No one wants to deal with mold and plumbing issues, and Calgary homeowners are no different. Yet, a simple backup can cause that and much more.
Backups Trigger Mold Growth
Basements seem to be magnets for water and sewage backups. You come home or wake up to a stinky foul mess in the basement. It takes days to get cleaned up and even then, the space is nowhere near what it was before the backup happened. What is worse, days, weeks, or months later, you may start to see mold growing in the parts of the basement that got hit with the backup.
What do you do when you see mold starting to grow in your basement after a backup?
The one thing you cannot do is wait. Some molds that grow in basements can be toxic to those living in the house. These molds give off mycotoxins that can spread throughout the basement and get tracked into other parts of the house. People who are exposed to these toxins can experience nasal congestion, irritated eyes, coughing, difficulty breathing, throat irritation, and sneezing. Prolonged exposure to mycotoxins can lead to severe neurological damage, or even death, in some cases.
Take Action Quickly
If you see mold growing anywhere in your home, you need to bring in mold remediation specialist as soon as possible. These specialists can test the mold to see what kind it is. Knowing that, they can come in and use the appropriate cleaning methods to get rid of the mold, once and for all. This will remove the mold and remove the potential threat to the health and well being of your family.
For homeowners who are having mold issues around the Calgary area, contact us here at MoldPro Inc. We are certified mold inspectors and remediation contractors.