One of our primary concerns when drying your property is to avoid mold. If it already present, we can take steps to remove it and avoid re-growth.
Indoor and outdoor environments naturally harbor a great variety of microscopic life forms termed microorganisms or microbes. Found everywhere in nature, their largest components are classified as bacteria and fungi (molds and yeasts) Bacteria are an extremely large and diverse group of single-celled organisms found in all earthly habitants to include the most extreme and harsh physical environments. Fungi constitute a higher and more complex category of microscopic life forms. Bacteria and fungi of concern in indoor environments are those that utilize a variety of organic materials as nutrient substrates, to include a spectrum of building, finishing and furnishing materials.
A high percentage of Penicillium and/or Aspergillus species, Xerophilic molds that may produce potent allergens and toxic substances, in an indoor dust or air sample is normally an indicator of a previously or currently damp condition due to water intrusion (such as floods and leaks) or an accumulation of condensation. Very wet or damp environments, particularly those with cellulose-based materials (such as wallpaper, drywall, books, cardboard) favor the growth of molds such as Stachybotrys, Ulocladium and Chaetomium.