Mold Removal Woodbury MN, Mold Cleanup, Mold Remediation
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What is Mold?
Mold comes in various species, and with various levels of health related risks. From allergens that produce mild allergic reactions such as sneezing and skin irritation, to toxic mold such as the notorious “black mold” that cause more severe respiratory problems, any mold should be inspected and remediated by a trained professional.
Mold is usually a fungus. There are in excess of 100, 000 known varieties connected with mold. Molds can certainly survive the cold and warm temperatures. Large spore levels inside the air may have long lasting side effects on individuals. Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors.
Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
What is Toxic Mold?
Technically speaking, there is no such thing as toxic mold. A few forms of mold are called “toxigenic,” meaning that under certain conditions they can produce small molecular toxins, called “mycotoxins.” These mycotoxins are usually spread by way of the mold’s spores and may be the cause of potentially serious health problems if ingested in sufficient quantities over time.
Two of the best-known examples of so-called “toxic mold” include:
Stachybotrys chartarum, popularly known as “black mold,” this toxigenic mold is a greenish-black fungus that requires a moist environment in which to grow and is most commonly found in flood damaged buildings. The mycotoxins produced by Stachybotrys chartarum are potent, but there is some evidence that only a few strains of Stachybotrys chartarum are toxigenic, indicating that this particular type of “toxic mold” may be quite rare.
Aspergillis is a family of molds, and only some aspergillis molds are toxigenic. The mycotoxins produced by toxigenic strains of Aspergillis are less potent than stachybotrys chartarum mycotoxins, but infestations of Aspergillis mold are probably far more common. Aspergillis may be found in any of the mold-friendly environments discussed above.
Both mold types are dangerous to try removing on your own, so call Ultra Clean so we can handle your mold damage removal and keep you and your loved ones safe.
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold Remediation services remove the toxins and eradicate the contaminated areas to ensure a proper healthy environment and safe guard structure.
Determining the cause of your mold infestation is key to preventing reoccurrence. Once the moisture source is identified and controlled, our system of containment, removal techniques and analysis will be vigorously employed. In most cases, a containment area will be established using impermeable plastic barriers and utilizing negative air pressure to contain spores.
Proper containment and removal of mold growth is essential to preventing further spread and contaminating air with mold spores or toxins.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mold Damage
- DON’T place fans on mold thinking it will go away. When you blow air onto a mold infested area it will disperse tiny spores into the air spreading the problem to a larger area.
- DON’T merely try to kill the mold. Dead mold spores can be just as harmful to humans as living mold spores.
- DON’T spray bleach or any other chemical on the mold and assume the problem is solved. Bleach and other chemicals may kill mold but it still needs to be safely removed.
- DON’T assume you are immune from the effects of mold. Some people are immediately affected and some notice little or no short term effect. Long term exposure is linked to several serious health issues.
- DO wear a respirator with filtration cartridges gloves and a hazmat suit.
- DO put up containment with plastic sheeting to avoid the spread of spores.
- DO use a HEPA vacuum and negative air pressure to ventilate and filter the air in the space.
- DO call a certified mold professional if visible signs of mold cover more than 10 square feet.
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We are mold damage contractors that work quickly and professionally so the damage doesn’t spread and is handle correctly the first time. If you have experienced mold in your home and need mold damage repairs done quickly, Call Ultra Clean to get started today.
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More About Woodbury MN
At almost 36 square miles in size, Woodbury is a direct descendant of one of the congressional townships that Minnesota Territory was divided into when the territory was ceded by the Native Americans of the United States and “opened to settlement.” The city was renamed Woodbury after Levi Woodbury, the first justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to attend law school, after they realized that another city of the same name existed in Minnesota. When first settled in 1844, the land was mostly wood but was converted to farmland. The township government was organized in 1858.
Woodbury is home to attractions such as the Woodbury 10 Theatre.
Providing mold damage services throughout Woodbury MN including 55125, 55129.