Isn’t mold just a normal part of life?

Posted on January 29, 2017 in Blog

Isn’t mold just a normal part of life?Just about everyone has seen mold at one point or another. Perhaps you leave those pizza leftovers out for much too long or your bananas develop that familiar green fuzz. Maybe your bathroom sink develops a leak and suddenly, black spots start spreading all over your bathroom cabinet.

Everyday and toxic mold

Whatever your familiarity with mold may be, you may not be aware that certain types of mold can pose a real danger to the health and well-being of people. Sure, everyday mold on your sandwich bread isn’t a huge deal, but there are other varieties of mold that are absolutely toxic.

How mold spreads

Even toxic mold often goes unnoticed for long periods of time. In order to reproduce and grow, mold requires a food source, oxygen, and moisture. Organic carbon or another primary food source of mold is frequently present in building materials and oxygen is always present indoors, the main focus on controlling mold growth is eliminating its source of water. Whenever excess moisture exists with any building materials, the mold will grow by digesting the food source and releasing airborne spores. Once mold has been detected, the main objective is to detect the water source so it can be repaired and stopped.

Why you should pay attention to mold

Many people think that mold is just a normal part of everyday life, but all kinds of mold have the potential to cause harm to the health and well-being of humans. Some molds even release mycotoxins that are very dangerous to the health of children, the elderly, and those who are immunocompromised. If you suspect that mold is present anywhere in your home or business property, it’s essential that you take steps to identify the type of mold that’s present so it can be effectively dealt with.

Most people have no idea how to identify types of mold, and that’s okay! That’s why H2 Environmental Consulting Services is here. Enlist the expertise of our mold specialists, who will meticulously test every molecule of your property to determine where mold is present and which variety(ies) are there. We have state-of-the-art equipment and tried-and-true techniques to test your property and conclusively determine whether and where mold is present.

Potential health consequences of mold exposure

Exposure to certain varieties of mold is especially dangerous to children, the elderly, and those who are immunocompromised. Sinus problems, coughing, wheezing, eye and skin irritation, and other negative immune responses are possible as a result of mold exposure.

Don’t risk it!

If you have any doubt about whether your property contains mold or any other harmful substance, call H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578 for an environmental evaluation today. Don’t put your loved ones’ health at risk – call us to schedule an environmental evaluation at your earliest convenience. Breathe easier with complete environmental testing and remediation services from H2 Environmental Consulting Services.