Mold: Its the Mold you Can’t See that Could Harm You

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by thepollutionsolutions No Comments

Mold: It’s the Mold you Can’t See that Could Harm You

Fungi can grow in a variety of environmental conditions, from sopping wet to somewhat dry, through a broad range of temperatures, and on a variety of organic materials. The common link is that fungi require nutrients and moisture to grow. Lacking any internal digestive systems, they gather and break down food from surrounding surfaces. Such sources may include attacks on dead organic materials and even other living organisms. Many of what we consider to be problematic molds in our indoor environment have an appetite for cellulose or DRYWALL.

Concern for the proliferation of these microorganisms in our Indoor environment is fundamentally driven by their potential of adverse health effects and their ability to cause extensive damage to buildings and personal property. Aside from the real concerns about adverse health effects from exposure to microbial contaminants indoors, there is issue of property loss. And this can be staggering! Consider the loss of your property, either your home or commercial space, along with many (if not all) its contents. If there is one underlying issue in this mold/microbial mayhem, it’s the moisture. Spores are everywhere in building material. Our dwellings are potential food sources for these microbes because they are largely comprised of organic materials. Fungi and bacteria do not grow in air, they grow on environmental surfaces. Keep your indoor environments dry and these microorganisms cannot germinate and grow. Attempt to clean up a microbial problem and neglect an underlying moisture problem that promoted the growth, and in time, your best attempted efforts will fail.

Pollution Solutions uses state-of-the-art detection and remediation methods to reduce mold in your home and the air that you breathe. We service both residential and commercial spaces. We use certified laboratory microbiologists providing results within 24 to 48 hours of testing. We will analyze the laboratory results in a clear and concise way, so that you can make informed decisions about how you want to proceed. We will also post mold test to make sure that our mold remediation methods have reduced the number of mold spores to an acceptable and healthy level. Contact us today for a thorough mold inspection.

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