WHAT IS MOLD? A quick explanation
Mold is a multicelled organism in the fungi family. The spores themselves are so small that they can only be seen with a microscope. Individually, they float in air looking for new, favorable conditions to grow. Together, they grow and multiply in 'colonies'. The colonies are generally visible with a "fuzzy" or "hairy" appearance that ranges in shades such as gray, blue, green or black most frequently. Molds require oxygen and high levels of water or moisture in order to thrive. Drier environments retard the viability of mold growth. The organisms ingest organic materials for fuel resulting in the decomposition of the materials they come into contact with in the process. This is a natural and necessary process that occurs all around us. You see it in nature as fall leaves turn back into soil or the decomposition of organic trash in a compost bin.
But, given its destructive nature, it's not always friendly. Different strains of mold or the quantity of exposure can be detrimental to the health of you and other living creatures. When it develops indoors, it colonizes in a more contained, and thus concentrated, environment. This raised concentration and more constant exposure is what elevates its ability to negatively affect you.
While some molds have been able to be utilized in beneficial way (such as penicillin) they also produce a chemical called "Mycotoxins". No one knows exactly why this byproduct is a result in mold growth, but it does inhibit its host ability to combat it. This is a large factor of mold's ability to adapt, thrive and grow in living human and animal hosts. The impact and severity of any mycotoxin varies with the strain and existing health conditions of the body exposed. Although everyone is "allergic" to mold, those with existing respiratory issues, the immunocompromised, those afflicted with certain other medical conditions and the elderly and/or young are at a higher risk of adverse reaction to exposure.
When Mold Attack We Can Help!
It is important to react quickly if the presence of mold is evident, suspected or in the event of a water loss. If let it grow a significant amount of mold can became toxic and can be difficult and costly to remove.
Our goal is to restore your home and peace of mind as quickly as possible.
Our Team of trained, caring and professional mold remediation technicians are here for you and your family.
We will be onsite in about 1 Hour, 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week.
From the moment you contact us, you will be in the caring hands of trained mold remediation professionals. Whether you are calling for advice, general questions, or services, our staff will give you the personal attention you desire.
The information you provide will be used exclusively to offer you free consultation. It is safe and we will never share it.
The ServiceMaster Restore action steps for responding to mold contamination:
1. Observe and assess.
2. Report observations to insurance company.
3. Establish extent and isolate/contain contaminated area.
4. Determine appropriate mitigation procedures. (i.e. environmental testing, establishing types present and baseline levels, preparing a written remediation plan).
5. Remove mold and protect areas from spore spread.
Mold defense varies with each occurrence. Our goal is to work with insurance companies to establish the proper procedures to handle every mold situation.
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