One of the first thing you should do in the event that you fell you have some type of mold or mildew problem is to a detailed inspect of your property looking for any signs of water leaks (old or new) and use your nose to alert you for any foul, musty smells which in many cases is the first signal that something is going on.
Molds are tiny microscopic organisms that digest organic matter and reproduce by releasing spores. Molds are a type of fungi and there are over 100,000 species which comes in variety of shapes, colors sizes and textures. In nature, mold helps decompose or break-down leaves, wood and other plant debris. Molds become a problem when they go where they are not wanted and digest materials such as our homes.
According to the Environmental Protection (EPA) mold and mildew can be found almost everywhere and they can grow on virtually any substance. Moisture is the key for mold and mildew to grow and spread. They are more than 100 different types of toxic mold that can have the potential to not only impact the structure of your property but cause illness in humans and animals. Continue reading “How to determine if you have mold” »
The most important step for any do it yourself project is to do an assessment of what is involved and what is my skill level for completing the project safely. You should identify what precipitated the mold growth and the project scope or amount of work involved. Safety for you and your family is the most important factor to consider. Always take precautions to limit your exposure to mold and mold spores. You should avoid breathing in the spores. The best way to limit your exposure to airborne mold is to wear a respirator. The N-95 respirator is recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency. For best results make sure the mask fits properly. Continue reading “Precautions for Mold removal” »
Toxic mold symptoms are often neglected or misdiagnosed by docs owing to their likeness to flu and different illnesses. Recent years have witnessed a rise within the circumstances of toxic mold-associated diseases throughout the U.S. Toxic mold, which is often brought on by leaky pipes or badly sealed home windows, can swarm a house, workplace, or an condominium inside weeks. It is odorless and breeds in poorly lit and damp situations, making it onerous to detect without professional help. Unless the source of toxic mold is removed, signs can get progressively worse and ultimately lead to grave illnesses. Continue reading “Toxic Mold” »
Various types of mold grow in a household, most relatively benign and no more than a nuisance, although all mold must be addressed with caution. One type particular, however, is a more dangerous matter. It is called Stachybotrys, and known colloquially as toxic black mold, or simply just, black mold.
Nothing concerns property owners more than indoor mold growth. Molds may be a significant part of the outdoor environment, but they do not belong indoors. While it is normal to have mold spores floating inside a house or commercial building, it is not normal to have mold growing on walls and ceilings. Indoor mold growth is a concern because it is not visible most of the time. Mold thrives on damp and hard to reach places, and property owners are often unaware of the infestation. More often than not, it is mold testing that makes property owners aware that there is a mold problem in the first place.
Mold is a serious problem for all property owners and managers. The presence of mold is not only destructive, but it also can be life-threatening; exposure to mold growth in a space can cause serious health problems to the occupants. Hence, homeowners and other property owners must address the problem as soon as possible. Better yet, they should take necessary precautions even before the mold growth becomes extensive. If a property owner suspects that there is mold in the house or building, it is important to seek the services of an expert. The mold problem will only be properly solved with the help of a professional contractor.
Moldremoval.com is proud to welcome Mold Removal Services as our newest member of the rapidly growing network of highly skilled, professional mold removal and remediation specialists. We are thrilled to have them join the effort of educating everyday people who are in need of emergency home remediation services. Continue reading “Professional Mold Removal and Remediation Specialists in San Francisco Bay Area” »
Black Mold Removal is very busy these day besides doing the water damage service we also have been very busy with Mold Removal. With so many home in Ft Lauderdale area and palm beach county that are in foreclosure we find our company coming to new home owners rescue. A lot of these homes that are in foreclosure have mold related issues. Some not so visible and some very visible. I have people calling me up asking me why there eyes feel scratchy every time they walk into a certain room. That is a clear sign that there is a mold issue, sometimes even the room can smell like cat pee.