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Tips For Water Damage Mold Assessment And Fast Remedy

By Roy Forchet

Water damage mold assessment and fast remedy are important if you are looking for financing or to sell your home. Water damage leads to mold which can cause many problems both for the individuals in the home as well as the structure itself. Mold requires water to any areas that have access to water or leak water can have potential for mold growth. There are many legal aspects associated with mold that is left to grow unchecked.

Mold is not always harmful. But for mold in the home it is always hazardous. Mold can grow in places you cannot see and can cause illness. You want to inspect any place that has potential for water leakage such as windows and ventilation spots. Also look at all plumping areas, the floor and walls. You want to eliminate moisture as much as possible from areas where you cook, bath and wash as these have potential for mold growth.

Make sure you know what to look for when on the search for mold. Mold can come in all different colors including white, orange, violet, black, red, yellow and blue. Other things can cause discoloration so to double check drop a speck of bleach on the mold. If the color disappears then you have mold.

Another big sign of mold is a earthy or musty smell. There is a good chance that you have mold in places you cannot see. Check the ventilation system and in between your walls. Also be on the lookout for damp or wet spots. Any area that water may have access to is a potential problem spot.

You may be able to easily clean up this mold yourself. If you are dealing with 1 or 2 small spots of mold then get out your face mask and rubber gloves and start scrubbing with detergent. If you leave the mold then it will become larger which is much more difficult to remove.

However cleaning up the mold is not enough. It is best to fix the cause of the mold. If you do not fix the cause or the leak then the mold will just keep coming back. You may find that your home does not have enough ventilation.

It is important that you take care of the mold as there have been many lawsuits surrounded with mold contamination. Fixing mold problems is fast so you want to get rid of the contamination as soon as possible.

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Forchet, Roy "Tips For Water Damage Mold Assessment And Fast Remedy." Tips For Water Damage Mold Assessment And Fast Remedy. 11 Jul. 2010. 11 Mar 2016 <>.

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Forchet, R (2010, July 11). Tips For Water Damage Mold Assessment And Fast Remedy. Retrieved March 11, 2016, from

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