Molds are a subset of fungi that produce fluffy or powdery growth on surfaces. Molds are ubiquitous, the most common form of fungus on earth, and may grow at high levels indoors, in a home or building, if the right environmental conditions exist. Toxic molds need moisture and the right nutrients to grow and are most commonly found in areas of high humidity, water/pipe leaks, flooding, damp basements or crawl spaces, many kinds of house plants, cracked or peeling paint, bathroom tiles, blocked gutters and more.
Excessive exposure to molds can lead to adverse health issues for humans, ranging from allergic responses to irritation associated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to neurological damage and more depending on the sensitivity of the individual. There are many routes of exposure to molds including dermal contact, ingestion, and inhalation. In addition, molds gradually break down and destroy the matter they grow on.
GCE provides services from a visual survey and initial sampling of suspect Molds to planning and abatement, with licensed professionals to your every mold related need.