A leaky pipe leads to mold. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Leaky pipes are one of the primary causes for mold development. The maintenance workers at a doctor’s office in Manchester, NH did not notice sections of their office walls becoming saturated with water until it was too late. Because of all the moisture, mold developed throughout areas of the wall. This has left a musty smell throughout the office. Not wanting to make sicknesses even worse for their patients, the owners closed the doctor’s office and sought immediate mold remediation.
Mold may not seem like a big deal, but it truly is. It’s hard to spot, usually forming in walls or under carpets. A little mold might not seem like much. However, in the blink of an eye, a little mold can develop into a lot of mold. And when there is a lot of mold, there can be serious problems.
Mold affects people differently, depending on age, exposure, and one’s allergies and sensitivity. People who are sensitive to mold may have allergic reactions such as runny noses, sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes, skin rashes, and itching. Mold can cause asthma attacks, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Pneumonia could also develop after an exposure to mold.
But just think about how mold can affect someone who is already sick. Those who already have a weakened immune system may experience far worse from mold exposure. Some types of mold specifically trigger infections within people who have a weakened immune system, causing irritations to the skin, eyes, lungs, and other organs. It is an even larger endangerment for mold to develop at the doctor’s office in Manchester, NH, because it will worsen the situation of several patients who are looking to be relieved from sicknesses.
Behind all mold development is a water damage or moisture problem. In order to prevent mold from developing, one must know where moisture comes from within their home or business. In the case of the doctor’s office in Manchester, NH, it is best to routinely check pipes and the sources of water to prevent moisture exposure.
If moisture has already been exposed, and mold has started to develop, one should seek a mold remediation specialist to take care of the contaminated area. When in doubt, seek professionals to do the job for you. Even exposing one’s self to moisture could be hazardous if mold spores have already developed.
In the case of the doctor’s office in Manchester, NH, the owner immediately called Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services. Soil-Away sent their highly trained technicians. In no time, the doctor’s office was remediated and back in business. Soil-Away offers 24-hour emergency services for disaster restoration. The IICRC-trained technicians are fully equipped to remediate mold, clean the contaminated areas, and help prevent future mold development. Soil-Away has knowledgeable professionals who have been in the business since 1990.
Soil-Away not only provides mold remediation, but also relief from water and fire damage. Additionally, they offer construction services, soft contents restoration, and air duct cleaning. If you sense mold developing in your commercial property, or experience any of these other disastrous issues, don’t hesitate to call Soil-Away at (603) 641-6555. They will take care of you and relieve your business of these disasters.
By A. Phelps