Mold is a growing concern in today’s society. National media attention has brought mold and the various health concerns associated with mold to the forefront of today’s environmental contaminants. Zilco NW has over 20 years of experience protecting the health of our customers
Where is mold found?
The short answer: everywhere. Mold is ubiquitous to our environment – therefore it is all around us in the air we breathe. Mold becomes an indoor air quality concern when there’s more mold growing indoors than naturally occurring outside; or if the mold found indoors is different from the mold found outside. In either of these scenarios there is a potential for mold contamination and adverse health effects.
Mold needs water to grow. Therefore mold is most commonly found in buildings with water-damaged building materials. Here are some common places to look for mold in your building:
• Crawl Spaces
Molds can produce allergens, irritants and potentially carcinogenic mycotoxins. However, for each individual the effects associated with mold exposure can range dramatically.
Typical symptoms that mold-exposed persons report (alone or in combination) include:
• Respiratory problems, such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath
• Nasal and sinus congestion
• Eye irritation (burning, watery, or reddened eyes)
• Dry, hacking cough
• Nose or throat irritation
• Skin rashes or irritation
Headaches, memory problems, mood swings, nosebleeds, body aches and pains, and fevers are occasionally reported in mold cases.
Zilco NW provides on-site inspection, remediation and removal services for residential, commercial, industrial, governmental and educational facilities.
Certified inspectors will provide the following on-site services:
•Identify possible water sources contributing to mold growth
• Identify possible water sources contributing to mold growth
• Locate areas of significant mold growth
• Perform appropriate sampling to identify mold species and quantities
• Provide experienced workers for the removal or cleaning of infected building materials
• Discuss preventive measures you can take to avoid future mold contamination