The prevalence of mold Atlanta, Georgia has been proliferated with has been astounding as in many southern and southwestern states in the United States.  Experts studying the mold Atlanta has been dealing with for more than a few years now are saying that moisture management should take precedence over energy cost savings.  The reason is because the mold Atlanta is dealing with is thriving because of the high relative humidity levels.  Mold, especially toxic or black mold is a fungal organism that can spread and grow very quickly when given favorable conditions needed t thrive such as poorly lit, damp surfaces with high humidity.  When conditions for growth are not favorable however, the mold becomes a fine powder and is usually airborne until it can stick to a surface where conditions can be met for growth. 

Airborne molds can cause many health risks both minor and severe.  This is the number one cause for alarm in Atlanta.  Because of the elevated publicity about the dangers of toxic mold Atlanta has joined many other states in increased mold lawsuits and vast cleanup efforts with energy conservation taking the backseat for the moment. 

In order to reduce moisture residents should seek out any leaky windows, doors, cracks in the basement, holes in attic spaces and seal them as soon as possible so that the warm air rising from the draft areas does not cool and condense on walls and surfaces.  When mold is found, it should be cleaned immediately with a chlorine bleach solution and scraped off of wooden surfaces if necessary.  Residents may also want to have their plumbing checked for leaks, rust, and loose fitting pipes to prevent mold buildup.  If residents suspect that the have black mold, they may wish to call a certified mold inspector to sample and clean the mold professionally.

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