Mold is present everywhere – indoors and outdoors – and microscopic mold spores can travel through the air. These spores thrive on moisture, and they can quickly grow into full-blown colonies when they’re exposed to water.
If you have a mold problem, you need to call Ann Arbor’s premier mold remediation company: ExactRecon.
Mold Removal Services in Ann Arbor
Because mold is present everywhere, it’s impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. (Some companies advertise 100 percent mold removal, and even go so far as to guarantee to remove all mold.)
No company can completely eradicate mold, but there is something you can do about it. Working with Ann Arbor’s best-reviewed mold remediation company can help.
ExactRecon follows IICRC S520 standards, federal and state laws, and MIOSHA guidelines to minimize risks to you, your family, or your employees, and to prevent further damage.
How Can You Tell if You Have a Mold Problem?
Many people who have allergies find that there’s mold present in their homes or workplaces. The most common allergic reactions to mold include sneezing, watery eyes, a runny nose or nasal congestion.
Other signs that you may have a mold problem include:
- Moldy, musty odors
- Visible mold growth, which can look like soot or dirt or can appear in several colors
- Long-term moisture problems, such as water stains or discoloration on walls, floors, or ceilings, or peeling, bubbling paint or wallpaper
- Water leaks
- Past flooding damage
Serious Health Risks Associated With Mold
Mycotoxins – spores from toxic molds – can cause more serious reactions, such as headaches, trouble concentrating, memory loss, and dizziness. Not all molds are capable of producing these mycotoxins, however, so it makes sense to have your property examined by a professional who can help you determine the best course of action.
Black Mold Removal
Black mold is associated with significant health risks.
Trichothecene mycotoxins produced by black mold are neurotoxic. That means they can actively kill neurons in your brain and impair your mental ability. You may also suffer respiratory symptoms, circulatory symptoms, vision and eye problems, and skin problems; these toxins can also interfere with your reproductive system.
If you’re experiencing those symptoms and suspect that you have a mold problem, seek medical attention right away, and don’t return to your home until your doctor has ruled out mycotoxins as a cause and you’ve hired a mold remediation expert to evaluate the space.
What to Do if You Think You Have a Mold Problem
Although mold can’t be completely eradicated, there are steps you can take to make it tougher for mold to grow – and prevent it from causing health issues. (If you’re experiencing health issues and you suspect they’re from mold, get medical attention right away.)
Before mold remediation can begin, all sources of water and moisture must be addressed to prevent mold from coming back. Higher-than-normal indoor humidity can foster mold growth, so ensure you’re keeping indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If you suspect you have a mold problem, it’s time to call in the local experts.
Get Expert Mold Removal and Mold Remediation Today
If you think you have a mold problem in your home or office, call ExactRecon immediately at 734-352-9183 for a free mold evaluation. We can review your loss and help you determine whether you should make an insurance claim, and we’ll be able to answer your questions every step of the way.
ExactRecon serves the cities of Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Chelsea, and Dexter, as well as several nearby communities.