Mold thrives when moisture is present. Removing mold without addressing the cause of the problem, Before any mold removal, the moisture problem must first be found and fixed.
Exposure to mold spores, both live and dead, and their byproducts like microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs), mycotoxins, connecting filaments, etc. can cause illnesses ranging from minor allergic reactions, respiratory problems like asthma and sinusitis, to more serious, life threatening illnesses.
With respect to health, every individual responds to mold differently. Some people become ill, others don’t. A little bit of mold can make some residents of a property sick, but will not have an impact on others. Research has shown that 25% of the population have a genetic predisposition to mold illness and the condition known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).
Mold is a biological agent that will continue to grow as long as the right conditions exist. This is the reason that mold is such a concern, unless it is removed and the underlying moisture cause is fixed mold will thrive. In short, ignoring a mold problem will make the situation worse and pose more dangers to someones health and damage to the areas where it grows.
Contractors trained in mold removal, refer to the process as “remediation” because they have invested in specialized training and equipment and take precautions to prevent the spread of the mold in other parts of the building. Mold remediation specialists will never recommend a “quick fix” because they understand that relying on mold sprays, bleach, biocides, and fungicides are an ineffective “short cut” to mold removal.
BIO HAZARD CLEAN UP
When water invades your home or business, we respond fast. Whether
you have a small leak or a total
flood, time is key. We act fast by
first extracting the water from the
site before next steps are taken
to properly dry out the area. Our mititagtion specialists are IICRC
certified and ready to help!