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ACCORD Restoration President Busts Mold Myths
in Time for Indoor Mold Awareness Month
-- Industry Expert Provides Tips on Preventing and Eliminating Mold Fungus --
BALTIMORE, Md. August 31, 2009. On the eve of Indoor Mold
Awareness month, restoration expert Frank Nemshick,
President of ACCORD Restoration (ACCORDrestoration.com),
addresses common misconceptions about mold and
"The most common misconception about mold is that it only grows on organic materials such as wood and food," said Nemshick. "Mold is actually a fungus that reproduces from seed-like spores, and can grow year-round, in any type of climate and on any surface."
Many people believe that only messy and dirty properties are susceptible to mold problems. While mold can develop more easily in these conditions, the fungus does not discriminate and can grow on virtually any surface that is exposed to air and water. Most property owners also assume that if there are no visible signs of mold, then it most likely does not exist. What they may not know is that mold very often grows in dark, hidden places such as behind wall paper and paint, in attics, basements, air ducts, and wall cavities.
Another common misconception is that all molds are toxic. On the
contrary, only certain types of molds produce toxic byproducts. The most
common type of toxic mold is called Stachybotrys chartarum. It is a
greenish-black mold that grows on surfaces comprised of cellulose such
as drywall. It has been found that the existence of these toxic
byproducts—also known as mycotoxins—can lead to severe illnesses in the
Nemshick, a certified mold remediation expert, has outlined helpful tips for property owners to prevent mold. Some of his ideas include:
"If a property owner discovers mold, the best thing to do is call a mold remediation professional," said Nemshick. "The professional will be able to locate the source of the mold problem, and using proper equipment and tools, remediate the mold."
About ACCORD Restoration
ACCORD Restoration (ACCORDrestoration.com) specializes in clean-up, repair, restoration and rebuilding after fires, floods, storms or other disaster related property damage. Their extensive list of services includes 24-hour emergency response, clean-up, board-up, assessments, water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold prevention and remediation, storm and wind damage restoration and rebuilding. Contact by phone at: 410-277-0651, by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more at ACCORDrestoration.com. MHIC #51366. PA License #051708
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