Dallas can have its share of harsh weather and with harsh weather comes rain and moisture. Buildings must be sealed against the harsh weather conditions, as if this were not the case and rain and moisture are entering. The structural integrity of a building can be compromised. That’s not all that can happen, and unfortunately mold can form when water enters a building, be it from leaks or from too much moisture and poorly ventilated spaces. Mold can grow on plasterboard, upholstery, carpets, paper, wood, etc. and create a little mess. There are different types of mold and mold can make residents of the building very sick. It is often found in dark, hidden corners and is often not immediately visible. Sometimes it can take a building’s residents to become very ill before an examination is conducted and the cause of the disease is discovered.
Black mold is a type of mold or fungus that, as the name suggests, is black or almost black. It can have a characteristic musty smell. Black mold can have devastating health consequences. It releases spores into the air, which are then inhaled. The spores can cause neurological disorders, immunosuppression, respiratory diseases, headaches, fatigue, rashes, etc. People with weakened immune systems, the elderly and children are more affected. Further information can be found at: http://www.acemoldremediation.net/
The good news is that once identified, black mold can be removed. However, care should be taken with removal and it may be an idea to contact a specialist company to do this. Special masks must be worn, and old clothes and shoes should be worn so that they can then be thrown away. Care must be taken to control airborne spores and any moldy carpets, plasterboard, etc. must be removed and destroyed. It is important to ensure that all contaminated areas are cared for as mold can spread further.
It is not enough just to remove the external signs of mold. The structure of the building needs to be checked to ensure that all areas are treated and some fairly invasive work may need to be done.
After removing the mold, there is no point in simply going back to work. You must ensure that your building is watertight and watertight, that it is properly ventilated, and that an inspection and possibly refurbishment by professionals is required.
It is important that a thorough job be done as mold can grow quickly and cause endless damage to anyone living or working in the building.
Regular maintenance is essential on any building and moisture should never be left uncontrolled. It is much easier to solve a small problem than it is to have it manifest in a bigger nightmare.
There are local Dallas professionals you can contact who can give you all the advice and seaweed you need to be and stay mold free.