Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Molds. After effects of flooding. Health Hazard.

Introduction to Molds
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce.
Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually.

When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

The key to mold control is moisture control

It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

If mold is a problem in your home, clean up the mold and get rid of the excess water or moisture.

Fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water.

Wash mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.

Absorbent materials (such as ceiling tiles & carpet) that become moldy may have to be replaced

Mold Resources

  • Basic Mold Cleanup

  • Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

  • Asthma and Mold

  • Floods/Flooding

  • Health and Mold

  • Homes and Mold

  • Indoor Air Regulations and Mold

  • Large Buildings and Mold

  • Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality

  • Publications
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