Advanced Worry-Free Mold Remediation
There is always some mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold grows where there is moisture.
Mold and Your Health
Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass and wooded areas.
In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people, with asthma symptoms in people with asthma, and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.
In addition, there was enough evidence found to link exposure to damp indoor environments in general to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people and with asthma symptoms in people with asthma. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking exposure to damp indoor environments in general to shortness of breath, to respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children and to potential development of asthma in susceptible individuals. Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies, but more research is needed in this regard.
A link between other adverse health effects, such as memory loss or lethargy, has not been proven. Further studies are needed to find out what causes acute idiopathic hemorrhage and other adverse health effects.
Mold and Your Home
Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags and pets can and be carried indoors.
Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric and upholstery. You need a professional company that will take care of your home with Mold Remediation Service.
Any home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mold if a source of water is present. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your home if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
Don’t be fooled by other companies!!!
Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is not true, because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Mold can start in the following places:
Do you have crawl space mold? The air in your crawl space circulates through your home, so if there’s mold, you are likely breathing unhealthy air.
A below-grade space, such as a crawl space or basement, whether finished or unfinished, is an important part of the house in terms of air quality and the potential for moisture and mold growth.
If mold is present in your home, it is imperative to treat the area quickly, as the air quality could be adversely affected. A musty smell in a crawl space is a sign of mold growth. Some molds produce microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) that can diffuse through the flooring or infiltrate with spores through any openings around pipes or ducts passing from or through a crawl space into the rooms above.
Advanced offers the solutions for treating and preventing mold in the crawl space. Call us to request your free crawl space inspection today!
Mold can grow behind the walls in basements and cause significant damage to your home.
Musty odors are typically the first sign of a moisture problem in the basement. While mold is common in many finished and unfinished basements, foundation leaks, flooding, and plumbing leaks are all a risk factor that can put you at greater risk of a basement mold problem.
If there is a musty smell or visible signs of mold in your basement, especially after water damage, contact Advanced immediately to request a thorough mold inspection.
Leaky roofs have perfect conditions for mold growth.
If you have mold in your attic, this is due to problems with roof leaks, and condensation, leaky ductwork or poor ventilation. The attic is one of the most common places for mold to develop, but it is also one of the most likely mold growths to go unnoticed.
If you’ve come across signs of mold in your attic, contact the mold remediation experts at Advanced. We will conduct thorough attic mold inspections to find moisture and ventilation issues.
Our Advanced 4 step Inspection and solution:
- Conduct a Water Intrusion Inspection to find mold and locate moisture and water sources to resolve the problem.
- Apply an EPA-registered, multi-purpose fungicide to kill the mold.
- Apply the unique, proprietary, non-toxic SMART polymer to destroy mold at the cellular level. This polymer stops any new mold growth in its tracks.
- Install a commercial-grade dehumidifier to keep indoor humidity down to the recommended level. With a purchase of our commercial-grade dehumidifier, homeowners are eligible to renew our Mold Treatment one-year guarantee for up to 5 years with an annual dehumidifier service contract.
Why Choose ADVANCED MOLD REMIDIATION.
We are Fast and effective
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we will start the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage and reduces the remediation cost.
We are Trained Mold Remediation Specialists
We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.
We Use the latest in Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment
Our state-of-the-art equipment helps detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber.