What Is Mold?
Mold is microscopic fungi that will develop in wet materials. It reproduces in tiny spores, mostly invisible to the eye. It can float in the air and then also cling to surfaces. There are various types of mold, but all require moisture to grow. Mold is a decomposer, it will break down dead organisms and recycle any nutrients present. And while it is common in the household, when in larger amounts it can result in allergic reactions and respiratory disease in humans.
What is IAQ or Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is the quality of air inside homes and/or buildings. The air quality can be as a result of various gases, mold and/or bacteria. And it may affect the health of those inside.
What is VOC or volatile organic compound?
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at room temperature. Some VOCs are dangerous to humans, maybe capable of causing long-term health issues and some are even harmful to the environment.
Is Mold Always Visible?
Some types of mold are invisible. Mold can also grow for months without detection by the naked eye. Even after moisture levels are reduced, mold growth may continue or just go dormant and/but it may not die!
Is all Mold A Health Threat?
No, there are many types of mold that present very little threat; however, people with a history of allergy, or a compromised immune system may be threatened by any type of mold. And there are also a few types of mold that can cause severe health problems to anyone.
Why Choose ‘Safe At Home’ For Your NJ Mold Consultation?
Having completed over 1,500 home inspections and hundreds of home improvement projects over the course of 25 years, ‘Safe At Home’ is your indoor air pollution solution for both mold inspection and remediation services. We are proudly based in Hewitt NJ and cover a broad surrounding area of NJ including Passaic County, Bergen County, and beyond.
As a result of our experience, constant education, training, and certification we are the most highly qualified NJ Mold & IAQ experts! And our certifications come strictly from the leading industry associations and experts – see our qualifications here. We are Licensed, Insured and only the most advanced testing equipment, certifications, education, and experience are what you can expect from ‘Safe At Home’.
Our Certified Mold Inspection and Removal services cover every at-risk area of your home, including basements, attics, kitchens, bathrooms, crawlspaces, and more. Contact us today to learn more!
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