If there is excessive moisture or humidity in your home or business for a long period of time, mold can become a problem and can result in mold damage. Mold damage NY, mold damage NJ, mold damage Long Island can come from large spills that are left untreated, a burst pipe or any type of sudden water release. Sometimes mold damage NY, mold damage NJ, mold damage Long Island originates from chronic conditions like a leaking roof or plumbing. High humidity is another one of these chronic conditions that can cause mold damage NY, mold damage NJ, mold damage Long Island. Other possible triggers can be things like moist air condensing on cool surfaces.
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If conditions permit, mold can grow almost anywhere in your home or business. If you see visible growth on the walls, you should be concerned about what may be lurking on the other side of that wall. Wetness from prolonged period is a precursor to mold damage.
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Mold in excessive amounts and different types of mold can be a cause for health concerns. For the health of you and your loved ones and for the preservation and protection of your home or property, have a certified mold specialist address the issue and conduct mold remediation ASAP.
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Mold in our homes lives in damp, dark areas and areas exposed to steam, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Areas cluttered with storage, such as basements, crawl spaces or plumbing spaces are prime areas for the dangerous growth of mold. Areas that have experienced flooding or water leakage and have limited ventilation are the type of areas mold thrives on. Outside the home, in areas with high humidity, mold grows unabated. If care is not taken by Mold Removal NYC specialists, mold spores can move from outdoors to prime mold areas within the interior of the home.
Illnesses caused by mold have many symptoms. Some of these are watery and itchy eyes, chronic coughing, severe headaches and migraine events. Skin problems, rashes, chronic fatigue and sinus or bronchial problems are often caused by mold growth. In worse case scenarios, over exposure to mold can result in bucal mold growth that kills by asphyxiation.
You can protect your home, your family or your business and employees from the dangers of mold growth by calling on GetCleanQuick.com Mold Removal New Jersey specialists. Count on the experts at GetCleanQuick.com to make fact based assessments of any mold prone situations at your home or office before they worsen.
Effects of Mold on Health
Molds are pervasive in nature. Mold spores are a too common component of household and workplace dust. As they are, to some extent, unavoidable, care must be taken to limit their access to environments, which are conducive to mold growth. Failure to control the growth of mold presents multiple types of serious health hazards to humans.
Unfortunately, there are many varieties of mold. Some produce mycotoxins that pose very serious health risks to both humans and animals, such as family pets. Studies show exposure to high levels of mycotoxins lead to neurological problems, some of which may be fatal. Daily exposure in the workplace can be particularly harmful. Toxic mold does not refer to all types of mold. Only molds that produce mycotoxins are considered toxic molds.
While toxic molds are the most dangerous, all molds can cause health problems. Molds vary greatly in rate of growth, range of temperature, humidity they thrive in and the type of contact surfaces they prefer. These variations are exactly the reason homeowners and business owners rely on the highly trained strong> mold removal New Jersey specialistsat GetCleanQuick.com.
Growth of Mold in Homes and Buildings
There is no doubt about the health issues prolific mold growth causes. If proper practices are applied, it is possible to retard or eliminate mold growth in homes and other types of buildings. While various molds thrive under varied conditions, the most important contributing factor for controlling mold growth is the quick reduction and elimination of moisture levels that facilitate mold growth. In some cases, mold growth is so large that materials or possessions affected must be removed in order to correct the situation.
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Molds are everywhere in nature and use movement of air to change from one location to another. They are capable of attaching themselves and growing on almost any type of substance and surface. While they may not have much choice on where air currents take them, they instantly start reproducing should they land on moist surfaces conducive to their growth. Because of lower levels of humidity and temperature, mold found indoors usually does not affect healthy individuals.
Because mold can grow on building materials as easily as on any other surface, they naturally thrive on materials that are high in water content and moisture level. Flooring surfaces, be they cement or tile, or wood flooring, that are not completely and properly dried are an open invitation to mold spores to start building new mold growth colonies. Any situation that results in added moisture and contact with water leads to mold growth inside homes, schools and business office buildings. Some examples of those situations are flooding, leaky roofs, overflow of appliances or draining systems and broken plumbing.
