Some people think that if mold has been around since the beginning of time, then what is the big deal. The big deal is that construction practices that began within the last century are allowing for unprecedented mold growth within homes and places of business in amounts that were generally not present in previous generations. Molds produce allergens, (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Research on the health effects of mold is ongoing and a full consensus has yet to be universally accepted.
Inspections by The IEP Group will follow industry guidelines such as the IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NADCA ACR, the EPA document “Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings”, 40 KAR 2:330 (KY mold law) and others to determine what is wet, what is moldy, and how to best mitigate the loss to reduce additional impact to the building and its occupants. If you are looking to get it done right the first time, contact The IEP Group for your initial mold inspections, post mold remediation verification inspections, moisture surveys and the like.
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