Mold in the workplace or at home can be a sensitive topic, since it can lead to health and livelihood concerns. Here at Nashville Mold Removal Services, we take these concerns very seriously. That why it is very important for us to help our clients solve their questions and put their minds at ease. Over the years of trustworthy communication with our satisfied customers, we have identified some of the most commonly asked questions about mold removal and mold remediation.
What is mold?
Mold is a type of fungi that exists almost anywhere in nature. Which is why it can be found both outside and indoors on almost any property. In order for mold growth to happen, there are two main factors that are needed. These are moisture and oxygen. Mold tends to grow more in warm, humid and damp settings. Mold is reproduced by producing spores. These spores can withstand a range of harsh environmental conditions, including dry conditions that are not normally conducive to mold growth. Nashville’s hot climate makes mold an ideal place to grow. When mold is in contact with humans, it can lead to health affectations, such as skin and nail infections or respiratory complications.
What is the main information I should know about mold?
- Molds can be found almost anywhere; if there is moisture, there is mold growth. That’s why moisture control is key in preventing mold growth.
- If there is a mold problem in your home, it’s important to consider whether there might be leaks or moisture issues on the property.
- Kitchens, bathrooms and basement are mold’s favorites places to grow.
How do I identify mold in my house?
Given those hot, humid summer days in Nashville, where humidity can reach 70%, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that mold is able to flourish in homes and workplaces throughout the city. Within Nashville homes and offices, we have found that the most common areas where mold infestations occur are bathrooms and kitchens. Also, AC systems leaks can generate mold problems in the long run. The common texture for mold is similar to cotton and the color can be white, grey or black, depending on the time it has had to grow. Additionally, mold usually has a musty odor. If any of the above characteristics are in your property, you should consult a mold specialist.
Do I need to hire a mold removal or remediation service?
It’s true that with a quick google search, anyone can find home remedies to remove mold from a home or a business. However, if done incorrectly, your home remedy can actually end up distributing mold spores throughout the house, creating new mold issues. In Nashville Mold Removal Services, we have identified that there are nine most common types of mold that grow in Nashville homes and workplaces. Each type of mold requires a different removal technique, as well as correct protective equipment that follows standardized guidelines. Due to the health effects associated with mold growth, we recommend to consult with a professional for help, instead of trying to remove the problem yourself. Better safe than sorry.