News About Mold. . .
Molds are decomposing microscopic organisms found almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Most of the times, mold only appears on our food in the refrigerator or some local television show. The fact is, indoor mold, can live in your home under ideal conditions. Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. EPA, No one really knows how many species of mold exist because new molds are found almost everyday. Estimates range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands different types of molds. Spore production is characteristic of molds in general to reproduce. A spore is a small reproductive body that is capable of growing into a new organism, producing bacteria, fungi, and algae. Spores can stay airborne indefinitely, drifting from one room to the next, landing on food, clothing, appliances, table tops, carpeting and furniture, walls and woodwork. Any wet, damp or humid surface becomes a breeding ground for mold colonies and more spores.
Mold can be found in the most common areas of your home. The spores can be brought in on our clothing, pets, and furniture. If coupled with a humid environment and mold growth conditions are ideal, then growth will continue over time.
Excess levels of mold and mold spores can create problematic conditions for individuals. Lower levels may be present one day, while permissible levels are found another day. Exposure limits usually vary from person to person and also day to day.
Higher risk mold conditions are more easily recognized by the sudden visual appearance or funky smell of “Hidden Mold”. The correct action is to call a professional immediately. Due not attempt to clean the mold yourself. Attempts to self correct the problem could possibly lead to spreading and increased health risks.
Health risks are associated with certain types of mold and their mycotoxins. Black Mold, known as Stachybotrys atla, grows on dead and decaying cellulose materials. This “Toxic Mold” will only become a problem when it emits these mycotoxins capable of producing effect in humans and animals.
What do I do if I notice mold growth and how will it effect me?
The answer is simple, if you notice mold growth on indoor surfaces then call a professional immediately. Fun Guy Inspections has a representative to your call now.
Does My home Have Mold?
“50% of the homes in the United States have Mold.” WHO
The United States estimates that one in three houses has a current moisture problem, and one in ten houses has a problem that is related to the health of the occupants. Standard protocol as moisture intrudes our homes through a leaky roof, a bursting pipe or a seeping basement, requires the area to be dried completely within 48-72 hours, or mold growth will begin. During a home investigation some inspectors do not write it up, and some pretend they do not see it. If the owner acknowledges they have a mold problem, they are not aware of the industry standards on mold removal. That means a home owner may camouflage the mold and possibly make it worse by disturbing it or spreading it into the air.
Can you see the mold in this home?
Currently no government regulations exist for the detection or removal of mold. There is also no guarantee that a home inspector will note the presence of mold when buying or selling your home. “It’s something that’s being looked at at all levels of government.” (Redington) Among common problems are stinky collections of sewage back up hidden in crawl spaces, indoor air quality health problems, and people who have no where to turn when there is a mold problem.
Condos and Apartments may have water intrusion problems that are caused from a neighbor, roof or sprinkler system. Condo associations usually have a tough problem sourcing the origin of the problem.
When it comes to hiring a mold removal company, home owners must be careful that it is done correctly. The EPA has issued guidelines but no national mandates have been established.
The best way people can protect themselves is to know that a third party mold consultants such as, Fun Guy Inspection & Consulting LLC, follows EPA and private industry guidelines IESO.
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Working in the Southern California areas and servicing all types of clients.
If you are a homeowner, Property Manager, Renter, Realtor, Remediation Company, or Landlord our services can provide you with the answers you need to determine if your Home has MOLD.
You have mold, we have solutions.
If you a question about “Mold growth” in your home or office, then we have professionals for you to ask. Call 866.674.7541vFun Guy Inspection & Consulting LLC today to speak to a representative or Contact Us.
“Sick House Syndrome” / “Sick Building Syndrome”:
People exposed to black and toxic mold have reported many symptoms, including, but not limited to:
* Headaches *Wheezing *Nose Bleeds *Fatigue *Memory Loss *Stuffy Noses *Sore Eyes *Dizziness *Sore Throat *Coughing *Sneezing *Respiratory Ailments *Asthma *Skin Irritations *Breathlessness *Runny Nose *Horseness *Inflammation of the Sinuses *Blurred Vision *Burning Eyes *Dry Cough
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