Residential Mold This Fall VS. The Mold Restoration Experts
Last week, we talked about overcoming water damage this fall season. If you have experienced water damage you probably might be worried about your home being subject to mold.
The fall season, although just a few days old, has already brought cooler weather and more late monsoon storms. Although we may have welcomed the break from the scorching heat this extra rain and cooler conditions can make keeping your home clean a little more difficult. Damp weather, less sunlight, and leaves falling of your trees all provide a great environment for mold and mildew growth in your home.
Your outdoor space is probably not safe from the menace of mold and mildew. Items like your deck, awnings, pool area, patio cushions, and brick and concrete surfaces are all open to fungus and mold when the areas are continually damp, dark, cool. Let's be honest, mold and mildew look gross! Beyond that they can also damage fabrics, surfaces, and can pose a serious health hazard for you and your loved ones in the home. Often times, our expert mold removal technicians find that this is not a job that typical homeowner can cover and it might require hiring a mold remediation company to do it for you.
Fall offers the perfect opportunity to stop mold and mildew growth and make sure your home is clean and safe for your family during the future holiday season. Read the rest of the article to identify mold and fix the issue fast.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A MOLD OR MILDEW PROBLEM IN MY HOME?
Let's talk about what the difference of mold and mildew is and how to identify it.
Mold and mildew are the terms to identify fungus on the objects of your home. Mold is typically black or green and can be a huge sign of a large infestation. This type of fungus is almost always recommended to be handled by a licensed professional like Sunshine Restoration.
Mildew usually stays on the surface and can be a gray or whitish fungus that typically grows on a most area. This type of fungus can be scrubbed away with a store bought cleaner.
Aside from spotting the mold with your eyes, your nose might be a great source of identifying the issue as well. As the mold grows and begins to multiply the compounds that the mold releases can release a "musty" smell.
WHY MOLD IS NO JOKE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HOME?
You never hear anyone say, "Hey, come on over and check out the mold on my roof! It look awesome!", right?
Mold and mildew don't just look bad, but they they can really damage your outdoor and indoor surfaces. Without treating the damage quickly the growth can break down the surfaces it is feasting on and leaving damage to your furniture and home's exterior. Mold can take a big toll on your house's walls, destroying the painted surfaces, and your roof shingles leaving you even more susceptible to further water damage.
Mold and mildew can make surfaces very slimy, which can present a safety issue. Even if you get past the slippery sidewalks you may pick up mold spores on your way into the home.
Unlike allergens like pollen, molds are resilient to frost and can survive in both warmth and cold. Mold and mildew, then, are problems you should eradicate from your home as soon as they present themselves.
HOW SHOULD I GET RID OF MOLD AND MILDEW?
We hear so many individuals say, "Just grab the bleach and we will let it dry out." This is a large misconception in mold removal and can even make the issue worse. Not to mention placing these toxic fumes in bleach all throughout your home can be even more dangerous for you and your family.
Our team at Sunshine Restoration has handled mold damage restoration for years to homeowners from Payson, Arizona all the way to Scottsdale and the larger Phoenix Metro Area. Our licensed technicians will properly wash and treat the affected surfaces to prevent future growth. If your mold issue becomes bigger than you expected we also have a full team of restoration experts to repair any drywall and structural damage that the mold may have caused to your home.
If you have not identified any mold in your home, but are just trying to stay two steps ahead we recommend a few steps you can take on your own in order to prevent the growth of mold and mildew on outdoor surfaces in the first place. Rake your yard often and dispose of leaves and trimmings promptly in closed bins, then empty the bins frequently. If you compost, do so far away from the house.
ELIMINATE MOLD AND MILDEW TODAY WITH SCOTTSDALE, AZ MOLD REMVOAL COMPANY
Whether you are suffering from terrible allergies that you are not accustomied to or have noticed mold right in your home contact our team immdetialy. The faster we can get on site the faster we restore your home and save your property as much as possible.