FAQs About Mold & Mold Remediation
Mold is a type of fungus that exists both indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately, mold growth in an indoor environment can be harmful to your health. Abstract Remediation LLC is a Certified Mold Remediator (CMR) and can help you through the mold remediation process. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about mold and mold removal.
Are there different types of mold?
Yes! Some common indoor types of mold include cladosporium, penicillium and aspergillus. There are many different types of mold, and while some are more toxic than others (with black mold, or stachybotrys chartarum, considered to be the most toxic), all types of mold have the potential to cause health problems.
How can mold impact my health?
Everyone is different and not everyone will be noticeably impacted by mold exposure. It depends on the severity of the mold, the type of mold, and the level and duration of exposure. Mold most commonly causes respiratory symptoms such as wheezing or coughing, but some individuals may have a fever, eye irritation, shortness of breath and other symptoms. A mold doesn’t need to be considered toxic to cause health problems in sensitive people.
Where does mold commonly grow?
Mold loves to grow in dark, damp places. Common areas of a home that see mold growth include kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, attics and basements. However, homes that have high humidity can experience mold growth in uncommon areas, and homes and businesses that have experienced flooding or water damage can see mold growth in unusual places as well.
What happens during the mold remediation process?
Should our certified inspectors find mold in your home or business, we will identify the type of mold, determine the source of the problem and let you know what to expect next. For widespread mold issues, you may need to leave your home for us to remedy the problem.
Our team will protect your home with plastic sheeting to avoid any unnecessary exposure to areas that haven’t been impacted by mold, if applicable. We’ll then apply a biocide, which is a liquid that kills mold spores. This is a thorough process that needs to be done properly to not only eliminate mold in your home, but to prevent it from coming back.
What should I do if I suspect mold is growing in my home or business?
If you suspect your home or business is growing mold, don’t hesitate to call Abstract Remediation LLC at (215) 971-4484 for a free inspection and estimate for mold remediation. You can also submit our contact form and let us know how we can be of service.