Mold is nothing to sneeze at

Mold is nothing to sneeze at

Submitted by Dennis Moloney, president of Best Restorations, Inc.

Mold is a naturally occurring part of our earthly existence. Mold breaks down and digests things like dead bugs, critters and leaves and eventually turns it all back into dirt.

Mold is a good thing, as long as it stays where it belongs – outdoors. When mold is inside your home, it can be bad thing for you, your health and your belongings. Mold loves leather, wallpaper paste, drywall, furniture and the inside of your lungs.

If you see, smell or suspect mold is in your home, you should do something about it right away. Don’t wait, because it isn’t going away voluntarily. Call a certified expert who will come to your home and inspect it for mold. Most of the time, ridding your home of mold is a simple matter. But first you must determine why you have it. Identifying and eliminating mold is tied to identifying the source of the moisture that caused it in the first place.

The final step in ridding a home of unwanted mold intrusion is the post remediation test by a third party. Insist on a successful clearance test before paying your mold remediator his balance in full.

Once you do this, you can breathe freely again. You will have your home back all to yourself. Those uninvited mold spores will be gone.

Moloney is a licensed and certified mold remediator in Florida. Best Restorations, Inc., is a Florida licensed General Contractor (No. 016744) with five Florida licensed mold remediators on staff. The company specializes in successful mold remediation, as well as water and fire damage restoration, and serves all of Palm Beach and Broward counties.

As of Oct. 14, 2011, this service provider was highly rated on Angie’s List. Ratings are subject to change based on consumer feedback, so check AngiesList.com for the most up-to-date reviews. The views expressed by this author do not necessarily reflect those of Angie’s List.


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