Stachybotyrs black mold is mostly common and best known in
media and most common potent
toxic mold to remediation companies as well. Most Physician
s have no mold toxin training
which is sometimes overlooked by the severe effects it c
ould have on patients physically.
Especially, with compromised immune systems such as childr
en and the elderly.
This black mold requires water and not just high relative hu
midity to start to grow. Most
common is sheetrock, wood especially exposed to outdoor con
ditions such as a construction site.
HVAC air handlers and internally lined acoustical ductwork with
fiberglass is another main
culprit, due to high moisture and dust that is not cleaned peri
odically. Makes for a perfect
breeding ground, for mold to thrive.
Typically when a homeowner has water leak behind walls, wate
r will seep out and they will
cleanup excess water on the ground ignoring the fact that wat
er is still behind the walls and if
there is insulation between studs it will wick up the water
causing mold to bleed through the wall
over time. Of gassing bacteria to escape into air causing must
y odors and mold spores to get
airborne, and they will attach themselves to other items
such as contents of the home.
Professional mold remediators should always isolate th
e area with a least 6 mil plastic walls to
create and isolated area to keep contamination contained
within that space. HEPA air scrubbers
and negative air machines that vent outside are important to c
apture air borne mold during the
remediation process. Before hiring someone to test or rem
ediate your home or office, you should
know some basics on mold testing in lajolla and remediation. If your
remediator never heard of the EPA
or OSHA guidelines, hire a different company.
Professional remediation company should be licensed and ins
ured in there state, carry mold
pollution, give at least 10 reference of similar scope of wor
k, and give a certificate of guarantee
of the work up to one year, and should be more then traine
d then a couple of days in a classroom
vs. the field.