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Our hearts go out to the Morley family

It’s been 2 years since the disastrous Calgary flood. For some people it seems like yesterday and for others 2 years feels like a long time; nevertheless, many homes are still feeling the effects of the flood, especially with mold growth. At 24/7 Restoration, we know mold and we know that it has the uncanny ability to hide even when homeowners are actively looking for it. This week’s blog is all about how mold growth continues to be a problem long after the 2013 flood.

The CBC recently reported on a Morley family that continues to fall ill after returning to their home in January. The family reports that although their home has had repeated water leaks for several years, they began getting sick after the 2013 flood. They discovered black and white mold growth underneath the siding of their home and the family strongly suspects that the mold is flourishing behind their walls. History of water leaks, the flood and the presence of an odour upon returning to their home all indicated massive growth, which was confirmed by a contractor that renovated part of the home.

As the family receives help from Red Cross, the contractors at 24/7 Restoration want to remind everyone the negative effects that mold can have on human health and your property. Mold can cause the following symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Eye, nose and throat irritation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Phlegm build up

When it comes to your property, mold growth essentially eats away at whatever it’s growing on, for example wooden structures. Mold growth will eventually weaken any structure and in severe cases it can lead to a home being written-off, as was the case for many after the 2013 flood.

Here at 24/7 Restoration, our expert team of contractors wants to emphasize that mold is a resilient hazardous material that thrives in environments with high levels of moisture. Water leaks that go unfixed will commonly lead to a mold problem; however, a flood is a dream scenario for mold growth. If your home has a musty smell or if you suspect that mold is growing in your home, contact the professionals at 24/7 Restoration and have your mold remediated. For more information contact us in Calgary today at (403) 247-4365. 

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