The Moldy Truth: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Mold: It’s not just gross, its dangerous and everywhere. It’s in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes we live in.

There are over 100,000 different types of mold, and they can grow on almost any surface. Mold can be colorful. Different types of mold can be green, blue, orange, white, or pink. It’s even been used to make some delicious foods, like Roquefort cheese and blue cheese.

However, Mold can be dangerous to your health. Some types of mold can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and even infections. It can damage your property, grow on walls, ceilings, carpets, and other surfaces, and it can cause structural damage. Mold can be difficult to get rid of. If you have mold in your home, it’s important to get it assessed by Bio Pro and professionally removed. 

🦠 Reports say that around 70% of U.S. homes contain a certain level of mold. Mold damages your home structurally and threatens the health of everyone living in the home. 

🦠 In addition, 18% of school buildings and 26% of hospitals contain some type of Mold.

🦠 Of the 21.8 million people reported to have asthma in the U.S., approximately 4.6 million cases are estimated to be attributable to dampness and mold exposure in the home. (EPA and Berkeley National Laboratory, 2007) 

🦠 Infants who are exposed to mold in their living environments have nearly a 3X greater risk of becoming asthmatic than those who did not have extensive mold exposure in their first year of life. (Michael Pinto, 2018) Mold can cause serious respiratory health issues, especially in young children who are more affected during their early years 

🦠 Up to 25% of the population has a genetic predisposition that makes them more  susceptible to mold illness. (Mold Sensitized, 2015) Mold illnesses are more widespread than initially thought – up to 25% of people are pre-dispositioned to mold illnesses 

🦠 93% of chronic sinus infections have been attributed to mold. (Mayo Clinic, 1999) Suffer from chronic sinus problems – it might be mold instead of another cause like allergies 

🦠 Mycotoxins can spread and affect the immune system severely. These lead to health conditions like allergies, hypersensitivity, respiratory problems (asthma, wheezing, coughing); and some other severe ones like those of memory loss, depression, anxiety and reproductive problems among several others. 

🦠 The most common indoor molds are Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Cladosporium. These are called “indicator” molds, they are the first molds to show up and are some of the fastest spreading molds

🦠 Black mold is sometimes called toxic mold although not all black molds are toxic. In fact, the color of the mold has nothing to do with its level of toxicity.

🦠 After a home is damaged by water, mold can take only 24-48 hours to begin to grow. Time is always the most critical factor in preventing mold growth.

🦠 Mold Problems are more common than lead paint or asbestos.

🦠 Orlando & Palm Bay Florida are in in the top 20 worst cities to live in with allergies

If you suspect that you have mold in your home, you should contact Bio Pro Mold Assessment for a thorough home inspection. Our team of experienced mold inspectors will be able to identify the source of the mold and assess the extent of the problem. We will also provide you with a detailed report of our findings, so that you can make informed decisions about how to address the mold issue.

Mold can have serious health effects, especially for young children, the elderly, and people with allergies or respiratory problems. It can also cause structural damage to your home. That’s why it’s important to have a mold inspection as soon as possible if you suspect that you have a problem.

Bio Pro Mold Assessment is a leading provider of mold inspection and remediation services in Central Florida. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and the most accurate results.

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