Sick Building Syndrome: How To Handle Mold and Asbestos Removal

There are many health risks that have potential to lurk in your beloved home – asbestos, lead paint, mold and mildew. These environmental hazards are known as sick building syndrome.

Don’t panic. You can keep these environmental hazards in check and keep building occupants in good health.

With mold, it’s your duty as a homeowner to resolve all serious water problems in the home. When water problems are not resolved, wallboard, ceiling tiles and wood never dry out and the fungi starts to appear.

Most water problems in the home are discovered in the basement and bathroom areas. It’s important to quickly treat small problems so they don’t become large problems.

Mold only needs nutrients, moisture and temperatures between 40F and 100F to thrive.

Be proactive with mold control. You can prevent mold by doing the following actions:

  1. Monitor moisture.
  2. Keep your home surfaces clean.
  3. Make sure there’s adequate airflow in the home.
  4. Never let furniture obstruct air vents.
  5. Apply mildew-resistant latex paint within the home interior.

As for asbestos, any repairs, maintenance or major remodeling work needs to follow the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Asbestos may have been used to insulate the heat ducts / water pipes, asbestos may have been an ingredient in your ceilings or floor materials. Never try do-it-yourself removal of asbestos. Asbestos can be coated with paint to prevent particles from floating in the air until professional asbestos removal specialists can handle the situation.

Hire Advance Mold Remediation to inspect and remove asbestos and mold from your home.

Advance Mold Remediation, a mold remediation company, can inspect your home for asbestos and mold exposure. If mold or asbestos is present, we can safely do a mold cleanup or asbestos cleanout. Excess mold and asbestos are extremely dangerous. Let Advance Mold Remediation protect your property and health from mold and asbestos today.

For professional help and questions on remediation, contact Advance Mold Remediation by calling 1-877-411-MOLD or click here today!

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Source: http://www.netplaces.com/landlording/laws-codes-and-permits/mold-mildew-and-other-concerns.htm

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