If you’ve Got Mold, the first thing to do is “Don’t Panic”! Mold is one of the most common living organisms on the planet. As we become more informed about our environment, many people are surprised to learn that they have been living with mold for years. But that doesn’t mean we have to live with it in our home. When mold invades your home and the normal fungal ecology gets out of hand, you can be faced with property damage and ill health effects. So start by asking questions.
GreenWorks understands mold & how it interacts with your indoor environment. This is crucial in addressing mold and in maintaining a healthy home environment. Mold is associated with a food source and a moisture trigger like a damp basement or crawl space; foundation water stains; re-current water leaks; musty odors and poorly ventilated attics.
Here’s how mold issues are addressed by certified professionals:
Step 1 – Mold Assessment: If you see fungal growth, detect a musty odor or have water intrusion then you probably have mold. The Mold Assessment involves an inspection for visible colony growth, sampling of moldy suspects / air sampling of non-visible spores, identification of the underlying moisture trigger and recommendations to correct the problem in a formal report of findings.
Step 2 – Mold Remediation: Using the mold assessment report of findings, a separate mold remediation contractor cleans the affected area(s) with an antimicrobial agent and an encapsulant. Permeable materials may need to be demolished and the area restored.
Step 3 – Clearance Testing: To be sure the area has been returned to normal fungal ecology, a round of Clearance Testing is done after remediation to re-create the original tests. If normalcy is not attained, the area is remediated again.
Mold and Your Health
Some common mold health effects may include: itchy / watery eyes, a chronic / persistent cough, headaches or migraines, difficulty breathing, skin rashes, tiredness, sinus problems, nasal blockage and frequent sneezing. The symptoms are often confused with seasonal allergies and colds so always consult with your physician.
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