Interior Mold Detection and Inspection Services

Whether you can spot it or not, chances are there is mold on your property. Mold is something that occurs naturally, but the species of mold that grows in your house or business can determine the extent of the issue. Mold spores migrate through the air and enter buildings through openings like windows, doors and HVAC systems. Spores can also enter a location on shoes, clothing and animals. It is basically impossible for you to stop mold entering your property. It's only when mold is growing in your home that you have cause for worry. Having an expert to turn to who will tell you the strain of mold present is invaluable. Pair that with an expert who will orchestrate the optimal way to treat it then perform the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional home and commercial restoration services for all kinds of disasters, including mold.

Services for Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement

When Paul Davis performs an inspection on your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional who has in depth knowledge in this field. Detecting and identifying mold is step one in what can be an arduous procedure. When it comes to treating mold safely, it is best to work with a company that specializes in all aspects of the process. Paul Davis provides mold remediation and removal services along with basic mold testing. Mold can cause damage to your residence as well as major health concerns to your family. Unlike most allergens, mold will negatively affect the health of an individual whether they have allergies or not. Mold migrates through any surface it grows in, this means that the longer it remains without treatment in your property, the worse its effects are. The professionals with Paul Davis can accurately identify the strains of mold growing in your home and effectively handle treating it.

Families of Mold

There are 3 basic families of mold:

  • Allergenic: Which produce and cause allergic reactions.
  • Pathogenic: These molds cause health issues in individuals that suffer from acute illnesses.
  • Toxigenic: Any mold that produce toxic microbes.
With the abundance of molds that can reside in homes, having an expert to diagnosis and inspect the extent of their spread is crucial to eradicating it. A professional with Paul Davis can aid with getting your residence safe and free from the most dangerous molds. A few common molds are:

  • Penicillium - This mold most commonly grows on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying fabrics, carpets and fiberglass insulation. Penicillium will cause hay-fever type reactions and induces asthma attacks.
  • Aspergillus - This is a warm environment mold which thrives outdoors and indoors. Aspergillus can be found in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as decomposing organic matter. Aspergillus is also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
  • Alternaria - This mold is often located in carpet, textiles, dust, window frames, showers and soil. This is a large spore mold that deposits in soft tissue, like the nose, mouth and respiratory tract.
  • Cladosporium - Cladosporium is the most commonly identified outdoor fungi which enters homes. It spreads in damp, porous areas such as wood and textiles. Both the indoor and outdoor kinds trigger asthma attacks along with inducing hay-fever like reactions.
  • Stachybotrys - This particularly insidious mold that produces high levels of airborne toxins, fortunately is a less common household mold. It requires excessive moisture to grow, and causes breathing issues, symptoms reminiscent of the flu, loss of hearing and memory, and bleeding in the lungs.
  • Acremonium - This toxic mold grown in areas of condensation such as humidifiers, drain pans, window sealants and cooling coils. Acremonium is a powdery mold that thrives in an array of colors like pink, white, grey or orange.
  • Aureobasidium - This species of mold is most often found growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It begins light brown or pink in color then darkens to dark brown-black the longer it's around. This highly responsive allergic mold causes skin rashes and eye infections.
  • Chaetomium - Chaetomium is found in residences after a flood or leaking and in chronically moist conditions. It has a musty odor, cottony texture and changes colors from white to grey or brown as it ages. Chaetomium is also known to produce mycotoxins which affect the immune system and cause skin and nail infections.
  • Cladosporium - This unique mold thrives in warm and cold areas and moves quickly on fabric, upholstery, under floorboards and in carpets. It reacts strongly with wet tissues like the eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
  • Fusarium - Capable of thriving and spreading in cold weather, this mold is pink or coral in color and is most commonly located in a home's soft goods. A reddish strain is found in organic products like food and house plants, and both strains can move quickly through a home. Symptoms begin as a sore throat, runny eyes and skin infections and progresses to bone infections and brain abscesses.
  • Trichoderma - Trichoderma is a highly allergic mold with 5 subspecies. This rapid growth mold has a wool like texture and is mostly green and white. It grows in consistently damp and moist areas like HVAC systems, textiles and wood. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, this mold also destroys the surfaces it inhabits, causing decay and structures to crumble.
  • Ulocladium - This mold is nearly always located in kitchens and bathrooms and is one of the black molds. It contributes to asthma and respiratory ailments.

Contact Paul Davis for a Reliable Mold Inspection

If you suspect or know there is mold in your residence call the team with Paul Davis. Our professional team will provide a detailed inspection as well as execute the remediation services necessary to remove insidious mold from your property. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.