First, let's go over a quick primer on mold. All molds are fungi, just like mushrooms and lichens, for example. The mold that is toxic to people is rare in the fungus kingdom, meaning most kinds you find in your house or business aren't dangerous. However, some molds are dangerous, so any mold in your home or business must be cleaned up and completely removed.
Government experts recommend that you reach out to a who repairs mold damage Winter Haven FL company for assistance if the mold growth takes up more than about 9 square feet. This is because if you see mold growth, there is probably hidden mold trapped in drywall and crevices and elsewhere.
Before you schedule an appointment with anyone, check that they are certified properly and that they are approved by groups such as the Contractor Connection, Restoration Industry Association and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. You can also make sure the company knows and follows federal mold cleanup recommendations whether your mold is in a business or a residence.
Mold damage left to grow releases spores, which fly like dandelion seeds and can cause damage to spread in short order. If not, parasitic fungi will keep eating on your home or business and can destroy your things. Some types of mold, those that release toxic spores, can also cause sever health risks ranging from neurological damage to respiratory and mold-related infections and generally poor health. Mold can be especially harmful to infants, children, and anyone with a compromised immune system .