What is mold?
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), “Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores.”
Where can molds be found?
Unfortunately, molds can be found nearly everywhere, both indoors and outdoors, all throughout the year. Mold growth is intensified by humid and warm conditions, so Central Florida is a hotbed for potential mold growth.
Do you use a lab to gather results?
Yes. We send our air and swab samples to a certified laboratory to test for mold and other harmful chemicals in your home. You’ll receive the full report from the lab in addition to our comprehensive report and remediation protocols.
How do molds affect people?
The CDC tells us that some people are sensitive to various molds. Exposure to molds can lead to mild symptoms, such as stuffy nose or red and itchy eyes. However, some people may have severe reactions, such as fever and difficulty breathing. Extended exposure to mold may also lead to development of asthma.
What can I do about mold in my home?
Reducing mold exposure should be handled by a professional mold remediation company, which we work directly with at your request. Eliminating mold spores (both dead and alive) is imperative to improving the air quality in your home.
What are some common indoor molds?
Common indoor molds that can lead to health concerns include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus.