Interior Mold Detection and Inspection Services
Whether you can see it or not, chances are there is mold on your property. Mold is a part of nature, however the kind of mold that resides in your house or business can determine the extent of the issue. Mold spores move through the air, entering structures through any opening, such as windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also be brought into a residence on shoes, clothing and animals. It can be practically impossible for you to stop mold entering your home. You should take action when mold is growing in your home. Having an expert to speak with that can advise on the strain of mold present is priceless. Add to that an expert who will develop the best way to treat it 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.
Indoor Mold Remediation and Abatement Services
With a Paul Davis inspection of your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional that is experienced in this area. Detecting and identifying mold is the primary step in what can be an arduous process. When it comes to dealing with mold safely, it is best working with a company that specializes in all aspects of the process. We offer mold removal and remediation services along with basic mold inspections. Mold can cause damage to your property and major health issues to your family. Unlike most allergens, mold does adversely affect the health of an individual regardless if they have allergies or not. Mold spreads through any surface it’s found in, meaning that the longer it goes untreated in your home, the worse its effects are. The professionals at Paul Davis can accurately identify the strains of mold growing in your home and effectively manage treating it.
Kinds of Mold
There are 3 basic species of mold:
- Allergenic: These cause and produce allergic reactions.
- Pathogenic: These molds cause health problems in people that suffer from acute illnesses.
- Toxigenic: Any mold that produce toxic microbes.
With the variety of molds that can reside in homes, having an expert to inspect and diagnosis the extent of their spread is key to removing it. An expert with Paul Davis can aid with helping make your house healthy and safe from the most dangerous molds.
A few common molds are:
- Penicillium – A mold that most commonly grows on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. It will cause hay-fever type reactions and induces asthma attacks.
- Aspergillus – This is a warm climate mold which thrives both indoors and outdoors. Aspergillus can be discovered in areas of extreme dampness and extensive water damage, as well as decomposing organic matter. Aspergillus is also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
- Alternaria – This mold is commonly found in textiles, dust, carpet, showers, soil and window frames. This large spore mold takes traction in soft tissue, like the nose, mouth and respiratory tract.
- Cladosporium – Cladosporium is the highest commonly identified outdoor fungus which enters homes. It grows in porous, damp surfaces such as textile and wood. Both the indoor and outdoor strains cause asthma attacks along with inducing hay-fever like reactions.
- Stachybotrys – Being the least common household mold is lucky, as it’s among the more terrible. Stachybotrys needs excessive damp to grow, and causes breathing problems, symptoms reminiscent of the flu, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding in the lungs.
- Acremonium – This toxic mold grown in areas of condensation such as cooling coils, humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants. It’s a powdery mold that thrives in a variety of colors like pink, white, grey or orange.
- Aureobasidium – Aureobasidium is most often discovered growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It starts out light brown or pink in color but deepens to dark brown-black the longer it’s around. This is a highly responsive allergic mold, inducing eye infections and skin rashes.
- Chaetomium – Chaetomium is found in homes after a flood or leaking and in chronically damp conditions. It has a cotton like texture, changes colors from white to grey or brown as it ages and has a musty odor. Chaetomium is known to produce mycotoxins which affect the immune system, causing nail and skin infections.
- Cladosporium – This unique mold thrives in both cold and warm environments and migrates quickly on fabric, upholstery, under floorboards and in carpets. It reacts adversely with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
- Fusarium – Fusarium is most commonly found in a home’s soft goods and thrives and migrates in cold temperatures. A reddish strain is found in organic products like food and house plants, and both strains can move quickly through a home. Symptoms from this mold begin as a sore throat, runny eyes and skin infections and progresses to brain abscesses and bone infections.
- Trichoderma – Trichoderma is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. This rapid growth mold has a wool like texture and is mostly white and green. It does well in consistently damp and moist locations like HVAC systems, upholstery and wood. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, this mold also destroys the surfaces it inhabits, causing decay and structures to crumble.
- Ulocladium – This mold is mostly found in bathrooms and kitchens and is one of the black molds. It contributes to respiratory ailments and asthma.
Talk to Paul Davis for Reliable Mold Inspection
If you know or suspect there is mold in your house call the team with Paul Davis. Our expert team will provide a detailed inspection and execute the remediation servicing necessary to remove insidious mold from your property. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.