Summertime in South Florida brings backyard barbeques, family beach days, fireworks and unfortunately, mold. Especially during hurricane season (June 1st – November 30th), the increase in temperature and humidity creates the perfect environment for mold to thrive in Palm Beach County.
There are hundreds of mold species, ranging from harmless to deadly. In South Florida, the most common types of mold are Penicillium, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, and Cladsoporium. If you see or suspect mold in your home, it’s important to call a mold remediation expert immediately to avoid risks to your health, home, and family.
What is Mold?
By CDC definition, mold is a fungal growth that forms and spreads on damp or decaying surfaces. Although mold is a naturally occurring part of our environment, living with and breathing in mold can cause significant damage to one’s health. Mold has especially been seen to cause adverse reactions in children who are more prone to asthma and other respiratory conditions.
What is Dangerous About Mold?
The average human breathes in 220 million molecules of toxic pollution daily between our outdoor and indoor environments. Our bloodstream and immune systems work extra hard to filter out those toxins and maintain homeostasis (a normal, constant state of being). However, when you are exposed to additional toxic substances such as many species of mold, the vast majority of individuals report experiencing health issues.
Mild symptoms experienced from mold exposure present very similarly to common cold or allergy symptoms. These symptoms can include, itching, sneezing, headache, dizziness, difficulty breathing, fatigue and coughing. For those with asthma or who are allergic to mold, these symptoms can present in a much more severe manner and can even cause long-term damage to the respiratory system and in some extreme cases, even resulting in hospitalization.
Left untreated, mold can also cause significant damage to your home. Because mold is a live organism, it feeds off and decomposes the material it grows on. It eats away at materials such as carpet, drywall, wood beams, ceilings, and more. Over time, the wear and tear that mold takes on these materials can cause ceilings to cave in, floors to deteriorate, and create a dangerous structural environment. It doesn’t stop there. Mold will continue to grow and expand until it is stopped – overcoming everything in its path. This includes clothes, shoes, valuables, carpets, and more. Unchecked mold can destroy your home and everything in it.
How do I Get Rid of Mold?
At Rolling Rooter, our mission is to eliminate mold at the source. More than likely, the presence of mold is due to a leak or buildup of standing water either inside or outside the home. Our experts start by testing and identifying the mold, and performing a full inspection of your property to determine if there are any leaks or buildup of moisture. From there, we remove the mold, and thoroughly disinfect the surrounding areas.
The defining factor that sets Rolling Rooter apart from other mold remediation companies in South Florida is the fact that we are also fully licensed and insured emergency plumbers. We are equipped to not only eliminate the mold, but repair the problem at the source. In addition to remediation, we also specialize in residential and commercial leak repair, pipe repair, flood restoration and more. We take pride in being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our customers.
We work with you and your insurance company to provide the best quality service efficiently, with your family’s health and wellness at the forefront of our minds.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! If you see or suspect mold, call Rolling Rooter today. (561) 239-8867