If you’ve recently located mold in your Darien home during an inspection, the time to act is now. Unregulated mold growth can quickly multiply, causing health concerns and structural damage to your home. Diverse types of molds can adhere to various substances in your home like drywall, concrete, ceiling tiles, and insulation. When mold is left to grow, it will slowly begin to cause damage. While removing the mold is the first step, it may be too late to save some of the damaged material and it will need to be replaced. This process is called remediation.
Oftentimes, people don’t even know the mold is present in their home until they notice a smell or note some type of structural damage. Once a home is inspected and the mold is found, it is vitally important to assess the problematic material to have it replaced. Since mold can chew through wood, decimate flooring, erode metal, and even destroy the very structure of your home, immediate attention to the issue is necessary. To properly replace these materials in your home, you will need a certified mold remediation company. While you may feel confident in removing the damaged material yourself, in doing so, you can release mold spores into the air to land in other parts of your home, effectively starting the process all over again with new mold growth. At Connecticut Mold, our skilled professionals can safely remove any disintegrated materials and replace them without leaving a trace of mold damage.
Common Household Molds
According to the CDC, there are several common types of household mold that can accumulate. Aspergillus molds are quite common and can travel through your air conditioning and heating unit. These molds can also be carried into your home via an open window or by attaching to a person or object entering your home. Their spores are easily airborne, and they love to grow in moist, damp areas of your home.
Cladosporium is another common group of indoor molds which thrives in areas with poor ventilation and high humidity. For instance, if your windows have inadequate insulation, the condensation build-up can lead to the growth of this greenish-black mold. Once it penetrates the wood and drywall around the window, the entire area will need to be remediated. This is why it is so important to act upon the removal of any mold as soon as you notice its growth.
Penicillium is the group of molds that generally grow on foods but can also be found in musty carpets, upholstered furnishings, and damp boxes. Usually, it is a blue-green color, and if you have left your bread out on the counter for too long, you’ve probably seen this mold invade the bread.
While these are just a few of the types of molds that can infiltrate your home, these three are the most common. All types of mold need to be addressed immediately upon discovery, but many times they can grow undetected, behind walls, inside attics, even in an accumulation of household dust. Once it is found at this stage, it has often caused irrefutable damage and the material harboring its growth must be removed and replaced. The longer the mold is left to grow, the more expensive the process, since it often includes the removal of items such as drywall, flooring, and insulation.
Having mold in your home is not uncommon. Certain levels of mold are in the air we breathe and both inside and outside buildings. However, when mold is able to grow in a damp, humid spot for too long, it slowly destroys your home’s structural integrity. The only way to rectify the damage is to have the home remediated. At Connecticut Mold, our professional team of certified mold technicians is thoroughly trained to safely take away any tainted material. We cordon off the area infected by the mold so that it does not become airborne and spread, and we cover any surfaces like furniture and flooring.
Our technicians are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment used specifically for mold remediation, and they are properly outfitted in safety gear including gloves, masks, and full-body protective suits. Our team at Connecticut Mold will bag up any moldy material to ensure the spores do not spread, and then expertly replace any rotted materials like flooring, drywall, trim, and ceiling tiles, to name just a few. A key aspect of making sure the mold does not return to re-damage the new material is to have any moisture sources removed or fixed. For instance, if a pipe under a kitchen sink continues to leak, the mold will return, so it is imperative to have any sort of water or humidity source addressed.
When your Darien home has been damaged by the effects of mold, you need to rely on the professionals at Connecticut Mold to remediate your home. With our years of experience, outstanding customer service, and dedication to getting your home restored quickly and professionally, you’ll know you made the right choice in choosing Connecticut Mold. Schedule a free consultation or call us today for all kinds of mold services like mold removal, mold assessment, mold testing, mold inspection and dehumidification in Darien!