Storms can cause a lot of damage in homes, particularly flooded basements, like what happened in the East Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. For homeowners though, removing the water is just part of the problem because the moist and damp conditions can produce among the worst of health risks: mold growths. For residents of Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in Florida, the risks are higher because storms are not the only cause of mold infestation in these places. (more…)
As of July 29, 2013, Accuweather was convinced that tropical rainstorm Dorian would make landfall in Southern Florida and the Bahamas, bringing heavy rains and some flooding to the affected areas. However, Dorian could have become even stronger and reverted to its tropical storm classification, posing an even greater hazard to the people. Once it had moved through Florida, the storm was expected to either swing towards the Gulf of Mexico or to completely dissipate over the state. (more…)
Molds are one of the most resilient organisms on the planet, so much that they can still thrive in areas that are deemed “clean”. A new study published in Medical Mycology, as reported by the New York Daily News, revealed that molds, mildew, and other fungi can grow inside dishwashers, on shower-heads, and on washing machines. A number of the tested appliances even tested positive for black yeast: fungi that can cause lung infections in those with allergies.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, since almost all kinds of fungi can thrive in various environments, although warm and moist places (like dishwashers) seem to be their favorite habitat. As such, even a Florida home that hasn’t been ravaged by a major storm may still need to call for mold removal from Fort Lauderdale. Water Damage LLC offers exactly that, aside from more basic water damage repair services. (more…)
The incidence of families being forced out of their homes due to mold problems continues to grow in the Florida area. Isabel Mascarenas of 10 News reported that single mother Nicole Nikolic and her family had to leave their residence in New Port Richey because of extensive mold growth that had started to take its toll on their health. Nikolic claimed she repeatedly complained to the apartment management for months last year, but no action was taken until recently. (more…)
It seems that the entire state of Florida, particularly Fort Lauderdale has mold removal to deal with, if last year’s reports on mold plaguing students’ apartments are any indication. Rachel Williams, a contributor to the Central Florida Future, shared a report on this insidious problem, revealing how much a damp environment can contribute to mold growth.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the residents of Staten Island, more than any other county on the East Coast, suffered fatalities and shortages of food, fuel, and other necessities. While it was the destruction of public infrastructure that crippled Manhattan, it was damage to private property, from homes to yachts by the coast, that severely affected Staten Island. Six months later, the residents of the borough are emotionally ready to move on—if not for the molds moving in. (more…)
The home is supposed to be a safe and comfortable place, a haven impervious to the cares and worries of the world. It is the place people retreat to at the end of a long, exhausting day. For the elderly who have retired from years of working, home is where one hopes to spend the rest of his life in bliss. For one Florida retiree, however, that haven has turned into a hell of sorts, as it was overrun with mold and puddles of water.
Mold removal in Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere, has to be taken seriously. The presence of mold is accompanied by health hazards that can lead to respiratory problems and other illnesses. Mold could be relentless; and given the chance, will thrive in any warm, damp place. One of mold’s more recent high-profile victims is a charity home in Savannah, which was forced to temporarily close its doors while management dealt with the problem.
Savannah Ronald McDonald Charity House serves as a temporary home for the families of unprivileged children who are confined in hospitals within the Savannah area. For 26 years, it has been a “home away from home” for these families. However, the house was recently discovered to have a mold infestation, warranting a six-week shutdown until the growth was removed. (more…)
Floods are among the worst disasters that could befall a home. For residents like Christine Penney, a water-damaged house after a flood may seem beyond hopeless. However, there are ways to address water damage in Miami and get your life back together sooner than you think.
Hurricane season in Florida starts in June and lasts all the way to October. During strong storms, low lying areas that receive a large amount of rain are very likely to experience flooding. In some extreme cases, a back pressure surge could push waste water backwards into the system, up toilets and drains, damaging a home’s interiors and foundation. (more…)
Owners of an apartment in St Charles, MO, are now in hot water for allegedly failing to disclose to tenants that the place had previously suffered from water damage. A flood struck the Sandalwood Creek Apartments two years ago, and did again some weeks ag, affecting 44 units. Damage to the property was extensive: one tenant’s unit showed signs that the water had been almost knee-high during the incident. The property management was reportedly evasive about the matter, even claiming that the tenants’ insurance did not cover flood damage. (more…)