Indoor Air Quality Inspections (IAQ)
More of us will be spending an increased amount of time in our homes. More companies are allowing workers to work remotely. More students are doing distance learning. Therefore, our environment and the air we breathe in our home is so important to our overall health. Additionally, mold can also affect the structure of our home!
First, we want to say that without a test, we cannot state emphatically that a fungus is mold. Having said that, if you see any type fungal growth anywhere in your home—whether it is mold or some other fungus—it needs to be addressed.
When people use the term “black mold”, they may be referring to a type called Stachybotrys chartarum (S. chartarum), also known as Stachybotrys atra
“Black mold” is sometimes called “toxic mold”. It can cause severe health problems. This is because it releases toxic substances that fungus produces, called mycotoxins. Some mycotoxins have been linked to symptoms such as aches and pains, changes in mood, headaches, memory loss, and nosebleeds.
However, anyone can be sensitive to any type of fungus. People with allergies may be more sensitive to mold than others. Severe mold allergies result in more severe symptoms. Exposure to mold can also increase the risk of developing other health problems such as asthma.
So, “mold” does not have to be toxic to cause adverse health effects. Many times, it all depends upon the person.
Here’s the point: If you can see “mold” in a home, it should not be there! It does not matter if it is “black mold” or mildew. You need to find out the cause, fix the cause, and get it cleaned up.
Orange Door Inspections can give you peace of mind when it comes to indoor air quality, including mold inspections. We are IAC2 certified (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants). Call us to discuss set up a mold inspection for your home or office.
With so many great reasons to work with Orange Door Inspections, why would you choose someone else?