Got Mold? in High River, Alberta
In response to the tragic flooding situation in High River, Alberta, our founder and President, James C. Watson, personally visited the area.
Needless to say, the response to his arrival from residents was very positive as they realized that Got Mold? was there to help.
Currently, we have a team of workers in the area helping residents. The response to our presence has been so positive that the High River Times ran a story. According to Watson, one of our main goals is:
To make sure that if there’s concerns about mold in the house that we want to do our quality testing for them to approve that they haven’t contaminated the rest of the home
In Watson’s words, it’s not about killing mold, but about properly filtering it and removing it from the air so that it’s not in the environment.
The key to preventing mold is to begin the drying process as soon as possible because mold will begin growing within 24 to 72 hours. Water is the key ingredient required for mold to thrive.
According to Watson, the residents of High River have done a fantastic job of reducing mold risk because they began the clean up process right away. However, he cautions that clean up crews should take precautions to prevent health issues by using half masks with filter cartridges and avoid skin contact by wearing gloves.
Mold is a growing concern because it will have an impact on the health and well-being of residents and also cause structural issues because mold lives on dead organic matter: drywall, carpet, wood, ceiling tiles, etc.
According to Watson, over the next couple of days as the drywall starts to dry, the mold starts to thrive, and if it’s not dealt with it continues to eat away at the house. Even if it doesn’t affect one’s health, it’s going to affect the structural integrity of the house.
— Got #Mold?™ (@gotmoldglobal) July 10, 2013