WHAT IS MOLD?
Mold is a fungus that reproduces by spreading tiny spores everywhere. Each and every day, there are millions upon millions of mold spores just drifting through the air, both indoors and outdoors. However, when mold finds moisture indoors it clings to the surface of the damp object or structure and begins increasing and digesting whatever it latches on to in order to survive. SERVPRO of Palm Desert, a home restoration company that focuses on mold damage remediation in the cities of the Coachella Valley, knows that excessive mold can be a potential threat to the health and well-being of your family. Therefore, our experienced technicians conduct mold removal and mold remediation assessments to determine if the presence of mold is a hazard.
According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.” The negative effects of mold are even greater for the elderly, young children, and those with sensitive respiratory systems. There is a lot of buzz recently amongst health enthusiasts about SBS (sick building syndrome). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated that, “(SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building.” SBS is alarming because homeowners complain of symptoms like unexplainable fatigue, nauseating headaches, eye, nose, or throat irritation, dry cough, dizziness and nausea, and sensitivity to odors. If a building is contaminated residents are at a much greater risk to contract an unwanted illness.
There are many reasons why your residence might be identified as an SBS property. A thorough investigation by a SERVPRO of Palm Desert technician is necessary to determine an official diagnosis. However, there are some telltale signs, such as mold around stagnant water, which can hint that the mold spores in your home are hazardous and you want to get your place checked out immediately.
If you have visible mold in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of Palm Desert today. Our technicians are friendly, well-trained, and able to determine the problem and course of action necessary to fix it.