Mold Removal | Remediation
Mold in your home or place of business can cause health problems and lower the value of your property. The certified mold remediation professionals at Ethos Restoration Group will take the fear out of mold with a professional mold removal and prevention process, thus creating as little disruption as possible in your day-to-day life.
Mycotoxic molds can cause serious health effects in humans and animals. Health effects range from short term irritation to immunosuppression to cancer and even death. If any toxic molds are identified, it is suggested that you seek advice from an Industrial Hygienist or other indoor air quality professional. Ethos Restoration Group of TN will assist you in referring a professional in this field if needed.
Molds can sometimes be hidden to the naked eye, in which case you may find yourself smelling something musky. It is very important to get you home or building inspected. Contact Ethos Restoration Group for a FREE Inspection. More information about the importance of getting a free mold inspection for your peace of mind can also be found here on the EPA website.
Pathogenic molds can cause serious health effects in persons with suppressed immune systems, those taking chemotherapy or those with autoimmunity disorders. Seek professional help when these molds are present (or if you think they are).
There are many molds that have the potential to cause health problems including Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys. (Just because you can’t pronounce it doesn’t mean it can’t cause problems.) The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is one resource used for explaining the dangers of mold defining the steps you should take if you suspect mold in your home or business.
Mold spores can cause health problems even if the spores are dead.
Mold requires an organic food source, such as cloth, sheet rock, or wood, and a moisture source to grow. Mold can begin to grow if any organic material remains wet for more than 48 hours. The way to control mold growth indoors is to control moisture indoors.
Mold spores are very common outdoors and there is no practical way to eliminate all mold spores indoors.
Molds can grow undetected inside wall spaces, under carpet, and inside HVAC systems.
Mold growth can often be the visible sign of a structural defect that allows moisture to intrude into a building.
Heavy mold on a hardwood floor when doing mold abatement, it is first necessary to find and eliminate the moisture source. If the moisture problem is not resolved, the mold growth will return.
Cleanup of large areas of mold growth can cause airborne levels of spores to increase up to 10,000 times that of background levels resulting in acute exposure to those doing the cleanup if personal protective equipment is not worn.
The best way to abate mold growth indoors is to remove the impacted materials. Cleaning the surface of a material with mold growth may not always kill the mold, especially if mold is growing on porous materials like sheet rock or carpeting.