Commercial Mold Specialist
A mold inspection is the first step in the process of determining if you have a mold problem. During a mold inspection, AdvantaClean’s certified commercial mold specialists can inspect, sample and test the air in and around your facility for mold. A commercial mold specialist will use a variety of mold detection techniques to look for mold and mildew, identify the types of mold present and offer suggestions for commercial mold remediation. A professional mold inspection is important to both the safety and health of any building and especially its occupants. Since commercial mold removal can sometimes be costly, a mold inspection performed by a commercial mold specialist is highly recommended.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL MOLD INSPECTIONS.
- Mold inspections should be performed by a qualified commercial mold specialist who has formal training and experience with mold detection.
- Commercial mold specialists look for evidence of mold growth which may indicate a water or moisture issue. They can include mold growth around vents, on walls or baseboards, even in your HVAC ductwork! Because the source of mold growth can often be hidden, it is a good idea to hire a commercial mold specialist who knows where to look and has the equipment to assess your situation.
- A commercial mold specialist will also look for mold in areas where it could be causing structural issues, such as attics, basements and crawlspaces.
- Mold cannot grow without water. A commercial mold specialist will determine the moisture source and recommend options for commercial mold removal. If the source is not found and eliminated, mold will return and mold remediation will have a negligible long term effect.
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DOES BLEACH KILL MOLD?
No. You need a commercial mold specialist.
What you might not know is that most chemicals, including bleach, have been proven ineffective against eliminating mold in the long run. Contrary to popular belief, when you apply bleach to kill mold on a porous surface, (i.e. wood, drywall, grout, carpet, etc.) it actually facilitates mold growth. The chlorine molecules stay on the surface and will only kill a fraction of the mold, while the water in bleach (bleach is mostly water) sinks into the material, promoting growth.
Mold Symptoms and Allergies
Mold can be an allergen and irritant, creating mold symptoms which make it likely to pose health problems for certain individuals. Some people are particularly sensitive to mold and exposure can cause mold symptoms such as mold allergies. Mold symptoms include eye irritation and itchiness, sneezing, coughing and other respiratory issues. Extended exposure to mold can worsen the symptoms of asthma and mold allergies.
SOME PEOPLE ARE SENSITIVE TO MOLD. FOR THESE PEOPLE, EXPOSURE TO MOLD CAN CAUSE MOLD SYMPTOMS SUCH AS:
- Nasal stuffiness
- Eye irritation and redness
- Skin irritation
People with serious mold allergies may have more severe mold symptoms which can include fever and shortness of breath or even mold infections in their lungs. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with mold symptoms such as upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people. Recent studies also suggest a potential link of early mold exposure to development of mold symptoms such as mold allergies and asthma in children, particularly among those who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development.
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