Mold In Your House – A Cause Of Concern

mold damage chippewa fallsFinding mold in your house can be a distressing sight. Even though mold is as pervasive as human housing, its presence in your house raises health and safety alarm bells. As an allergen, mold can trigger asthma, even when there’s no history of asthma. Mold can grow inside your home within 24-48 hours and can attach itself to walls, ceiling, floors, furniture, fixtures, pipes, insulation, and carpeting and can grow on any surface. Mold is tenacious and, if left untreated, will eat through your home’s property value. So acting immediately and seeking help when there’s mold in your house is important for your and your family’s safety and for protecting your property. 

Mold Damage In Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls, with its rainy weather, high moisture, and humid settings, is the ideal breeding ground for mold. Mold attaches itself to things and places that are damp, and mold spores find it easy to grow and create their hotbeds. Mold can even be airborne and can get worse wherever there is water damage. If you are a resident of Chippewa Falls, there is a high likelihood that you have or are going to come across mold in your dwellings, neighborhood, and workplace. 

There are several reasons why a house will develop mold. From water leaks to leaky pipes, flood damage, and shoddy plumbing – the undue presence of water will lead to mold and subsequent damage. 

Identifying Mold 

Sometimes mold can be difficult to find and identify, and it’s therefore important to have someone who understands mold and how to deal with it. If not dealt with, mold will grow within the environment until it becomes too large and will continue to reappear time and time again. 

Signs of contamination in your home might include: 

  • Rotten smells, which are musty and damp (like dirty socks, and damp laundry) 
  • Visible specks and streaks of fungus 
  • Gunk in your home tiles 
  • Increased humidity in poorly ventilated areas of the house 
  • Peeling wallpapers 
  • Previous water damage 

Mold removal specialists specialize in identifying all major and minor causes of mold infestations and have relevant solutions to deal with them.

What Can You Do? 

If you suspect mold in your dwelling, the best thing to do is seek help and call professionals. The relevant professionals will engage in mold remediation to respond to any current and future damage. Mold remediation will include things like: 

  • Inspecting the property to map out the nature and extent of mold damage 
  • Responding to water damage and cleaning out mold-infested materials
  • Disinfecting surfaces with mold on them
  • Vacuuming with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration. 
  • Suggesting structural removal if the damage is extensive and will be hazardous 

Choosing a local team will guarantee a relevant experience and a greater understanding of mold remediation as required within the area. Looking at the team’s credentials, track record, and local references is something that we recommend. Also, ensure that your service providers are bonded and insured and are accredited by relevant industry-approved organizations. 

We at TRAC solutions have more than 25 years of experience in the Western Wisconsin region and are a Chippewa Valley-owned company. Our experts are available for immediate help. With a track record of success and an understanding of your challenges with damage repair, we are happy to be of service and to protect you, your family, and your property from mold infestation and damage. Our spate of services also includes property restoration, disaster cleanup, carpet, and air duct cleaning. The TRAC solutions team is at your disposal.