It comes in many colors, ranging from black to bright green. However, colors aside, no type of mold should be in your home, or anywhere for that matter.
The worst part about mold is that it is very secretive. You can go days, weeks, months, and even years before you know you have it. This is especially true if you do not have any health conditions that concern your lungs. We say this because the mold spores can float around in the air, and inhaled into your lungs. Because of this, mold commonly makes people living with it believe they are having allergies, when in fact they are breathing in fungus spores. The best way to determine if you have mold is to have our team of mold testers come on out to your home and perform the air quality test. However, while you wait, you may want to look out for any weird musty odors. This odor is usually a sign that mold is lingering somewhere in your home. If you can, try and follow the odor around your home until it gets stronger. Doing this will help you detect where the mold could be hiding.
How Do You Get Rid of Mold?
Getting rid of mold is quite the process. But, it’s a process that has to happen. Living with mold can negatively affect your health and damage your home. In the long run, it will put a larger dent in your wallet than if you were to get it removed. We do the removal by having our team come on in and spray the area with the mold. We also will scrape it off your walls, ceilings, and flooring. Then, we will need to replace the area that the mold has damaged. Unfortunately, there is no way to truly get rid of the mold without replacing the area it had been growing. This may sound like a big deal, but the area was probably already pretty damaged from mold growth as is.
Contact Tri-County Restorations Today!
If you are suspicious of mold growing in your home then it may be time to have a professional come out and check it out. When it comes to mold, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. Especially because of the damage, it can do to both your health and home. If we do come out and happen to find mold, you can at least rest assured that the problem will be fixed. And if we don’t find mold, then you can have peace of mind. To learn more about Tri-County All Restorations and our services, give us a call today at (954) 280-4715. We are looking forward to assisting you!