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Exposure to Mold and What You can Do to Stay Safe

Exposure to Mold and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp, humid environments. It can also grow indoors if there's enough moisture. Mold exposure can impact the indoor air quality and cause health problems, including respiratory symptoms, allergic reactions, and skin irritation.

 

If you think you might have been exposed to mold, it's essential to see a doctor right away to get the treatment you need. If you notice signs of mold in your home or business, do not attempt to clean it up by yourself. Instead, let Bio-One help you.

 

As Micro-Certified Mold Remediation Contractors, our technicians at Bio-One have the expertise and equipment to remediate mold from any area. Most of the time, wood surfaces and other porous materials become permanently damaged, so you want to make sure all the moldy materials are properly disposed of.

Mold growing in wall while paint is peeling off. Photo credit: @vejitum - Freepik.

Where does mold grow?

 

Mold can grow just about anywhere there is moisture, oxygen, and organic matter. This means that mold can grow indoors or outdoors, in homes or office buildings, on wood, paper, carpet, and even food. Mold loves damp, dark, and humid environments, so these are the places you’re most likely to find it.

 

Mold spores travel through the air as mold disseminates in these areas (mold can also grow in the HVAC system and air conditioning systems). Although sometimes visible mold can be seen in walls, baseboards, floors, and other furniture, there are types of molds that are invisible to the eye.

 

Bio-One's mold remediation process includes safely disposing of all the mold and damaged items. Using only the latest air scrubbers and EPA-approved disinfectants, we can restore your home or business safely and effectively.

Mold and water damage in floor baseboard and wall. Photo credit: @user15327819 - Freepik.

How can you be exposed to mold?

 

Mold spores can be carried into your home by open doors, windows, vents, and HVAC systems, and it can also grow on building materials like wood, paper, or carpet. If you have water damage in your home, mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours.

 

If you think you might have a mold problem, look for:

 

  • Visible surface mold which can appear in many different colors.

  • Surface discoloration or staining.

  • Paint peeling off walls.

  • Musty odors.

  • Health problems like coughing, sneezing, or watery eyes.

 

If you have any of these signs of mold growth in your home, it's important to take action immediately. The longer you wait, the more time mold has to spread and cause damage.

 

What are the health effects of mold exposure?

 

Mold can cause several health problems, including respiratory symptoms, allergic reactions, and skin irritation. In some cases, mold exposure can even lead to serious illnesses like pneumonia or bronchitis.

 

People with asthma or other respiratory conditions are at risk for health problems from mold exposure, especially black mold. Mold can trigger asthma attacks and make symptoms worse. You may experience physical symptoms like watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, and difficulty breathing if you have a mold allergy.

 

People with weakened immune systems are also at risk for more serious health problems from mold exposure.

Mold and water damage in wall. Photo credit: @vejitum - Freepik.

How can you get rid of mold?

 

There are a few different ways that you can get rid of mold. You can use bleach, vinegar, or buy special cleaners at the store. Each method has its own pros and cons, so you will need to decide which one is right for you.

 

You'll also want to read the EPA's guide to Mold cleanup in your home before jumping on any mold cleanup project. There are specific mold and black mold removal products that you'll need to kill mold from your home or business safely.

 

Most importantly, if you don't address the water or humidity problem that is causing the mold to grow, you won't be able to get rid of it for good. Before you proceed with the mold cleaning process, be sure to look for signs of the hidden mold in:

 

  • Carpeting.

  • Upholstered furniture.

  • Drywall and wall framing.

  • Wallpaper.

  • Air ducts and HVAC systems.

  • Leaking pipes and excess condensation.

 

If you have mold on any of these surfaces, it's important to take care of the problem right away. If you don't, the mold will continue to spread. Mold remediation costs are known to be high when mold is left unattended. 

 

Mold Remediation - Should you try to clean up mold yourself?

 

Mold cleaning is a tricky business. If you don't know what you're doing, you could end up making the problem worse. That's why it's important to leave mold remediation to the professionals.

 

At Bio-One, we have the experience, necessary training, and the latest personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely and effectively remove mold from your home or business.

 

Bio-One's mold cleaning services are tailored to your specific needs.

 

Mold problems in the home can be caused by many factors, such as leaks, condensation, or high humidity. Our mold removal experts will inspect your home and identify the source of the problem, and we then develop a customized mold remediation plan to clean and remove the mold.

 

We want to make sure you're in a safe, hazard-free environment, which is why we offer advice on how to prevent future mold growth. If you think you may have a mold problem, contact Bio-One today. We're here to help you restore your home back to normal.

Paint peeling off wall from water and mold damage. Photo credit: @user20119892 - Freepik.

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

 

Bio-One is always ready to respond to unforeseen circumstances such as death, severe accidents, and hazardous situations. We provide industry-leading cleaning and restoration services in the following areas of San Diego County:

Recovery Services

 

  • Crime scene cleaning services

  • Blood and bodily fluids cleaning services

  • Suicide cleaning services

  • Homicide cleaning services

  • Unattended death cleaning services

  • Biohazard cleaning services

  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services

  • Mold remediation services

  • Odor removal services

  • Virus Disinfection services

  • Fentanyl cleaning services

  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services

  • Sewage backup cleanup services

  • Medical Waste disposal services

Hoarding Cleanup Services

 

  • Hoarding cleanup services

  • Animal hoarding cleaning

  • Junk removal

  • Deep cleaning 

  • Gross filth cleaning

  • Hazardous waste removal

  • Homeless encampment cleaning

Bio-One technicians wearing PPE and hazmats. Photo credit: Bio-One of Poway.

Your Local Last Responder for Life’s Most Difficult Situations

 

Bio-One is the finest choice for assisting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or traumatic situation occurs. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties.

 

We understand that biohazardous material can be a great source of stress for property owners, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption it causes.

 

We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible.

Proudly Serving San Diego County & Surrounding Communities

 

We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.

Bio-One of Poway is a proud member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. We are available 24/7 to provide a trustworthy, reliable service. 

 

Our mold removal specialists have the expertise and equipment necessary to remove and safely dispose of mold from your home or office. Give us a call at 858-261-4527. Bio-One is here for you.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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