Mold Testing and Remediation
Insight Restoration is your local expert for mould inspection, mould remediation (mould removal) contractor and water damage restoration.
Moulds common to the Bay area are microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mould spores are very tiny, light-weight, and easily-detached by airflow, vacuuming, walking on carpet, or sitting on a couch. In indoor environments mould spores grow in carpets, hardwoods, walls & any porous materials. They produce and release millions of spores, which are small enough to stay airborne, threatening to invade the human respiratory system.
In large quantities, Black mould and molds can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen. Mould growths can often be seen in the form of discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown or black. In order for mould to grow, it needs food sources (such as leaves, wood, paper, or dirt), a source of moisture, and a place to grow.
What is Toxic Mould?
While mould exists everywhere, it sometimes takes on a dangerous form. The scientific name for the greenish-black mould that turns up on carpet, wallpaper, ceiling tiles- even wet leaves- is Stachybotrys Chartarum or Black Mold. It produces a mycotoxin that causes mycotoxicosis, and is thought to be the cause of “sick building syndrome.”
Where Can Mould Turn Up?
Mould can be found in many areas of your home or business: Attic, Bathrooms, Basement, Bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Room, Garage, and Carpets & Hardwoods.
What To Do If You See Mould?
Do not panic. Try to not disrupt the area where the mould is. Call Insight Restoration immediately for mould removal and remediation. Our IICRC Certified professionals are equipped to remove the mould from your home and/or business in a safe and cost effective way.