Mold can cause an obvious smell. Within that smell, there are tiny “mycotoxins” which when breathed in can make you very sick. The common side effects of mold are having a headache, itchy and watery eyes, skin irritation and redness, sneezing and itchy skin. These are only the warning signs of mold infection. Once the issue progresses, you may experience constant headaches, loss of appetite, chronic bronchitis, weight loss and hair loss – among many other symptoms. Mold is not something to be taken lightly, and we offer services in mold removal in Victoria BC homes and buildings.
Class A should be removed right away due to possible infection or toxin creation; Class B can cause infection or allergies over a length of time, and should also be removed right away. Class C has no known toxicity to humans, but may cause issues with building structure, etc., and should be removed as well.
Aspergillus – this mold occurs in white, grey, brown, yellow, green or black and is classed either A or B. It can cause infection in those with weak immune systems and can generate toxins in some situations, while other varieties will cause only allergic reactions. It can grow in walls, paper products, insulation, soil or clothing.
Ulocladium – this mold is found on damp areas, such as walls, around windows or in dusty areas. It can either be black or grey and is in Class B or C.
Acremonium – found on insulation and sheetrock or drywall, this mold can either be white, grey or brown. Variations occur in all three hazard classes.
Stachybotrys – this is the infamous “black mold” that everyone talks about. It needs a very damp area to grow and is black in color. It is Class A as it can create toxins.
Alternaria – this Class B mold has been found to cause allergic reactions and can grown in dusty areas, around windows, damp areas, in soil and on plants. It is either black or grey.
All mold when disturbed goes through a process called dissemination, which is when the mold colony releases its spores into the air to survive and grow somewhere else, anytime you remove mold it should be done by a professional with the know how and proper equipment, remember 1 square inch of mold once disturbed can release 100000 mold spores!
At Elemental Asbestos & Mold Removal, we have the knowledgeable staff with decades of experience to deal with any mold issue you may have, large or small, call 250-415-5048 or email us at email@example.com, we will be happy to help.