Know Your Mold
We have all seen a loaf of moldy bread or taken a chunk of cheese out of the refrigerator to see interesting blue and white spots on the corners. We acknowledge that it is mold, get frustrated that we are throwing away what was perfectly good food, and go about our day. But how much do we actually know about the little blue and white spots that dot our food after it has gone bad. We know not to eat it, that it will make us sick, but that’s about it. Here at 911 Restoration San Francisco, we want to help you better understand the main different mold types so that you have a little insight as to what is growing on that piece of food. If you find that the mold isn’t confined to just a few pieces of food but is spreading throughout your house, on the walls, carpets, etc., it’s important to call professionals to assist you with mold removal. After all, large black, white and blue spots on your walls are never a good thing. Here at 911 Restoration San Francisco,
we can assist you with all types of mold-related issues, such as:
There are over 400,000 different types of mold. Yet don’t worry – only around 100,000 even have names, and about 80, or 0.02% are suspected of causing any type of illness. Best of all, only a few of these molds are considered toxic.
There are 3 main types of mold:
1.) Allergenic Molds: Allergenic molds mainly affect people with allergies and asthma. While they are not life threatening, they can cause minor symptoms such as a sore or scratchy throat or watery and itchy eyes.
2.) Pathogenic Molds: Pathogenic molds most affect people with already suppressed immune systems, specifically the elderly and infants. They usually cause minor infections which can be treated by antibiotics.
3.) Toxigenic Molds: Toxigenic molds are the most dangerous and affect almost everyone. Scarily, they are also the type of mold most commonly found in our homes, specifically in the form of black mold. Appearing usually in large black rings, the mold can quickly spread and can cause a wide array of health-related issues, such as asthma, respiratory infection and lung cancer.
It is very important if you begin to see mold growing in your home, specifically black mold, that you contact a mold experts right away. That’s why here at 911 Restoration, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to assist you with all your mold removal and remediation needs. After all, even an additional day without treating toxic mold can cause severe health related issues. Call the experts and start making your life happier and healthier.
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