Mold Removal Phoenix AZ
A common effect of water damage is the presence of mold in high quantity. The presence of mold and mold spores creates health risks in home, school, and work settings. It is important to have a building inspected for mold damage if there has been recent water damage. If mold is found then a professional company licensed to perform mold removal will need to be contacted. Removing mold can be a dangerous process. Only a team of trained technicians with the appropriate protective gear and tools for mold removal should be working with the mold.
Home inspectors in the State of Arizona are not required to identify or report on mold. In fact, there is additional training required to be a mold inspector. So don’t take a home inspection report as the final word on the health of your home. Contact a professional company if you believe you have mold damage. A licensed company will be able to perform a visual inspection as well as air quality testing.
Testing for the presence of mold spores in the air can take several days. If there is a strong reason to believe there is extensive mold damage then the building should not be occupied. Employees can work remotely and home owners can seek out family or friends to stay worth. This is necessary until it has been determined that it is safe to return. Either the tests have come back negative or any mold damage has been correctly identified and removed. It may also require time to repair or remodel parts of a building or home if there was extensive mold damage.
You don’t have to experience major water damage to have mold. Buildings that have high humidity can create an optimal environment for mold to grow in over time. Leaky faucets or malfunctioning appliances like dishwashers and washing machines can be acting as a water source for mold. For years mold can be growing behind walls, out of sight. But the danger of inhaling mold spores is still present. This is why it’s so important to have a professional inspection if mold is a potential issue.
Common symptoms of mold exposure are red flags for considering a mold inspection of your building or home. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) have identified the following symptoms of mold exposure.1
Mold Exposure Symptoms
- Itchy nose, mouth and lips
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Asthma symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness
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1. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. 2016. “Mold Allergy”. http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/mold-allergy