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The Facts About Mold in Your Home

Oh no! You saw mold on the ceiling, under the bathroom upstairs. What do you do now?

Here’s what you need to know about mold you find in your house…

Yes, it’s ugly.

Yes, it can be dangerous.

And, it’s hard to get rid of by yourself. You may need a professional to evaluate the problem and offer a solution.

Once mold infests your home or business, it will spread and continue to grow until the problem is professionally taken care of. Mold spores can enter your home in many ways and will grow in places with a lot of moisture. If a structure has been damaged because of water, whether it’s a plumbing issue or more severe flooding, mold is likely to begin growing.

If you are wondering which mold is bad to have growing in your house the answer is simple: It’s all bad. If not immediately dealt with, mold can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Symptoms may include:

· Headachesatlanta mold facts

· Sore Throat

· Coughing

· Sneezing

· Respiratory problems

· Asthma attacks

Reactions to mold vary from person to person. Symptoms may be minor in relatively healthy people, but there are very real dangers to those who are susceptible to mold. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine linked indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory symptoms. Mold exposure was also linked to respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.

Although there are a slew of products on the shelves of your favorite hardware store that tout mold removing magic, the truth is unless a professional is called, the problem isn’t going to go away. Archer Restoration Services, Inc. has decades of experienced in the area dealing with mold remediation, water removal and mold restoration.

Archer Restoration Inc. is truly a one-stop shop for all mold related troubles. Taking care of a mold problem has several steps. It’s much more involved than just spraying the mold and calling it a day. If mold is growing indoors, due to extensive water damage, that damage needs to be killed and dried out to keep the mold from coming back. That includes removing any lingering dampness behind walls and inside the ceilings, etc.

Whether it’s putting in new drywall or removing and replacing part of the existing structure, we will see the project through from beginning to end. Our customers don’t have to worry about calling contractors or other companies to finish the job or do part of the work, because the Archer Restoration team does it all!

· We remove the existing mold

· Address hidden infestations so the mold stays away

· We remove, remediate and restore

Mold isn’t something to be taken lightly. Nor is it something you should attempt to clean up on your own, especially if it’s because of significant water damage. If you have experienced water damage but haven’t seen signs of mold, our technicians can clean up the damage before mold ever has a chance to appear. If there are already signs of mold growing, don’t wait to call so we can get to work protecting your home and family.

Homeowner Tip: Check the Age of Your Water Heater

We get a lot of calls for busted water heaters and water heater leaks. But, as homeowners, we can all be proactive and check on them before they break. We can easily look for signs of age, and possibly catch them before they bust and leak all over our hardwood floors, or flood our basement,

In this photo, shown here, you can see a water heater “catch pan” (see the black bowl at the bottom). We see these often in homes. By the time we see these, they are full of water and over-flowing.
These “catch pans” are only meant to catch small leaks. No catch pan is large enough to hold up to 30-50 gallons of water, like your water heater probably holds.

What to do: Keep an eye on the age of your water heater (see the sticker for the age) If it’s over 10 years old, check in monthly. They typically don’t last more than 12 years. A water heater that won’t stay lit or leaks is your sign that it is time to replace it. Waiting too long could cause a water flood in your home or basement. Replace them before they break, or call Archer Restoration if you need help cleaning up a water leak or busted water pipes in your home.