Mold Testing and Removal
When dealing with a known or suspected mold problem, it is important to determine the type and extent of the mold growth before any cleanup is attempted. It is just as important to verify that the mold growth has been truly eliminated once the cleanup is finished. Both of these tasks are accomplished by a mold screening which consists of four parts.
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Our team at Stay Dry waterproofing has over 20 years of experience helping homeowners in Columbus and Marysville test for mold growth in their homes. Mold is a serious issue in a home because it can cause major health issues for you and your family.
You can trust our mold testing and removal experts to help you keep your home mold free. Often times in your home if you can see the mold that means there is a larger problem. Our mold tests focus on finding even the microscopic particles of mold so our team can ensure that your home is mold free and will stay that way. Mold can be caused by a number of issues including an overly humid basement or crawl space and especially if you have water leaking into your basement consistently.
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Understanding MoldFree Estimate click here
Mold is a confusing and controversial topic in the real estate industry. Some people view mold as a very serious health concern while others think the risks are completely overblown. It doesn’t help that there are almost no government or industry standards concerning mold. With all the confusion and disagreement, it helps to focus on what is known about mold.
What Is Mold?
Mold is part of the fungus family which also includes mushrooms and mildew. There are approximately 1.5 million species of fungi and only about 10% of these have been cataloged. Mold, like mushrooms, grows on dead organic material and gets all its nutrients by breaking this material down.
Where Does Mold Grow?
Molds can grow almost anywhere. Some molds will even grow on glass and stainless steel, as long as there is a thin layer of organic material (grease, etc) on the surface. Many molds can also grow in complete darkness including inside walls, inside ductwork, under carpet, etc.
Understanding The Health RisksFinancing Available click here
There are three basic kinds of health risks associated with mold. These health risks are what makes it important for you to trust a reliable mold testing and removal company to check your home. Stay Dry Waterproofing LLC has trained mold testing and removal professionals that can help keep your home healthy and mold-free.
Allergenic: Most mold-related health problems are due to breathing in the spores. These spores can cause allergic or asthmatic symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and runny nose. The severity of these symptoms will vary depending on the number of spores in the air and they will also vary from person to person. These effects are usually worse for people who are already suffering from allergies or asthma.
Pathogenic: Some molds can grow at body temperature and cause infections. This is most common in people whose immune systems are already suppressed due to illness, HIV/AIDS, or chemotherapy. A healthy individual can normally resist these infections.
Toxic: Only a very small percentage of molds are considered toxic. Toxic molds produce mycotoxins that can cause health problems ranging from irritation and rashes to immune system problems, skin disease, and even cancer. Most recorded cases are due to eating food contaminated with mold but some mold spores can also contain mycotoxins which can be breathed in or absorbed through the skin.