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Mold and Your Health
Mold spores are a microscopic fungus that grows in most indoor and outdoor environments. Scientists cannot pinpoint an exact number of mold species, but according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), estimates range into the hundreds of thousands. Some types of mold aren’t dangerous to human health, while others lead to chronic and severe health conditions.
Guardian Recovery Services can address any mold problem in your Michigan home or business after we understand the degree and type of infestation. Each type of mold has its own characteristics, growth patterns, and health risks. With a NAMP-certified Mold Remediator on staff, we can perform scientific mold testing that can typically locate and quantify your level of mold infestation.
It is important to know the science behind mold and its growth patterns in order to formulate an effective strategy for mold remediation. GRS technicians take multiple surface and air samples from throughout your property for mold testing. These samples are analyzed to determine the types of mold present, as well as the locations and levels of contamination in each area.
At Guardian Recovery Services, based in Ferndale, our scientific mold testing can determine different mold types, as well as specific counts, that will show us the level of infestation and health risk. Harmful molds are classified as follows:
Different types of molds come in varying colors and often trigger distinct allergic reactions. Watch out for obvious growth patches of these common mold types by color.
Black mold is a general term used to refer to a species of mold that is dark-green, gray, or black. It grows in warm, damp environments like basements, kitchens, showers, baths, and toilets. Most species of black mold release toxins that cause allergic reactions such as itchy eyes, itchy skin, nose stuffiness, wheezing, and coughing. More severe symptoms are headaches, exhaustion, fever, and difficulty when breathing.
White mold species mostly grow in water-damaged areas in homes. These molds are usually white because their spores lack a color pigment. This is usually a result of the type of material or surface from which it grows. White molds are mostly powdery and quite hard to identify since they blend with the host material.
Yellow mold is also known as slime mold because it appears as bright slime. It mostly grows and breeds on wooden surfaces, food materials, walls, bathrooms, and tiles. Although yellow mold does not pose any serious health risks to healthy adults, it can infect children and people with immune system complications and respiratory problems.
There are thousands of green mold species, most of which pose significant health risks. Their color is often caused by the material they grow and feed on, the climate, or the region in which they live.
Green molds produce mycotoxins and are serious health hazards. They trigger allergies and can cause watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing, or coughing.
When this mold starts to grow, it forms tiny spots and becomes orange slime. It is often found in damp and humid areas like bathrooms and toilets, but also grows on wood and food products like cheese, yogurt, and bread. Orange mold is not life-threatening but can cause significant damage to house structures and spoil stored food.
Brown mold looks like dark patches on surfaces like wood and tiles. It is not dangerous, but can damage structures and affect asthmatic or allergic people.
Any type of mold can become harmful or destructive if allowed to proliferate. When any mold is discovered in your Michigan home or business, call Guardian Recovery Services right away for mold testing and mold remediation.
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Guardian Recovery Services is a leading Michigan mold testing and mold remediation service. We have the certified training and experience to locate, identify, and remediate any residential and commercial mold infestation. This is why countless Michigan homeowners and businesses trust us for mold testing and removal services.
GRS staff and management are also experienced in handling insurance claims for most losses from cleanup to mold removal to reconstruction. Guardian Recovery Services is not beholden to any insurance companies, so we can be your advocate. We insist on doing the job right every time, with no shortcuts. The GRS team will support you throughout the entire claims process, to make it as pain-free as possible.
Call us today at 248-935-6088 to arrange for an air or surface test and consultation. Guardian Recovery Services is available 24-7 to help you begin the mold restoration process.
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