If your home has mold you should make sure it is it taken care of as soon as you can. Mold can spread really quickly, and it is more than just black spots. As it grows, it can break down the "food" that supports it, which can be the wooden studs supporting your walls, the sheetrock itself, or any other organic, porous materials in your home. That can be bad news for your property, let alone for your health.
People who are allergic to mold can have severe reactions to mold exposure, but you don't have to be allergic to mold to react to it. Some people are just sensitive. Many signs and symptoms of mold are similar to colds, so if you or someone you love has been sick for a long time and isn't getting better, mold may be the problem. The bigger the mold problem, the more mold spores there are likely to be in the air you breathe.
Out in nature, mold performs a very important role. It helps dead leaves to rot and decompose, and grows new mold spores to release into the air as it goes. These mold spores can enter through open doors and windows, and come in on your clothes from outside or on your pet's fur. Indoor mold grows under the right conditions.
We've all heard it a million times. Bleach kills mold, so all you have to do is clean the area with bleach and you're fine. Not true, unfortunately. While bleach can be effective on small areas of certain types of mold, it doesn't kill all the strains of mold, so you can clean up and think you're good, only to have mold return to the same place. Professional mold remediators use anti-microbial treatments to effectively clean and disinfect non-porous areas affected by mold, plus they can safely remove porous building materials that can't be properly cleaned, like drywall and insulation.
Mold remediation needs to be done correctly to make sure the mold doesn't come back. This may seem daunting or impossible, especially when the extent of the mold damage is not yet known. Our mold remediation specialists can help you overcome your mold problems, whether through mold inspection, mold testing or mold remediation services.