What is mold really?
Mold is a type of fungus that generally grows in damp or humid conditions. In order for mold to grow it needs 3 major components, Oxygen, Moisture, and Organic matter or a “food source”. Temperature plays a critical role in growth as well. Warmer temperatures tend to enhance growth. Temperatures between 68- and 86-degrees Fahrenheit are optimal for growth. The most critical factor though is MOISTURE. This is where an experienced, certified restoration professional is your best bet for containing and remediating mold contamination. With specialized equipment, chemicals and procedures, First Choice Restoration can remediate microbial growth and get you back on your feet in no time.
Is mold dangerous? Can mold harm me?
In addition to being unsightly, mold can cause health issues for some people. Sometimes mold can cause allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and other health concerns. Ultimately you will want to consult with your healthcare provider if you need advice on health issues. Removing microbial hazards and cleaning the affected area as quickly as possible is the best remedy. We’re ready to help!