Indoor Mold Detection and Inspection Services
Whether you can see it or not, chances are there is mold on your property. Mold is something that occurs naturally, although the type of mold that resides in your home or property is the real issue. Mold spores move through the air, entering buildings through openings like windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also enter a home on clothing, shoes, and pets. It can be basically impossible for you to stop mold infiltrating your residence. You need to take action when mold begins growing in your home. Having an expert to turn to that can tell you the strain of mold present is worth the expense. Pair that with an expert who will devise the optimal way for treatment and carry out the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional commercial and residential abatement services for a variety of disasters, including mold.
Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement Services
When you have Paul Davis inspect your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional that is experienced in this field. Detecting and identifying mold is the initial step in what can be a long process. When it comes to treating mold safely, the prime choice is to work with a company who specializes in all aspects of the process. We provide mold remediation and removal services as well basic mold testing. Mold causes damage to your residence on top of major health issues to your family. Unlike most allergens, mold can adversely affect the health of any person whether they have allergies or not. Mold spreads through the surfaces it’s found in, meaning that the longer it goes without treatment in your residence, the worse its effects are. Paul Davis can accurately identify the strains of mold growing in your residence and effectively deal with treating it.
Families of Mold
There are 3 basic types of mold:
- Allergenic: These produce and cause allergic reactions.
- Pathogenic: Molds that cause health issues in people who suffer from acute illnesses.
- Toxigenic: These molds can produce toxic microbes.
With the range of molds that can be found in any given structure, having an expert to diagnosis and investigate the extent of their spread is key to removing it. An expert with Paul Davis can assist with helping make your home healthy and safe from the most insidious molds.
A few common household molds are:
- Penicillium – This mold most commonly grows on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. Penicillium will cause hay-fever like reactions and induces asthma attacks.
- Aspergillus – This is a warm weather mold that thrives both indoors and outdoors. It can be located in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as decomposing organic matter. Aspergillus is also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
- Alternaria – This mold is often located in carpet, textiles, dust, window frames, showers and soil. This large spore mold deposits in soft tissue, like the nose, mouth and respiratory tract.
- Cladosporium – This is the highest commonly identified outdoor mold that enters homes. It grows in porous, damp environments such as textile and wood. The indoor and outdoor strains trigger asthma attacks as well as induces hay-fever like reactions.
- Stachybotrys – This particularly horrible mold that produces high levels of airborne toxins, fortunately is the least common household mold. It needs excessive damp to thrive, and causes breathing issues, flu-like symptoms, hearing and memory loss, and bleeding in the lungs.
- Acremonium – This toxic mold thrives in areas of condensation such as humidifiers, drain pans, window sealants and cooling coils. It’s a powdery mold that thrives in an array of colors like grey, orange, pink and white.
- Aureobasidium – This kind of mold is often found growing behind painted wood surfaces and wallpaper. It starts out pink or light brown in color then deepens to dark brown-black as it ages. This highly responsive allergic mold induces eye infections and skin rashes.
- Chaetomium – This mold is found in houses after a flood or leaking and in chronically damp conditions. It has a cotton like texture, changes colors from white to grey or brown over time and has a dank odor. Chaetomium is known to produce mycotoxins that affect the immune system, causing skin and nail infections.
- Cladosporium – This unique mold thrives in both warm and cold areas and moves quickly on upholstery, fabrics, carpets and under floorboards. It reacts strongly with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
- Fusarium – Capable of growing and migrating in cold temperatures, this mold is coral or pink colored and is commonly located in a home’s soft goods. A reddish variety is found in organic products like house plants, and both kinds can move quickly through a home. Symptoms from this mold start out as skin infections, sore throat and runny eyes and can progress to brain abscesses and bone infections.
- Trichoderma – This 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 areas like HVAC systems, fabric and wood. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
- Ulocladium – Ulocladium is mostly located in kitchens and bathrooms. It is one of the black molds and contributes to respiratory illnesses and asthma.
Talk to Paul Davis for Reliable Mold Inspection
If you suspect or know you have mold in your home call the professionals with Paul Davis. Our dedicated team will provide a detailed inspection as well as perform the remediation services required to eradicate insidious mold from your residence. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.