Mold is a fungus that occurs naturally in various conditions. Excessive humidity and poor airflow creates the perfect scenario for black mold to spawn and develop. Black mold discolours the surface it infests and can weaken certain types of material such as drywall and wood. Black mold appears as black smears along the surface but it’s unsightly nature is only the first of many problems black mold can create. The fungus is considered toxic and release mold spores and bacteria into the local air stream. Undetected black mold can continue to spread quickly if left unchecked or if the moisture problems is not corrected. Larger areas of mold will release more toxins into the air stream and drastically reducing the quality of the indoor air resulting in short and long term health consequences.
Health and quality of life effects of black mold
The appearance of toxic black mold should be taken seriously. The fungus will continue to spread if unmanaged and will greatly reduce the quality of air inside the property as mold spores and bacteria is released into the air from moldy areas. Residents and inhabitants of areas with black mold can experience a reduction in quality of life and short terms health issues such as:
- Irritated eyes and itchy skin
- Trouble with deep breaths and a persistent cough
- Tiredness and lack of motivation from poor sleep
- Hay fever type symptoms
Consistently breathing spores and bacteria as a result of black mold will have adverse long term health effects as well and establishing a removal plan is the first essential step.
Completely removing mold is a detailed process
Because of the adverse health effects of black mold, removing the fungus becomes a priority from within the property. The first critical step is properly testing for black mold with the latest sampling and diagnostic equipment. Matrix Remediation has extensive residential and commercial air quality and mold testing experience and can pinpoint flashpoint areas for black mold development. After identifying and isolating mold affected areas, Matrix Remediation uses the most efficient and environmentally friendly tools to remove and dispose of mold and mold affected materials. Further air quality and mold testing is performed to ensure a complete and thorough removal job. Once mold removal is confirmed, Matrix Remediation will provide the property owner transferrable certification indicating a mold free property.
The certified experts at Matrix Remediation understand black mold problems
Black mold detection and removal should only be trusted to certified professional contractors such as Matrix Remediation. Extensive training, the latest tools and equipment and diverse property experience means clients can expect detailed analysis and diagnosis of air quality and black mold related issues and the most efficient and effective recommendations for controlling and removing black mold and preventing future occurrences of the the fungus. Clients can also be confident in hiring Matrix Remediation which is IICRC certified and employs the exacting standards set out by the international organization for mold removal and restoration projects. Customer satisfaction and 100 percent job completion are consistently delivered by Matrix Remediation.
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