Mold and mildew growth are a common occurrence caused by the presence of moisture; both can be recognized by color and texture. Mold grows in multiple colors such as brown, white, green, and black and is cotton like in appearance. Mildew grows in a flat pattern, is more like a powder, and turns from white to brown in color. Left untreated, mold and mildew will continue to grow and spread throughout your home or business. Tri Span Environmental, servicing Los Angeles County, and Orange County specializes in the safe and effective removal of mold and mildew.
Prolonged exposure to mold and mildew can increase symptoms of asthma, cause nasal congestion, headaches, increase symptoms of lung disease, and lead to death. The most severe reactions are directly related to mold. Those most susceptible to adverse effects are infants and the elderly. That is not to say that it is safe for anyone to be continuously exposed to these fungi; even healthy individuals can become extremely ill. Mold and mildew are often hidden under the carpet, behind wallpaper, behind drywall, in attics, or virtually anywhere there is a source of water. When mold and mildew are disturbed, spores become air-born. The spores travel throughout your home on air currents, and through ventilation systems, landing on any surface in its path including you.
Who Should Remove Mold and Mildew?
Light cases of mold and mildew growth can safely be cleaned or removed by following specific instructions on mold and mildew removers. Mold that has penetrated porous surfaces should be eradicated by a professional. Once mold and mildew has penetrated or grown behind a porous surface, there is no way to simply clean the area. The affected area must be carefully removed, followed by treatment with a commercial grade anti-microbial solution. Tri Span Environmental is a group of highly trained mold remediation professionals. We follow strict guidelines during every phase of the removal and treatment process while keeping you safe.