Do You Have Mold? Musty Odor? Water Leaks? Sick?

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MOLD ASSESSMENTS

HOME INSPECTOR USA Environmental, Mold Assessment & Testing Office caters to: The Villages, Ocala, Micanopy, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Lady Lake, Gainesville and Newberry, Florida among other cities nearby. We are The Villages Mold Inspection Company of choice.
 
Our principal, John M. Acaron, has a bachelor's (BSME) & (TDME) in Mechanical Engineering and is a State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector & State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor and Board Certified Master Inspector (CMI). John M. Acaron also has significant experience in commercial and residential construction; he has managed and built a number of large residential water front and non-water front houses in the local area. Additionally, John M. Acaron is registered and certified by ESA, IAC2, EMLS and PRO-LAB, to perform environmental services such as Organic Microbial (Mold Screening & Mold Testing & Allergens Testing.
 
HOME INSPECTOR USA Mold Assessment report is crafted for your understanding. It will contain digital photography with captions explaining what was discovered. It will contain the laboratory results with explanations. If the mold discovered does require remediation, you will be provided with a detailed remediation plan to correct the problem and we will consult with you for your understanding and concerns.
 
Our Mold Assessments Include:
  • Digital photography of issues with written observations of evidence of moisture, (toxic) black molds or, non-toxic molds, thermal images with explanations of captured moisture issues, flood damage, water damage, evidence of moisture intrusion, and damage caused by indoor humidity issues.
  • Moisture tests: Hydro Probe, Moisture Meter read outs with explanations of active moisture intrusion (wet wall areas that are present).
  • Laboratory results with a determination if the fungal ecology is normal.
  • A Mold Remediation Protocol plan (if necessary).
  • General Recommendations.



Can mold cause health problems?

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.

Allergic reactions to mold are common and include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. The most common health problems caused by indoor mold are allergy symptoms. Although other and more serious problems can occur, people exposed to mold commonly report problems such as:
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Cough Wheeze/breathing difficulties
  • Sore throat
  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Upper respiratory infections (including sinus)
Are the risks greater for some people?
There is wide variability in how different people are affected by indoor mold. However, the long term presence of indoor mold growth may eventually become unhealthy for anyone. The following types of people may be affected more severely and sooner than others:
  • Infants and children
  • Elderly people
  • Individuals with respiratory conditions or sensitivities such as allergies and asthma
  • Persons having weakened immune systems (for example, people with HIV infection, chemotherapy patients, organ transplant recipients)
In some individuals, exposure to indoor mold can also can lead to asthma or to a lung disease resembling severe inflammatory asthma called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. This latter condition, which occurs only in a minority of people with asthma, is characterized by wheezing, low-grade fever, and coughing up of brown-flecked masses or mucus plugs. Skin testing, blood tests, X-rays, and examination of the sputum for fungi can help establish the diagnosis. Corticosteroid drugs are usually effective in treating this reaction; immunotherapy (allergy shots) is not helpful.

Fungi or microorganisms related to mold / fungi may cause other health problems similar to allergic diseases. Some kinds of Aspergillus may cause several different illnesses, including both infections and allergy. These fungi may lodge in the airways or a distant part of the lung and grow until they form a compact sphere known as a "fungus ball." In people with lung damage or serious underlying illnesses, Aspergillus may grasp the opportunity to invade the lungs or the whole body.
 

Those with special health concerns should consult a medical professional if they feel their health is affected by indoor mold. Some types of mold can produce chemical compounds (called mycotoxins) although they do not always do so. Molds that are able to produce toxins are common. In some circumstances, the toxins produced by indoor mold may cause health problems. However, all indoor mold growth is potentially harmful and should be removed promptly, no matter what types of mold is present or whether it can produce toxins.
 
Individuals with chronic exposure to toxins produced by this fungus reported cold and flu symptoms, memory loss, muscle aches, sore throats, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, dermatitis, intermittent local hair loss, cancer, and generalized malaise. The toxins produced by this fungus will suppress and could destroy the immune system affecting the lymphoid tissue and the bone marrow.

How do I get rid of mold?

It is impossible to get rid of all molds and mold spores indoors, but indoor mold growth can be controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and also fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, the mold problem most likely will return.

HOME INSPECTOR USA offers Environmental services such as:

    • Organic Microbial (Mold & Allergens) Screening & Testing
    • Screening Indoor Air Quality Testing (Mold)
    • Organic Microbial Photo Protocol
    • Water Quality Testing (FHA)
Toxic mold can be inside walls, under tubs, behind appliances etc. and you may not be able to see it. Take the threat of Toxic Black Mold seriously, but remember that Mold can be eliminated in a short period of time and life can and will go on as normal!

Many species of mold and mildew (or the mycotoxins they produce) can cause or aggravate a number of ailments. Common effects from molds such as Stachybotrys Atra, Penecillium, Cladosporium and several strains of Aspergillius, are asthma, pneumonitis, upper respiratory problems, sinusitis, dry cough, skin rashes, stomach upset, headaches, disorientation and bloody noses. Numerous other species of mold and mildew are also toxic, and many mycotoxins are known carcinogens. Severe exposures can lead to internal bleeding, kidney and liver failure and pulmonary emphysema.

 
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