Mold is pretty much everywhere and, whether you can spot it or not, chances are your house has mold lurking out of eyesight. Mold is something that occurs naturally, however the strain of mold that is found in your house or property is the real problem. Mold spores travel through the air and enter buildings through any opening, such as windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also enter a home on shoes, clothing and animals. It is basically impossible for you to eliminate mold entering your residence. You should take action when mold is growing in your home. Having an expert to rely on who will tell you the species of mold present is imperative. Add to that an expert who will devise the best way to treat it then execute the remediation process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional home and commercial restoration services for a variety of disasters, including mold.
Services for Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement
When you have Paul Davis inspect your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional who has a high level of knowledge in this field. The detection and identification of mold is step one in what can be an arduous process. When it comes to taking care of mold safely, your best option is to work with a company who specializes in all aspects pertaining to the process. We offer mold remediation and removal services in addition to basic mold inspections. Mold will cause damage to your dwelling as well as major health concerns for your family. Unlike most allergens, mold will adversely affect the health of an individual whether they have allergies or not. Mold migrates through the surfaces it's found in, meaning that the longer it remains without treatment in your residence, the worse its effects are. The experts with Paul Davis can correctly identify the kinds of mold growing in your residence and effectively manage treating it.
Kinds of Mold
There are 3 general types of mold:
Allergenic: These produce and cause allergic reactions.
Pathogenic: These molds cause health issues in people who suffer from acute illnesses.
Toxigenic: Any mold that produces toxic microbes.
With the range of molds that can reside in properties, having an expert to diagnosis and inspect the extent of their spread is crucial to eradicating it. An expert with Paul Davis can assist in making your residence free and safe from the most insidious molds.
Some common molds are:
Penicillium - A mold that most commonly thrives on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. Penicillium causes hay-fever type reactions and induces asthma attacks.
Aspergillus - This is a warm weather mold which thrives both outdoors and indoors. Aspergillus can be discovered in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as organic matter that is breaking down. Aspergillus is also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
Alternaria - Alternaria is commonly found in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This large spore mold deposits in soft tissue, like the nose, mouth and respiratory tract.
Cladosporium - Cladosporium is the most commonly identified outdoor fungi easily enters homes. It grows in porous, damp surfaces like textile and wood. Both the indoor and outdoor variety cause asthma attacks along with inducing hay-fever like reactions.
Stachybotrys - Being the least rampant household mold is lucky, as it's among the more horrible. It requires excessive moisture to thrive, and causes breathing issues, flu-like symptoms, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding in the lungs.
Acremonium - This toxic mold grown in areas of moisture like humidifiers, drain pans, window sealants and cooling coils. This is a powdery mold that thrives in a variety of colors like pink, white, grey or orange.
Aureobasidium - Aureobasidium is often discovered growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It starts out pink or light brown in color then deepens to dark brown-black as it ages. This is a highly responsive allergic mold, causing skin rashes and eye infections.
Chaetomium - Chaetomium is found in residences after a flood or leaking and in chronically wet conditions. It has a musty odor, cotton like texture and changes colors from white to grey or brown as it ages. Chaetomium is also known to produce mycotoxins which affect the immune system, causing nail and skin infections.
Cladosporium - Cladosporium thrives in both cold and warm areas and migrates rapidly on upholstery, fabrics, carpets and under floorboards. It reacts adversely with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
Fusarium - Capable of growing and migrating in colder weather, this mold is pink or coral colored and is commonly found in a home's soft goods. A reddish variety is found in organic products like food and house plants, and both kinds can move rapidly through a home. Symptoms from this mold start out as a sore throat, runny eyes and skin infections and can progress to brain abscesses and bone infections.
Trichoderma - This is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. This rapid growth mold has a wool like texture that is mostly green and white. It does well in consistently damp and moist locations like HVAC systems, upholstery and wood. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, this mold also destroys the surfaces it inhabits, causing decay and structures to crumble.
Ulocladium - Ulocladium is nearly always found in bathrooms and kitchens. It is one of the black molds that contributes to respiratory illnesses and asthma.
Contact Paul Davis for a Reliable Mold Inspection
If you know or suspect you have mold in your house call the experts with Paul Davis. Our expert team will provide a detailed inspection and execute the remediation servicing necessary to remove dangerous mold from your residence. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
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