The amount of mold required to be harmful to health can vary significantly from person to person. Some people with allergies, asthma, or other chronic health conditions can suffer serious negative consequences from exposure to low levels of mold, but others may have a much higher tolerance.
There is really no universal standard. In fact, the EPA has no established federal limits for mold or mold spores. Here is what the Environmental Protection Agency has to say regarding mold exposure and the need for mold:
“Is sampling for mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.”
Negative Health Effects of Mold
Although there are no federal standards for mold, that does not mean you should not have mold inspections or mold remediation services for your home or business. Exposure to mold can have a number of minor and serious health consequences.
According to the CDC, potential health effects of mold include:
Mold Removal by Action Restoration
Action Restoration offers a variety of mold removal services in the Gulf Coast region, including:
- Air duct cleaning – an HVAC system that does not properly drain can be a source of mold growth within your air ducts. Mold spores in your HVAC ducts can easily spread throughout your home or business, threatening the health of family members or employees. Our air duct cleaning services will remove mold from your air ducts, leaving you with a safe and healthy air system.
- Surface cleaning – we will clean and decontaminate all affected areas with our environmentally friendly ASA-1000 decontaminant solution.
- Mold removal – if any contaminated areas cannot be cleaned, we will remove and dispose of these items. Generally, carpet, drywall, insulation and furniture cannot be cleaned of mold and will have to be replaced.
- Mold inspection – after mold remediation is complete, Action Restoration will perform a comprehensive final mold inspection to ensure that the mold is gone.
- And more!
Request Mold Remediation Services Today
If you need mold removal at your home or business in the Gulf Coast region, contact Action Restoration today! We will assist you with your insurance claims to ensure that everything is filed correctly so that your repairs can begin as quickly as possible.