Council-certified Microbial Remediator
We are certified for mold remediation though the American Council for Accredited Certification. To see our certification and a list of certified vendors in the area, please visit the ACAC website.
How common is mold in buildings?
Molds are very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, or in basements. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
How do molds get in the indoor environment and how do they grow?
Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as a crawl space, they will grow. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds.
How do you know if you have a mold problem?
Large mold infestations can usually be seen or smelled.
How do molds affect people?
Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions. Mold can also lead to a variety of more serious health issues
How do you keep mold out of buildings and homes?
Inspect buildings for evidence of water damage and visible mold as part of routine building maintenance, Correct conditions causing mold growth (e.g., water leaks, condensation, infiltration, or flooding) to prevent mold growth. If you have an existing mold problem, contact us today to remediate the issue.