Mold Removal And Mold Remediation
Mold is referring to a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular thread-like structures called hyphae. Fungi that exist as single cells are called yeasts. It can be found in places and in food. There are some health effects by being exposed to mold. Everyone has a different reaction to different kind of molds, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Mold can be found in damp and dark environments where temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Mold can occur in your home, car, office or any other structure where you and your family spend time.
Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a bit misleading.Types of mold spores such as, Stachybotrys and Chaetomium are zero tolerance spores, and are directly related to water damage within a structure. A Post Remediation Verification (PRV) test refers to verifying the spore count levels are comparable to the exterior of the structures.
Some Important Tips : MOLD PREVENTION TIPS
Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting.
Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly. Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.
Types of hazardous mold species:
Symptoms of mold exposure on your health:
General mold remediation process:
Start your research by looking up “mold remediation contractor” and where you are located. Contact your state to determine what state training and accreditation requirements may exist for both the contractor and their workers.
- 1. Emergency Contact : +1-720-598-0808
- 2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- 3. Mold Containment
- 4. Air Filtration
- 5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- 6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
- 7. Restoration
EPA provides advice on mold cleanup, control, and prevention
This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth. The content on these web pages is based on EPA's publication "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home."