FAQ: Mold


Where does mold come from?
Mold loves moisture/water. So, anywhere you have an increased level of moisture, you have the
potential for mold.

Is mold dangerous to me or my family?
Certain people are more sensitive to the mold spores than others and can have a variety of reactions. Just like any other allergy, it is best to discuss any symptoms with your doctor.

What can I do to prevent mold?
Create a non-friendly environment for mold spores which would be low humidity.

What is an air scrubber?
An air scrubber is a machine that we set up while remediating your mold. It “scrubs” the mold spores out of the air.

What is a microbial treatment?
Microbial is a treatment designed to KILL mold and therefore we apply it to all affected areas.

Why do I need a certified Mold Inspector?
There are many different types of mold. The mold “inspector” tests the mold for type, he is licensed in this area. We “remediate,” as we are certified in this area, according to his evaluation.

Will it come back?
As long as the mold is remediated properly, and you have adequate ventilation and low moisture readings, the mold will not have the climate it needs to grow.

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