Is a Mold Infestation Serious?
Mold can spread through a home or commercial building in under 48 hours and have a variety of negative effects on the health of people who are continuously exposed. Symptoms can range in severity from none at all to coughing, allergies and, in severe cases, serious illness. If you believe you have a mold infestation on your hands, give us a call or use the online form to schedule a consultation. Our partner will help you assess the severity of the infestation, identify the source, then conduct thorough remediation to prevent any further spread.
Hire the Right Mold Removal Company
When you hire a mold removal company, it is important to ensure that they will not just dry out the effected area, but will identify the source of the growth and take measures to fix it. Mold will appear when there is a significant buildup of moisture, and will thrive in dark areas like basements. It will spread invisible spores and begin to grow elsewhere if it is not remediated quickly, which is why it is imperative to check the entire building to ensure complete eradication. Our experienced local partner will not only get rid of the initial mold growth, but will test elsewhere to make sure it has not spread throughout your building.
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Is Mold Common in Buffalo?
As we all know, Buffalo weather ranges from humid Summer days, to cold Winters, to wet Springs. Unfortunately the near constant moisture means that it is a perfect breeding ground for mold to thrive. When snow melts, many of the older homes in Buffalo will experience basement flooding and inevitably mold infestation. Similarly, when heavy rains hit, any leaks in your roof or foundation could lead to not only water damage but also an increase in the probability that mold will begin to appear.
Most Common Places to Find Mold
Mold can be found just about anywhere, but it thrives in the dark, where there is a good source of moisture. Leaks in your roof can lead to water entering your attic and walls, which can lead to mold growth. Basements are one of the most common places to find mold, especially if you have had flooding or leaks. Air ducts and underneath laminate flooring are also common places mold can grow due to the high air flow and ease at which moisture can build up.
How Does Mold Spread?
Mold thrives in damp, dark environments (like basements, crawl spaces, and air ducts), and will continue to grow until the source of the infestation is found and fixed. It spreads using invisible spores, which means that if there is any air flow (like when your central air is turned on), mold will begin circulating throughout your home. Once it finds somewhere else to grow, it will take over that location as well and continue to spread. Because of the negative health effects of mold exposure and the ease with which it can spread, it is imperative to have your entire building tested once you find one growth.
Got Mold? Get an Inspection & Call a Remediation Pro Today!
If you find a large infestation of mold (like in the pictures provided), it is imperative to call a mold inspection and removal professional as soon as possible. With infestations that bad, it is highly likely that other areas of the home are contaminated and will need to be tested and remediated to ensure it does not reappear.
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