Asbestos Abatement, Inc. offers mold removal in Denver and surrounding locations. Because of the ease of mold growth, it is not uncommon for mold to be found in households and commercial establishments. A few of the more common structural problems that can lead to mold growth include:
- Cracks and leaks in roofs
- Plumbing problems
All of these examples leave a residence susceptible to unwanted mold development on walls, ceilings, floors, etc., making is necessary to acquire a mold remediation team.
Prolonged exposure to mold can be harmful to the body. More common symptoms include throat, skin, and eye irritation, headaches, sneezing, and more. In rarer cases, certain types of molds may expose a person to high mycotoxin levels, which can lead to much more serious health issues and in some cases can be fatal. The longer a person is exposed to mold, the more serious these symptoms can affect a person’s health. Mold remediation in Denver can help to reduce unwanted mold exposure within a household or commercial establishment.
Here in Colorado, it’s a common belief that because we have a relatively dry climate that we don’t have mold problems here. However, the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth! In order for mold growth to occur, its needs only a few things: A) Point of water intrusion – can be VERY small, B) High Humidity and C) Food (drywall, wood, etc). Moreover, if a water loss is left unattended for as little as 48-72 hours, mold growth can begin to occur. Given these conditions, mold growth can occur in just about environment, residential or commercial setting and can cause significant damage to a property. The following is some examples of mold problems and their causes:
A leaky roof is possibly the most problematic water loss that leads to mold growth for one main reason: out of sight, out of mind. Many of us don’t spend too much time up in our attics therefore, if there is a roof leak, that issue can potentially go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Given that most attic spaces have limited venting, these areas particularly during the summer time, experience higher humidity levels. Coupled with the fact that most attics now have some sort of cellulose insulation, these conditions create a feeding ground for mold. This is due to the fact that cellulose insulation is essentially finally processed paper products and creates a feeding ground for mold. Moreover, because most attic spaces are sealed from the residence or commercial space below, any smell indicators are often not noticed until a much larger problem occurs. If the mold is left to grow for an extended period of time in an attic space, it can easily spread to the joist members, roof decking, the rest of the insulation and the drywall ceiling as well.
Within the Property:
Within any given property, there is a myriad of potential areas and reasons for mold growth to occur. There could be leaks in the water lines servicing the:
- Refrigerator Lines
- Sprinkler System
- Water Heater
- Fire Suppression System
- Showers / Tub
A leak with any other these items, particularly in instances of leaks inside of a wall cavity, create a prime growth environment for mold. All too often, our noses are the best initial indicator of a mold problem. Therefore, if you smell something, try to follow it to its source because you may have a problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
A large water loss or a flood is a major potential concern for mold. Water will travel the path of least resistance therefore, when a large amount of water is released into a contained interior environment, there is nowhere for the water to go except to soak into the surrounding building materials: carpet, pad, drywall, wood, furniture, soft goods, etc. Depending on the size and scale of the flood, there could be a lot of work that needs to be completed. That is why it is extremely important to get a professional disaster services company to assist with the cleanup as fast as possible. With so many different areas and/or items affected, if the drying process does not begin immediately and more than 48-72 hours elapse, the chance for mold growth rises exponentially.
All of our services surrounding mold removal in Denver are performed within the guidelines of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Our licensed technicians will inspect your establishment for areas that have been contaminated with mold and bacteria so a plan for removal can be developed properly. Sampling services and clearance are provided by third-party consultants. For more information about our services pertaining to asbestos, lead, and mold remediation in Denver and surrounding Colorado locations, contact us today.