The warning signs of mold should never be ignored. Allergic reactions such as irritation to the eyes and skin, coughing, sneezing, wheezing or any form of congestion may be a clue that your property is afflicted by mold that poses a danger to your health. Distortions such as air bubbles and peeling to wallpaper and drywall are also a tell-tale sign of mold. Guardian Restoration’s experienced team are experts at treating mold as well as other hazardous materials such as asbestos as a matter of urgency.
Mold reproduces through tiny particles called spores and thrives in damp environments. People with asthma, allergies or other respiratory disorders are especially susceptible to the detrimental effects of mold. However, studies have also linked exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms in otherwise healthy people. Bathrooms and wet areas are prime sites for mold to grow, but other areas of your property that have experienced flooding are also vulnerable. It is especially important to ensure that previous pipe leaks and other causes of water ingress have been fully addressed. Apart from showers and under sinks, the most common places for mold to flourish are:
• Crawl spaces
• Bathroom tiles
• Insulation material
• Edges of windows
• The interior of walls
As mold poses a health risk, it is apt that the most suitable term to describe how Guardian Restoration assesses the impact and extent of this fungus on your property is ‘diagnosis’. Unlike other forms of remediation, we are not dealing with the aftermath of an event so much as tracking the behavior of a living organism. It takes the know-how of experts to identify where mold has intruded beyond the obvious places such as inside walls or in window corners. This means understanding the dynamic of moisture and (lack of) ventilation on your property to find the sources of mold, not just its ‘symptomatic’ appearance.
Remember that mold will return if it isn’t treated comprehensively. Guardian Restoration not only offers its expert diagnosis but also the complete removal of mold and, where possible, the restoration of any affected property. Don’t allow the insidious effects of mold to compromise your health. Contact us immediately for an assessment.