WHAT IS TOXIC MOLD?
Toxic mold can be of any species. Mold becomes toxic, when one is over exposed
to high levels and the human body has a reaction to overexposure to these
toxins in the environment.
WHAT IS MOLD?
Mold is a fungi. There are more than 100,000 known species of mold. Mold
can survive the cold of space and high temperatures. High spore levels in
the air can have health effects on people. Overexposure can cause breathing
problems, congestion, hay fever, and allergies just to name a few. Water damaged
building materials is a good food source to promote mold growth in the home
WHAT IS BLACK MOLD?
Mold can come in many colors. Just because mold is black does not mean that
is Stachybotrys atra. Mold can grow on many types of materials and this in
turn can affect it color.
WHAT IS A SICK HOUSE?
A home that is no longer environmentally safe for people to live in. Mold
in the home can cause people to have allergies and other symptoms that could
have an impact on their health. Sick House or (Home) in some cases can be
treated to remove the contamination to safe levels. In an extreme case of
contamination the home my have to be demolished.
WHAT IS A MOLD ALLERGY?
These are the symptoms that can cause people to have a reaction to high
concentrations of mold spores in the home or work environment. Over a period
of time the body’s immune system will break down and the subject will
experience flu like symptoms. Examples: nasal congestion, inflammation of
the sinuses, headaches, and cough just to name a few.
WHAT IS MOLD REMOVAL?
The elimination of contaminated material in a home or business that has
been tested and found to be a danger to public health. A trained professional
should do work of this nature.
WHAT IS MOLD REMEDIATION?
The safe and professional removal of mold contaminated material from a structure,
and the use of safe guards to protect the uncontaminated areas of the structure
to insure public safety.
WHAT IS MOLD MILDEW?
When people see mildew growth on the north side of their home or in a shaded
area most people refer to it as mildew, this is a fungi that likes a dark
damp area. This type of mold should be washed from homes and buildings to
help cut down on the likely hood of this contaminate from infecting your home
WHAT IS HOUSE MOLD?
This mold is like any mold found in our every day environment. These molds
sometimes find their way into our homes and do multiply; in most cases, because
of high humidity or from water leaks that can sometimes go undetected giving
the mold spores the right condition for growth in walls, floors, and ceiling
WHAT IS A MOLD SPORE?
These spores are microscopic in size it has been said that 250 thousand
can fit on the head of a pin, and over 300 million spores can cover one square
foot. Mold spores can infect a large area and cannot be seen with the human
eye. They are present everywhere indoors and outdoors.
WHAT IS TESTING FOR MOLD?
Testing is the technique used by a professional to test the air quality
in the home or work environment, to test for mold contamination. The taking
of air samples and visible inspection is the key to check a home or business
WHAT IS A MOLD INSPECTION?
A certified mold inspector should preform inspections for mold and other
toxic contamination. Using the right equipment to test indoor air quality
and visual inspection to locate the source of the infestation and providing
a treatment plan to clear the home or business of mold.
WHAT IS A MOLD INSPECTOR?
This is a person that has been trained in the art of testing air and direct
samples for mold spores and other contaminates in the environment.
WHAT IS BLACK MOLD SYMPTOMS?
Black mold symptoms can very from person to person. High mold spore counts
in the home environment can cause some to have an allergic reaction and they
have been known to kill infants that were continually exposed over a long
period of time.
WHAT IS TOXIC MOLD SYMPTOMS?
When people are consistently exposed to high mold spore levels a host of
symptoms can develop, here a few to look for nasal congestion, irritation
of the eyes, inflammation of the sinuses, irritation of the skin, breathlessness,
headaches, runny nose, sore throat, hoarseness, fatigue, and memory loss.
WHAT ARE TOXIC MOLD ATTORNEYS?
These types of attorneys in most cases are personal injury attorneys or
toxic tort attorneys. Ask about their qualifications and experience in this
WHAT IS MOLD GROWTH?
This is the process by which mold grows and multiplies. When this goes unchecked
in the home environment and the levels of mold spores become to high, over
exposure to mold can cause health problems.
WHAT IS BASEMENT MOLD?
This mold can be any number of molds in the fungi family. Basements are
cool and damp areas that can grow mold on the walls, under carpet, and carpet
padding. Mold growth in the basement can have an effect on the health of everyone
living in the home from high mold exposure.
What is Stachybotrys?
Stachybotrys is a greenish- black mold that grows well on materials with
a high cellulose content such as wall studs, dry wall, and ceiling tiles that
are exposed to water and excessive humidity. Homes that have been in floods
would be a good breeding ground for Stachybotrys.
What is Mold Abatement?
Mold abatement (remediation) is the process to remove mold from the home
or business environment. Mold abatement should be done by a professional who
is certified in mold abatement (remediation) the removing of material damaged
by water and mold.
What is Mold Insurance?
Mold insurance is a policy written to help homeowners to recover loses from
toxic mold contamination. Some insurance companies are trying to rewrite their
policies to exclude mold claims.
Are there different Types of Mold?
There are many types of mold, and in cases of high mold exposure people
can have health problems and a variety of symptoms such as asthma, nosebleed,
memory loss, fatigue, and hay fever.
What is Mold Exposure?
Being exposed to a high concentration of contamination in a home or work
environment that can pose a health risk and cause allergies and other symptoms.
What is a Mold Law Suite?
This is when a person files a suite in a court of law to receive compensation
for loss of health and property. In most cases these types of attorneys are
personal injury trial lawyers.
What is a Mold Treatment?
Can be a chemical treatment of an area and the removal of contaminated or
water damaged material to reduce the spread of mold spores in the home environment.
The use of a chemical that can kill mold on contact is preferable.
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