There are many different types of mold and not all of it is bad. Mold is responsible for some truly great things. Cheese and cured meats make up the tasty aspects of mold and we all know that penicillin was discovered and used to treat the bubonic plague. So not all mold is bad but if you notice mold growing in areas of your home, it is time to seek help.

At CHP Services, we are proud to offer a complete range of mold remediation services. When dealing with a mold issue it is the best practice to consult a professional. The dangers of mold in your home may be much more extensive than you realize. Mold can cause serious health issues when left untreated.

Black Mold

The term “Black Mold” has become the poster child for mold infestations. Not only is it easily recognizable, black mold can be very dangerous in high concentrations. The danger lies in the ability of black mold to produce mycotoxins which, when released into the air, can cause multiple issues.

Common Molds

Mycotoxins are limited to black mold but, just because there is no evidence of black mold does not mean your home or business is safe. Mainly concentrated to the respiratory system, mold spores of all sorts have been indicated in asthma and various other breathing issues. The very young and very old are the most susceptible to the dangers of mold contamination in the air. Mold in the air, in large concentrations, can create issues like runny nose, watery eyes and general allergy symptoms.    

Detection

What do you do if you suspect a mold issue in your home? The last thing you want to do is begin ripping drywall out, calling the mold remediation professionals at CHP Services is the best first step. Keep an eye out for areas of damp drywall on the wall or ceiling. Mold, black mold in particular, thrives in damp environments, and wet wood and drywall are excellent at accelerating growth. Your nose can be an effective tool in finding a mold colony. The musty smell that mold gives off is often a dead giveaway and possibly can point the way to the mold colony. Keep in mind that just because mold is not visible, does not mean that your home is free of mold.

If you have any doubts about the presence of mold in your home, give the experts at CHP Services a call today and we will send a technician as soon as possible to inspect your home. We believe in caring for our neighbors and as a local, Maryland owned business, we are there for all of your mold remediation, junk removal and even yard waste disposal. Give us a call with any questions you may have and let CHP make your life a little bit easier.