Around 90% of the homes in St. Maarten have been damaged as a result of hurricane Irma.Many of the houses that have been effected have been exposed to a lot of water are contaminated by mould. If not treated, this could lead to problematic health issues for the occupants (such as asthma). Make St. Maarten Great Again is collaborating with ECO Tech Solutions, Steflogix and B.O.S.S to treat this mold problem. This treatment will be funded by MSMGA for those that are eligible. Scroll to the button of the page to sign up.
“A chlorine-dioxide chemical will be used, which can penetrate through any material and kill the mould spores. This treatment is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.”
What is mold
Microsopic mold spores exist naturally and floats along in the air, indoors and outdoors. Mold spores thrive on moisture and it can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. In addition to causing significant property damage, mold can produce allergens and irritants that can cause health issues. The most common mold is ‘black mold’ it can cause eye and nose infections, headaches, skin rashes and even severe lung problems in the long term.
Signs of mold
Mold isn’t always visually seen or easy to find. Here are some of the most common warning signs that may indicate there’s toxic mold growing inside your home.
If you are presently aware that you have, or had, a water leak issue (think ceiling or pipe leaks)
constantly smelling a musty odor is almost always the first sign of mold growing somewhere in the house.
If you are suffering from allergies while you’re at home, there’s a strong probability that there’s hidden mold somewhere inside your home.
After the initial inspection, an assessment will be made by ECO Tech Solutions, Steflogix and B.O.S.S. They will decide what the necessary steps are to treat the mold problem. The treatment is sufficient for a living space of 300m2 (e.g kitchen, living room, bedroom). If the mold contamination is larger than the treatment capacity, we strongly advise you to treat all areas, to prevent it from returning. ECO Tech Solutions and Steflogix will provide a package deal for these extra services. If a construction is severely damaged, B.O.S.S. will provide a low budget quotation for these homes.