Mold is a term used to describe many types of fungi – unwanted, unappealing patches of black, brown, yellow, pink, green, smelly, fuzzy growths. There are countless species of mold found both indoors and outdoors.
“Mold” and “fungus” have many unpleasant connotations – including musty odors, damp basements, moldy carpets, water leaks, soggy drywall, athlete’s foot, and poisonous mushrooms, among others. While mold and its spores can be found nearly everywhere, active mold growth requires moisture. Whether on visible surfaces or hiding behind drywall, in attics, or under carpets, indoor mold grows in the presence of excessive dampness or water.
Indoor mold may look and smell bad, but the potential problems are much more serious. Actively-growing mold damages the material it lives on, impairing structural integrity. In addition, mold is associated with some serious health effects in humans, including allergies and infections.
Active mold growing in homes, schools, and businesses should be removed & remediated immediately for the sake of human health, structural integrity, and quality of life. Permanently eliminating mold requires expertise and protection to prevent spreading the mold to other areas of the building or increasing the likelihood of breathing in mold spores.
If you suspect mold is growing in your home or business, you need to act now! If you are in central or southeastern Kentucky and think you may need mold removal or mold remediation services, give us a call and one of our qualified technicians will inspect your property! Contact us today to learn more.