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Have you ever noticed extreme levels of warmth and moisture in your home? Has a water leak or flood ever damaged your walls or floors? Small problems like these can cause big issues if left uninspected. You’ll need an expert mold remediation team to take care of the job.

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How to check your home for mold

If there has been recent water damage or excess exposure to warmth and moisture in your house, mold growth is possible. When water sits for more than 24 hours, your home can become the perfect environment for mold to grow.

Not all mold is dangerous, though. Growth is natural and common in humid climates like Hawaii’s. If you’re uncertain about the type of growth in your home, it’s important to call an expert mold remediation team. There’s always a possibility that the growth is allergenic, pathogenic, or toxigenic.

Types of Mold and How to Know the Difference

There are many different types of mold, and it’s not easy to differentiate between them without a mold remediation expert. The most important kinds to know are those that can be harmful to your health.

  1. Allergenic molds can cause and produce allergies or allergic reactions, including asthma attacks. This type of growth often gives people an uncomfortable, itchy feeling in the back of their throat.
  2. Pathogenic molds can cause health problems for those with acute illnesses.
  3. Toxigenic molds produce toxic substances and can lead to very dangerous or even deadly conditions.

Most people without background knowledge in mold remediation cannot tell the difference at first glance. If you’re in doubt, call a certified restoration technician to take a better look.

How Mold Remediation Works

Many people confuse mold removal for mold remediation. Because mold is a naturally occurring organism, it’s impossible to completely remove all spores from a surface. MD Restoration technicians are trained to understand what mold levels are natural and safe. Although every scenario is different, our team always uses high-quality, certified equipment and protective gear to ensure the safety of everyone in the home during mold remediation.

Why Mold Remediation Is So Important

Because mold can cause serious damage to your home and health, it’s crucial to remediate it as soon as possible. The longer mold sits on a surface, the larger it grows and more challenging it becomes to clean. If you’re not sure if the mold in your home is dangerous, give our team a call at (808) 528-3434. We can inspect the area and determine the right solution for you. 

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