Do you have headaches? Breathing problems? Fatigue? These could be signs that you have a mold problem.
Have you had leaky pipes or appliances? Recent flood damage? Or purchased a new home? Let Air Doctors team of professionals inspect your home and offer possible solutions. Mold will make you sick, let our team remove it for good!
We will eliminate all mold and mold spores, bacteria and germs from surfaces in your home. Our application creates a barrier that prevents these organisms from growing back.
Contact Air Doctors today and a certified mold inspector and remediator will visit your property and provide you with a free estimate.
What is Remediation?
Remediation is the process of cleaning the mold and eliminating the moisture problem. This process is determined by the size of the remediation and whether occupants are experiencing any adverse symptoms that may be related to the mold. Since mold destroys the surface materials it is on, immediate remediation can preserve the structural integrity of the building. Failure to address a mold problem ultimately can result in high replacement and rebuild costs.
FACT: Every house has mold; it’s a matter of controlling the moisture level in your home.
Molds have the potential to cause health problems—allergic reactions are common
Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases toxic substances (mycotoxins).
Why Does Mold Need to Be Remediated?
If you decide to do the cleanup yourself, first & foremost you should determine what type of mold you’re dealing with. You should have a sample of the mold spores sent in for testing—you might be dealing with black, toxic mold. Once you’re sure it’s safe for you to clean it yourself, be sure to wear a mask, gloves, and eye protection, preferable without ventilation holes. Scrape the mold off any hard surfaces, then clean & dry the area thoroughly. Porous materials need to be tossed (unfortunately no reuse or recycle here!). If you have furniture, sentimental or valuable items that heave been affected by mold, consult a local furniture or other type of restoration professional who is familiar in restoring items damages by mold or water.
For more information, refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s pamphlet on mold, which can be found at the EPA’s web site. You may also call the toll-free EPA hotline at (800)438-4318 for a free copy of the pamphlet.
Where is Mold Commonly Located?
Mold growth indoors may not always be in plain view. If a building smells moldy but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and building occupants are reporting health problems, there may be hidden mold.
· To reduce or prevent adverse health problems
· To preserve the integrity of the structure
· To avoid high replacement costs if addressed early on
· To retain the beauty and cosmetic appeal of the structure
· To be able to utilize the room(s) once again
· To preserve resale value of the property
· Basements near walls that have seepage problems
· On attic walls, insulation, and ceilings near roof leaks
· On and around wooden joists near pipe condensation
· Under or around leaking air conditioning units
· Near broken windows or broken window frames
· Underneath wallpaper in poorly insulated/paneled areas
· Near foundation cracks
· On and around faulty external vents
What Are the Major Types of Mold?
· Stachybotrys is one member of a group of molds. These molds produce airborne toxins. These molds can cause breathing difficulties, dizziness, memory and hearing loss, and flulike symptoms.
· Cladosporium and Penicillium are more commonly found molds but these molds can cause allergic reactions, asthma, breathing problems, sinus infections, headaches, coughing and eye and throat irritation.
· Memnoniella and Aspergillus versicolor are two types of mold that can produce airborne toxins. They produce mycotoxins and can cause even worse problems. These problems are chronic fatigue, loss of balance and memory, irritability and difficulty speaking.
· Under linoleum near a sink leak
· Under leaky sinks
· On and around building infestation problems
· On the underside of moist carpeting
· Under wall paneling
· Under wallpaper
· Behind wallboard
· Wet papers
· On anything that contains cellulose, a food source for mold
· Many more sources
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