Mold is a non-scientific term that represents many different types of unwanted fungi found both indoors and outdoors. Positives for mold/fungi include penicillin, blue cheese, and yeast (bread/beer/wine). Negatively it can cause a musty odors and unsightly appearances. Health-wise, mold can have minimal to no effects to extremely severe respiratory problems. This can completely depend on if the person has allergies or specifically mold allergies. Mold spores are everywhere and are both stationary and airborne. Obviously high concentrations of it can cause concerns. Mold is most commonly black in color, but also pink, yellow, brown and green. Mold thrives in damp places with poor ventilation; however, dust mites, bacteria, airborne chemicals, certain gases and other airborne hazards also thrive in these conditions. Since it’s difficult and costly to test for all of these airborne contaminants, its common practice to test for mold, and if it’s present, eliminating the mold problem usually eliminates all of the other problems as well.
Mold is a common household threat we all can contend with, but early detection is key to reducing remediation costs as well as adverse health effects.
Let Haltran Environmental test for mold today and contact us for additional information regarding mold assessments and detection options.