The special challenges of mold
Every day we hear more about Mold contamination in the media and are a rapidly growing concern for homeowners, property managers, insurance providers and restoration companies. Indoor mold contamination has been identified as a major contributor to allergies and poor indoor air quality. Despite the rapidly growing body of knowledge about mold, it remains the subject of a lot of confusion. This is an issue to not be taken lightly. We hope that this information will help you to make better decisions.
What is Mold?
- Mold can grow in as little as 48 hours.
- Molds thrive in moist environments resulting from a flood, a slow leak, a broken pipe, or just high humidity.
- Molds require an organic food source. One common food source is cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.
- Molds are spread by microscopic airborne particles called “spores”.
- Mold is a naturally occurring organism that can be both found indoors and outdoors.
- Mold is alive, but is neither a plant nor an animal. It is a type of fungus.
- While small amounts of mold are common in everyday life, elevated levels of mold inside your home maybe a cause for concern.
- Some people are sensitive to molds, and exposure can cause symptoms such as eye irritation, stuffiness, and can worsen the symptoms of asthma.
The 3 Basic Groups of Mold
- Molds that can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and runny nose.
- Molds that can cause suppressed immune system.
- That can cause serious health effects in almost anyone.
If you have moister you have the potential for MOLD
What We Do
Superior Steam Cleaning & Restoration has over 33 years of combined experience in all aspects of restoration. From the beginning to the end our commitment to you our client and the industry is unmatched.
All Superior Steam Cleaning & Restoration technicians have completed intensive mold remediationtraining and received instruction in the proper procedures for handling mold claims.
All are prepared to handlesmall (10 square feet or less) and isolated areas affected by mold that may be encountered in the course of normal water damage mitigation services.
Superior Steam Cleaning & Restoration are trained and certified to perform mold remediation projects of any size.