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954-659-8600 Brow ---- 305-979-5549 Dade

Mold is everywhere.  It is naturally occurring in the environment and in the air.  It would be virtually impossible to eliminate it completely.  Its only when the colonies of mold overgrow, that you begin to have a problem.


What does mold need to grow and thrive?  Water, nutrition, and a suitable surface.  This is why Mold damage is a common problem here in florida.


It's not difficult at all to satisfy the water requirement for growing mold, especially in Florida, with the high levels of humidity in our tropical climate.  But, its not just humidity as the water source, it could be water from pipe bursts or leaks in your house, condensation, and non efficient ventilation fans that go unnoticed..  As for nutrition, mold can use dead skin cells,  dust, wood, paper, or sheetrock as a good source of food.  And almost any surface could be a potential location for mold to grow.  And, once you have a mold problem, it doesn't take much for the mold spores to become airborn and travel to other parts of your home, or cause health problems.


Insurance policies in Florida contain coverage for mold.  Depending on the circumstance leading up to the problem, you may have a claim.  


Getting rid of mold the correct way requires mold remediation professionals who are trained and certified in order to ensure safety.  Once you distrurb mold, you may cause it to release spores which become air born and more dangerous.  Plus, all the mold contaminated materials in your home will have to be disposed of properly.


Don't ignore mold if you see it in your home.  Remember, it could be an indication of another problem, as mold requires a water source as we discussed.


If you think you have a mold problem, call me and I would be happy to help you with this issue.


Alan Himmel, PCA.

954-659-8600 Brow

305-979-5549 Dade

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