It’s not unusual for our 24/7 hotline to receive calls from people who are shocked to find mold in their homes. Questions arise from customers such as, “We keep our home so clean, how could there be mold? Do we need mold remediation services?” or “We dried out our premises thoroughly after a flood so why do we have mold?”, and other concerns. The good thing about these callers is that they realize that mold treatment for their Summerville, SC property and elsewhere is not something that can wait, but rather immediate attention is needed.
Then there are the folks that don’t call because they choose the home-made mold treatment. In this situation, they think they can clean up mold with a solution of bleach and water and that this will provide a long lasting, permanent remedy to their mold problem. Bleach may work for fabrics and material or even tiles and glass but, unfortunately, bleach doesn’t penetrate porous materials such as wood and drywall. It may kill fungus sitting on top but, because it cannot penetrate the wood or drywall, it does not reach the roots buried in the material. Additionally, the water does soak in and may feed more moisture for the mold to grow.
Most people underestimate how a busted water pipe or leaky roof can damage and soak attics, ceilings, crawlspaces and drywall, warp kitchen cabinets, ruin carpet and draperies, and initiate mold growth. The type of fungi causing these effects is dangerous not only to home structures but also to health. The spores are too small to be seen by the naked eye, they grow and spread rapidly and they don’t go away with routine use of household cleaners. Long-term exposure to black mold can result in respiratory problems and disease. To learn more about mold and mold remediation services click here.
Contact Disaster Plus 247 if you require emergency home mold treatment in Summerville, SC. Call us now at 877-724-7247.