ACU-MOLD & MOLD REMEDIATION

Acu-Mold is a comprehensive Mold remediation service offered to our residential and commercial property customers. Our services are used by individuals who know, or suspect they have a mold concern. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye and can flow through outdoor and indoor air and may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are damp.

From visual inspections to surface samples, or air quality testing, you can be assured that any and all potential airborne contaminants like mold will be properly identified. All testing samples are properly sealed and follow a chain of custody procedure from your property directly to an independent laboratory for analysis.

After the lab work has been completed, Acu-Mold provides interpretation absolutely FREE of charge. During the interpretation phase we will offer many suggestions for your consideration. Often times our lab work indicates that your indoor air quality is acceptable and remediation is not warranted.

The breadth of the subject of mold extends far beyond simply testing. What truly makes a valuable difference in indoor air testing, laboratory work, writing of a remediation plan and performing the mold remediation isn’t in just one discipline.

In-depth comprehension of each of the disciplines is of the highest value to the property owner. The most important attribute a professional will possess is an innate ability to communicate the findings in a professional manner based on facts, not conjecture or a quest for additional money for further testing or an over-inflated remediation bill that may very well be unnecessary.

Mold testing and remediation firms that place profits before the health, well-being and financial interest of the customer are as easy to detect as a wart resting atop the end of your nose. Frothing of the mouth with bad news, avoidance of direct questioning and an overt attempt at exaggerating complexity or damage which is then converted into excessive remediation cost is a sure sign of malfeasance of a mold inspector/tester that may be difficult to recover from.

If you have health associated symptoms that are typically related to mold type of allergies, scratchy eyes, nasal issues, or visual indicators of suspected mold, or past water damage, actual mold, or odor you believe is associated with mold, call us for an absolutely FREE No obligation home assessment.

To prevent any perceived conflict of interest, between being the testing firm or the remediation provider, Acu-Mold does not perform remediation work for any of our customers who have contracted us as the testing and interpretation firm.

However, as part of our testing service we will assist you at no charge in hiring a qualified mold remediation firm should remediation be necessary. We will stay with you throughout the entire remediation process as your project management company to ensure that the chosen remediation contractor is performing work in accordance with Best Practices and adhering to all published mold remediation standards.

First and foremost it would be best to prevent mold from encountering your home in the first place. The safest and most efficient way to do this is to dry any wet building materials immediately or as soon as possible to prevent any mold from growing in the first place.

Molds are everywhere in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when spores are present in large quantities, they present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reaction and respiratory problems. Certain types may also cause long term health issues.

If you believe that you have mold in your property, please contact Disaster Brigade, USA as soon as possible to speak with a highly qualified member of our team.

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Published on May 27, 2014

The presence of high levels of mold indoors is known to cause a variety of health concerns and can even lower the value of a property. In most indoor environments, all it takes for mold to begin to grow is moisture from water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration or a flooding event.

One type of mold in particular has garnered widespread attention by the media. Stachybotrys chartarum has often been called “black mold” or “toxic mold” when referred to in news reports. Although Stachybotrys chartarum can appear black in nature, and is also often green, so too can many other types of mold. Likewise, even though Stachybotrys chartarum can produce mycotoxins, its presence does not necessary mean that toxins are present.

Stachybotrys chartarum often grows on wet materials with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust and even lint. In many circumstances where water damage has occurred, multiple types of mold are found. For example, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus and Alternaria are all frequently associated with moldy indoor environments. Some of these fungi are also known to sometimes produce mycotoxins and they can also cause health concerns.

Having Stachybotrys chartarum or any type of mold growing indoors with high levels present in the air people breathe is a concern for building occupants. Some people are allergic to mold and it is a known asthma trigger. Immunocompromised people and those with chronic lung diseases are at increased risk for opportunistic infections and may develop fungal infections in their lungs from some types of fungi, such as Aspergillus.

Whether its Stachybotrys chartarum or any other type of mold associated with wet indoor environments, mold growth indicates that there is a problem with water or moisture. This is the first issue that needs to be addressed or else the mold will continue to be a problem.

These are just a few things to know about Stachybotrys and mold in indoor environments, to learn more about this or other indoor air quality, water damage or mold remediation issues, please contact the professionals at Disaster Brigade today, We Never Stop Serving.

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