EPA Mold Information
Mold is not just common; it’s everywhere. It grows in nearly any and every organic substance as long as there’s a sufficient amount of moisture and oxygen available.
Some mold can grow on paper, wood, food, carpet, and insulation. If moisture accumulates enough inside your home or on building materials, it’s only a matter of time before mold growth begins.
While it is impossible to fully remove all mold and mold spores from an indoor environment, you can control it by limiting the amount of moisture indoors. Our expert mold remediation and crawl space repair team in Raleigh can assist with moisture removal.
The Effect of Damp Buildings on Your Health
For a full report on how damp buildings can affect your health, consult the 2004 Institute of Medicine Report, Damp Indoor Spaces and Health, published by The National Academies Press in Washington, DC.
You can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Environmental Health through a toll-free number for more information and faxes, including a publications list. You can reach them at 1-888-232-6789.
Consider cleaning your ducts if there is visible mold growth inside of your ducts or other components of your HVAC system. When getting your HVAC system inspected, ask the service provider to show you any mold they find. The team at our mold remediation and crawl space repair company in Raleigh can work with you to help reduce the occurrence of mold in the future.
A substance may look like mold but can only be confirmed to be mold by an expert. For approximately $50, you can have a sample tested by a microbiology laboratory to confirm your suspicions. If your ducts are insulated, the insulation may need to be removed and replaced if it has gotten wet and moldy.