Millions of people as well as doctors does not understand what mold indoor air pollution does to our health. We need to understand that mold can be dangerous to human beings, it has the same symptoms as flu and pneumonia, it can aggravate or induce asthma and can even kill you. We will assist you to understand mold better and the health effects it has on us and why the doctors get it wrong. We also provide advise on removing mold. One thing that you must always remember is: black mold pollutes indoor air and can make you ill!
You smell it – You find it – You kill it.
It is that simple.
How do we know we have mold?
We normally smell it, but it likes to hide, we do air sampling to determine if we have indoor mold air pollution and we will have to do mold inspection and a damp inspection to determine if we have mold. We need to take air or tape samples and send them to a laboratory to establish the type of the mold, the only reason we shall do this is to establish if it is in an overabundance and what health effects the type of mold will have on us.
So what is mold?
A mold (US / CA) or mould (UK / NZ / AU / ZA / IN) is family of fungus and fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.
Forget that there are more than 1.5 million different types of mold or mould species, and that only 500,000 has been properly identified. We only find a few in our homes and these are the Mold Types that we need to worry about and when mold spores are in an overabundance in our buildings..
Mold spores in an overabundance can and may cause severe health issues. Mould Detection SA have had many calls from seriously ill individuals asking for our expertise on mold and we have been able to successfully assist, in providing healthy environments for them to stay in; and were able to assist in curing their illnesses. Should you have a problem I suggest that we start in understanding what is mold, then look at health concerns and then at mold assessments.
Mold is a fungus and mostly lives on organic material and in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter. Mold need food and gets its food when it biologicaly breakdown organic materials like leaves, wood, and other plant debris. House mold belong to the kingdom Fungi, and unlike plants, they lack chlorophyll and must survive by digesting plant materials, using plant and other organic materials for food and ensures that we do not have an overabundance of dead plant matter. House mold unfortunately grows where ever there is moisture and organic material and can hide under a carpet, behind cupboards or wardrobes, in ceilings, virtually everywhere. We assist in finding and eradicating it.
Microscopic small spores polluting the air
Mold survive by producing microscopically tiny spores, just like plants produce seeds. Mold spores are found virtually everywhere and can be found in both indoor and outdoor air. Mold spores are light and nature has designed it so that it can use the air currents to migrate and be able to settle and grow virtually everywhere where there is a combination of moisture and organic material present. These tiny spores can settle anywhere on indoor and outdoor surfaces. It is only with specialized equipment that one can determine if there is an overabundance of mold spores and the type of mold that has infiltrated your building and that may cause serious mold health problems.
Warning!!! When you see mold growth, you need to be aware that it has polluted the entire room or house with thousands of invisible mold spores. Thousands of microscopic small, invisible to the eye, spores (seeds) are distributed every hour by mold. It is because they are microscopically small and we can not see it that we don’t know the severity of the mold problem and another reason we don’t worry is that only a small percentage of people’s health are severely affected by mold. Mold air pollution can be removed with a Hepa Filter Air Purifier
When you smell it – start worrying – and fix it. Your nose is the best mold detector available. Our saving grace is that we are able to smell mold because mold produces gasses and mold spores that can be detected by humans, but we still do not know how severe our building has been infected and by what. Invasive detection is some times required but sometimes we need professional assistance. Professional mold inspectors has the equipment that will establish how many spores are being distributed and expertise to assist. Mold air pollution can be removed with a Hepa Filter Air Purifier
Mold and moisture
Mold loves moisture and poor ventilation. When mold spores land on damp organic material, these spores (seeds) may begin to grow and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Since mold or mould gradually destroy the things they grow on, you can prevent damage to building materials and furnishings and save money by eliminating mold growth. Read more …
Mold or mould indoor house or or office contamination and Health Effects
When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may begin to report odor’s and a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms, some molds can also cause deaths.; all of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure. All molds have the potential to cause health effects, only a small percentage of human beings are affected by mold and some are severely affected. Read more why some are affected so severely.
Mold air pollution can be removed with a Hepa Filter Air Purifier