Newton NJ Mold Remediation & Mold Removal
We are IICRC certified, fully insured and properly trained in the latest and best methods of mold remediation.
To provide correct mold removal requires a certain set of tools as well as proper training to make sure the job is done correctly. It is always prudent to hire a company that is IICRC certified in mold remediation. In most cases containment has to be set up which creates a negative pressure around the areas of mold growth so that mold spores and mycotoxins do not escape into the general environment. The proper health and safety protocols have to be followed. Respirators must always be worn as well as eye protection and full suit to protect you from mold gaining entrance into your body.
There are some molds out there that actually grow the fastest at temperatures of 98.6° That number may look familiar to you because that is the temperature of a healthy human being. So with some mold organisms our body is the perfect petri dish.
Mold exposure can cause a wide variety of health effects.It is a fact that certain types can even cause death. In most cases if there is mold that is present and or growing an indoor environmental professional should be called in to test the home and find out where the mold is locatedated so that he or she can create a plan that will eliminate mold from your home as well as provide a plan of action and endpoint determination. This way once the mold removal professional has completed their work the conditions can be checked within the home to make sure that it is in balance with the exterior environment.
Well before we can discuss mold remediation we need to speak about mold assessment.
So what is mold assessment anyway?
Mold assessment is the process of collecting information about where the mold might be in your home or office. Experts generally come in an look over the structure and determine where the mold is hiding. This is generally done by laboratory testing as well as the use of specialized equipment.Sometimes the mold is obviously and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes you have to dig deep within a structure in order to find the problem. This is where an indoor environmental professional come into play. They will do the testing and then formulate the clean-up process. There is a written specification for mold removal along with followup testing and mold count parameters. Once the testing and spec is done then the mold remediation starts. The removing of the mold is necessary and beneficial for many reasons.
You may not think that mold and mold spores actually are a hazard to your health but they are in a big way. Mold spores are very common within homes and office areas as well as outside our homes or offices. The comparison of interior mold counts to exterior mold counts sets up a parameter of what is called the normal mold count. This measures types and amounts of molds both inside and outside.What can happen if there is sufficient moisture and growing mediums these spore build up. Mold can cause an allergic reaction for many people. It’s not just the allergies that you need to watch out for, these molds can hinder your health from a respiratory and physical standpoint in some cases even causing brain damage and death! And once it gets into your body it may cause all sorts of problems.
Here is a breakdown of some of hazards of mold and mold spores:
- Runny nose
- Itching and swelling eyes
- Tightness of the chest
- Difficulty in breathing
- Headache and irritation of the throat.
This is just to name a few, which is another reason why mold remediation is important. It doesn’t matter where you live, be it NYC, NY, PA or NJ, please call us and have us help you with this before it gets worse.
There is also another link to mold with health issues and it is Asthma. It’s been proven in studies that mold has major causitive factor when it comes to asthma. This may be especially apparent in infants or young kids. Infants and young kids tend to develop fungal mold, which is also known as Penicillium. Each time that the infant or young child becomes exposed they become more susceptible to the fungal mold. The Penicillium will increase within the human body. About 20% for every year that the child is infected. For each increase in Penicillin and years infected there are different levels
- no mold to low mold
- low mold to intermediate levels
- intermeidate levels to high levels.
Now when it comes to the reaction for the mold it can happen in a variety of ways, depending on how susceptible you are and how much you take in. When you are at a lower level you will have things like running nose and eyes swelling and coughing to deal with. But if you are in extreme and severe categories you will have more prolonged and chronic illnesses to deal with. The longer you have the mold, the more susceptible you will be to the allergic reactions.
There are three things that mold needs in order to grow.
- Time–anywhere from 48 hours to 10 days
- Moisture–This is what is needed to begin the process which brings about the mold through presence of spores
- Nutrients–Cellulose is a common ingredient in the mold build up process-think sheetrock, cloth, wallpaper etc.
Mold removal is paramount to the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones. It is not something to take lightly. There can be VERY serious health consequences from a mold infestation.If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate in calling us. Often a house or building can become infested with mold after a water loss or disaster. When this occurs, it is very important to invest in a service that provides excellent mold removal and mold remediation so as to get the building environment back to a healthy state of existence. By investing in the right services, people are able to make sure that their home or office is safe and able to be lived or worked in without any issues occurring. Systematic Cleaning and Restoration is the IICRC firm you need to call. Call today!