Understanding Mold Prevention Strategies and Health Effects
Mold contamination causes extensive water damage in residential and commercial establishments, after floods and major hurricanes. Undisturbed mold does not pose a real health hazard for the majority of people, but it is a greater hazard for those suffering from mold allergies and patients with impaired or compromised host defenses. Exposure to disturbed mold predisposes a person to adverse health effects, so it is crucial to avoid places where there is obvious mold contamination, use environmental mold control measures, wearing of protective equipment, and keeping clothing, hand, and skin clean and free from mold-contaminated dust.
Exposure to mold may lead to health problems in several ways. The most important mechanism of mold exposure, whether viable or nonviable, is inhalation of fungi components or fragments, and other dampness-related microbial microorganisms in indoor environments. People can also be exposed through skin contact or ingestion. Exposure to mold may exacerbate asthma and hay fever, immune-mediated disease called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hepatocellular cancer, and other respiratory problems. Visual inspection is the most important step in the identification of mold contamination. Visual assessment of the extent of mold growth and water damage should be done. Visual inspection is crucial in determining the remedies, and the need to wear personal protective equipment of people in the contaminated area. Careful attention should be given to ceiling tiles, paper, gypsum wallboard, cardboard, and other cellulosic surfaces during a visual inspection. After flood and hurricane mold contamination can be seen in wall cavities and ceilings, but not all mold contamination is visible. Mold removal companies have professional mold specialists who can perform a visual inspection, for identification of quantifiable factors such as building use, the location of mold and function, along with exposure pathways in the assessment of potential health risks and human exposure.
Mold remediation requires a unique combination of knowledge, training, and skills. Mold mitigation services may include mold identification, initial air quality testing, safety barriers and measures, structural drying and dehumidification, HVAC cleaning, decontamination, mold cleanup services, cross-contamination prevention, mold removal, final clearance testing, and reconstruction. Mold growth is the result of improper drying following water intrusion, and it is very important to measure moisture levels in identifying the location of water damage, having the right equipment, tracking and measuring of hidden moisture, recordings of daily moisture, and determining the normal building’s moisture level.
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