Mold growth occurs naturally outside, but it is another issue when mold forms inside your home. Mold spores can cause respiratory problems and make you extremely ill. Mold forms from water damages that were not properly cleaned and repaired. If water sits, it will cause mold to form. Mold loves to develop in dark and moist areas, like basements, attics, and crawlspaces. With Spring, comes storms. If these storms are severe, they can cause water damages to your property.
The most common cause of water damages from storms is through missing or damaged shingles. Damaged shingles can cause water to seep into your roof, where it can enter your attic. If the shingles are not repaired and the water removed, mold will begin to form. Mold growth happens quickly, and it can spread to other areas of your property.
Flash flooding is another common cause of water damages and mold growth in your home. Flooding is not a regular occurrence, but if you experience a flash flood and water enters your home, you will need to call a professional to remove the water and ensure your home is mold-free. Mold can live and continue to grow as long as it has a water source.
If you notice mold stains or have a musty smell inside your home, you already have an overgrowth of mold spores. If this is the case, you will need to hire a hazardous materials removal company to handle the mold. Mold is hazardous to your health and should only be removed by certified professionals. They will utilize respirators and other equipment to remove all the mold from your property. All mold must be removed, and the area sanitized. If this does not occur, mold will continue to grow in your home.
If you are experiencing mold growth, contact Colorado Hazardous Environmental. We will be able to find and remove the mold from your home before it turns into a bigger problem!