Exposure to mold can cause health problems — especially for people who have asthma, allergies, or are prone to upper respiratory infections. Even for people who don’t have mold allergies or other health issues, mold can still cause physical reactions from itchy eyes to chronic sinus infections. Not only is mold bad for your health, it can cause costly damage to your home if left untreated. Mold eats away at building materials like drywall, wood studs, ceiling tiles, and floorboards. This damage can cause issues with the structural integrity of your home.
Black mold is not the only black mold, though it does get most of the attention. In fact, there are several mold varieties that can cause health issues. Chaetomium — This is a mold that is similar to starchybotrys (black mold), and can often be found in the same environments. Chaetomium thrives in wet dark environments — particularly where there has been flooding or other water damage. It can cause general allergy signs, but can also cause autoimmune diseases and neurological damage. Penicillium — This spores of this mold are abundant in many everyday environments. However, if the spores get trapped inside your home they can trigger bronchitis, asthmatic symptoms, or other respiratory issues. Aspergillus — Like penicillium, this mold is present in most environments — including the air we breathe every day. However, it can be dangerous for people with compromised immune systems. Exposure to aspergillum can cause lung infections and a specific type of infection called aspergillosis.
Not only is bleach itself a harsh chemical that can inflame the lungs, it is not effective for treating mold. Mold spreads deep underneath porous surfaces, like walls and wood. So even if you get rid of the mold on the surface it will still continue to grow and will just come back. In order to get rid of mold in your home for good, you need to address the conditions that allow mold to grow. In other words, you need to kill the root and get rid of the moisture that allows mold to keep growing.
Mold and Water Guys have specialized products and tools that safely remove mold from your home and stop it from coming back. After you have your home professionally treated, there are also steps that you can take to help prevent mold growth, such as: Insulating areas that are prone to condensation Ventilating bathrooms during and after taking a shower Inspecting for leaks around windows, pipes, and from your roof Clean your gutters to prevent blockages Get the air moving in your home
Yes! Mold and Water Guys offer a 5 year warranty on all areas of mold remediation. If visible mold returns any time within five years of treatment, we will retreat for free. This warranty is transferable and stays with the treated property.