In past posts, I have discussed the function of mold in the outdoors. Mold are tiny fungi that are quite useful in the breaking down and decomposition process. Plant debris, dead wood, are broken down much more efficiently when mold growth occurs. Mold growth outdoors does not pose nearly as much of a threat as mold growing in your living spaces or home. Over thousands of years, molds have habituated themselves to using man made hosts such as wallpaper, insulation, ceiling tiles, carpets, gypsum board paper as well as wood products. That is why mold inspection is vital to ensuring southern homes are safe for human occupancy.
In a dry home, mold does not do well, however just add water and you quickly raise the risk of mold germination and or mold growth. Some species of mold have been known to reproduce and spread in as little as twelve hours! This alarming rate of reproduction emphasizes how critical preventive measures are when considering the safety and welfare of your family and home. Another important fact is that mold spores can lay dormant for years, depending on what sources you consult with, information on dormancy rates ranges from anywhere from one hundred to one thousand years. This compounds the importance of maintaining a clean, dry and safe air quality for you and your family. My company uses a combination of moisture detectors, thermal imaging and temperature guns to determine rates and locations of water and moisture. Thermal imaging camera are not cheap, but you do not need one to know if you are risk for mold exposure.
There is no substitute for air quality testing and or mold testing taken by an expert and having the results interpreted by an accredited laboratory. There is however some tell tale signs that everyone can look for if you suspect needing the aforementioned:
1. Look- if you see discoloration on any of the surfaces of your home that either changes or increases, take heed.
2. Feel- WEARING GLOVES AND PROTECTIVE BREATHING MASK, feel for temperature differentiation. Cool temps. usually mean higher moisture.
3. Smell- Odd odors are my biggest help when detecting mold. One of the bi-products of mold reproduction is off-gassing and odor.
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Array of Solutions A.K.A. SC Mold Removal offers prompt, inexpensive mold remediation testing within 24 hours of your inquiry. We offer a complete report from an accredited lab with same day results available. You will also receive my professional photos with expert opinion as to pending issues as they relate to your home or business.
Our services include but are not limited to;
Mold Inspection - This is done using a thermal imaging, infrared temperature readings as well as both air and bulk sampling. Combined with years of experience and expertise, we will be able to not only locate mold spores, but also alleviate the source of the contamination
Mold Testing - Air testing and sampling will determine what is in the air you are breathing. We offer same day results from a local accredited lab, supported with a 10 page report for your review.
Mold Removal - We are proud to offer several safe and effective protocols to alleviate mold spores and their causes. Our approach has been so successful that we offer a transferable warranty with every job completed. We do not cover up mold, we tear it out by the roots.
With years of experience in the construction industry owner; Doug Whitehead is familiar with all phases of the construction process. What this means to you is that you will have an expert diagnose and repair for your home or business. Because we look at your structure / home as a network of systems, we also diagnose and treat all contributing factors that may lead to mold problems.
This includes, but is not limited to; Gutter issues, leaks of all origins, drainage issues, foundation repair, water, sprinkler and sewer line repairs, sloping issues and much more. Not only do we remediate, we correct the problems that cause mold. Array of Solutions offers prompt, inexpensive mold testing within twenty four hours of your inquiry. We offer a complete report from an accredited lab with same day results available. You will also receive my professional photos with expert opinion as to pending issues as they relate to your home or business.