For mold removal and remediation in Monterey, contact the experts at Disaster Kleenup Specialists. Fungi are among the most successful organisms on our planet. In their capacity to compete for energy, water, habitat and other means of sustaining life, they are capable of producing a number of toxic substances that can inhibit or prevent the growth of other organisms and affect your health.
Dangerous Black Mold
The dangerous mycotoxins in black mold can affect animals and humans. These toxic substances are produced in order to protect themselves. Damp indoor environments harbor potential nutrients for major microbial black mold growth. When enough water enters indoor spaces, bacteria and fungi begin to grow excessively. They can then contribute to contamination of the air you breathe every day.
Indoor Mold Growth
Fungal species found indoors, for the most part, enter indoor spaces from outdoors through openings such as doors and windows, cracks and crevices that are not sealed, and even furniture and clothing. Human and animal activity can also bring mold spores indoors. The concentrations of fungi resulting from such transport generally do not exceed outdoor concentrations and may, in fact, be lower than outdoors in climate-controlled buildings in some cases.
When water damage occurs in a building, however, existing fungi in the building can grow in numbers to be noticeably visible on surfaces. Seeing fungal growth in your home is cause for immediate action. To protect your health and safety, allow our removal experts to quickly and safely eliminate black mold growth.
Mold On The Move
When mold grows in one area of a building, it can emit particles, which quickly travel through the air system. Generally, these particles will settle into one area if there is little air movement, but some of the particles will inevitably stay airborne; so your home or building occupants can be exposed not just in the area where the fungus is growing, but also throughout the building. So, a thorough mold removal by an experienced professional is essential.
Mold Exposure Symptoms
According to a leading health expert and specialist at the University of Minnesota, fungal growth in damp parts of a building can cause a variety of health problems. Our bodies react to the toxic particles they produce, which are airborne, spread, and breathed into our lungs. There are various symptoms of mold exposure, including:
- Eye Irritation
- Shortness Of Breath
- Runny Nose
You may notice suddenly feeling better when leaving an affected area. When you breathe in black mold particles, you can be putting yourself at risk for numerous illnesses. The biggest health threat is from hypersensitive diseases, including asthma and chronic nasal drip. Humans can also develop infections caused by airborne fungus. People who are immune-suppressed are particularly susceptible.
Disaster Kleenup Specialists can assist with mold removal in Monterey and the surrounding areas so that you can restore health and safety back to your living or work environment. With many different types of fungus to identify, some potentially harmful to your health, it is important to have your cleanup project performed by highly trained, licensed, experienced remediation professionals.
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