Interior Mold Inspection and Removal Services

Whether you can see it or not, there is a good chance mold is on your property. Mold is a part of nature, but the kind of mold that has spread in your home or property can determine the extent of the issue. Mold spores move through the air, entering buildings through openings like windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also be brought into a location on clothing, shoes, and pets. It can be nearly impossible for you to prevent mold entering your home. You should be worried as mold begins growing in your home. Having an expert to rely on who will advise on the strain of mold present is imperative. Pair that with an expert who will develop the optimal way to treat it and perform the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional commercial and residential emergency restorative services for all types of disasters, including mold.

Services for Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement

With a Paul Davis inspection of your commercial or residential property for mold, you have a licensed professional that is experienced in this field. Detecting and identifying mold is step one in what can be an arduous procedure. When it comes to dealing with mold safely, the prime option is working with a company that specializes in all aspects of the process. Paul Davis provides mold remediation and removal services in conjunction with basic mold inspections. Mold can cause damage to your dwelling on top of major health issues to your family. Mold, unlike most allergens, does adversely affect the health of an individual regardless if they have allergies or not. Mold spreads through the environment it lives in, meaning that the longer it remains without treatment in your home, the worse its effects are. The professionals at Paul Davis can accurately identify the strains of mold growing in your property and effectively deal with treating it.

Types of Mold

There are 3 basic types of mold:

  • Allergenic: These cause and produce allergic reactions.
  • Pathogenic: These molds cause health issues in individuals that suffer with acute illnesses.
  • Toxigenic: These molds can produce toxic substances.

With the multitude of molds that can be found in structures, having an expert to inspect and diagnosis the extent of their spread is key to removing it. An expert with Paul Davis will aid with making your home healthy and safe from the most insidious molds.

Some common household molds are:

  • Penicillium – This mold most commonly grows on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. It will cause hay-fever like reactions and induces asthma attacks.
  • Aspergillus – This is a warm environment mold that grows both outdoors and indoors. Aspergillus can be located in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as organic matter that is breaking down. Aspergillus is also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
  • Alternaria – This mold is often located in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This is a large spore mold that deposits in soft tissue, like the nose, mouth and respiratory tract.
  • Cladosporium – This is the most commonly identified outdoor mold which enters homes. It thrives in overtly moist, porous environments 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 rampant household mold is good, as it is among the more terrible. Stachybotrys needs excessive moisture to thrive, and causes breathing issues, symptoms reminiscent of the flu, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding in the lungs.
  • Acremonium – This toxic mold grown in areas of condensation 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 – This variety of mold is most often discovered growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It starts out pink or light brown in color but deepens to dark brown-black as it ages. This highly allergic responsive mold is responsible for causing skin rashes and eye infections.
  • Chaetomium – This mold is found in residences after flooding or leaking and in chronically damp conditions. It has a musty 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 and cause skin and nail infections.
  • Cladosporium – This unique mold thrives in both warm and cold areas and moves quickly on fabric, upholstery, under floorboards and in carpets. It has a strong reaction with wet tissues like the eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
  • Fusarium – Fusarium is most commonly located in a home’s soft goods and grows and moves in cold temperatures. A reddish variety is found in organic products like house plants, and both strains can move quickly through a home. Symptoms from this mold start out as a sore throat, runny eyes and skin infections and can progress to bone infections and brain abscesses.
  • Trichoderma – Trichoderma is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. This rapid growth mold has a wool like texture that is mostly white and green. It does well in moist and consistently damp areas like HVAC systems, textiles and wood. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
  • Ulocladium – Ulocladium is almost always located in kitchens and bathrooms. It is one of the black molds that contributes to respiratory illnesses and asthma.

Speak With Paul Davis for Reliable Mold Inspection

If you know or suspect you have mold in your house call the team with Paul Davis. Our dedicated team will provide a detailed inspection as well as perform the remediation services required to remove insidious mold from your residence. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.