Tips to Protect Your Family by Identifying & Removing Mold

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Whether the mold’s food source is that little surface of soap scum in the shower, or the actual wallboards or window seals of your home, mold contributes to millions of dollars of property damage and harms thousands of families every year. The homes in Cedar City are no exception. And as droves of unfortunate New Orleans residents found out following Hurricane Katrina’s deluge in 2005, the creeping crud can be as financially exhausting and physically harmful as the flood waters that frequently precede it.
In addition, poisons released by many household mold types, including the famed black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum), are now being linked to asthma and other forms of allergic reactions, including runny nose, itchy eyes, head congestion and coughing.

Our mold removal experts at Ally1 Disaster Solutions in Cedar City, Utah see this problem frequently and can answer any questions you might have about removing mold in your home or office.

Here are a few things you should do to protect yourself and your family from mold:

Follow Your Senses

Sight and smell are key in recognizing mold. Ask yourself this: “Is there currently any discoloration or other signs of mold growth in my house right now?” Even that seemingly small area of discoloration in the corner could be a festering mold growth on the other side of the wall, or at least an expensive  problem in embryo. Look to catch mold quickly. Also, do you smell any bad or funny odors? A musty, earthy, or foul stench is a telltale sign of mold somewhere in your home.

Never Ignore

If you spot it or smell it, don’t waste time trying to determine which type of mold it is—if it’s mold, it is potentially harmful to you and your family. Instead, address the problem promptly. Ally1 Disaster Solutions can put your mind at ease when it comes to mold removal.

When in Doubt, Take it Out

The Center of Disease Control (CDC) encourages folks to “clean wet items and surfaces with detergent and water.” However, the organization encourages the actual removal of “all porous items that have been wet for more than 48 hours and that cannot be thoroughly cleaned and dried. These items can remain a source of mold growth and should be removed from the home. Such “noncleanable” items include” carpeting and carpet padding, upholstery, wallpaper, drywall, floor and ceiling tiles, insulation material, some clothing, leather, paper, wood, and food.” Removal and cleaning are crucial, the CDC says, because even dead mold can agitate some people’s allergies.

Fix Leaks

You should also look for and fix water leaks in and around your home. The most common forms of home water leaks are found in roofs, walls, and plumbed areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Be sure to check those less-visible areas under the sink and behind the toilet.

Call the Pros

The unfortunate reality is that once mold starts consuming surfaces of your home, it’s a painstaking process to get rid of it. Ally 1 trained professionals possess the knowhow and tools to get the mold out once and for all. Sure, professional services carry a price tag, but letting mold problems fester because of improper removal efforts will simply cost more in the long run.

For more information on mold removal in Cedar City call us at (435) 238-4852 or vist