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Overcome Water Damage Mold Successfully

Tue 18 Nov 2008 - 10:59

Overcome Water Damage Mold Successfully
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Mohita_Bhargava]Mohita Bhargava

Molds are a type of fungi that help in decomposing the leaves. But when they enter our homes after flood, hurricane or after sewage overflow, etc., then they can pose serious threat to our health. They develop on various surfaces like wood, tiles, wallpaper, wet carpets, sheet rock, paints, and others. Especially after water damage, mold growth is much faster. Some molds do not harm people, but there are that have the tendency to develop toxins known as "mycotoxins". These are really harmful and can trigger allergies also. People who are asthmatic or small children are an easy victim of mold growth effects. In addition to this those exposed to soaring level of mycotoxins can suffer from effects by witnessing irritation in eyes & lungs, nausea, headaches, fatigue, etc. This makes it important to get the water damage clean up immediately.

For extracting the water at home and cleaning it, usually the individuals / homeowners hire a water damage restoration company. This sound to be a sensible option as they take the necessary steps for water damage removal & water damage clean up. Once they are through with the process, it becomes necessary to remove the mold as well. Then and there get the necessary treatment done this will help you in leading a healthy life.

Natural calamities cannot be perverted but at home we need to take certain precautionary measures in a house to prevent the mold growth:

- Check for water leaks from taps, pipes, roofs, if any get them repaired immediately.

- Regularly open windows & doors to improve the airflow within the home. You can use fans to circulate the fresh air within home.

- Further move the heavy and large objects few inches away from the interior of home. This will help in increasing the air circulation.

- In your kitchen, laundry rooms and bathroom, install & use exhaust fans.

- Proper ventilation and insulation is necessary at crawl space and attics. It is advisable to use good quality heavy plastic sheet to cover floor on the crawl space.

- If you have carpets, then clean and dry them. Remove, wash, clean and dry the bedding, clothing, & upholstery properly to prevent mold growth as their fabric has tendency to attract molds.

- On regular basis, vacuum and clean home regularly to remove mold spores from roots.

- During humid or cold weather, it becomes necessary to clean the water droplets & signs of condensation. This will help in curbing the growth of mold.

These steps will help you in controlling water damage mold. In case mold growth is severe, then it is wiser to contact a [http://www.soswaterdamage.com/]mold remediation company, at the earliest.

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Mohita completed her graduation in English Literature from Delhi University, India. She also holds a Master's degree in Journalism from Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalya, Bhopal. She is currently working as Content Writer.

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