Mold Removal and Remediation Services in Omaha
Mold is literally everywhere all around us all the time, and it actually has many beneficial effects in terms of renewing our outdoor and natural resources. It breaks down dead organic substances and deposits them back into the ecosystem. For example, mold is what causes a dead tree to decompose into new soil. Molds and fungi such as mushrooms and certain cheeses are important food sources. Molds even help us create antibiotics such as penicillin and many others.
Unfortunately, it’s not the greatest when it becomes visible in our homes. Mold spores are resilient and opportunistic little survivors. They float along and can remain in a dormant state for long periods of time, until they come into the right conditions to grow. Those conditions are the right combination of moisture, warmer temperatures, and a food source. When mold spores encounter those conditions indoors, they can over-produce, and can cause major health problems and property damage. When this happens, mold remediation is necessary.
Symptoms of Mold Irritation (when in doubt, always discuss with your healthcare provider):
An oversaturation of mold particles and spores in the air can cause numerous physical health problems to anyone living in the proximal environment. Mold can provoke asthma attacks, complicate breathing, and even induce nausea. Here are just a few more possible symptoms of mold irritation:
- Nasal congestion
- Throat irritation
- Coughing, wheezing or trouble breathing
- Eye or skin irritation
If you experience any of these problems regularly in your own home, you may need mold removal and mold remediation services.
Mold Remediation by MAXIM
When people speak of mold removal, they really mean mold remediation. It is impossible to remove all mold since, like we mentioned earlier, mold is literally everywhere. What we can do is remove the moisture source that triggered dormant mold spores to begin active growth. We can kill and remove the active mold spores, the mold carcasses and the mycotoxins it produces; and we can completely clean and dry or remove and replace the materials in which it has nested and grown. These processes require the right knowledge, training, skill, products and equipment to be done properly. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle mold removal and mold remediation, and there is a right way to deal with this potentially threatening menace.
Mold remediation is a serious business. Be sure you have the right plan and the right professionals on your mold remediation team. If you identify mold or suspect you have a problem, dealing with it sooner rather than later is very important to minimizing health and property hazards. If there is a leak or flood, mold can grow to problematic proportions in as little as 48 hours. Even if you don’t see it, your nose knows if there is mold in the area. Mold often has a strong, musty odor. (Think about the common smell of old basements.)
DOs and DON’Ts when you discover mold:
- Stay out of the affected area.
- Turn off heating and air conditioning systems and fans.
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across areas with visible or suspected mold.
- Don’t try to clean or dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on it. (Contrary to popular misinformation, using bleach on a porous surface such as wood, drywall, or concrete can actually make mold worse.)
- Contact MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration or another certified mold remediation expert immediately.
Call MAXIM for Reliable, Certified, Knowledgeable and Safe Mold Remediation
MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. can protect you from the dangers of mold with professional mold removal and mold remediation. Call us today at (402) 807-5733 for more information about our mold remediation services.