The combination of heavy rain, tropical temperatures, and extreme humidity in South Florida makes it the perfect breeding ground for mold spores to enter you home. Mold is a type of fungi that is normally harmless, but when its microscopic spores enter your living spaces, it can cause minor health problems like itchy water eyes and other allergic reactions. One thing is for certain—mold will continue to grow in your home if left untreated. Humid conditions can cause mold to breed in your bathroom, garage and inside your air conditioning unit. While the mold that you see in your home—a kind of bluish dark greenish or sometimes black stain, is basically harmless, there are some types of mold that produce chemicals called “mycotoxins” which are very harmful to humans and pets.
For that reason, if you suspect that you have a mold problem and need mold removal in Fort Lauderdale—there is no time to waste! Call the expert team at MVP Environmental Solutions to treat it. We provide the most comprehensive mold testing and removal services in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. One of our experienced mold remediation specialists will come to your home and assess the problem. It’s best not to panic—in our experience it is often not as bad as you think! We identify the type of mold you have through state-of-the-art testing techniques and attack it at the source to prevent further growth in the future. Combatting mold in its early stages is the best way to prevent it from spreading. These are the three most common types of mold that can form in your home:
This common type of mold is dark greenish, brown or black in appearance. While Cladosporium mold is non-toxic to humans and pets, any mold strain can eventually become hazardous to your health if left untreated for too long. Cladosporium can cause allergy symptoms such as skin irritation, watery eyes, sore throat, and fatigue. Those with existing allergies, asthma or weak immune systems are especially susceptible to this strain of mold.
This type of mold is commonly found both inside and outside. In nature, this type of mold is found in decaying leaves, trees, compost, etc. Aspergillus mold spores thrive in areas such as your air conditioning ducts and insulation. Presence of Aspergillus mold in your air conditioner can cause health issues like lung problems in adults and children. Young children are especially susceptible due to their immature immune systems.
- Stachybotrys atra
This type of mold is most commonly referred to as “Black Mold.” And it is as ominous as it sounds. Black Mold is toxic to humans and pets and can cause some serious health problems. Exposure to the high levels of toxins in Black Mold can lead to severe neurological problems; and death in very extreme cases. Stachybotrys atra gives off an especially strong-smelling earth-like odor like rotting leaves. Although thankfully not as common as the previous two mold strains mentioned, this mold can be dangerous if left untreated, so if you do see any sign of it or think you might have Black Mold in your home, you’ll want to call the professionals at MVP Environmental Solutions to get rid of it quick!
When our team at MVP comes out to test for mold in your Fort Lauderdale home, we will initially take a sampling of the affected area, and access the air quality surrounding it. We will then present you with a written report of our findings. Once the problem has been identified, we will proceed to stop the damage in its tracks– remediate and treat the affected areas immediately!
If you think you see evidence of mold, especially black mold, call MVP Environmental Solutions. We are the leading mold testing and removal experts most qualified to treat your mold damage in Fort Lauderdale! Call our team of experts today at (954) 247-9444 to get to the root of the problem now!