What is Mold?
Mold is a sub-group of the fungi kingdom. There are tens of thousands of different types of molds. Therefore there are many different types of mold services. Mold spores are generally classified into three different categories when pertaining to health: toxic, pathogenic and allergenic.
A toxic mold is one that produces a mycotoxin that has been associated with adverse affects in almost anyone if present in elevations.
A pathogenic mold will affect those who are already immune-compromised. Many mold types fall into this category. Immune-compromised individuals include, but are not limited to, cancer patients, elderly, pregnant women, small children with undeveloped immune systems, people with heart disease, others who suffer from illness, and some animals.
An allergenic mold is one that may affect some but not others. This effect is very similar to an animal or pollen allergy. An allergenic mold can sometimes divide a family because only one person may complain of symptoms while others do not have concern for the problem and ultimately do not address it. Some individuals may build a tolerance to an allergen, while others become more susceptible after chronic exposure.
Mold needs three things to grow: moisture, temperature and a food source. The best way to prevent mold is to control the humidity in your home. Wet basements can be perfect breeding grounds for mold. If your basement already has mold, removal and remediation may be necessary, along with the repair of the wet basement issue.
Mold remediation and removal is easiest and least expensive the sooner you start. Don’t wait until the mold has infiltrated the wall board, ceiling tiles and other porous materials before stopping it.
Mold in your home is very dangerous to your health. Even more dangerous is what is known as “Black Mold.”
If you suspect that you have black mold in your home, please call us at 877-495-9111 asap.
What is black mold is, please watch this short video:
If you see white streaks on the walls or notice a musty smell in your basement, kitchen, bathroom or crawl space, then you most likely have a mold problem.
What exactly is mold?
Mold comes from the Fungi kingdom, usually thought of as mushrooms and yeasts. Mold and fungi grow on water and dead organic matter. This is why basements, crawl spaces, or rooms in the home where water meets with wood or sheetrock are so prone to having mold and black mold.
Why is black mold so much more dangerous than other types of mold?
Although black mold grows and spreads in much the same way that other molds do, there is one key difference:
When black mold reproduces, it gives off a harmful substance called mycotoxins. These chemicals get into the air of our homes and we breathe them in. This is where much of the health damage is done.
For those with weak or not fully developed immune systems like small children, the elderly or small pets, the effects of mycotoxins can be fatal.
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