We are staying inside, in place to avoid contracting viruses. However, what if the inside of our home is aggravating our sensitivities and making us sick?
According to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 25 percent of people with allergies are allergic to mold. They estimate that 10 percent of Americans are allergic to mold, and for about half of them, the allergy may result in an actual illness.
The best treatment for mold allergies is avoiding mold in the first place. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , Although there are many types of molds, only a few dozen cause allergic reactions. Many molds grow on rotting logs and fallen leaves, in compost piles and on grasses and grains. Unlike pollens, molds do not die with the first killing frost. Most outdoor molds become inactive during the winter. In the spring they grow on plants killed by the cold.
Indoors, fungi grow in damp areas. They can often be found in the bathroom, kitchen or basement. Dog Gone Mold can help check the inside of your home to ensure it is mold free. If Mason, the mold sniffing wonder dog finds mold, we can help find the source and clean it up.
Not all mold is created equal. Just because you can’t see mold, doesn’t mean its not there. Sometimes what we think is just a little dirt or dust could turn out to be a very nasty strain of mold. Sometimes what may look like mold could be just a very dirty surface.
Mason’s nose can usually tell. He is typically 90% effective in finding the mold smell. Most air sampling kits are only about 40% effective and are susceptible to operator error.
Mold Inspection of your home is considered an essential service and as such, Dog Gone Mold continues to work during stay at home orders. The health of your house is important. Our technicians practice social distancing and when not working stay in place. During the inspection they wear their PPE gear.
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