At MB Environmental Ltd., mold remediation is a big part of what we do. After all, while mold may be a common problem within home and workspaces, we believe that it should not be an acceptable one — because everybody deserves to live a healthy life.
While mold remediation is an important service, it is not one that should be undertaken without professional support. If you are looking to remove mold, including black mold, from your home or workplace in Vancouver, the friendly professionals at MB Environmental Ltd. are here to help. With over 30 years of combined experience, we know mold removal.
What is Mold?
Mold is a naturally-occurring kind of fungus that can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments. As mold relies on the presence of moisture to survive, it can be found in a variety of locations. Common locations include on the surface of food, as well as within indoor settings such as carpets, counters, walls, ceilings, and basements.
Is Mold Dangerous?
Realistically, mold is a part of each of our everyday lives. After all, as its main requirement for thriving is damp, moist environments, there are many places both indoors and outdoors that mold can grow in. Chances are that you pass by at least one of these places throughout your day.
However, in certain circumstances, mold can be quite dangerous. For example, large mold growths inside of the home can wreak havoc on the respiratory system of the house’s residents, particularly if they are sensitive or otherwise prone to breathing difficulties.
Mold is also particularly dangerous to humans who have a pre-existing mold allergy. In some cases, exposure to mold can lead to the development of diseases such as asthma, sinusitis, and pneumonitis.
What Types of Mold Are There?
We will not be able to list every single type of mold that there is out there — after all, there are over 100,000 varieties! However, we can go over the most common types of mold that are found within the home, such as:
- Alternaria, which is commonly found in damp kitchen and bathroom areas and can cause allergic reactions
- Aspergillus, a very common mold type that while minimally damaging can also cause allergic reactions
- Black mold, which can be severely dangerous when inhaled
- Cladosporium, which is often found on carpets
- Fusarium, another kind of carpet mold
- Penicillium, which can cause lung infections and is commonly found within the home
- Serpula lacrymans, which is mostly found in outdoor environments
- Ulocladium, which is often found in the aftermath of severe water damage
vTrichoderma, which grows quickly on damp surfaces
Of these mold types, black mold is the most dangerous to humans, as it can cause serious side effects such as fatigue, headaches, respiratory problems, and even memory loss. Although this type of mold is relatively rare, it is possible for it to build up within homes. This is especially true for older homes that have a moist environment.
How Is Mold Removed?
You may have heard before that it is possible to apply homemade solutions to mold in order to eliminate it, such as bleach. However, in most cases these solutions will only work on the surface and will not eliminate your mold completely — nor will they eliminate the root cause of your mold.
Professional mold remediation involves not only the clean-up of existing mold but also the prevention of new mold growth. Professional mold remediation specialists will take care to reduce exposure risk while eliminating the mold, including the proper isolation of the affected area, the removal of hazardous materials, and the minimization of dust. Mold remediation always involves a thorough site clean-up.
Mold Remediation in Vancouver
by MB Environmental Ltd.
If you are concerned about the presence of mold within your home, MB Environmental Ltd. is here to help. Allow us to evaluate your home or commercial space and provide recommendations about the best ways to protect yourself and those around you. Get in touch today to receive a custom estimate and evaluation, free of charge.
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