Attic Mold Remediation in Massachusetts
Quigley Mold Remediation Contractors, uses green cleaning technology and techniques to safely remove and clean mold from your home. Unlike other contractors who use highly corrosive products, or remove mold as a side business, Quigley specializes in mold and water damage remediation, which makes our certified and experienced technicians the best in the mold industry. Knowing how a home works as a system and how mold colonies form, is the first step in solving mold problems.
Mold spores can activate and start multiplying in as little as 48 hours. Only a specialist in indoor air quality and professional mold remediation can solve this problem once it starts. Being able to diagnose the cause and prevention of microbial activity takes special knowledge and training. Put our years of experience to work for you and your family.
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MOLD… Literally A Growing Concern
National media attention has alerted the public to the destructive and possibly toxic dangers of hidden mold spores that could affect their family’s health and their homes. EPA studies indicate that air levels of indoor pollutants may be two to three times higher than outdoor levels. Mold, the most dangerous offender of all, often goes undetected because of its invisibility. In the Norfolk County Area, people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors and are not aware of the health hazards created by this pollutant. You owe it to yourself to minimize your exposure to mold spores in the indoor environment by having mold removed from your Massachusetts home.
Some molds in can produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases potentially toxic chemical substances known as mycotoxins. When it comes to this pervasive little fungus, a little can go a long way toward wreaking a home or a potential sale. If you want to fight a potential mold problem, it helps to know the enemy.
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What is Mold?
Mold is a common problem in Massachusetts. Molds are part of the fungal kingdom, which also includes mushrooms, wood rots, and yeasts. Fungal growth usually begins with a fertile fungal spore on a damp, digestible surface. The spore absorbs moisture, then secretes it back out as a liquid solution loaded with digestive enzyme. These enzymes transform the surrounding environment into a meal. The nutrients are then absorbed back into the spore, which begins to grow by extending feeding tubes called hyphae. Filamentous fungi like molds and rots build a network of these feeding tubes called a mycelium. The mycelium will continue to expand as long as food and water are available. Prevention is as important as mitigation in damp and humid Massachusetts environments. Once the colony is mature it can produce spores. Fungal spores are usually produced in fantastic numbers. A thriving mold colony can be covered with millions of spores per square inch.
Where Can You Find Mold in Massachusetts?
Mold can be found in several areas in the home environment. Some of the common areas that mold can be found in MA homes are attics, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry areas, closets, and the surface of walls behind furniture. It appears most often in moist areas as little black circles or thread-like white objects. It is usually accompanied with a musty-type odor. Outdoors in Massachusetts, mold plays a natural part in the environment by breaking down dead organic matter such as dead trees or fallen leaves. Mold reproduces by means of microscopic spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through the indoor and outdoor air. In Massachusetts, mold begins to grow indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet or damp. Mold will not grow without water or moisture. Therefore, it is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
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“I just want to say thank you for the time you spent with me about the mold problem in my attic. You suggested that I get a price on replacing the roof sheathing and fixing the ventilation problem before I pay you to remediate the mold. You were correct and it was more cost-effective to have the roof sheathing replaced and ventilate the soffits into the attic. I will highly recommend you if someone needs mold remediation.”