If you’ve noticed mold growth in your residence or commercial building, you should address the issue immediately to prevent health issues and the excessive spreading of mold. Prolonged exposure to mold can have adverse effects on health.
Symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Red itchy eyes
- Itchy skin
- Stuffy nose
- Upper respiratory problems
It’s estimated that 4.6 million people out of the 21.8 million people with asthma have the condition because of mold inside their homes. Negative health consequences result from mold within your home. We specialize in mold remediation. With years of experience and well-equipped staff, there is no job too big or small for us.
What is Mold?
Mold, or fungi, is found everywhere, and there’s over 300,000 different kinds! The most common types of indoor molds are trichoderma, epicoccum, penicillium, and aspergillus. Different types of mold thrive in different spots and environments. For example, Chaetomium is most commonly found in drywall damaged by water, while you will find Alternaria in your shower.
Mold is resilient and can grow in very harsh conditions. It’s typically found in moist dark places, and mold spores can travel throughout your air duct system. Mold can be introduced to your house with foot traffic. It can be introduced to your home through your shoes and clothes. If your house is dry, it won’t be a problem, however, and spores will turn into fungi in humid weather. The most common places to find mold is in showers, sinks, windows, basements, and attics. Mold will also grow in areas affected by water damage. Floors, walls, and ceilings areas susceptible to water damage with plumbing leaks. Washing machines and air conditioners are other spots where mold can grow. Moist, dark places are just as likely to house bacteria to produce mold.
Our Mold Remediation Process
Many companies out there advertise that they can eliminate all of the mold from your house. Be skeptical of these companies! Mold is everywhere in the form of spores, so true mold removal is not possible like they promise. Cleaning mold with water and bleach will rid that area of the mold, but the spores will be left behind. If the area is still damp, mold will come back with time. This is because you cannot completely eliminate mold.
The key is controlling the growth of mold. Keeping the living conditions in your home clean and dry will help prevent the spread of mold. Spores will exist, but they will stay dormant. The right way to deal with mold is remediation and restoration.
Removing of mold is multi-step process. The first step in addressing mold is inspection. We will search your home thoroughly for visible signs of mold. Air samples also can be taken to figure out what type of mold we are dealing with. We can do this since airborne spores reproduce and are not dormant. Different types of mold require different procedures in controlling it. An air sample will show what the spore count is which then can be used to estimate for the level of contamination within your home or commercial building. Give us a call today if you need help with your mold removal!
Our Other Damage Restoration Services
Our professionals at R&J Snyder Restoration can help with any restoration project. We also offer:
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