Mildew is a thin whitish growth of minute fungus filaments. It is often found in damp homes, and settles on organic materials like wood or leather. It often leaves an unpleasant smell and can even cling to clothes. While there are numerous deodorizers that will effectively remove mildew odor ranging from a home remedy like vinegar to a commercial product like Star Brite Mildew Odor Control Deodorizer, the best solution is to get at the cause of the problem—the dampness in a room that is causing mildew. Moreover, you may not be able to see other forms of fungus that are breeding in the hidden crevasses of a room, and you may actually have a severe case of mold inside the roof or walls.
A Health Hazard
However, fungus does more than create a foul odor, it is a health hazard. Left untreated, everyone who frequents the room can develop feelings of weakness and nausea, as well as compromise their immune system and become vulnerable to some serious illness. While it is possible to clean things up yourself, there are many problems with this approach: you may not be able to detect all the infected places; you do not really know what kind of bacteria or fungus you may actually be dealing with; you may not be able to find the cause of the damp conditions in the room; and you may make things worse by not cleaning properly and actually spreading the infected area to other places in the house or office. For these reasons, a do-it-yourself solution is not advisable. You may be much better off by hiring a company that specializes in water damage restoration. They will have the knowledge and experience to do a better job, not to mention, the people, the equipment, and the right disinfectants and deodorizers.
Professional Water Damage Restoration And Sanitation Services
How can a professional restoration service that specializes in water damage help with disinfecting your house of mold and mildew and remove the dampness that is causing the problems? First, they take samples of the fungus to find out what they are dealing with in the first place. There are many types that they have to analyze in a laboratory to correctly identify. Second, they create a comprehensive plan of action on what to do and how to do it, including identifying where it is, what it is, what equipment to use, and the best deodorizers and disinfectants to use. Third, they take action by carefully sealing off the contaminated areas to prevent the fungus from spreading, using the very latest high-powered vacuums for removal, thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the affected surfaces, and carefully disposing of the waste material.
Certified Priority Restoration
If you are interested in learning more about the effects of water and moisture on your home or business property, or how to remove water and dry out a flooded building, you are invited to contact Certified Priority Restoration at 561-847-3495 in Palm Beach County or 954-874-8016 in Broward County.