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Mold

Overview:

 

Mold is a growing concern in today's society. National media attention has brought mold and the various health concerns associated with mold to the forefront of today's environmental contaminants. Bain Environmental has over 17 years of experience protecting the health of our customers.

 

Services:

 

Inspection Services:

 

Bain Environmental provides on-site inspection and abatement services for residential, commercial, industrial, governmental and educational facilities. All on-site technicians have completed an EPA-certified Mold Remediation training course. Certified inspectors will provide the following on-site services:


  • Identify possible water sources contributing to mold growth
  • Locate areas of significant mold growth
  • Perform appropriate sampling to identify mold species and quantities
  • Provide experienced workers for the removal or cleaning of infected building materials
  • Discuss preventive measures you can take to avoid future mold contamination

 

Abatement Services:

 

Bain Environmental provides comprehensive abatement services to rectify mold contamination within your home or building. All work is performed by individuals certified in mold remediation following industry standards for isolation and removal of contaminated building materials. In addition, Bain Environmental carries insurance that provides specific coverage for mold remediation.

Health Effects

Molds can produce allergens, irritants and potentially carcinogenic mycotoxins. However, for each individual the effects associated with mold exposure can range dramatically.

The following is a list of health effects connected to mold exposure:

  • