Mold Remediation

Mold Inspection and Remediation

We have spent thousands of dollars on specialized training and equipment to deal specifically with mold damage.
Molds are simple microscopic organisms whose purpose in the ecosystem is to break down dead materials. Molds are found on plants, dry leaves and on almost every organic material. Some molds are useful, such as those used for antibiotics and cheese. Others are highly toxic when ingested or inhaled.

To the naked eye, mold growth appears as a discolored surface, usually blue, black and green. Molds reproduce using spores, which are like released lightweight particles that float on air currents until they find a suitable place to grow. Mold is likely to grow where there is water or dampness such as in bathrooms and basements.

Health Risks

When moldy material becomes damaged or disturbed, spores can be released into the air. Exposure can occur if people inhale the spores, directly handle moldy materials or accidentally ingest it. Most types of mold are not hazardous to healthy people. However, too much exposure to mold may cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever or other allergies. The most common symptoms of overexposure are dizziness, cough, congestion, runny nose, eye irritation and aggravation of asthma. Illness, memory loss and death are being linked to exposure to toxic mold. Men, women, children and infants can all be susceptible to this fungal danger. The health costs from mold exposure can be extremely high.

Mold Damage

Mold will cause damage to the structure if left untreated because it will continue to grow and spread, eating building materials like wood and drywall. When mold is present during a home inspection it can cause your property value to lower of the sale to even stop with offers being withdrawn until remediation is complete.