Indoor Mold Detection and Inspection Services

Whether you can see it or not, there is a good chance mold is in your residence. Mold is something that occurs naturally, although the kind of mold that resides in your house or property is the real problem. Mold spores travel through the air and enter buildings through any opening, such as windows, doors and HVAC systems. They can also enter a location on shoes, clothing and animals. It is nearly impossible for you to eliminate mold infiltrating your house. It's only as there is mold growing in your home that you need to be concerned. Having an expert to rely on that can tell you the type of mold present is invaluable. Add to that an expert who will devise the best way for treatment and perform the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional home and commercial emergency restorative services for all types of disasters, including mold.

Services for Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement

When you have Paul Davis inspect your commercial or residential property for mold, you have a licensed professional who has in depth experience in this field. The detection and identification of mold is step one in what can be an arduous procedure. When it comes to dealing with mold safely, it is best working with a company which specializes in all aspects pertaining to the process. Paul Davis provides mold removal and remediation services along with basic mold inspections. Mold can cause damage to your home as well as major health concerns for your family. Mold, unlike most allergens, does negatively affect the health of any person whether they have allergies or not. Mold advances through the environment it's found in, meaning that the longer it remains untreated in your house, the worse its effects are. Paul Davis can accurately identify the types of mold growing in your property and effectively handle treating it.

Properties of Mold

There are 3 general species of mold:

  • Allergenic: Which produce and cause allergic reactions.
  • Pathogenic: These molds cause health issues in people which suffer with acute illnesses.
  • Toxigenic: These molds produce toxic substances.
With the abundance of molds that can be found in structures, having an expert to inspect and diagnosis the extent of their spread is key to eradicating it. A professional with Paul Davis can assist with helping make your residence healthy and safe from the most dangerous molds. Some common molds are:

  • Penicillium - This mold most commonly feeds on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying textiles, carpets and fiberglass insulation. It causes hay-fever like reactions and induces asthma attacks.
  • Aspergillus - This is a warm climate mold which grows indoors and outdoors. It can be located in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as decomposing organic matter. It is also found inside of dust and produces mycotoxins.
  • Alternaria - This mold is often found in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This large spore mold deposits in the respiratory tract, mouth and nose.
  • Cladosporium - This is the most commonly identified outdoor fungus easily enters homes. It thrives in porous, overtly moist surfaces such as wood and textiles. The indoor and outdoor kinds cause asthma attacks as well as induces hay-fever like reactions.
  • Stachybotrys - Being a less rampant household mold is fortunate, as it's among the more insidious. Stachybotrys requires excessive damp to thrive, and causes breathing issues, symptoms reminiscent of the flu, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding lungs.
  • Acremonium - This toxic mold grown in areas of condensation such as humidifiers, drain pans, window sealants and cooling coils. This is a powdery mold that grows in a selection of colors like pink, white, grey or orange.
  • Aureobasidium - Aureobasidium is often found growing behind painted wood surfaces and wallpaper. It starts out pink or light brown in color but darkens to dark brown-black as it ages. This is a highly responsive allergic mold, inducing skin rashes and eye infections.
  • Chaetomium - Chaetomium is found in residences after a flood or leaking and in chronically wet conditions. It carries a dank odor, cotton like texture and changes colors from white to grey or brown over time. Chaetomium is known to produce mycotoxins which affect the immune system, causing nail and skin infections.
  • Cladosporium - Cladosporium grows in warm and cold areas and migrates rapidly on upholstery, fabrics, carpets and under floorboards. It has a strong reaction with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
  • Fusarium - Capable of growing and spreading in cold weather, Fusarium is coral or pink colored and is commonly found in a home's soft goods. A reddish variety is found in organic products like house plants, and both strains can move rapidly through a home. Symptoms from this mold begin as skin infections, sore throat and runny eyes and progresses to brain abscesses and bone infections.
  • Trichoderma - Trichoderma is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. It's a rapidly growing mold with a wool like texture that is mostly white and green. It thrives in consistently damp and moist locations like HVAC systems, wood and fabric. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, Trichoderma also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
  • Ulocladium - This mold is nearly always found in bathrooms and kitchens and is one of the black molds. It contributes to asthma and respiratory illnesses.

Call Paul Davis for Reliable Mold Inspection

If you know or suspect there is mold in your home call the experts with Paul Davis. Our expert team will provide a detailed inspection as well as perform the remediation servicing required to remove dangerous mold from your home. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.