Mold is everywhere! It’s the amount and type of mold that can do a lot of damage to your health and home. Mold can be found especially in places that are dark and moist. When cleaning areas with mold, keep in mind that the spores can actually become airborne and thereby inflict even more damage.
The quality of mold remediation service varies widely from company to company, and choosing the wrong one can lead to recurring growth. That’s why it’s essential to hire a qualified, licensed home inspection agency to isolate the problem so you can stop it at the source.
At DEC Fire & Water Restoration, you and your family’s safety is our first priority. To that effect, we only use proven safe and effective equipment and methods in accordance with industry standards, and all our personnel are hand-picked for experience and competency.
If you suspect that you may have a mold problem, call us today to speak with an expert, and let us give you the peace of mind that comes with a job well-done.
With many years of experience, DEC Fire & Water Restoration is the right specialist for you.
Our mold removal services include:
- Damage Assessments
- Mold Remediation
- Structure and Contents Drying
- Debris Removal
- Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning
- Duct cleaning
- Structural Repair
Types of Mold/Fungi:
This is a common type of fungi consisting of more than 150 different species of mold. Several of these are known to cause human disease. Aspergillosis is one of the most common fungal infections that may require hospitalization.
- Aspergillus fumigatus
This is a very dangerous type of mold. Some people develop hypersensitivity to the spores of Aspergillus and may suffer severe allergic reactions.
- Aspergillus flavus
This fungi is known to produce the mycotoxin aflatoxin, one of the most potent carcinogens in existence.
- Aspergillus niger
This fungi is always associated with disease and is known to thrive in the human lung.
This mold is dark green to black in the front, and black on the backside.
This fungi is the one often found in humidifiers and tends to grow in water-damaged carpets and on building materials.
Mycotoxins are incredibly toxic and may cause a variety of problems such as: sore throats and headaches, dermatitis, cold/flu-like symptoms including nose bleeds, fatigue, diarrhea.
Penicillium may cause asthma, and allergic alveolitis reactions as well as hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
This group of molds live on water damaged, cellulose-rich materials such as ceiling tiles, paper, wallpaper, sheet rock, insulation backing, etc.