Mold spores are always present in the air and on surfaces around us. All that is required for the spores to grow is organic materials to feed upon and moisture. Though not everyone will be affected by the presence of mold, many people do experience varying degrees of sensitivity and in rare cases severe respiratory distress or other health problems can occur.
Mold remediation is a multi-step process that involves isolating and removing both visible mold and microscopic mold spores from affected areas. The use of proper containment and HEPA-filtration is essential in the mold removal process. Sealing the affected area with an anti-microbial coating is also important to prevent reoccurring mold growth.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Mold and fungi are generally not a direct health hazard but rather the mycotoxins released by mold are the cause of most health related issues.
- Mold does not die without water but actually goes dormant until moisture is reintroduced to the environment.
- Even dormant, mold can have negative effects on human health.
- Mold spores take root and begin growing within 48 to 72 hours of exposure to moisture on organic materials.