Indoor Mold Inspection and Removal Services
Whether you can see it or not, there is a good chance mold is on your property. Mold is something that occurs naturally, although the type of mold that is found in your home or business can determine the extent of the problem. Mold spores migrate through the air, entering buildings through any opening, such as windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also enter a location on clothing, shoes, and pets. It can be basically impossible for you to prevent mold entering your property. It’s only as mold is growing in your property that you should be concerned. Having an expert to turn to that can tell you the strain of mold present is invaluable. Pair that with an expert who will orchestrate the best way for treatment then perform the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional commercial and residential abatement services for a variety of disasters, including mold.
Services for Indoor Mold Remediation and Abatement
When Paul Davis performs an inspection on your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional that is experienced in this field. The detection and identification of mold is step one in what can be a long procedure. When it comes to taking care of mold safely, the prime choice is to work with a company who specializes in all aspects of the process. Paul Davis provides mold remediation and removal services partnered with basic mold inspections. Mold causes damage to your property on top of major health issues to your family. Mold, unlike most allergens, can adversely affect the health of any person regardless if they have allergies or not. Mold advances through any surface it’s found in, meaning that the longer it goes without treatment in your property, the worse its effects are. The experts at Paul Davis can correctly identify the strains of mold growing in your home and effectively deal with treating it.
Types of Mold
There are 3 general kinds of mold:
- Allergenic: Which produce and cause allergic reactions.
- Pathogenic: These molds cause health problems in people who suffer from acute illnesses.
- Toxigenic: These molds produce toxic substances.
With the range of molds that can be found in structures, having an expert to investigate and diagnosis the extent of their spread is crucial to removing it. An expert with Paul Davis can aid in helping make your house safe and free from the most insidious molds.
A few common household molds are:
- Penicillium – A mold that most commonly thrives on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. It causes hay-fever like reactions and induces asthma attacks.
- Aspergillus – This is a warm weather mold that grows outdoors and indoors. Aspergillus can be found in areas of extreme dampness and extensive water damage, as well as decomposing organic matter. Aspergillus can also found inside of dust and produces mycotoxins.
- Alternaria – This mold is commonly located in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This large spore mold deposits in the respiratory tract, mouth and nose.
- Cladosporium – This is the most commonly identified outdoor fungi that enters homes. It thrives in overtly moist, porous environments like wood and textiles. Both the indoor and outdoor strains cause asthma attacks and induces hay-fever like reactions.
- Stachybotrys – This particularly horrible mold that produces high levels of airborne toxins, fortunately is a less common household mold. It requires excessive moisture to grow, and causes breathing problems, flu-like symptoms, hearing and memory loss, and bleeding lungs.
- Acremonium – This toxic mold thrives in areas of moisture like cooling coils, humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants. This is a powdery mold that grows in a selection of colors like pink, white, grey or orange.
- Aureobasidium – Aureobasidium is most often discovered growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It begins pink or light brown in color but deepens to dark brown-black as it ages. This is a highly allergic responsive mold, inducing eye infections and skin rashes.
- Chaetomium – This mold can be located in homes after a flood or leaking and in chronically damp conditions. It has a cotton like texture, changes colors from white to brown or grey over time and has a musty odor. Chaetomium is known to produce mycotoxins that affect the immune system and cause nail and skin infections.
- Cladosporium – This unique mold grows in warm and cold areas and spreads rapidly on upholstery, fabrics, carpets and under floorboards. It reacts adversely with wet tissues like the eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
- Fusarium – This mold is most commonly located in a home’s soft goods and grows and spreads in cold weather. 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 then progresses to bone infections and brain abscesses.
- 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 areas like HVAC systems, wood and upholstery. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
- Ulocladium – This mold is almost always located in bathrooms and kitchens. It is one of the black molds that contributes to respiratory illnesses and asthma.
Speak With Paul Davis for a Reliable Mold Inspection
When you may know or suspect you have mold in your house call the team with Paul Davis. Our expert team will provide a detailed inspection and perform the remediation servicing required to remove dangerous mold from your home. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.