Servpro of Atascadero releases report on water damage and mold
Atascadero mold damage is common
Servpro of Atascadero water damage restoration specialists released a report this week regarding the effects of water damage a mold in Atascadero, California.
Mold is a common problem that many people struggle with. In fact, according to fire and water cleanup restoration specialists at Servpro of Atascadero, mold is present “almost everywhere,” and given the right conditions, such as a leaky roof or pipe, can spread throughout a property in as little as 24-48 hours.
How does mold get into a house?
Mold can occur both outdoors and indoors. “Mold can come into your house in a variety of ways,” Powers said, such as windows, doorways, ventilation, heating, and air conditioning systems. Spores can also attach themselves to clothing and animals.
“The problem really develops when there is excessive moisture, which is often associated with water damage from leaks and floods,” he said. “Mold spores drop on places where there is lots of moisture, such as water damaged roofs, walls, or anywhere there has been flooding, and then start to grow.”
Things like ceiling tiles, wood, dust, insulation materials, wallpaper, paints, drywall, fabric, carpet, and upholstery, all support mold growth by providing suitable nutrients.
Health problems associated with mold:
• Upper respiratory problems
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, in 2004, the Institute of Medicine or IOM determined that mold could cause upper-respiratory problems such as infections, coughing and wheezing.
For those that have asthma, the presence of mold can make symptoms worse. According to the CDC, recent studies have even been pointing to evidence that mold can be linked to the development of asthma in healthy children.
Atascadero water damage solutions
Servpro of Atascadero offers service for customers in Atascdero and all of San Luis Obispo County who are experiencing issues with water damage or mold damage. Their number one goal is to return the damaged property to its original condition as quickly and as professionally as possible. Their motto is, “Like it never happened.” Servpro also helps to restore structures with damage caused by fire and other disasters. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.