Mold & Moisture
Mold is not only unsightly, it can also cause structural damage, allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Clark’s is certified and insured as a mold remediation company, and all our work meets EPA and OSHA guidelines.
Protect Your Home & Your Health
Mold spores play a significant role in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, like the fallen tree in the woods. However, these same spores, left unchecked in your home environment, can lead to significant damage and/or health concerns.
OPTIMUM CONDITIONS FOR MOLD GROWTH:
HUMIDITY levels above 60%
DAMPNESS for more than 72 hours from water intrusion
FOOD SOURCE (wood, drywall, carpeting, etc.)
mold CAN cause health problems
Not all people react the same when they come in contact with mold. However, mold has the potential to cause health problems, especially in people with immune deficiencies or those with respiratory conditions. Also at risk are infants, children and the elderly.
POTENTIAL MOLD HEALTH ISSUES:
ITCHING or irritation of the nose, eyes and throat
What is the difference between mold and fungi?
Fungus is a microscopic substance that exists in the air around us all the time. It is neither plant nor animal, nor a type of bacteria – it’s a separate type of living organism that occupies its own kingdom of classification.
Mold is one type of fungus. There are hundreds of thousands of species of fungi. The only way you can be 100% sure a certain fungus is indeed “Mold” is by having it tested to confirm that it is a mold.
How moisture levels affect growth
Surface fungi can grow on the wood of the floor system in a crawlspace if the wood moisture content is 20% or greater.
Wood-destroying fungi will occur if the moisture content is 28% or greater.
If the moisture levels are below 20% but surface fungal growth is present, it is considered “Inactive.”
If the moisture levels are below 28% but wood-destroying fungi are present, it is considered “Inactive.”