Interior Mold Inspection and Removal Services
For the most part, mold is everywhere and, whether you can spot it or not, chances are your property has mold lurking out of eyesight. Mold is a part of nature, although the strain of mold that is found in your house or property can determine the extent of the problem. Mold spores migrate through the air, entering buildings through openings like doors, windows and HVAC systems. Spores can also enter a residence on clothing, shoes, and pets. It is nearly impossible for you to stop mold entering your home. It’s only as there is mold growing in your home that you need to be concerned. Having an expert to speak with that can tell you the type of mold present is invaluable. Add to that an expert who will orchestrate the best way for treatment and 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 that is experienced in this area. Detecting and identifying mold is step one in what can be a long process. When it comes to the treatment of mold safely, your best option is working with a company who specializes in all aspects of the process. Paul Davis provides mold removal and remediation services as well basic mold inspections. Mold will cause damage to your property on top of major health problems to your family. Mold, unlike most allergens, will negatively affect the health of an individual whether they have allergies or not. Mold advances through the environment it lives in, this means the longer it goes without treatment in your home, the worse its effects are. Paul Davis can correctly identify the types of mold growing in your home and effectively deal with treating it.
Kinds of Mold
There are 3 basic types of mold:
- Allergenic: These cause and produce allergic reactions.
- Pathogenic: Molds that cause health problems in individuals who suffer with acute illnesses.
- Toxigenic: These molds can produce toxic substances.
With the range of molds that can be found in homes, having an expert to investigate and diagnosis the extent of their spread is key to eradicating it. An expert with Paul Davis will aid with making your home safe and free from the most insidious molds.
Some common household molds are:
- Penicillium – This mold most commonly feeds on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying fabrics, carpets and fiberglass insulation. It causes hay-fever type reactions and induces asthma attacks.
- Aspergillus – This is a warm weather mold that grows both outdoors and indoors. It can be discovered in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as organic matter that is breaking down. It can also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
- Alternaria – This mold is often located in carpet, textiles, dust, window frames, showers and soil. This is a large spore mold that deposits in the respiratory tract, mouth and nose.
- Cladosporium – This is the highest commonly identified outdoor fungi that enters homes. It grows in damp, porous areas such as wood and textiles. The indoor and outdoor strains bring about asthma attacks and induces hay-fever like reactions.
- Stachybotrys – Being the least rampant household mold is fortunate, as it’s among the more insidious. Stachybotrys needs excessive damp to grow, and causes breathing problems, flu-like symptoms, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding in the lungs.
- Acremonium – This toxic mold thrives in areas of moisture such as cooling coils, humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants. Acremonium is a powdery mold that grows in a selection of colors like grey, orange, pink and white.
- Aureobasidium – This mold is often discovered growing behind painted wood surfaces and wallpaper. It starts out light brown or pink in color but darkens to dark brown-black as it ages. This highly allergic responsive mold is responsible for causing skin rashes and eye infections.
- Chaetomium – Chaetomium can be located in homes after flooding or leaking and in chronically wet conditions. It has a cotton like texture, changes colors from white to brown or grey as it ages and has a musty odor. Chaetomium is known to produce mycotoxins that affect the immune system, causing skin and nail infections.
- Cladosporium – Cladosporium grows in both cold and warm environments and migrates rapidly on fabric, upholstery, under floorboards and in carpets. It has an adverse reaction with wet tissues like the eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
- Fusarium – Fusarium is commonly located in a home’s soft goods and grows and migrates in cold temperatures. A reddish variety is found in organic products like house plants, and both strains can move rapidly through a home. Symptoms start out as skin infections, sore throat and runny eyes and can progress to brain abscesses and bone infections.
- Trichoderma – Trichoderma is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. It’s a rapidly growing mold with a wool like texture and is mostly green and white. It grows in consistently damp and moist locations like HVAC systems, textiles and wood. Along with health symptoms the same as other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
- Ulocladium – Ulocladium is nearly always located in bathrooms and kitchens and is one of the black molds. It contributes to respiratory illnesses and asthma.
Call Paul Davis for a Reliable Mold Inspection
If you know or suspect there is mold in your residence call the professionals with Paul Davis. Our professional team will provide a detailed inspection and perform the remediation services required to remove insidious mold from your home. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.