Mold and Fungus Removal Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm.Written by Peter Kakoczky You Must Remove Mold and Fungus – They Won’t Just Go Away Let’s just start off by saying that mold is fungus, which makes up 25% of the earth’s bio mass, and is considered ubiquitous or omnipresent – it’s everywhere. So, when we talk about removing mold, we must realize that it can never be totally removed or eliminated. It’s just not possible to have a total absence of mold spores. There are no standards or guidelines when it comes to fungal samples, there are no levels which are considered typical or permissible. But if you can see or smell mold growing in your home or business, it is unacceptable…it presents a potential health risk to people who consistently breathe the air. Mold Should be Professionally Remediated Many people think they can remove mold themselves, and not hire a professional, but the truth is…they can’t. If the mold is on a non-porous surface such as glass or tile, it is generally easily removed. But, if it is found growing in walls, ceilings or carpets, the only way it can be remediated properly is by hiring a professional who can assess the degree of contamination and infestation. Then, using the correct tools and products, they will either treat, or in some cases where treatment is ineffective, they will remove the item or the part of it that is untreatable. In the future Unfortunately, bringing professionals in to do the job doesn’t insure that you won’t have a mold problem sometime in the future. Whenever the situation is right (a warm, moist environment), mold will begin to grow again. Remember, it’s spores are in the air, they’re always in the air. The best thing you can do to keep your mold spore concentration levels down is to keep excess moisture in your home at a minimum. Fix leaks Run ventilation fans Make sure your attic and crawl space are well ventilated Handle water damage quickly and thoroughly Water is the problem and mold is the symptom. If you are in the Seattle Puget Sound area, Bellevue, Everett, or Tacoma, give me a call for a free assessment…so you can breathe easy! Mold Solutions is a full service mold solutions provider, who can remove the threats to your health and safety caused by mold.