Time and time again we have gotten pretty much distress calls from people who are worried that they can see mold growing in their property. We usually have to calm them down and tell them we will be there in no time to have a look. There is this notion going around that there is some sort of good mold versus bad mold showdown going on in homes and we just want to clear a lot of things up! When it comes to mold you have to kind of think of it like mosquitoes or flies. They are not necessarily good or bad on their own. When you have an excessive amount of mosquitoes or flies you are going to have a problem. If not they are just kind of there and you can leave them alone as long as they leave you alone!
Going back to mosquito fly, concept what we hope to be able to do with mold is control it. Trying to eradicate it completely is not only basically impossible it would also be a huge waste of time. Structures are built to be able to handle a certain amount of mold, so you shouldn’t panic if you see mold developing. For the most part, it is part of a very natural process that occurs everywhere.
If you have lived around here there is a pretty good chance that you have taken a stroll down the beach one day and saw a lot of structures that were literally filled with mold. With the excessive amount of moisture that we have in the air around this area that usually comes from living near a beach, it is going to be more likely for mold to develop. We have all of the perfect conditions for mold to thrive. Moisture and a very nice climate for most of the year. It’s going to sound like we may be contradicting ourselves since we told you not to panic earlier, but we do recommend that you give us a call from time to time!
Is Mold Toxic?
Another one of the major concerns that we understand people have when it comes to mold is worrying about if it is toxic or not. For the most part, the type of mold that we are going to find and remove from homes is not necessarily toxic. That does not mean that we recommend that you eat it! Truthfully, mold is present basically everywhere. As we have mentioned the main idea is to keep mold growth under control and get that musty odor out!
Mold Damage Repairs
In the worst case, scenario mold will infect certain areas of your home typically within your walls or your basement and will literally crumble the structure over time. What we want to do first and foremost is not allow mold to grow to the extent where it could cause major problems. If it gets to the point where it does though then we can go in and repair the broken structures to keep your home upright!