Even in the generally dry climate here in Arizona, it is quite common for many homes to still have mold. Unfortunately, since mold grows very quickly and can continue to feed off of virtually any source of moisture, it can be difficult to get rid of once it takes hold in your home. However, while the remediation process can be difficult, it is not impossible. If you’ve just found mold in your home, here’s what you should do next.
What Caused the Mold?
When mold is discovered, you immediately need to figure out what led to its formation. In many homes, the most common reasons for the existence of mold include a leaky roof, hidden moisture that may be trapped inside walls, ceilings, and windows, excessive humidity in the air, and moisture that may be trapped underneath floor covering after a recent flood or other situation. Since mold can make things even more difficult for people who suffer from weakened immune systems, asthma, or allergies, it is crucial any mold issues be addressed and rectified as quickly as possible.
The Mold You Don’t See
When most people first discover mold, they assume what they are initially seeing is all the mold that is present within their home. However, if it were only that easy. Unfortunately, when you first find mold in your home, this likely means there is much more mold present in places where it can’t be easily seen. As a result, it is often allowed to fester and continue to grow and spread, doing even more damage along the way. Due to the severe health and structural problems mold can create if left untreated, always consider calling in mold remediation experts to assess the situation and rid your home of all traces of mold.
Since mold is a much bigger problem than you anticipated, don’t try to handle it on your own. Instead, give us a call here at Rocky Mountain Restoration. With our years of experience and state-of-the-art training and equipment, we can solve the toughest residential mold problems. To contact us, call us today at 480-309-2524.