Interior Mold Detection and Inspection Services

For the most part, mold is everywhere and, whether you can spot it or not, chances are your property has mold lurking just under the surface. Mold is something that occurs naturally, although the species of mold that resides in your home or business is the real problem. Mold spores can travel through the air, entering structures through openings like windows, doors and HVAC systems. They can also be brought into a location on pets, clothing and shoes. It can be nearly impossible for you to eliminate mold infiltrating your residence. It’s only as there is mold growing in your house that you have cause for concern. Having an expert to rely on who will advise on the kind of mold present is imperative. Add to that an expert that can develop the optimal way to treat it and perform the remediation process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional commercial and residential abatement services for all types of disasters, including mold.

Indoor Mold Remediation and Abatement Services

When you have Paul Davis inspect your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional that is experienced in this field. The detection and identification of mold is the first step in what can be a long procedure. When it comes to the treatment of mold safely, it is best to work with a company which specializes in all aspects relating to the process. Paul Davis provides mold remediation and removal services as well basic mold testing. Mold causes damage to your house as well as major health issues for your family. Unlike most allergens, mold will negatively affect the health of any person whether they have allergies or not. Mold advances through the environment it’s found in, meaning that the longer it remains untreated in your house, the worse its effects are. The experts at Paul Davis can accurately identify the kinds of mold growing in your residence and effectively handle treating it.

Properties of Mold

There are 3 general families of mold:

  • Allergenic: These cause and produce allergic reactions.
  • Pathogenic: These molds cause health problems in people which suffer from acute illnesses.
  • Toxigenic: Any mold that can produce toxic microbes.

With the multitude of molds that can reside in structures, having an expert to diagnosis and inspect the extent of their spread is key to removing it. A professional with Paul Davis will aid in getting your home free and safe from the most dangerous molds.

A few common molds are:

  • Penicillium – This mold most commonly feeds on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. Penicillium will cause hay-fever like reactions and induces asthma attacks.
  • Aspergillus – This is a warm environment mold that thrives both outdoors and indoors. Aspergillus can be found in areas of extreme dampness and extensive water damage, as well as decomposing organic matter. Aspergillus can also found inside of dust and produces mycotoxins.
  • Alternaria – This mold is commonly located in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This large spore mold takes traction in the respiratory tract, mouth and nose.
  • Cladosporium – Cladosporium is the most commonly identified outdoor fungus easily enters homes. It thrives in porous, overtly moist environments like textile and wood. Both the indoor and outdoor variety trigger asthma attacks as well as induces hay-fever like reactions.
  • Stachybotrys – This particularly insidious mold that produces high levels of airborne toxins, fortunately is a less common household mold. Stachybotrys requires excessive damp to thrive, and causes breathing issues, flu-like symptoms, hearing and memory loss, and bleeding in the lungs.
  • Acremonium – This toxic mold thrives in areas of condensation like cooling coils, humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants. This is a powdery mold that grows in a variety of colors like grey, orange, pink and white.
  • Aureobasidium – This mold is most often found growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It begins pink or light brown in color but darkens to dark brown-black the older it is. This is a highly allergic responsive mold, causing skin rashes and eye infections.
  • Chaetomium – This mold can be located in homes after a flood or leaking and in chronically moist conditions. It carries a dank odor, cottony texture and changes colors from white to grey or brown as it ages. Chaetomium is also known to produce mycotoxins that affect the immune system and cause skin and nail infections.
  • Cladosporium – Cladosporium thrives in both warm and cold areas and migrates quickly on upholstery, fabrics, carpets and under floorboards. It has a strong reaction with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
  • Fusarium – This mold is commonly found in soft goods and thrives and spreads in cold temperatures. A reddish variety is found in organic products like house plants, and both strains can move rapidly through a home. Symptoms from this mold begin as a sore throat, runny eyes and skin infections then progresses to brain abscesses and bone infections.
  • Trichoderma – Trichoderma is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. This rapid growth mold has a wool like texture that is mostly white and green. It does well in consistently damp and moist areas like HVAC systems, fabric and wood. Along with health symptoms the same as other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
  • Ulocladium – This mold is almost always located in bathrooms and kitchens and is one of the black molds. It contributes to respiratory illnesses and asthma.

Speak With Paul Davis for a Reliable Mold Inspection

If you suspect or know there is mold in your house call the team with Paul Davis. Our dedicated team will provide a detailed inspection as well as perform the remediation servicing necessary to eradicate damaging mold from your property. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.