Mold in your home or commercial building can be a serious health risk, depending on which type of mold you may have. There are a wide range of mold types, and once you discover mold in your home or building, it’s very important to have it assessed by a professional promptly because molds can grow quickly some are highly toxic.
Some of the more severe molds can cause headaches, allergies, nosebleeds, sore throats, vomiting, nausea, and other adverse reactions.
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Signs of Mold Problems in your Crawl Space or other parts of your home:
Wondering if you’re having a mold problem in your Crawl Space? Pay attention to any musty smells or the feeling of excessive moisture in your house. Your utility bills may skyrocket because of a water or air-conditioning leak; this leak provides the moisture for fungal growth. Pay attention to any infestations of pests, as their pathway into your home provides the ventilation needed for growth. Additionally, monitor yourself for symptoms of allergies or trouble breathing.
If there is black mold below the house, it will not be long before it is in your house. This is because of the stack effect. The stack effect causes humidity to rise. Since a moist area is ideal for the growth of mold, the rising humidity will bring black spores with it.
Can Black Mold in the Crawl Space Make You Sick?
Yes, stachyboytrys (black mold) can make you sick. Minor symptoms are similar to allergies, and include: nosebleeds, a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and coughing. Longer exposure can cause headaches, repetitive chest colds, sinusitis, fatigue, and a seemingly unending cough. Prolonged exposure can cause memory loss, nerve issues, muscle cramping, weight gain, anxiety, and trouble concentrating. You should have professional tests done to assess what types of mold you may have. Testing is usually inexpensive, and well worthwhile to asses any health risks.
Where does mold usually happen?
Mold growth can occur on the most common building surfaces such as drywall, sheetrock, around windows, wood, carpet, linoleum floor or on any organic material. Many building occupants and homeowners are becoming more and more aware of the health hazards associated with mold contamination. Growth can begin usually within 48 hours after the appropriate moisture content has been achieved. When a material is infested with mold, special care must be taken during the removal, cleaning, and remediation process, to contain, clean and prevent the unintentional spread of the mold spores.
Mold will often grow in damp or wet areas indoors. Common sites for indoor mold growth include bathrooms, basements, areas around windows where moisture condenses, and near leaky water sources or sinks. Common causes of moisture problems include roof leaks, poor maintenance, condensation associated with high humidity or cold spots in the building, plumbing system failures or heavy rains, and slow leaks in plumbing systems.
Uncontrolled humidity in a property with a lack of ventilation can also be a source of moisture leading to mold growth. Regardless of the size, the complexity of your residential or commercial project, mold removal procedure requires highly specialized skills from start to finish. At Goliath Tech our customer service is guaranteed. Our experience and state of the art equipment when it comes to dealing with mold cleaning and black mold removal ensures that your mold problem will be dealt with quickly, safely, and efficiently.
Mold is a proven serious health risk.
Many families wait until mold contamination is very high before acting to correct this problem. Do not wait. If your home or building has had current or past water damage or leak, a mold inspection is recommended.
Various types of mold have been medically proven to cause a wide range of health issues, including: allergic reactions, watery, itchy eyes, a chronic cough, headaches or migraines, difficulty breathing, rashes, tiredness, sinus problems, nasal blockage and frequent sneezing. Mold can also damage furniture, destroy wood and compromise the integrity of structural materials such as beams, studs, and sub-floor. When a mold problem has been identified, it is important to address the problem, clean the mold as quickly as possible, and minimize exposure and material damage.
What does it cost to remediate mold in my home or building?
We will provide you with a thorough assessment and estimate, and you can rest assured that mold remediation services are within your budget. We will beat any competitive bid! You can expect that mold remediation costs could range between $500 to $6,000 for a typical home remediation situation, but you should have your area of concern inspected to confirm what is required and what the estimate is.
Note: Mold damage that is left un-checked for long periods of time can lead to increased damage to structures or walls, and can lead to significant remediation expenses. We will work with you to provide you the most cost-effective solution, without compromising the safety of your home or business. We only charge you for the work that absolutely needs to be done and we’ll make suggestions and recommendations for future mold and mildew growth prevention.