Because mold is very lightweight, it can travel through the air or linger in the atmosphere. As such, if your home has any dark and damp spots, mold can grow in large amounts. In such cases, it can form unsightly patches on walls, bathroom tiles, windows, corners, attics, roofs, foundations, and elsewhere. The spores that are released into the air by mold can cause sickness if inhaled continuously.
Types of mold
While non-experts may classify all mold as the same, there are actually different types. The most common indoor mold types are:
Cladosporium-It’s brown, green, and black and is found in wood, and carpets, or fabrics, and in air ducts). This is also known as black mold
Penicillium-This type of mold is blue, green, and yellow and also found under carpets, basements, and air ducts especially where there is a water leak)
Aspergillus– Comes in green, white, and grey powdery color and is present in walls, attics, and basement.
When one comes into contact with mold, they can have an allergic reaction. Medical data shows approximately 40% of Americans struggle with allergies which include itchy, watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, and runny or stuffy nose. Many of the symptoms we associate with the flu or common cold are actually related to the presence of mold.
Other health complications can also include skin rashes, headaches, wheezing, and even lung irritation. Mold can also complicate health issues if one has other underlying conditions such as asthma, severe allergies, fibroids, and any compromised immune systems.
If you are constantly having unexplained allergies or headaches, you could be dealing with excessive mold in the house. You may also be seeing signs of mold in your home especially in obvious places such as the bathroom tiles, bathtub, window ledges, in the gutters, ceiling, corner, under the sink, in the attic, or inside the air ducts, then you need to contact us right away.
Our specialists are well trained and thoroughly experienced in mold removal and remediation techniques. When we arrive at your location, we come with just the right combination of tools to enable us to safely and effectively determine the degree of mold infestation. We quickly and safely identify the causes of the mold and determine the best way to fix the issues and problems that caused the mold. We use different techniques to detect signs of mold and where mold grows. Depending on the severity of the issue, we use a variety of techniques to remove it.
What is mold remediation? It is the process of getting mold fungi levels back to their natural levels. The aim is to stop the outbreak from occurring in the future. At AQE, we understand that every mold infestation is different. So our mold remediation process is geared towards the specific needs of each customer and their unique scenario.
We perform a thorough inspection to ensure we get an accurate assessment of all the locations where mold exists. We then use advanced techniques to treat the existing mold outbreaks to make sure it doesn’t thrive in other places.