Mold is considered a sub-group of the Fungi Kingdom
Present on clothing, carpet, air we breathe, everywhere…
Types Include: There are hundreds of thousands types of molds: Aspergillus, Penicillium, Botrytis, Stachybotrys, Fusarium, etc.
Produce spores that are extremely small and can be airborne
Mycotoxins: Powerful chemical released by fungi to help in competition for food contained in the spores, viable or nonviable
A Mold Spore typically found in indoor environments is 2-20 Microns
How Does Mold Grow?
Most Thrive at Between 64 – 90° F
Needs an Organic Food source (drywall, skin)
Grows Better in Darkness
Molds Can Grow in Almost Any Humidity Level; however, They Typically Thrive When Relative Humidity Exceeds 60%
How Can I Prevent Mold Growth?
Properly Mitigate Water Damage
Control the Environment: Temperature, Ventilation, Humidity, Install Dehumidifiers
Proper Maintenance Of
Slow and Continuous Leaks
When Should I Be Concerned?
Water Damage or Intrusion of any kind that has gone unmitigated.
Visible mold: velvety, slimy, white, black, green, pink, smelly areas with sustained areas of high RH (Relative Humidity) above 60%
Construction Defects: HVAC and plumbing problems, improper venting, roofs, stucco, and/or grading Human sensitivity: itchy eyes, burning sensation on skin, musty odor, change in breathing pattern reported by occupant or you during inspection
About Mold Remediation…
Mold remediation is about the process not the product. In addition to cleaning, it involves containment of the affected area(s) and removal of both viable and nonviable mold.
We are fully staffed with IICRC AMRT Mold Remediation Technicians
We follow the IICRC S520 Standard of Care for Mold Remediation
Please contact Berks • Fire • Water Restorations, Inc.℠ 24 hours a day seven days a week with any questions or concerns throughout the mitigation process – we are here to help you.
What Products Do You Use To Clean Mold?
Restoration companies use a variety of products depending on the circumstances. You may ask your representative to provide you with MSDS sheets for any products being used in your property. Advise a representative if you or any member of the property have any chemical sensitivities or other health concerns that you feel may be relevant.
Verify qualifications of a mold/indoor air quality professional
Document damage with photographs
DO NOT turn on any fans or air movers near the affected area
AVOID the contaminated area – do not let children and pets near the affected area. If you have contact with an affected area, wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
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