"Our findings suggest that household mold is associated with current asthma among children, independent of other major risk factors including child's obesity status. Our findings may inform strategies targeting mitigation of household mold as an important indoor environment factor to address childhood asthma". Siyuan Xiao, Amanda L. Ngo, Pauline Mendola, Michael N. Bates, Anna L. Barcellos, Assiamira Ferrara, Yeyi Zhu. Household mold, pesticide use, and childhood asthma: A nationwide study in the U.S.,International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Volume 233, 2021.
Mold is everywhere, either as conidia (spores) or as mycelia.
Mold removal will be fruitless if water damage is still present.
The spores are microscopic and very resilient; think of it as mold seeds.
The mycelia is the vegetative form of the fungus (mold); think of it as a very small plant.
Mold growths from a spore into a micellium (singular of mycelia) and it multiplies into a large amount of mycelia cells. This process occur for each of the millions of spores in contact with water; and then Mold becomes visible to the naked eye.
Mycelia can produce more spores that will germinate into more Mold.
Mold mycelia and the spores has to be removed. The spores are invisible to the eye.
The vegetative form of mold can ve removed using physical and chemical methods.
Once the area is clean to the eye and dry, the spores or conidia has to be eliminated from the air using HEPA filtration.
WE CAN HELP
We inspect your location for any visible indication of mold growth.
We can identify the mold and provide you with a full report, however this will be for informational purposes only, as any growing mold is a threat that must be eliminated.
We use advanced technology to kill the fungus, clean the afected area and dispose of the contaminants.
THe methods we use may include Dry Ice Blasting, Photo Catalytic Oxidation, HEPA filtration, etc.
Validation of Mold removal from surface and air.
We can provide a yearly service contract that includes monitoring and remediation if a contamination arises, guaranting a "Mold Free" location.