What is Mold Remediation
Do you have mold? If so, you may require the services of a qualified mold remediation company. Mold remediation is the process of stopping mold growth and removing existing mold from an environment. It is the second part of a two-fold process, the first of which is mold assessment. If you have discovered mold growth in your home or commercial space, and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, call Vital Restoration immediately at 650-262-4545. The dangers of unattended mold are enormous, so don't wait.
Why Mold Remediation is So Important
Molds are classified into three categories: allergenic, pathogenic and toxigenic. Allergenic molds provoke allergic reactions in people who suffer from mold allergies, while pathogenic molds can cause sickness in anyone. Toxigenic molds, like Stachybotrys chartarum (black mold) are even worse still, because they contain dangerous carcinogens known as mycotoxins. Toxigenic molds can cause not only severe allergic reactions and illness, but they have even been linked to certain cancers, according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Unfortunately, you cannot tell if a mold is allergenic, pathogenic or toxigenic just by looking at it. Not all toxic molds are black, and not all black molds are toxic. That's why professional mold sampling and assessment is so crucial. Only a mold remediation expert can give you an accurate analysis and help you to determine the best course of action. But for the sake of your own safety, you must assume that all molds are potentially toxigenic.
If left untreated, mold can cause severe respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and asthma attacks. Molds also contain microbial volatile organic compounds (mVOCs), which can affect the brain and central nervous system. In other words, neurotoxicity is a very real risk. The effects of mold are especially harmful to the elderly, children, and anyone with a compromised immune system.
The Mold Remediation Process
Mold remediation-as previously emphasized-is simply the process of eliminating mold from an environment. The procedures for mold removal will vary based on the amount of mold, the type of mold and the type of environment. For example, the protocol for a 30-square-foot mold removal is different than the protocol for a 100-square-foot mold removal.
Despite these variations, the fundamentals of mold remediation are universal. Specifically, mold remediation is a multifaceted process that involves a combination of heat, disinfection and removal. Heat is used to dry the mold, thereby rendering the spores inactive, and the removal of spores prevents mold recurrence.
Do You Have Mold?
If you have mold growing, don't put your health and the health of your loved ones at risk any longer. Call the San Francisco mold inspection and remediation experts at Vital Restoration today at 650-262-4545. Don't settle for an inferior mold removal service. We can identify exactly what kind of mold you have, and then eliminate the problem using the most cutting edge mold remediation tools. We have the experience, the knowledge and the equipment to get the job done right, so call us today.