Mold

Why be concerned about mold?

Mold is not usually a problem indoors - unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. As molds grow, they digest whatever they are growing on.

Unchecked mold growth can damage buildings and furnishings; mold can rot wood, damage drywall, and eventually cause structural damage to buildings. The potential human health effects of mold are also a concern. wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation.

We perform complete, partial or specific area mold inspections and remediation. Air, swap and tape testing is available. Our inspections are performed to the standards of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2).

How Does Mold Affect People?

Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins).  Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.  Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).  Allergic reactions to mold are common.  They can be immediate or delayed - hence the value of inspection

Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.  In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.  Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold.

* From the EPA Web Site Regarding Mold

 

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