Mold

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Spores in the air can affect your health so it is important to deal with mold properly as soon as you can.

Mold FAQs

What is “Toxic Mold”?

Toxic mold is an umbrella term for various types of mold. Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum, or Stachybotrys Atra, is probably the most infamous toxic mold.

In large quantities, these spores can be a danger to human and pet health.

Children, the elderly, asthmatics and anyone with a suppressed immune system are at higher risks.

How do molds grow in my home?

Once mold spores settle in your home, they need moisture to begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on.

There are molds that can grow on wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheet rock, and insulation. When excess moisture or water builds up in your home from say, a leaky roof, high humidity, or flooding, conditions are often ideal for molds.

Long-standing moisture or high humidity conditions and mold growth go together. There is no practical way to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

Is mold exposure dangerous?

Yes. Mold exposure is a toxic irritant and can pose a threat to human health and safety – especially for those with weak immune systems, chronic lung illnesses, or allergies.

Like lead, mold exposure is particularly dangerous for children and young infants.

How can Mold Busters help?

During a Mold Busters mold inspection, the inspector will first perform a visual analysis of the area in question for common indicators of mold.

During this visual inspection, he will take a temperature and relative humidity reading as well as note for any musty or earthy odors, black spots, water damage, leaks etc. He will also try to locate the source of the mold growth.

Often, a mold inspection reveals high humidity and moisture levels in homes, dampness, flooding, leaks, and poor air circulation and inadequate ventilation.

The next stage of the mold inspection involves an infrared camera to examine behind walls and tight spaces for temperature differences that would indicate a water intrusion problem.

In the final stages of the mold inspection, the mold inspector may, at the request of the client, take an air quality test or a surface sample to test for the presence of mold.

An air quality test will be extremely helpful as it shows the exact types of mold present in the space as well as the concentrations in which they are found.

Typically, after a mold inspection, Mold Busters inspectors will send a full report of their findings within 7 working days after the inspection. Clients can then use the mold inspection results to plan for proper mold remediation.

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