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Mold Remediation

A typical inquiry we are asked by our customers with respect to mold remediation is “On the off chance that I have a mold issue do I contract a remediation specialist or would I be able to clean the mold myself?” 

Must be able to stand for long periods of time. The appropriate response relies upon the degree of the mold. Contingent upon the kinds of mold development, the measure of settlements and the extent of the mold debased region. As per the EPA, if the affected region is under 10 square feet, the molds present are a sort 1 allergen; at that point they express this can be cleaned by the normal mortgage holder or property proprietor.

In any case, so as to decide they kinds of molds present, poisonous shape or type 1 allergen, and to recognize whether degree of mold pollution, it is HIGHLY prescribed to initially have Certified Mold Inspections play out a review and mold testing. This can help keep the spread and cross tainting of possibly dangerous mold.

We compose the mold remediation methodology and mold cleanup technique.

It is NEVER suggested for people who are not Certified Mold Remediators (CMR) to endeavor to perform mold clean up or mold remediation on form sullying more noteworthy than 10 square feet, paying little respect to the sort.

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Mold Testing

Mold

Mold, or fungi, exists all around us, both inside our buildings and outside. We are currently aware of more than 100,000 species of mold. There are 1,000+ species of mold that are commonly seen in the United States. Water damage indicator molds such as Stachybotrys, Chaetomium, Ulocladium, and Fusarium can indicate chronic water problems in a building.

Mycotoxins

Mold needs to defend its territory just like you need to defend your home. Mycotoxins are produced by certain molds as a defense mechanism. Some common types include:


AFLATOXIN M1

OCHRATOXIN A (OTA)

STERIGMATOCYSTIN (STG)

RORIDIN E

VERRUCARIN A

ENNIATIN B

ZEARALENONE (ZEA)

GLIOTOXIN*

MYCOPHENOLIC ACID*

DIHYDROCITRINONE*

CHAETOGLOBOSIN A*

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ERMI/ HERTSMI - 2

The ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) is a study developed by the EPA where approximately 1,100 homes were tested (both water damaged and non-water damaged) to identify 36 mold species that were most present within those homes, and an index scoring system. Dr. Shoemaker also created the HERTSMI-2 scoring system. This scoring system can be derived from the ERMI test results, so there is no need for additional sampling. The difference is that the HERTSMI-2 only uses a panel 5 mold species.

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Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), such as formaldehyde, are emitted as gases from certain materials. VOC’s include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long-term adverse health effects. VOC’s are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.

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Bacteria

Bacteria are the primary colonizers or first organisms to grow in after a water event occurs in the building. As bacteria dies off, it can produce potent toxins called Endotoxins. The most frequent bacteria species found in buildings impacted by water damage are Actinomycetes, this bacteria can produce biotoxins similar to the way mold produces mycotoxins.

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Dust

House dust is a mixture of many substances. Its content varies from home to home and business to business, but the most commonly found in dust mold spores, insect fragments, dust mites, dead human and animal skin, fibers and building materials.

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Allergen

There are many different influences within a home or office that can produce indoor allergens. It is important to have CMI perform an inspection and testing of the environment to understand how wide spread the issue may be, as well as, identify a potential source of the problem.

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