Did you know?

Mold spores often waft on the air through dry locations. Nothing happens. Why is this? Nothing happens when mold spores are in dry areas because mold requires a moist surface to grow and reproduce upon. In homes or commercial facilities, leaks, humidity problems, condensation on pipes, structural damage to foundations and roofs, broken windows or window sills, venting failures can lead to internal mold problems.

Why does this lead to a mold problem? Mold requires a food source. The food source is cellulose. This is found in many common household items such as wallpaper, paper, drywall, insulation, wallboard, and many others.

Mold appears most often in moist areas as little black circles on thread-like white objects. In most cases it is accompanied by a musty odor. Mold problems begin when invisible mold spores land on moist surfaces. The moisture in the surface allows the mold to reproduce and grow.

Some examples of places where mold can be found include:

  • Basements
  • Kitchens (bottom of refrigerators)
  • Bathrooms (around vanities)
  • The underside of carpets and pads
  • The surface of walls behind furniture
  • Ceilings and the top side of ceiling tiles
  • Front and back side of dry wall, wall paper or painting
  • Inside HVAC systems and duct work
  • Clothing
  • Food

We can help!

Columbus Environmental can help address your mold problem. If there is a moisture problem, it is important to dry it up within 48 hours or mold will start to grow. Many times in areas where extensive mold growth is found, the moisture problem has been unattended for a long period of time.

The Remediation Plan

While elimiating all mold spores in the indoor environment is not realistic, it can be controlled indoors by controlling the moisture levels and removing already present mold. Columbus Environmental technicians have been trained to identify the symptoms and signs of mold, to prepare a mold remediation plan, and commence a remediation for your structure. They will implement safety measures to ensure you are safe and you will be asked to approve the work prior to the actual cleanup process. Your remediator will provide you with his or her professional advice regarding your specific situation.