Our Mold Remediation Services experts have the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging situations and leave your property mold free. A&S Total Cleaning offers a team of highly trained and IICRC certified professionals. Our capabilities range from residential homes to multilevel commercial buildings.
Mold spores occur in both indoor and outdoor environments and can enter your home in many different ways. Each type of Mold growth is different, many times depending on climate and location.
Mold spores will grow when they drop on surfaces like roofs, pipes, and walls with excessive moisture after flooding or water leakage has occurred. Wet materials are conducive for the growth of numerous molds, with some molds requiring very little water. The course of treatment and time will depend on what condition and level of your problem, with levels of mold contamination being ranked by 3 conditions and 5 levels.
Spore Colonies begin to form within 24 hours.
Spores are produced within 48-72 hours.
Moldy Odors– More than Irritating, these odors come from volatile organic compounds produced by mold. It can irritate mucous membranes, causing headaches and other symptoms.
Allergic Reactions– Symptoms include respiratory problems with difficulty breathing, nasal and sinus congestion, burning / watery or reddened eyes, dry hacking cough, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, skin irritation, headaches, memory problems, mood changes, aches and pains and possible fever.
Infections – There are an estimated 200 species of molds known to cause infections to humans with immune suppressed individuals being especially at risk. Infections can be localized or systemic. Some fungi can affect hair, skin, and nails. Aspergillosis is a common fungal infection requiring hospitalization.
Toxicosis – Mycotoxins which are toxic metabolites believed to be most prevalent in spores have caused nerve damage, organ damage and cancer. Symptoms of Toxicosis from mold include cold and flu like symptoms, headache s, nosebleeds, memory problems, fatigue, dermatitis, and immune suppression.
Mold Remediation Water Damage Types:
Type-1: Sanitary and potable water, which poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion or inhalation exposure. Although this water may be safely handled and cleaned by a non-professional, it may not always remain clean once encountering other surfaces, chemicals or materials.
Type-2: There is significant contamination to the w ater providing a potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans or pets. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms and bacteria, as well as other chemical or biological materials.
Type-3: Highly contaminated water that may contain pathogens, toxic or harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances and should never be handled without proper equipment.
Making Your Home or Business Safe Again.
The first step in Mold Remediation is Containment; This involves sealing off the affected areas and air space from the rest of the home or facility. Containment is important for health reasons and is important to stop mold contamination from spreading. Containment involves sealing off heating and air conditioning vents, sealing doorways and walkways with plastic air containment walls. Doing this will prevent the toxic mold spores from escaping and colonizing other areas of the home.
Step Two is Killing All Molds in the affected areas; It is important to remove the mold growth, stains and mold odors and when possible, mold affected materials should be removed and safely discarded. Porous materials such as ceiling tiles and insulation are nearly impossible to clean and, in most cases will need to be removed and replaced.
We can help you solve your property’s mold situation, doesn’t matter which level is it.
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