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water leak damaged homes - the restoration

Leaky roofing and leaky pipes can cause a lot of damage to a house. If you don't act quickly, these two problems can result in major repairs that can get quite costly and complicated. My blog will show you how to identify these problem areas and how to judge the severity of the damage sustained. Having restored a few homes over the years before selling them, I have a lot of experience working with water damaged homes. I hope that all of the information that I have included here in this blog will help you get through the process with fewer issues.



water leak damaged homes - the restoration

Mold Dangers In Your Home: What You Need To Know

by Paul Burton

Mold can occur in any home, regardless of how new or old. All it takes is a little bit of moisture and the right conditions for mold to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, mold spores become airborne and end up contaminating your home's air supply--potentially causing respiratory health problems. By being educated on household mold and what to do if you discover it, you can better protect yourself and the loved ones under your roof.

It's Not Always Visible

First of all, understand that just because you cannot visibly see mold on the walls or other surfaces of your home, this doesn't necessarily mean that it's not there. Often times, mold grows behind walls, in attics, and in other hidden places where moisture has seeped in. For this reason, it's best to have mold testing done on occasion so that you can ensure your home is free of mold spores.

It's Not Always Black Mold

If you do discover mold in your home, try not to panic. While black mold is a scary thing to encounter, most cases of household mold are not black mold--even if the mold appears dark in color. Of course, you'll still want to have any type of mold in your home removed.

You Need to Address the Source

All mold thrives in moist and warm conditions, so if you have a mold problem in your home, you'll need to address the source before you can get rid of it for good. Otherwise, it will continue to come back. For example, if you have a moisture problem in your attic that's causing mold, you may need to add ventilation and repair the cause of the moisture in order to prevent the issue from returning.

Always Call a Professional

While you can scrub and remove non-toxic mold from walls and other surfaces using a bleach solution (in most cases), you should always call a professional for total mold remediation. If not handled properly, mold can be very dangerous, and simply removing mold from the hard surfaces in your home will not prevent it from coming back. Having a mold remediation service take care of the mold in your home will give you the peace of mind you need.

Mold can be scary to encounter in your home, but the good news is that most mold is not toxic black mold and can be easily remedied by a professional in no time.