What is Mold?
Mold is a fungus. This fungus produces spores which are like seeds. When the seeds (spores) have moisture (humidity over 60%) they germinate to active mold. If they have a food source (organic material like wood) they reproduce into colonies producing more spores. Think of Mold as a Plant with a seed. Just like a live plant. The mold spore and plant needs food and water to flourish and when they do it reproduces at an rapid rate. There are 4 stages of Mold starting with stage 1 (Surface Contact Mold). If Stage 1 mold has sufficient food and water it will colonize into Stage 2 (Small Organized Circles) which consist of more spores. As it advances to Stage 3 the Spores in the air will cause a toxic environment. We can test the Air to get a Spore content but even low amounts of air ingested spores can cause health issues.
Could I Have Mold?
The Good News is that if you have Mold there are ways to inspect and test to assure that you are living in an environment that is safe and Free of Harmful Mold or High levels of Mold Spores. The United States Institute of Mold, Inc. of Loganville Ga. can easily inspect and test to see if you have mold. We can perform a Free Inspection to see if you have Mold. If you do have Mold we offer Mold Air and Surface Testing to Identify and Measure the Mold for only $75 a Lab Sample. Once we identify and measure your mold levels we can give you an Estimate and Game Plan to Remove Mold Safely and Effectively to insure your family or workplace meets EPA guidelines for a Healthy Environment.
Schedule A Free Inspection
To Schedule a Free Mold Inspection, Simply Click on (Book it) on the form to Your Left or Call/Text Us at (770) 800-1983 or 1(800) 874-6653. Mold Inspections are Free and Non-Invasive. We use Meters that read through walls and if we find any evidence of Mold we have Chemicals that can test and confirm if you have Mold during our Inspection. If You have Mold we can give you a Free Estimate and Game Plan to Remediate Your Mold.
I Have Mold...What is Next?
If you have Mold a Game Plan is Needed to Remove or what we call Re-mediate the Mold. To get an accurate and effective Game Plan you need to Measure and Identify the Specific type of Mold. This will be the information needed to determine the steps of Remediation. We Measure and Identify Mold through a Process called Mold Testing. We will take samples of the Air to a Certified Independent Lab who will analyze the Air Tests, Swabs, and Slides. Once we have the Data we can make you an effective Game Plan. This information is vital if you are having any Health Related Issues as a Result of the Mold as you can share this information with your Physician. Mold Testing does have a cost as there are lab fees involved for each sample. Our Cost for testing is only $75 per sample.
Schedule a Mold Testing
To Schedule a Mold Testing, Simply Click on (Book it) on the form to Your Left or Call/Text Us at (770) 800-1983 or 1(800) 874-6653. Mold Testing is a Quick and Easy Process. One of our Certified Technicians will visit you at your Home or Office and Identify your Concerns. Perform a free Inspection and Suggest which samples need to be taken and the Cost associated with each sample before we proceed. Samples will then be taken to our Independent Certified Lab where a Microbiologist will analyze and give us the results of the Types of Mold and the Spore Counts. Samples only Cost $75 Each to Collect, Analyze, and Attain Results. Our Technician will then both share the results with you and interpret the results to give you a Game Plan & Free Estimate if Remediation is Needed.
How Do You Remove Mold?
To Remove or Remediate the Mold you have to Kill the Active Mold and Remove the Spore while taking away the food and water source for the Mold. This process needs to be completed in a contained, negative air environment, using proper OSHA protective safety equipment. We use Special Mold Remediation Equipment including Air Scrubbers, ULV Foggers, Desiccant Dehumidification, and HEPA Air Vacuum Trucks to remove the Mold and Spore from the Surfaces and Air. Improper Mold Removal will spread the spores and multiply the issue instead of remediating the Mold. Improper Mold Removal could have Health implications as disturbing the Mold will make the spores airborne which can be ingested. Special Equipment is needed to Measure, Identify, and Remove Mold that could be hidden. Let The United States Institute of Mold, Inc. give you a Free Assesment & Estimate to remove your mold at the lowest cost in the safest process available.
What Does Mold Removal Cost?
To Schedule, a Free Estimate Simply Click on (Book it) on the form to Your Left or Call/Text Us at (770) 800-1983 or 1(800) 874-6653. The Good News is that many insurance plans have conditional Mold Coverage. The first step is to get a positive identification on your Mold. We provide a free inspection and if you have Mold we can contact the insurance company on your behalf to Have costs of Testing and Remediation handled in an insurance claim. If not covered by a claim, we can give you a detailed estimate on the complete Remediation of Your Mold Issue.
Can Mold Affect My Health?
Yes, Please contact your Physician if you feel ill effects from exposure to Mold. Ill Effects of Mold can present themselves as Sneezing, Runny Nose, Coughing, Wheezing, Itchy Eyes, Water Eyes, Redness of Eyes, Skin Irritation, Skin Rash, and more serious reactions of Neurological Symptoms as well as Complication of Pre-Existing Conditions. Since the Mold is a living fungus it can cause a fungal infection on the skin (ie: Athletes Foot) If absorbed in the Eye or Mucus Membrane the fungus can cause a fungal infection in the Eye (ie: Pink Eye) or the Sinus Cavity (ie: Sinus Infection). If the Fungus Is absorbed in the Lungs it can cause a Lung Infection (ie: Bronchitis or Fungal Pneumonia) When the Fungus is Presented inside the Body your Immune System will Fight off the fungus but if You suffer from a compromised Immune system the fungus can enter your Spinal Fluid, Brain Tissue, etc. Mold Spores ingested can produce VOC’s that can trigger Neurological Episodes for those who suffer from Lupus, Crohn’s, Epilepsy, etc. While many strands of Molds are harmless to humans we should treat all mold as a health hazard until properly identified. The bottom line is to take precautions to exposure. Long term exposure to Specific Mold Strands can have a “penicillin effect” where your bodies specific immunity can be compromised with continued exposure over a long period of time.