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Molds, Mildew and Fungus

Molds, mildew and fungus are microorganisms. They are found in damp surfaces like bathroom walls, window trims, and in places where water can accumulate like basements that flood.

Mold and fungus organisms will grow on materials that get dampened by water leaks and/or condensation. They can look like black stains, or specks of black, white, orange, green, or brown. These types of microroganisms can cause infections, allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. There are many types of molds. Take a tour of your home and look for the following;

  • Leaks in your roof or plumbing - Any water that is trapped inside walls or under carpeting will cause molds to grow there. In not so obvious places, check to see if your walls or rugs have light stains or a strong musty smell.
  • Mold in your basement - Rain or moisture can penetrate your home's concrete foundation and make the bottom of carpets or inside of finished walls moldy.
  • Dampness at the base of the walls.
  • Rust at the base of steel posts or heaters.
  • Stains, discoloration or decay on wood partitions, paneling, drywall and wood posts.
  • White powdery substance on the concrete.
  • Peeling floor tiles.
  • Mildewed carpeting.

If you find a leak in your roof or plumbing, mold in any area of your home or flooding in your basement, don't panic! There are steps to take to clean and disinfect the areas that have been affected. Although cleaning walls and floors is labouring and time consuming it is necessary to do it properly to get the best results. If you are unable to remove the mold or do not want to attempt to remove it, seek the services of a mold removal company. But remember, it must be done. The effects of mold are very dangerous so make sure to deal with the problem.

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