Where there’s moisture infiltration, dust (which can naturally contain mold spores), a source of food such as dust mites, and a substrate or material capable of sustaining growth, the “perfect storm” for mold contamination may be brewing inside your home or office. And it’s no secret that scientific evidence has shown that water damage and mold-contaminated materials pose a potential health hazard to building occupants. So, we completely understand why mold removal would be a priority for your home.
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Below, the professional team at Tuckey offers you experienced advice to help identify mold in your home, know the warning signs and prevent mold growth from occurring.
Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:
Why does mold grow?
Where there’s moisture infiltration, dust (which can naturally contain mold spores), a source of food such as dust mites, and a substrate or material capable of sustaining growth, the “perfect storm” for mold contamination may be brewing. Read more about how and when mold grows in homes!
What are the prerequisites for mold growth to occur, and can I control them in such a way as to prevent mold from appearing?
In short, there are five primary requirements for mold growth: moisture, a food or nutrient source, the proper temperature, a starter spore, and time. When all five of these elements are present in a home, office, or other building, you’ve got the “perfect storm” brewing for mold growth!
Of these five elements, moisture is the most controllable aspect. Thus, it’s important to maintain an office building with appropriate levels of humidity throughout the year. Additionally, it’s critical to immediately address any water damage that might occur at your office — don’t let that leaky roof or damp basement stay that way for long!
How do I know if I have mold in my home?
Sometimes, you’ll be able to see mold visibly in your home — it may appear as small clusters of black, brown, green or gray spots or white threads on your walls. Other times, mold may not be visible, and you’ll have to rely on senses or signs to seek it out.
The following can all be signs of mold:
Allergy symptoms: The signs of someone who may have encountered mold exposure include sinus congestion, a sore throat, blurred vision, a chronic cough, a skin rash and eye irritation. Those with respiratory diseases or preexisting conditions may have trouble breathing. If someone is experiencing symptoms often and over an extended period of time, you may want to start considering starting your mold removal journey with our mold remediation services.
Odor: Some types of mold have very strong odors. If you have a strange smell emanating from a specific spot in your home, it could be another signal that mold is growing in that area.
Water damage: Remember that moisture is the key ingredient for mold to grow. If there’s any water damage in your home, it could be creating the breeding ground for mold. Recent flooding and water leaks are all circumstances that would attract mold.
What is the difference between mold removal and mold remediation?
The key difference between mold removal and mold remediation is that mold removal implies that there is a removal of all microscopic mold spores entirely, which is technically impossible since mold is airborne. Mold remediation, however, is a process of mold clean-up that involves disinfecting mold-contaminated areas (such as inside a home) to return to normal levels.
What is mold remediation?
Mold remediation involves the use of specialized equipment to clean up and prevent mold growth. While mold damage situations can vary, nearly all mold remediation involves:
Isolating and disinfecting the contaminated area
Repair of the plumbing system
Drying wet materials
Controlling airborne spores
Spraying and scrubbing surfaces
What do I do if I find mold in my home?
Don’t mess with mold. If in doubt, call a professional mold remediation expert, like those at Tuckey Restoration. And if you’re not currently dealing with mold in your home or office, be sure to avoid the “perfect storm” for mold growth by controlling the five prerequisites for mold growth – especially moisture.
Don’t let mold become a problem in your PA home. Call us today at (717) 249-7052 if you suspect that the “perfect storm” is brewing at your home or business. To make an online service inquiry, please submit our convenient contact form.
The Pennsylvania Mold Remediation Specialists
Are you worried about mold growth and concerned about removing it in your PA home? That’s where the experts at Tuckey Restoration come in. Our team consists of Certified Mold Remediation Specialists and professional clean-up technicians with years of experience in the industry.
Contact us to arrange for a certified PA mold inspector to come to your home. If mold growth is found after performing a thorough assessment, Tuckey Restoration, Inc. will implement the simplest and most expedient remediation methods that properly and safely remove fungal growth from identified areas. In all situations, first and foremost, the underlying cause of water or moisture infiltration must be identified and rectified to prevent the fungal growth from recurring.
To minimize and/or eliminate any potential health hazards to current or future occupants of a home or office building, all water-damaged and mold-contaminated materials should be properly discarded and the remaining building materials sanitized. The remediation efforts performed by Tuckey Restoration, Inc. are always consistent with current guidelines, and a prompt removal of contaminated material and infrastructure repair is the primary response to mold contamination in structures.
The ultimate goal of the remediation process is to remove and/or clean all contaminated materials in a way that prevents any emission of mold and dust from leaving the work area and entering an occupied area, while protecting the health of workers performing the remediation. We adhere to these stringent guidelines for mold cleaning in PA.
Tuckey’s Mold Remediation Service Areas
Tuckey provides mold remediation services across South Central Pennsylvania. Whether you’re looking for mold remediation in Carlisle, PA or Mechanicsburg, PA, we have you covered. With experience and professionalism, we conduct a strict mold cleanup process that’s both safe and thorough.
Sometimes, mold is a life-threatening problem. For those with breathing issues, black mold can make related symptoms even more severe. If you find mold in your house, it’s important to contact us immediately to get it removed.
You should never have to feel like you’re unsafe in your home — that’s why we have a 24/7/365 policy. We’re always ready to take your call and make your home safe again. In some cases, mold is an emergency issue. Call Tuckey day or night to get your mold problem solved.
Put Your Mind at Ease
Mold contamination may sound somewhat daunting. But it doesn’t have to be with the Tuckey team by your side! We’ll provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve effectively addressed mold in your home and the danger it poses to your family and property.
Professional mold cleaning and remediation services.
If you have a large mold issue and need mold removal ASAP, the professionals at Tuckey Restoration stand ready to serve. Contact us 24/7/365.