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Now we all know that mold is a natural part of our environment, that it breaks down dead organic material, and that once inside the confines of a home or business, it may become a serious health hazard. There are over 300 different species of mold that can take up residence in your home, not all of which are dangerous. Even the harmless ones, however, can still cause problems in your home, as they will over time begin to affect the surfaces on which they are growing. It therefore becomes imperative to take proactive steps to deal with your growing mold threat.

You would think that with advances in mold mitigation techniques, that mold would become less of a problem over time. Quite the opposite is true, however. Mold has become a greater threat in recent years, due in no large part to advances in construction techniques. New home and business constructs are better constructed, and more tightly sealed, which prevents any moisture trapped inside the structure from escaping. As we all know, standing moisture and excess humidity are the spawning grounds for all kinds of mold and mildew problems. It is not at all uncommon for new homeowners to move into a brand new home only to discover the presence of mold.

The health risks associated with mold are varied. Sometimes touching mold can be enough to trigger an allergic reaction. At other times, people may notice that they have excessive sneezing fits or respiratory issues while they are in their home, but are not bothered by them at other times. In more severe cases, such as those involving toxic or black mold growths, the respiratory or neurological problems may be enough to put you in the hospital, and black mold has been blamed for a number of fatalities.
Elderly people and babies, folks with compromised or not fully developed immune systems, are especially at risk from mold, and prolonged exposure only increases that risk. Ideally, you should not spend that much time in a home that has significant mold growth.

Many people spend large amounts of money to determine if they have a mold problem in their home. This isn't really necessary, however, since mold presents itself as a fuzzy, multicolored growth on walls, ceilings, or piping. In many cases it is accompanied by a musty, rather noxious smell. If you suspect you have a mold problem, in all likelihood you do. The best course of action is to contact a mold mitigation contractor, someone who can inspect your home, determine the extent of the mold problem, and take the proper steps to remove the mold and treat the area to prevent it from returning.

Mold can grow anywhere, whether it is within a damp basement or a wet crawlspace, on leaking pipes, or even within the walls of your home. Qualified and experienced mold mitigation companies know exactly where to look for mold problems, as well as how to deal with the various kinds of mold and the different size growths that may be present.

Cleaning mold can be a delicate process, since in many cases even touching it is enough to release hundreds of thousands of mold spores into the air, spreading the mold throughout the home and setting the stage for any number of new mold problems. The company you hire should have a detailed plan for dealing with mold, including the procedures for isolating the growth and preventing it from spreading, as well as proper treatment of the affected area in order to prevent the mold from returning.

Remember, this is a two step process. The mold is removed, and then the area treated to make it inhospitable for future mold growth. Any company you hire for mold remediation and mitigation should be able to give you details on how they will carry out these two steps.

Ideally, you should choose a mold mitigation contractor with solid credentials, such as certification by an industry authority such as the Clean Trust. Certification means that the company in question has committed time, effort, and finances to make sure that their technicians are as well trained as possible, up to date on all the latest mold remediation tools, equipment, and procedures. They will be able to assess and handle even the largest mold infestations, properly treating your home and affording it the same respect and care that they would for their own family.

You will not only have a written description of the work to be performed, but all work will have a comprehensive guarantee for a period of one year from the date the work was completed. This allows you, the homeowner, to rest assured of a quality job done right the first time, and you can know that you, your home, and your loved ones are safe from any mold threat.

Call your local Clean Trust certified mold mitigation provider today for a free estimate or phone consultation. Your home and your family deserve nothing less than the very best.

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