Danger Level 4: Microbial Growth
Mold is capable of inducing asthma and allergic reactions in specific people. Approximately 15 million individuals in the U.S.A. are allergic to mold. The most typical reactions are asthma and flu-like symptoms. People who suffer from immune or chronic lung problems are susceptible to more long-term effects like lung infections, fever, and an illness akin to pneumonia. Mycotoxins produced from mold may negatively affect your health.
How can I determine if I have a mold issue?
You might see growths that resemble the ones in the images on this page. However, most mold issues aren’t detectable by the human eye and will warrant expert assessments to find them. Occasionally, you will smell an earthy or musty smell if mold exists.
You ought to be worried about a mold issue if you or your loved ones undergo any of these allergic reactions:
- Respiratory problems (coughing, asthma, wheezing, persistent infections)
- Hay fever-type symptoms
- Reddened, watery, or burning eyes
- Sinus or nasal congestion
- Light sensitivity
- Sneezing/ Runny nose
- Dermatitis (irritation or skin rash)
If I suspect a mold issue, what is my next step?
DON’T HESITATE! TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION!
Complete Restoration will coordinate a mutual time to administer the assessment.
When Complete Restoration comes to your door, they will examine your household for a surplus of humidity in wall cavities with special tools, and check areas where water can easily seep through, such as basements and crawl spaces. If mold remediation is noted, the technician will assemble details to figure out the most efficient remedial approach and provide you with a quote.
How soon should I handle the problem if I suspect or see mold in my house?
A mold issue can escalate into a troublesome situation very quickly. Therefore, it is vital to have a skilled professional administer mold removal and remediation immediately. Your health is of utmost importance and that’s why mold testing and detection are critical if you believe you have an issue.
What preventative measures does Complete Restoration take when conducting mold detection and remediation?
Since mold can be dangerous our technicians’ health, they will arrive wearing protective attire so they aren’t exposed to the dangerous mold spores that are airborne. The technicians will utilize negative air machines (exhaust fans) to vent the infected air from the contaminated spaces in your household or commercial facility and point them towards the outdoors.
Complete Restoration performs ATP testing to determine how much organic matter that is apparent on a surface. The location and amount of ATP detected suggest items and areas in healthcare settings that might need to be cleaned again, and the potential requirement for cleaning protocol improvement.
Mold is fuzzy, occasionally spongy, growth developed by numerous kinds of fungi. Another name for mold is mildew. Fungi consists of organisms like mushrooms, slime molds, rusts, smuts, molds, mildews, puffballs, stinkhorns, yeasts, and truffles.
Every form of mold consumes food in liquid form (water) straight through the walls of their cells and reproduce from spores. Mold does not undergo photosynthesis. As such, mold can reproduce and grow in just about any place where moisture exists. For instance, within a wall near leaking pipes, beneath tiles on a floor near leaking showers or toilet overflows, or within the structure of a floor near sewer discharges.
Mold spore continuously travel through the outdoor and indoor air. As such, a household free of mold might not always have that luxury, based on how the home is maintained. Mold can emit numerous chemicals that are toxic- known as mycotoxins- which are dangerous to your health. These chemicals live on airborne spore and tiny mold pieces.
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