Mold Remediation For a Healthy Home

Mold remediation is something that most people hope they will never need. But even the cleanest home can develop mold problems if conditions are right. It’s summer here in the Midwest, and that means two things that mold thrives on – heat and humidity! SMART Restoration provides expert mold remediation services in the Greater Kansas City Metro area.

It’s a steam bath out there right now. Walking outside feels like being smacked in the face with a wet towel. You are probably spending as much time as you can in the air conditioning in an effort to stay cool. What you may not realize is that even if your house feels cool despite the summer heat, conditions may still be ripe for the development of mold. Mold spores are everywhere, so no matter how clean you keep your home, it’s possible for mold to develop. If you find mold in your home, it’s time to call the mold remediation experts at SMART Restoration.

Mold can grow and thrive anywhere the conditions are right. There are three things mold needs in order to grow: warmth, moisture and organic materials upon which to feed. Unfortunately our houses are made of mostly organic materials, and with the hot summer weather, warmth and moisture is not hard to come by. Mold often starts in a hidden location, like behind a wall. If you are using a window air conditioner, you should be extra vigilant in making sure it drains properly. If the  drain gets clogged while your AC is working extra hard due to high humidity, water can overflow and run down inside the window frame and into the wall cavity. Add some outside heat through the wall in that enclosed space and you have the perfect environment for mold to grow.

Mold is not only unsightly and potentially damaging to your home’s structure, it can cause health issues in people who are sensitive to it. Some symptoms of mold sensitivity include sneezing, cough, watery eyes and itching. People with breathing issues such as asthma and COPD can be seriously impacted by mold in the environment.

How can you tell if you have a mold problem? Look around your home. If you see damp, discolored patches on your walls or ceilings or smell something musty, it’s a pretty good bet you have a mold problem. If you are also experiencing the symptoms mentioned above, you should take action to determine if mold is the cause. The mold remediation experts at SMART restoration can provide you with a mold inspection and a free estimate for cleanup services. Our team of professionals will quickly and safely identify and eliminate any molds present in your home. Because safety is our number one priority, we use only approved products. Our staff will use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when working in your home. We will also take measures to prevent the spread of mold spores to other areas of your home, and clean the air using specialized equipment.

If you think you have a mold problem and need mold remediation, contact SMART Restoration today for a free estimate. You can call us at (913) 355-5303 or use our online contact form to request an inspection and free estimate. Don’t let the summer heat and humidity help mold to flourish in your home!

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