Colonies of mold require significant amounts of moisture, humidity or water contact to grow at maximum rates. Molds feed on the substances they grown on, reducing surfaces, albeit microscopically, as they grow, spreading over ever-larger areas. Common building materials like plywood, drywall, furring wood strips, carpets and carpet padding are all food for mold.
Molds are also able to take hold in a new area and then go dormant, in a type of hibernation, until the next occurrence of water contact or high humidity. This is why elimination of environments conducive to mold growth is so important. Once the environments are corrected, removal of mold colonies is the last step to prevent likelihood of mold growth reoccurrence.
During studies on mycotoxin levels caused by toxic molds, it was discovered that levels are significantly higher in buildings that had experienced water flooding or leakage incidents. In areas treated by GetCleanQuick.com mold removal specialists mycotoxins were either not present or below any levels normally expected.
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The first step in effective control of any type of mold is a fact based assessment and determination of mold presence. This is done by visual inspection by highly trained mold removal NYC specialists If a growing mold colony is present and visible this helps determine the type and amount of remediation required.
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Mold assessments performed by GetCleanQuick.com are non-intrusive and non-invasive as they detect visible and odor causing mold colonies. It can be necessary to use intrusive methods to make a complete mold contamination assessment. These methods would involve moving of furniture, lifting or removal of carpeting and pads, checking behind wallpapers and paneling, checking in ventilation ducts and even opening for inspection of some deep wall cavities.
GetCleanQuick.com teams of highly trained mold removal NYC specialists use a combination of visual inspection and moldy odor recognition to locate problems requiring correction.
Mold detection efforts always focus on areas of known contact with water, exhibited moisture damage or high humidity conditions. The goals of mold assessment services are as follows.
- Location of mold colony growth
- Determination of moisture sources
- Determination of which mold control measures will be most effective
Sometimes these goals are determined by simpler and more cost effective methods. When that is the case, mold testing may not be the best use of resources.
The EPA does not generally recommend sampling for mold unless a person that lives in the building is showing symptoms of mold related illness. When sampling is done it should only be carried out by highly trained mold removal specialists. GetCleanQuick.com experts have the training and specific experience necessary to properly design mold-sampling protocols, sampling methodology, and carry out interpretation of sampling findings.
Before any sampling for mold is undertaken, together the homeowner and mold removal New Jersey specialists
Any sampling for mold in homes or businesses must follow recommended procedures stipulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
An indication of the seriousness upon which these agencies attribute identification and control of mold growth is seen in the requirements for procedures. A proper and complete chain of custody at all times sampling is undertaken. Only AIHA listed accredited laboratories may make chemical identification tests and they must undertake proficiency testing quarterly. Control and handling of mold is serious business.
There are three types of sampling activities for locating and identification of mold.
- Air Sampling – The most common form of sampling for mold in which samples are taken both inside and outside, with comparisons between spore concentrations compared between the two sample readings. This type of sampling is capable of confirming the existence of mold that is not visible.
- Surface Sampling – This involves taking samples with swab, tape or dust collection samples to determine the concentration per area of any contaminated surface.
- Bulk Sampling – This is testing and sampling of materials or items from a contaminated area for identification and determination of mold concentration in any sample.
When sampling is conducted, the AIHA recommends all three types of sampling be performed. This is due to limitations on effectiveness of each method of sample testing. As an example, air samples do not provide proof of a hidden source of mold and a swab sample may not provide correct data on concentrations of mold spores in the air.
GetCleanQuick.com recommends air sampling also be conducted after steps have been taking for mold remediation. This provides a before and after sample and cross check on the efficiency of mold removal and remediation and is best conducted by a qualified and independent third party.
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Step one in solving indoor mold problems are eliminating the source of moisture. Step 2 is the removal of mold colony growth. Common methods for remediation of small mold occurrences are as follows.
- Use of sunlight, direct sunlight being much more efficient than indirect sunlight
- Increased fresh air ventilation
- Use of Non-porous building material
- Use of household cleaners
Discovery of significant mold growth requires professional mold remediation and removal of affected building materials. While it may seem incorrect, the most conservative strategy is destruction, after removal, of any materials having visible mold growth or saturated by water intrusion. While there are many ways to prevent mold growth, such as heating, ventilating and conditioning of air or use of dry fog, when mold has already established itself extensively condemnation of a building may be less costly than efforts to properly clean and remove all mold.
