How to Treat Mold Allergies & Control Mold Growth


Mold allergies are common in the US, and the number one source of contact is mold growing in the walls and under the carpets of homes and buildings. Mold grows when water and spores seep into cracks in the walls and joins of your structure, and it's a common side effect from water damage and flooding. When it occurs, it is highly important to contact professional mold services.

The key to clearing up a mold problem is moisture control, preferably with 24 to 60 hours of any water damage happening. This is why it's best to have trained mold removal specialists do the work for you. In addition to being able to figure out where the water damage went - even into places where it might not be obvious - they're experts at getting behind the drywall and into the places that need drying fast, so that a mold colony gets completely eradicated.

It doesn't take much spore production for mold to regrow back and trigger an allergy response; it's a bit like treating a cancer case. You have to be thorough about removing the problem and you have to make sure the conditions that allowed it to spread don't return. This usually means fixing plumbing or water leakage problems as well as attacking things like dry rot or mold that's grown up the inside of a sheetrock wall.
Systematically getting rid of mold problems without the help of professionals can turn into that nightmare of home ownership: The unexpectedly necessary home remodeling project. Professionals have both experience in tackling mold infestations and better equipment for testing the air for spores, or the mycotoxins that some molds produce - they're likelier to get the problem fixed the first time.

There are federal guidelines put out by the EPA for mold remediation in public buildings, and while some of them are common sense, others are more involved. They do work, and they're meant to be thorough in solving the total problem. Procedures include the obvious - fixing the water leakage and looking for hidden rot where mold might be waiting in a reservoir to reinfect your home, to the somewhat more obscure, like using UV LED lamps lamps or anti-fungal agents in the interior of the walls where it's too hard to get direct access to the materials that are compromised.

If you've got a mold problem in LA, the two most important considerations are tackling it right away before the mold spreads and grows, and getting the right kind of professional help in mold removal, call us today at (323) 372-2666.