Protecting Your Health
According to the IICRC site, “Both mold and mildew can signal that there are serious problems in the home regarding excess moisture, and if they aren’t eliminated right away, the contamination may spread. Contamination is a common problem in humid areas, but it can emerge in any building where there are moisture infiltration issues or plumbing concerns.”
Mold contamination is a proven serious health risk. Immediate mold removal is key. Maintaining your home and protecting your family from avoidable disease are two good reasons to assess the potential impact of mold on your home. Many families wait until toxic mold contamination is very high before acting to correct this problem. If the home or building has had current or past water damage, particularly to building materials, a microbial investigation is warranted.
Definitions & Types of Mold
Molds that cause and produce allergies and allergic reactions such as asthma attacks.
Molds that cause health problems in those suffering from an acute illness.
Molds that produce toxic substances that can lead to dangerous or even deadly health conditions.