Mold Risks and Dry Ice Remediation
Mold risks can pose a serious risk to your home.
Mold is a type of fungus…
Mold grows from spores, which float around in the air and there are thousands of different kinds. Mold risks are often found in wet places. It is a common component of household and workplace dust. However, excess mold can cause adverse health effects in susceptible persons regardless of the type of mold or the extent of contamination. The CDC reports that “When mold spores are present in abnormally high quantities, they can present especially hazardous health risks to humans, including allergic reactions or poisoning.
Studies have shown that people who already suffer from allergies, asthma, or compromised immune systems are at an increased risk of health problems such as inflammatory and toxic responses to mold spores, metabolites and other components. The most common health problem is an allergic reaction.
Other problems are respiratory and/or immune system responses including respiratory symptoms, respiratory infections and exacerbation of asthma. Severe reactions are rare but possible. A person’s reaction to mold depends on their sensitivity and other health conditions, the amount of mold present, length of exposure and the type of mold or mold products.
Some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. The term “toxic mold” refers to molds that produce mycotoxins, and not to all molds. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to serious health problems. Prolonged exposure, e.g., daily workplace exposure, can be particularly harmful.
Mold exposures have a variety of health effects depending on the person. Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Exposure to mold can cause a number of health issues such as; throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, cough and wheezing, as well as skin irritation in some cases. Exposure to mold may also cause heightened sensitivity depending on the time and nature of exposure. People at higher risk for mold allergies are people with chronic lung illnesses, which will result in more severe reactions when exposed to mold.
There has been sufficient evidence that damp indoor environments are correlated with upper respiratory tract symptoms such as coughing, and wheezing in people with asthma.
Health problems associated with high levels of airborne mold spores include:
Allergic reactions, asthma episodes, irritations of the eye, nose and throat, sinus congestion, and other respiratory problems, although it should be noted that mold spores won’t actually cause asthma, just irritate existing conditions. For example, residents of homes with mold are at an elevated risk for both respiratory infections and bronchitis.
If you or any of your family members frequently experience any of the symptoms described above, or if you think you have mold in your home, please call us immediately. We will test your house for mold and provide you with quick and effective remediation solutions. Our dry ice mold blasting is the cleanest and fastest way of mold removal available.
Dry ice blast cleaning is quickly establishing itself as a favored method of cleaning in mold remediation . Dry ice blasting is superior to cleaning mold compared to traditional labor-intensive techniques such as sanders, scrapers and wire brushes. The dry ice process cleans as thoroughly or more so and in dramatically less time. Also, compared to any other remediation methods, dry ice blasting creates far less mess.
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