For occasions when the choice is removal of mold, GetCleanQuick.com is fully ready and capable of removing and repairing mold damage at any level. This is normally accomplished by removing affected areas and eliminating the cause of excess moisture. New technologies enable the filling of rooms with dry fog, which kills mold and quickly stops growth. The chemicals used in dry fog applications are EPA approved and do no harm or damage to humans or animals. GetCleanQuick.com also specializes in restoration of fabric, which is the removal from clothing and deodorization, preventing further mold growth and damage to garments.
Homeowners should beware of improper methods for cleaning and removal of mold offered by some companies. This include, but are not limited to high heat exposure, so called dry air, use only of sunlight (insufficient on its own within a home), ozone treatments and use of weak fungicides. While these methods may have some effect on molds present, they will not complete the job still leaving the mold capable of causing health problems for occupants in the home or workplace.
Only the use of specific detergent solutions can properly remove mold. While commercially available detergents are advertised for mold clean up, none of them are as effective as professional mold remediation.
Mold Cleanup and Removal Methods
The purpose of a mold cleanup process is elimination of mold and fungal growth coinciding with removal of contaminated materials. Simply killing mold with biocides is insufficient. This is because the organic substances, chemicals and proteins, which cause negative reactions in humans, are still present in destroyed mold.
As mentioned previously, the new dry fog technology is promising for elimination of mold. This technique allows mold remediation without destruction of or damage to the home or office building. The cost of dry fog treatments is much less than traditional mold remediation methods.
Vacuum removal of mold is possible as wet vacuum cleaners are capable of removing water from floors, carpets and other hard surfaces that have water accumulation. Wet vacuums should only be used on wet materials otherwise mold spores will exhaust into the indoor environment when insufficient liquid is present. All vacuum equipment surfaces must be completely cleaned after use in mold cleanup situations. Mold spores will adhere to inner surfaces of all parts of a vacuum and grow if not completely cleaned away.
Damp Wipe removal of mold from non-porous surfaces by wiping or scrubbing with clean water and detergent is possible. Fast drying of surfaces is required to ensure quick mold growth does not take place. Smooth surfaces like glass, hardwoods, plastics and concrete should be scraped to remove as much mold as possible before other methods are used. This is followed by application of moldicide or strong fungicide cleaners.
Use of an HEPA vacuum, which means High Efficiency Particulate Air filtered vacuum cleaners are recommended for cleanup of outside areas surrounding and in final clean up after all cleaned materials have been dried and contaminated materials removed. Special clothing and equipment is required during use of HEPA vacuum equipment.
Disposal of properly stored and prepared debris and dust is effective if all items, materials and other contaminated items are stored in plastic impervious and non-porous bags or closed containers. After clean up operations are completed they made to discarded as regular construction waste.
Mold Remediation Equipment
There are several types of equipment used in mold remediation services. These may include any or all of the following items.
- Electronic moisture meters, which measures moisture levels in building materials. These are also good at monitoring the drying process, which was actually, what they were built for initially. Some of these read automatically in past the surface of the item being checked. Others have a pin that must be inserted into the tested material. Moisture meters may be used on any surface, including your own skin.
- Humidity Gauges are using to measure the level of humidity in any confined area. These are usually read with a temperature reading when humidity is recorded.
- Borescopes are used as hand held tools to see possible mold growth inside walls, ceilings, crawl spaces or any place too tight for a human to enter. No major drilling or cuts into drywall are required to use this equipment.
- Digital cameras are used to record initial assessments and record progress.
- Personal protective equipment is used including respirators, gloves, non-porous coverall suits and eye protection.
- Thermographic cameras use infrared thermal imaging for effective use at double checking moisture meter readings. They also help identify the range of mold growth.
- Dehumidifiers are sometimes recommended for homes with aquariums or a lot of house plants. This does not harm plants or pets but helps retard mold presence and growth in those areas of the home.
During the work of the GetCleanQuick.com mold removal New Jersey specialists, contamination levels are constantly monitored. These contamination levels dictate specific requirements for worker safety and may cause the use of additional special equipment or protective personal equipment.