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Water Heaters and MOLD

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water heaters and MOLD

Mold around your hot water heater? it’s important to have it thoroughly removed as soon as possible when ever you see it.

Exposure to household mold can lead to numerous health problems, some of them quite serious. Exposure to mold can cause respiratory infections such as bronchitis, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, digestive problems, and even depression.

Mold can be removed from non-porous surfaces like tile floors with an antimicrobial cleanser (Bleach or Vinegar) and a scrub brush. It’s not possible to remove mold completely from porous surfaces, like carpets, drywall and floorboards. Those materials must be removed (carefully, in order not to spread mold spores to other areas of the home in the process) and replaced.

If you are experiencing any mold-related health problems or if you have respiratory problems like asthma or any disorders of the immune system, we recommend not attempting to remove mold yourself because the mold removal process will expose you to more mold spores and can make your condition worse. To protect your health, we recommend calling SERVPRO of Carson/West Carson to assure that the job gets done right.

In order to prevent mold from returning, you’ll need to repair any hot water heater leak or other problem that led to the development of mold. Hot water will have mold grow at a faster rate. Remember that MOLD feeds off humid/dark area's... Always look around your home for signs of leaks or weird smells that can lead to MOLD growth.

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