Today we experience many natural disasters, the majority of which bring about some sort of flooding or water damage. Even in the case of major wildfires, the water it takes to combat the disaster threatens homes and property. While there are a variety of problems connected with water damage, the one that really can threaten property, and more importantly, a person’s health, is mold.

Mold is an insidious and often hidden problem for home and businesses, and as it spreads, it poses a larger danger than just being unsightly. Mold spores can cause allergic reactions, asthma attacks, chronic sinus problems, poisoning by mycotoxins and fungal infections. The problems can extend even to fatigue and depression.

Companies like Paul Davis help their customers combat the dangers of mold. For more than 50 years, Paul Davis has restored residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, mold, storms and disasters. They are certified in emergency restoration, reconstruction and remodeling. Types of mold remediation range from dry rot to dangerous black mold and pink, yellow and white molds. Mold can grow in virtually any area of a home. Problems are commonly seen in: bathrooms, basements, window frames, caulking, ventilation systems, plumbing, cabinets and furniture, drywall and subflooring, fabrics, wallpaper or painted walls, wet walls, carpeting and water-damaged mattresses.  

The experts at Paul Davis arrive within 24 hours of being alerted of an issue and provide a variety of services. These services include using industrial-grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment to efficiently remove excess water. They also provide efficient containment of the affected area and the removal of contaminated materials. They clean contents and other personal possessions, apply disinfectants and antimicrobials to help prevent future mold growth, sanitize and purify the air and provide assistance with the insurance claims process.