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Absolutely Spotless Inc. is one of the most established mold inspection, mold testing, mold remediation, and mold removal companies in the state and has been providing low priced comprehensive service for all phases of mold remediation. In addition, we are certified, licensed and insured for your protection. We have been aiding the homeowners of, Scotch Plains NJ, Mountain Lakes NJ, Wood Ridge NJ, South River NJ, and most other towns throughout the state by handling their mold inspection, mold testing, mold removal, mold remediation, problems for the last twenty years.
ABC's About Mold
How does mold get into my home?
In most cases, porous or semi-porous building
materials such as wood, sheetrock or concrete
sustain some sort of water damage. Often times
it's begins as a result of high humidity levels
in an area such as a basement or crawlspace.
Other times a plumbing leak will occur behind a
wall which can not be seen. In these cases, the
mold damage is usually quite extensive as it has
had time to grow undetected for an extended
period of time.
In some instances, a home will experience
seepage or actual flooding. If the water damaged
building materials are not dried out within the
first 48 hours, mold will begin to form and will
usually multiply rapidly. Another common way for
mold to enter a home is when the homeowner
brings mold contaminated objects into the home.
When the mold on these contents are disturbed,
mold spores will become airborne (aerosolized)
causing airborne mold contamination to occur.
Mold spores can
seen under a microscope
How does the mold spread?
Mold needs a food source, moisture and oxygen to
grow. Food sources include any porous or semi
porous materials such as wood, sheetrock,
concrete, paper, wallpaper adhesive etc... When
these surfaces come in contact with water or
moisture from humidity (Levels over 60%) they
will produce mold spores which will grow and
spread on the surface of the food source. In
addition, as the mold grows, a stage is reached
when it will produce spores. The spores then
become airborne (aerosolized) after drying out
or if they are disturbed.
Can you see airborne mold spores?
No. Not with the naked eye. Mold spores are
smaller than 0.3 microns in size and can only be
seen under microscope. To give you an idea of
just how small mold spores are, you can fit
250,000 mold spores on the head of a pin. In
addition, they are light enough to remain
airborne for up to 8 hours after being
Can you smell airborne mold spores?
Yes, when in high concentrations you can smell
airborne mold spores just as you can smell
Are all types of mold harmful?
Not all mold is dangerous! There are over
100,000 different types of mold and only some
are toxic to humans. Some mold species will
produce powerful chemicals called "mycotoxins"
which can cause illness in animals and humans.
The grey area is while many people can tolerate
exposure to high levels of mold, others with
compromised immune systems can not. For the most
part, these groups include children, the elderly
and individuals who take ill easily. This is why
it is important to perform air quality testing
when someone in the home is getting sick.
Does mold affect everyone the same
way? No. Some individuals have a
genetic makeup that puts them at risk for
developing allergies to mold. People who have an
allergy to mold, especially if they also have
asthma, can become ill from exposure to a small
amount of mold. Those most susceptible
mold-borne illness are infants with under
developed immune systems, elderly with weakened
immune systems, AIDS and cancer patients, anyone
whose immune system has been compromised by
respiratory infections such as pneumonia,
bronchitis, etc., and people who undergo harsh
medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
How much mold exposure is harmful?
No one knows the answer to this question for
several reasons. Individuals are very different
with respect to the amount of mold exposure they
can tolerate. Measuring or estimating "exposure"
levels is very difficult. "Exposure" means the
amount of mold (microscopic spores and mold
fragments) that enters the body. This can be
through breathing, but also by eating or
absorption through the skin. For example, a
building may have a lot of mold in the walls but
very little of that mold is getting into the air
stream. In that case the people working or
living in that building would have little mold
exposure, even though the building itself is
Can mold exposure cause brain damage
or death? Although some "experts" claim
that individuals have contracted brain damage or
have died because of exposure to mold and
especially mold toxins, there is no verifiable
scientific or medical proof at this time to
support these claims. Consequently it is prudent
to minimize one's exposure to really moldy
environments. By "really moldy" we mean where
there are large visible areas of mold (more than
a few square feet) or the building has a "musty"
odor because of hidden mold growth. There are
many epidemiological studies showing that people
who live in houses with dampness have many more
health problems, especially respiratory, than do
people who live in dry houses.
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