Mold is everywhere. And, it’s been around forever. So, why is it such a problem to us now? Indoor air quality problems abound because of it.
“Sick Building Syndrome” is the term used to describe metabolic gases emitted from molds and fungi. These, in turn, create breathing problems along with other respiratory infections. These molds and fungi are plentiful and can grow well inside of our buildings. In fact, there are over 10,000 species of molds alone!
Any place that is wet or damp from seepage or flooding can host them. In buildings, the spores spread easily and quickly because of natural built-in conduits for their movement—like corridors, ventilation systems and other convenient connectors.
These “volatile organic compounds” (VOC’s) contribute to the “Sick Building Syndrome” which certainly can he a health hazard to its occupants. The presence of certain molds and fungi can actually render a facility uninhabitable. If left uncontrolled, mold and fungi can also cause deterioration of wood, insulation and other building materials. It is imperative that knowledgeable and experienced professionals be consulted to curb this hazardous threat through remediation and removal.
Rocky Mountain Abatement’s deep experience, rich knowledge and long-term process development in this environmental area is unique in the environmental services industry.
Remove contaminated porous materials, clean HVAC systems, treat contaminated surfaces without introducing more water, and ultimately provide an antimicrobial surface to prevent future contamination.