Mold Removal In Tampa, Florida

Mold removal continues to be one of the most pressing issues that the people of Tampa have to contend with. Always use a company certified in mold removal to remediate any problems your property may have. Inexperience in removal can make a mold situation worse.

Causes of Mold Growth

One should be familiar with how mold grows in Tampa. Under the right conditions (moisture, organic food, and time) mold will grow, multiply and produce spores. Mold grows throughout the natural as well as the built environment. Mold reproduce by microscopic cells called “spores” that are spread easily through the air. Mold spores are present though the indoor and outdoor continually. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, ceiling tiles or any surface where dust has accumulated. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no particular way to eliminate all mold and their spores in the indoor environment. The way to control indoor growth is to control the amount of moisture available to the mold.

Tips for Mold Removal in Tampa

Mold trapped in homes is extremely dangerous, and toxic varieties can cause many problems, including severe illness and the complete destruction of property. Once mold is discovered action should be taken immediately to prevent further issues. Unfortunately when it comes to getting rid of mold the first thing people reach for is the bottle of bleach under the kitchen sink, but it can and does make the problem worse. Bleach can actually feed the very thing you are trying to get rid of. There are various reasons why chlorine bleach should not be used for the cleanup of mold. It’s for these reasons that chlorine bleach is not registered as a disinfectant to kill mold with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are quite a few reasons why chlorine bleach is ineffective at killing mold:

  •  Firstly, chlorine bleach does not have the ability to cut through a dirty surface. Bleach cannot clean dirt and only masks it by bleaching it white or transparent. Any soiled surface that requires mold restoration will initially require cleaned before being disinfected with bleach. This is twice the amount of work required to get rid of mold than if the correct product was used in the first place. In addition, the killing power of bleach is quickly deactivated by organic material.
  •  Secondly, even full strength chlorine bleach is too diluted to get rid of mold permanently especially on porous surfaces. The chlorine itself will not soak into porous materials such as drywall and wood, but the water making up 99% of chlorine bleach does, and feeds the mold. The ionic structure of bleach prevents Chlorine from penetrating into porous materials such as drywall and wood—it just stays on the outside surface, whereas mold has enzyme roots growing inside the porous construction materials. Mold grows its roots deep into the surface of drywall and wood and the chlorine can only kill what is on the surface, allowing the roots of the mold to remain very much alive. Mold removal of porous materials is the only safe way of getting rid of the entire mold.
  • Lastly, whatever killing power chlorine bleach does possess drops rapidly even over a very short period of time. Apart from the fact that the disinfecting power of bleach is quickly deactivated once it comes into contact with organic material, chlorine bleach also has a very short shelf life. As the bleach sits on the grocery store shelf or in the cupboards in a home, the Chlorine ions continually bleed through the plastic which is why bleach smells like bleach even when the bottle is closed. It is reported that in just the first three months after being bottled there is a 50% loss in killing power in an unopened container of bleach.

The most critical step in solving a mold problem is to accurately identify and fix the source(s) of moisture that allowed the growth to occur. In order to prevent mold from growing, it is important that water damaged areas begin to be dried within 24-48 hour period. If mold is a problem in your home, the mold must be cleaned up and the excess water or moisture removed. There are many common sources of excess moisture that can contribute to indoor mold growth. Some of the primary means of moisture entry into homes and buildings are water leakage (such as roof or plumbing leaks), vapor migration, capillary movement, air infiltration, humidifier use, and inadequate venting of kitchen and bath humidity, The key to controlling moisture is to generally reduce indoor humidity under 60% and fix all sources of leaks and moisture.

Using PRS in Tampa Bay for Mold Removal

PRS is an experienced company in Tampa, Florida which deals with cases involving water damage and mold removal. We realize that our clients are looking for a quick solution when they encounter mold growth in Tampa. This is why we provide a quick response to any calls that we receive, restoring your home to its former state in no time at all. Regardless of whether you are a residential or a commercial customer, you can always count on us to deliver. Give us a call and we will be there for you whatever the time of the day.

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