Flood impacts and mold from Super Storm Sandy have been hot topics for professionals in the mold industry for quite some time. Typically you hear statements such as “You must be real busy with the storm damage” but recent awareness brought on by Sandy is driving the public to ask questions about mold outside of storm damaged areas.
“My whole family is always sick” – Mold Related Health Effects:
Seasonal allergies are a common concern that are often associated with mold exposure such as sore throats, sneezing, itchy / watery eyes. But as more research emerges we are learning about other ill health effects which are directly related to living in high moisture environments. Infections in immuno- compromised individuals and progressive immune disorders can be related to exposure and need to be addressed by a qualified physician.
“I think I got the mold”- When should I test for mold?
Not all mold damage is visible to the naked eye and detecting it can be even more daunting. If you think you’ve got mold, test for it! Young children, Elderly people and the immunocompromised should use extra precaution when occupying these types of spaces. Mold testing can identify potentially dangerous mold types for indoor environments, types of water intrusion and allow you to make an educated decision moving forward with a cleaning protocol.
What’s the best way to get rid of the mold?
Different methods of remediation are available in everything from the traditional scrubbing methods to CO2 Dry-Ice Blasting. It is important to know that everybody’s project and individual requirements are different. This is where having a pro you can trust on your side.
Need Advice from a Qualified Mold Professional?
Does your family have persistent illnesses that you suspect might be caused from hidden mold? GreenWorks can help! We live at the cutting edge of where your home environment collides with the natural environment. We are experts at using simple, sound science to create affordable solutions to just about any environmental issue. Give us a call and we’ll help you figure it out.