Mold Remediation Specialists in Center Moriches, NY
Free Your Home of Harmful Mold
Mold can be a serious threat to the integrity of your property and the
health of the occupants within. Professional mold remediation is the key
to ensuring any mold on your property has been eliminated, as well as
steps taken to address the source of the problem and prevent future mold
growth. Island Catastrophe Environmental Restoration specializes in comprehensive
mold and water damage remediation and repair, including mold inspection,
mold testing, and black mold removal in the Long Island and Hamptons area.
The Steps of Mold Remediation
Professional mold remediation requires a full assessment of any mold growth
on your property, followed by complete removal and repairs to prevent
the problem from recurring.
- First, your mold removal service will identify visible and hidden signs
of mold on your property to evaluate the extent of the problem. During
this inspection, your mold professionals will use minimally-invasive techniques
- Once the mold problem has been fully identified, mold removal will commence.
Mildew is removed using HEPA equipment and green botanical solutions to
prevent the property damage or health concerns associated with harsher
biocides and chemicals.
- The final step in mold remediation is eliminating the cause of the initial
mold growth. Because mold growth is often associated with standing water
or leaks, steps will be taken to address water and water damage to remove
any favorable conditions for future mold growth.
Mold Health Dangers
Mold has the potential to cause health problems, producing allergens (substances
that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially
toxic substances (mycotoxins). Exposure to mycotoxins can come from ingestion,
dermal exposure or inhalation. Mold has the potential to be extremely
dangerous and various types of fungi have been proven to cause the following
Mold can cause serious respiratory problems in people who are exposed to
it. Mold is responsible for several different breathing disorders. A person
who is affected by mold may begin to cough up blood or black debris. They
can be prone to sudden asthma attacks, chronic sneezing, and bronchitis.
This is caused by the fungal spores entering your lungs, which will begin
to irritate the mucus membranes, keeping your lungs from working properly.
Mold also affects the mucus membranes in the stomach. A person with mold
sickness may experience several issues related to their gastrointestinal
system. One of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms is horrible nausea.
The nausea can be followed by vomiting and diarrhea. Finally, mold may
cause a person to have a loss of appetite and rapid weight loss.
When mold spores land on your skin, they can cause massive problems. The
first sign of any mold irritation is itchy and red skin. If exposure to
the mold spores continues, the skin redness may turn into a serious rash.
If left untreated, open sores may begin to show up on the skin.
There are a host of other illnesses which come from exposure to mold. With
short exposure, you may begin to develop eye issues such as red or watery
eyes. Also, you may begin to experience headaches. Further exposure to
mold will cause your headaches to get more frequent and increase in intensity.
You may begin to get nosebleeds. Mold also causes a feeling of fatigue,
hair loss, short-term memory loss, and muscle pain. There have also been
several neurological and nervous disorders, which stem from prolonged
exposure to the spores.
If you are in presence of mold for an extremely long period of time, you
may be affected with very serious health problems. The watery and red
eyes can continue to get worse which can lead to blindness. Your respiratory
issues can begin to cause your lungs to bleed. Your short term memory
loss can become long term memory loss accompanied with brain damage. Finally,
mold spores can cause cancer and, in some cases, death. If you feel you
may have any symptoms related to mold exposure, you should see your doctor.
If you think you may have a mold or moisture problem it is important you
contact a professional such as ICER to properly remove the mold. If the
mold is not properly removed by a trained professional, you run the risk
of spreading the mold spores and causing further damage to yourself as
well as your property.
The Importance of Professional Mold Remediation and Removal
The temptation to address what appears to be a small mold problem on your
own can be overwhelming. However, these problems can intensify quickly,
leading to extensive property damage and serious health concerns without
proper treatment. If you are concerned about mold on your property, please
call Island Catastrophe Environmental Restoration, Inc. at (631) 909-1412 to
schedule a professional mold inspection today.