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Preventative Mold Maintenance

Mold is dangerous and should not be ignored! Take proactive measures towards a safer environment today!

Getting rid of visible mold is important, but it is equally important to prevent mold from returning once it has been removed. Mold is always present in the air around us, and when conditions become favorable (high humidity, relatively low temperature, lack of sunlight) it can instantaneously begin to form colonies.

Below are the Top 5 Negative Effects of Mold

1. Adverse Health Effects:

Some indoor molds are capable of producing extremely potent toxins. These toxins may lead to medical conditions such as nasal and sinus congestion, nosebleeds, asthma, headaches, and in extreme cases of continuous exposure, cancer or neurotoxicity. Children and elderly people are at the highest risk and often experience the most severe symptoms.

2. Legal Consequences:

Numerous lawsuits relating to indoor air quality have resulted in multi-million dollar judgments against building owners, contractors and insurance companies. These cases are rising in both frequency and amount.

3. Damage to the Building

Mold’s natural function is to break down dead organic matter. You want to do your best to prevent it from breaking down your entertainment center, coffee table, and the rest of the “dead organic matter” that we call a house.

4. May be Costly to Remove

In minor cases, it is possible to use home remedies for mold removal. However, if the impacted area is greater than 10 square feet it is necessary to get the help of a mold removal company. A typical crawl space mold removal cost can be anywhere between $500 to $4,000, but as high as $6,000 for a basement wall. If there has been structural damage to the walls, the cost of mold removal and repair may be between $10,000 and $30,000

5. Not Always Easy to Detect

Mold can be found inside crawl spaces, in attics, and in other hard-to-detect places such as behind wallpaper. Because it is important to find and remove mold as soon as possible, delayed detection may lead to the onset of negative health conditions caused by exposure to mold.

PREVENTION IS KEY

The Scope of negative effects of mold is significant. It is far better to take proactive steps to prevent it before it starts.

One of the best ways to prevent mold is to properly condition the building environment. Proper conditioning means proactive control of both the space temperatures, and humidity levels in a space. Proper conditioning, however, is not a one time effort. Ongoing maintenance of the space condition is vital to the ongoing success of mold prevention.

CM3 IS YOUR PREVENTION PARTNER

CM3 is able to provide effective building system designs to limit the growth and spread of mold, and ongoing Preventive Maintenance services to assist with long term preventive efforts.

Our trained staff of Systems Specialists and Service Mechanics are well equipped to assist you in your ongoing efforts to effectively control your indoor environments.

Contact CM3 at 215-322-8400 to discuss how we can help.

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