SAME DAY TEST RESULTS
WE DO INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTS AND MOLD INSPECTIONS
WE TEST THE AIR USING COLLECTION CANISTERS AND A SPECIAL AIR PUMP.
WE TEST 1 FOR EVERY 2000' AND 1 TEST OF THE OUTSIDE AIR AS THE CONTROL.
VISIBLE MOLD WILL BE TESTED WITH A TAPE OR SWAB SAMPLE. ALL THIS GOES TO DAANE LABRATORIES IN NAPLES FOR A COMPLETE ANALYSIS.
WE ARE EQUIPPED WITH A FLIR INFRARED CAMERA
AND MOISTURE DETECTION EQUIPMENT
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors mostly important nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and flow-through outdoor and indoor air. Mold of May begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces their wet. There are many types of mold, and none of the mold grow without water or moisture.
Molds usually are not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on wet or damn spots and begin growing. Most of the potential cause health problems. Molds produce allergens which are substances that can cause allergic reactions, your attempts, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances, mycotoxins. Any yelling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Allergic reactions to molds are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Moles can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma or allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can hear its APIs, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold allergic and not allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and era can types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold research on mold and health effects is ongoing. This is a brief overview and dust does not describe all potential health effects related to mold exposure. For more detailed information consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult the state or local health department.
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors, some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold grows can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and six order problem. If you can clean up the mold but don t fix the water problem, then, most likely, mold problem will come back.
How I get rid of mold?
Who should do the cleanup?
That depends on a number of factors. One consideration is the size a mold problem. If the moldy areas less than about 10 ft.² in most cases you handle the job yourself following the guidelines below.
· There’s been a lot water damage, and/or mold grows covers more than 10 ft.², consult the US Environmental Protection Agency guide: mold remediation in schools and commercial buildings.
· If the water/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then: a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors, some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but the fix the water problem, then most likely the mold problem will come back.
Once the mold remediation company or the homeowner has completed the mold remediation and eliminated any more sure problems further testing by ArchiVision. should be completed in order to be sure that the problem has been eliminated.
· Moisture control is the key to mold control, so when water leaks or spills occur indoors - ACT QUICKLY. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow.
· Clean and repair roof gutters regularly.
· Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation. A
· Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed and flowing properly.
· Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive ($10-$50) instrument available at many hardware stores.
If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes ACT QUICKLY to dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture/water source. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity. Actions that will help to reduce humidity:
· Vent appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers, stoves, and kerosene heaters to the outside where possible. (Combustion appliances such as stoves and kerosene heaters produce water vapor and will increase the humidity unless vented to the outside.)
· Use air conditioners and/or de-humidifiers when needed.
· Run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering. Use exhaust fans or open windows whenever cooking, running the dishwasher or dishwashing, etc.
Actions that will help prevent condensation:
· Reduce the humidity (see above).
· Increase ventilation or air movement by opening doors and/or windows, when practical. Use fans as needed.
· Cover cold surfaces, such as cold water pipes, with insulation.
· Increase air temperature
· Features hire a contractor to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold. Check references and is a contractor that follow the recommendations of the EPA, guidelines of American conference of governmental industrial hygienist, and other guidelines for professional government organizations.
· If you suspect the heating/ventilating/air conditioning HVAC system may be contaminant would mold consult EPA s guide should you have the air ducts in your home cleaned? Before taking further action. Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect it is that it is contaminated with mold it could spread mold throughout the building.