Post-Disaster Mold Remediation Tips
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that exists everywhere, but thrives in moist or damp environments. Mold may appear firstly as spots, which can become wide spread over time.
Exposure to mold environments can cause a variety of health-related issues. Persons with weakened immune systems and existing asthmatic issues are at a greater risk of being impacted by mold environments.
It is important to address moist environments or access points for water intrusion within your home or places of business immediately, to avoid the spread of mold spores.
Flooding provides the perfect situation for mold development and growth in buildings. Mold not only grows on drywalls, ceiling tiles, air ducts, furniture, but also in other environments or elements of a structures that exist such as carpets, wallpaper, and upholstery. If left unattended, mold spores can spread rapidly.
Recommended steps to addressing mold:
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has been working locally with SBP (St. Bernard Project) a non-profit Disaster Recovery organisation based in Louisiana, to spread the importance of mold remediation and to provide guidance to residents and professionals alike in tackling this growing issue.
Is Your Home Insured?
If you have homeowners or flood insurance, talk to your insurer to make sure that mold remediation services are included when submitting a claim. It can save you hundreds of out-of-pocket expenses.
Mold Remediation Professionals
The following Contractors, Design Professionals, Hazardous Waste Managers and Janitorial Service Providers have completed a Basic Mold Remediation Training Course offered by SBP:
- James Cartwright, Ideal Home Builders
- Clarence Johnson, Kuduck Builds
- Bartholomew Bowleg, Kuduck Builds
- Brian Smith, Thomas & Norma Construction
- Kimberly Hurr-Daniel, Virmar Construction
- Sean Gallagher, Albacore Construction
- John Gallagher, Albacore Construction
- Laurence Laing, Tri Eastern Development
- Burton Miller, G.B. Quality Builders
- Kenneth Laing, Brothers Electrical
- Henry Duncombe, Bahamas Safety Authority
- Anthony Smith, Janitorial Service
- Greg Langstaff, Technical Consultant