Interior Mold Detection and Inspection Services

For the most part, mold is everywhere and, whether you can identify it or not, chances are your house has mold lurking just under the surface. Mold is a part of nature, but the kind of mold that resides in your house or property is the real issue. Mold spores travel through the air, entering structures through openings like doors, windows and HVAC systems. Spores can also be brought into a building on shoes, clothing and animals. It is nearly impossible for you to prevent mold entering your residence. It's only as there is mold growing in your home that you need to be concerned. Having an expert to rely on that can tell you the kind of mold present is priceless. Pair that with an expert that can orchestrate the optimal way to treat it then carry out the removal process, and you have Paul Davis. We provide professional home and commercial restoration services for all sorts of disasters, including mold.

Indoor Mold Removal and Abatement Services

With a Paul Davis inspection on your residential or commercial property for mold, you have a licensed professional that is experienced in this area. Detecting and identifying mold is the initial step in what can be a long procedure. When it comes to dealing with mold safely, your prime choice is to work with a company which specializes in all aspects relating to the process. Paul Davis provides mold removal and remediation services in addition to basic mold testing. Mold causes damage to your residence and major health concerns for your family. Unlike most allergens, mold does adversely affect the health of an individual regardless if they have allergies or not. Mold advances through the surfaces it grows in, meaning the longer it goes without treatment in your residence, the worse its effects are. The professionals at Paul Davis can accurately identify the types of mold growing in your property and effectively deal with treating it.

Types of Mold

There are 3 basic species of mold:

  • Allergenic: Which produce and cause allergic reactions.
  • Pathogenic: These molds cause health problems in individuals which suffer with acute illnesses.
  • Toxigenic: Any mold that produces toxic microorganisms.
With the variety of molds that can reside in structures, having an expert to inspect and diagnosis the extent of their spread is key to eradicating it. An expert with Paul Davis can aid with getting your house safe and free from the most dangerous molds. Some common household molds are:

  • Penicillium - This mold most commonly feeds on wallpaper, wallpaper glue, decaying fabrics, carpets and fiberglass insulation. Penicillium will cause hay-fever like reactions and induces asthma attacks.
  • Aspergillus - This is a warm weather mold that grows both outdoors and indoors. It can be located in areas that are excessively damp with extensive water damage, as well as organic matter that is breaking down. It can also found in dust and produces mycotoxins.
  • Alternaria - This mold is commonly found in soil, showers, window frames, carpets and textiles. This is a large spore mold that deposits in the mouth, nose and respiratory tract.
  • Cladosporium - Cladosporium is the most commonly identified outdoor fungus easily enters homes. It grows in damp, porous areas such as wood and textiles. Both the indoor and outdoor kinds cause asthma attacks along with inducing hay-fever like reactions.
  • Stachybotrys - This particularly horrible mold that produces high levels of airborne toxins, luckily is the least common household mold. It needs excessive moisture to grow, and causes breathing problems, symptoms reminiscent of the flu, hearing and memory loss, and bleeding in the lungs.
  • Acremonium - This toxic mold thrives in areas of moisture such as cooling coils, humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants. It's a powdery mold that grows in an array of colors like grey, orange, pink and white.
  • Aureobasidium - Aureobasidium is often found growing behind wallpaper and painted wood surfaces. It starts out pink or light brown in color then darkens to dark brown-black as it ages. This highly allergic responsive mold causes eye infections and skin rashes.
  • Chaetomium - This mold is found in homes after flooding or leaking and in chronically moist conditions. It has a dank odor, cottony texture and changes colors from white to grey or brown over time. Chaetomium is also known to produce mycotoxins that affect the immune system and cause nail and skin infections.
  • Cladosporium - This unique mold grows in both cold and warm environments and spreads quickly on fabric, upholstery, under floorboards and in carpets. It reacts strongly with wet tissues in eyes, nose, mouth and throat.
  • Fusarium - Fusarium is commonly found in soft goods and grows and spreads in cold temperatures. A reddish variety is found in organic products like food and house plants, and both strains can move quickly through a home. Symptoms begin as skin infections, sore throat and runny eyes then can progress 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 that is mostly green and white. It grows in consistently damp and moist locations like HVAC systems, upholstery and wood. Along with health symptoms associated with other mycotoxins, this mold also destroys the surfaces it grows on, causing decay and structures to crumble.
  • Ulocladium - Ulocladium is almost always found in kitchens and bathrooms and is one of the black molds. It contributes to asthma and respiratory illnesses.

Speak With Paul Davis for Reliable Mold Inspection

If you know or suspect there is mold in your house call the team with Paul Davis. Our dedicated team will provide a detailed inspection and perform the remediation services necessary to eradicate insidious mold from your home. Paul Davis is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.