Types of Mold in your Home
Toxic molds are the most common types of home mold. The majority of household problems involving toxic molds result from pets, secondhand smoking, and improper cleaning practices. As a result, homeowners are frequently allergic or irritated with symptoms such as sneezing, watering of the eyes, difficulty breathing, or nose and throat irritation. In addition, these symptoms can be accompanied by watery, itchy eyes, difficulty swallowing, coughing, dizziness, rashes, or hives. Additionally, some individuals may have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Penicillium is another common mold that is found in many homes. Penicillium is actually a type of fungus that is commonly found on the soles of animals. However, this fungus can also grow on objects in the environment including, wood, paper, fabric, and metal. These types of mycotoxins are potentially very dangerous. Specifically, mycotoxins that grow on wood products are associated with diseases such as throat infections, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and emphysema.
Aspergillus mold and Stachybotrys mold are the common toxic molds found in homes. Aspergillus mold contains mycotoxins and is potentially very dangerous to those who are exposed to it. A mycotoxin is any substance that causes the development of an illness (or other disease) when combined with a living thing. The mycotoxin effects can range from minor irritation to lethal (if left unchecked). For this reason, it is critical to thoroughly perform an aspergillus mold and stachybotrys mold testing for your home.
Typically, it takes at least three days before you can begin testing for mycotoxins and stachybotrys mold. A professional testing company will take one or more samples from your home. One or more samples may be enough to identify the mycotoxins and/or stachybotrys mold in your home. If there are more than one sample, it is important to take more than one day to perform a complete testing for these toxins. A testing company will generally give you an initial testing kit with all the required materials for your mycotoxins and stachybotrys mold testing; these kits can be accessed through the Internet.
Mold testing kits are available online for purchase. Another option (that we think is better) is to use our mold remediation services. The kits contain air samples as well as mold spores. All the materials for mold testing can be bought separately on the Internet. Once you have all the needed materials, you should return to the store and assemble the kit in the same manner that you would if you were purchasing the items individually. This kit should only take about three days to assemble and ready for use.
Once you have completed the assembling process of the kit, you will then return to the store and purchase a complete set of instructional materials including instructions on how to properly use the kit. Instructions on how to read the testing results are included in the kit as well. All the materials that you need for DIY mold testing can be found at your local home improvement or hardware store. If the source of the mycotoxins or stachybotrys mold is close to your home, then you may consider contacting a professional mold testing company. They should be able to perform a mold inspection and testing for any mold-related problem in your home.
The next step in the process of DIY mold removal is to remove the source of the mold and clean up the area. Once the source of the mold has been cleaned up and the area is free of the mold spores, you can perform the remediation process. This process requires several different types of chemicals, which should be purchased from a reputable company. Remediation chemicals will kill the mold and other forms of fungi that may grow in your home. It is recommended that no one enters the home while the chemicals are being used and that everyone should get out of the area while the chemicals are being applied.
Black mold testing can be done by a professional HVAC specialist who will be able to determine the cause of the mold and fix it properly. Mold remediation can be expensive and time consuming, but knowing the cause of your mold and choosing a mold remediation option will make the process faster and cheaper for you. In order to protect yourself and your family from dangerous allergens, you should invest in an annual indoor air quality certification test. For more information on how you can receive a free indoor air quality test, visit the website below.
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