With Mold in your Building, Occupants Can Get Sick

In a typical building (both residential and commercial), it’s not uncommon to discover a mold outbreak. If you notice the signs of mold, and uncover pockets of mold in your building, then it’s time to take action. And since mold will grow and spread, the quicker the action, the better.

As an organic substance, mold thrives in a moist environment, and inside materials like drywall, insulation, carpeting, and upholstery. If there is mold in your building, it means that the outbreak has a nourishing environment - and it means that health risks for occupants may be present.

If there is mold in your building, there is potential for mold sickness

Direct exposure to a moldy environment could cause a variety of health issues. The fact is, some people are more sensitive to mold than others, and symptoms are wide and varied. If there is mold in your building, workers, customers, and visitors may well complain of various ailments.

  • nasal stuffiness or breathlessness
  • throat irritation, cough, wheezing
  • eye irritation or visual disturbances
  • sinus irritation or skin irritation
  • fatigue or muscle and joint pain
  • headaches and general irritability

For those with specific mold allergies, symptoms may be more severe. Indeed, people who are immune-compromised may even get an infection when exposed to mold. When a high number of building residents do have complaints, it’s a sign that something is wrong and needs examination.

Mold prevention is key to a healthy building environment

Preventing mold from growing and spreading is all about good maintenance. Indoor humidity levels must be properly controlled; winter and summer temperatures must be well balanced; and mechanical ventilation must be optimized throughout the building. Without these in place, the potential for mold to develop increases dramatically, and so does the potential for health risks.

With catastrophic events like water damage and indoor flooding, a professional approach is a must. Here, there’s an urgent need for proper cleanup and effective remediation. The overriding rule with mold infiltration is quick action – and this means a concerted effort to avert infiltration and prevent future contamination. Whatever the type or strain of mold, it should be removed.

With mold prevention, it’s best to rely on professionals 

When mold is suspected in any part of a building, it’s best to have professionals identifying the source, testing the material toxicity, and removing the infiltration. At InchbyInch Inspections, in house consultants subscribe to international standards of inspection as set out by the IICRC.

As Certified Building Consultants, the experts at InchbyInch provide thorough mold testing, and offer remediation solutions that effectively deal with mold outbreaks. Failing to properly manage mold can have negative effects on both building occupants and building infrastructure.

Inch-by-Inch employs the latest mold testing equipment in order to provide an accurate and detailed evaluation. Once determined, mold outbreaks are addressed with environmentally friendly cleaners that are both safe and effective.

With InchbyInch Inspections, building managers and owners can rest assured of the most professional approach to mold inspection, removal, and remediation.

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