Indoor Mold Detection and Inspection Services

Whether you can see it or not, chances are there is mold in your residence. Mold is a part of nature, however the type of mold that grows in your home or property can determine the extent of the issue. Mold spores can travel through the air, entering structures through openings like windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also enter a residence on shoes, clothing and animals. It can be basically impossible for you to eliminate mold entering your property. You need to take action when mold begins growing in your home. Having an expert to turn to who will tell you the strain of mold present is imperative. Add to that an expert that can orchestrate the best way for treatment then execute the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional home and commercial restoration services for all sorts of disasters, including mold.

Services for Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement

When Paul Davis performs an investigation on 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 primary step in what can be a long process. When it comes to the treatment of mold safely, it is best to work with a company that specializes in all aspects pertaining to the process. Paul Davis offers mold remediation and removal services along with basic mold testing. Mold causes damage to your property along with major health problems to your family. Mold, unlike most allergens, does negatively affect the health of any person whether they have allergies or not. Mold migrates through the environment it's found in, meaning the longer it goes without treatment in your property, the worse its effects are. The professionals with Paul Davis can accurately identify the strains of mold growing in your house and effectively manage treating it.

Families of Mold

There are 3 basic families of mold:

  • Allergenic: These produce and cause allergic reactions.
  • Pathogenic: Molds that cause health issues in individuals that suffer with acute illnesses.
  • Toxigenic: These molds can produce toxic microbes.
With the variety of molds that can be found in any given property, having an expert to diagnosis and investigate the extent of their spread is key to removing it. An expert with Paul Davis can aid in making your residence free and safe from the most insidious molds. Some common molds are:

  • Penicillium - This mold most commonly grows on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. It will cause hay-fever type reactions and induces asthma attacks.
  • Aspergillus - This is a warm weather mold that grows both outdoors and indoors. Aspergillus can be discovered in areas of extreme dampness and extensive water damage, as well as organic matter that is breaking down. Aspergillus is also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
  • Alternaria - Alternaria is often found in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This is a large spore mold that takes traction in the mouth, nose and respiratory tract.
  • Cladosporium - This is the most commonly identified outdoor fungi that enters homes. It thrives in overtly moist, porous locations like textile and wood. Both the indoor and outdoor variety bring about asthma attacks along with inducing hay-fever like reactions.
  • Stachybotrys - Being a less common household mold is lucky, as it is among the more insidious. It needs excessive moisture to thrive, and causes breathing issues, symptoms reminiscent of the flu, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding lungs.
  • Acremonium - This toxic mold thrives in areas of moisture like cooling coils, humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants. Acremonium is a powdery mold that thrives in a variety of colors like grey, orange, pink and white.
  • Aureobasidium - Aureobasidium is most often discovered growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It starts out light brown or pink in color but darkens to dark brown-black the longer it's around. This is a highly allergic responsive mold, causing skin rashes and eye infections.
  • Chaetomium - Chaetomium is found in houses after a flood or leaking and in chronically wet 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, causing nail and skin infections.
  • Cladosporium - This unique mold thrives in both cold and warm environments and spreads rapidly on upholstery, fabrics, carpets and under floorboards. It reacts strongly with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
  • Fusarium - This mold is most commonly found in soft goods and grows and spreads in cold weather. A reddish strain is found in organic products like food and house plants, and both strains can move rapidly through a home. Symptoms start out as a sore throat, runny eyes and skin infections and progresses to brain abscesses and bone infections.
  • Trichoderma - This is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. It's a rapidly growing mold with a wool like texture that is mostly green and white. It thrives in moist and consistently damp locations like HVAC systems, wood and textiles. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it inhabits, causing decay and structures to crumble.
  • Ulocladium - This mold is mostly found in kitchens and bathrooms. It is one of the black molds that contributes to respiratory ailments and asthma.

Reach Out to Paul Davis for a Reliable Mold Inspection

When you might know or suspect you have mold in your house call the experts with Paul Davis. Our professional team will provide a detailed inspection and execute the remediation servicing required to remove insidious mold from your home. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.