Mold, or as we have come to call it, ‘The Monster’, can begin its insidious invasion of your home or business starting with any number of water damage-related causes. Flood, leaking or blown pipes, deficient or degraded weather proofing, defective roofing, insufficient repair of prior water damage by an unqualified building contractor, or one of myriad other sources of water intrusion and damage. Whatever the cause, mold is indeed a monster. Not only can it degrade the structural and cosmetic condition of your home, house or commercial space, it can also threaten your health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods, “Excessive exposure to mold-contaminated materials can cause adverse health effects in susceptible persons regardless of the type of mold or the extent of contamination.” In other words, even low levels of ongoing and sustained exposure to invisible airborne mold spores can result heath threats to humans and pets. This can include mysterious allergic reactions, mycotoxin poisoning and fungal infection (mycosis). To learn more about mold and it potential health impact, see Wikipedia and the CDC report.
Mold, of course, grows in conditions of sustained moisture, darkness and decay. Often the monster, mold, will hide behind walls, deep within cabinets and above ceilings. Hidden, yes, but its invisible tentacles of airborne microbes (and often rancid odors) will find their way into the breathing areas of your living or business space, sometimes invading via ventilation systems.
So how do you see what can’t be seen? Thermal imaging. Classic Restoration and Reconstruction employs the latest thermal imaging technology. We’ll scan the entire structure of your home, house or business to seek it out. We’ll detect its every hiding place. Then we’ll attack it with specialized weapons: The ultimate in cleaners, sterilization agents, compounds and drying equipment. We will repair the source of the water damage or leak and we will kill the monster.
A special note: Parents of newborns should be especially certain that their child’s environment is 100% free of airborne particles of mold and fungi.