Mold Can Be Controlled
Mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin rash. People with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mold.
There is always some mold around. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold can get in your home through open doors, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can be brought indoors on clothing, shoes, bags, and even pets.
Mold will grow where there is moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been a flood. Mold grows on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
What If You Have Mold In Your Home
Mold can look like spots. It can be many different colors, and it can smell musty. If you see or smell mold, It should be removed.
If mold is growing in your home, it should be cleaned up and the moisture problem should be corrected. Mold can be removed by the homeowner from hard surfaces such as ceramic tile or fiberglass shower stalls with household products such as soap and water, or other products. On pourous surfaces such as drywall or wood, the mold will need to be removed by a mold remediation company. Chlorince bleach will not kill mold on pourous surfaces, it may appear to be removed, but may be rooted in the material.
How Can We Help?
Most reputable Mold Remediation Companies will not attempt to remediate a situation unless an an assessment and testing is first done by a Certified Mold Inspector. That's where we come in. We can fully evalutate your situation, do testing, and provide a protocol for a Mold Remediation Company to follow to remove the Mold. We can recommend reputable Mold Remediation Companies that will do the job right. We can return to do a follow-up inspection and testing to make sure the mold is gone.