Should you be worried about fungus in your home?

Posted on April 14, 2016 in Blog

Many people have no idea that dangerous fungus could be lurking in their homes. Research has shown that those who have been exposed to a microscopic fungus in indoor air may be at a higher risk of developing respiratory problems such as asthma.

Where could fungus be present in your home?

Should you be worried about fungus in your home?Homes throughout Southern California may contain certain types of fungus that can be harmful to humans. Both mold and fungus can grow in any area that has a food source and moisture, such as wallpaper, paper, ceiling tiles, carpet, insulation, and food. Reproduction of fungus occurs via microscopic spores that may be inhaled or ingested.

If you suffer from respiratory problems, it’s essential that you request a thorough Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) evaluation from H2 Environmental Consulting Services.

How does fungus enter a property?

You may be wondering how fungus even made its way into your home in the first place. Well, outdoor air naturally has a variety of fungal spores. When windows and doors open, fungal spores may enter the home. It’s also possible that pets, people, and things inadvertently bring fungal spores into the home. Anytime there’s extra moisture in air, fungus will grow more rapidly, so if you detect excess moisture anywhere in your home, make sure you take care of the problem ASAP to avoid a fungus or mold issue.

What occurs during an IAQ evaluation?

Our IAQ experts will come to your home and test your air, down to the microscopic level, to determine whether it contains harmful materials, including fungus. We use the most advanced technological tools and methods to detect common contaminants in your home’s air. Then after the evaluation is complete and we’ve studied the results, we’ll present you with a full report. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend certain decontamination procedures.

If contamination is present, we guarantee that we’ll find it!

Fungus remediation services

H2 Environmental Consulting Services can definitely handle all your decontamination needs anywhere in Southern California. We follow every federal and state regulation regarding proper decontamination, cleanup, and disposal procedures. We’ll properly dispose of any contaminated items in a designated environmental hazards disposal facility, and make sure all fungus and other contaminants are completely removed before allowing re-occupancy.

After H2 Environmental Consulting Services completes fungus remediation procedures, you’ll be able to breathe easy with the knowledge that your IAQ is completely hazard-free.

Not sure if your home has fungus?

Call H2 Environmental Consulting Services at (800) 524-3578 for a complete evaluation of your home. We’ll check for all common environmental contaminants including lead, mold, fungus, asbestos, and more. We use state of the art equipment to detect contaminants and thoroughly remove them, and we’re Southern California’s most trusted IAQ company. Call today!