If you have experienced a flood or other disaster that resulted in excessive mold growth, you should act as quickly as possible. Mold can grow in places throughout your home, including on your clothing. National Restoration Experts (NRE) is a leading mold cleanup company in South Florida. Our team understands how frustrating a mold problem can be, and we want to assist you in removing mold from items such as clothes.
If you are dealing with the after-effects of a major hurricane, such as Irma, you could very well have a black mold removal problem, as well. Hurricane Irma caused major damage to numerous homes in Florida. The pros at National Restoration Experts (NRE) can help homeowners who are faced with some of the destruction that resulted from the recent storm. We are certified, licensed, and insured, and we have long-standing experience in such tasks as water damage restoration and mold remediation.
One problem that you may not be aware of is how quickly mold can manifest. The average length of time for mold to begin growing after a storm is between 24 and 48 hours. This means that if you sought shelter elsewhere and returned to a damaged home, mold could already be an issue.
There are many different types of mold. In this article, National Restoration Experts discusses the main types of mold:
A few sensationalist articles have led people to fear ‘black mold’, but the truth is that not all black mold is toxic and not all toxic mold is necessarily black mold. There are two types of black molds that produce mycotoxins and therefore make them toxic, namely Stachybotrys chartarum and Aspergillus. They are found in buildings that have been subjected to moisture damage and cause symptoms such as eye irritations, skin irritations, nasal stuffiness and wheezing.
Water can be a destructive force in and around your property. If water gets into contact with the drywall of your interior walls or ceiling, it can leave marks and even cause structural damage.
If you have noticed water marks on your ceiling, then the time to act is now. Finding the source of the water leak is the first step you need to take to make sure you don’t have a ceiling collapse in your home or building.
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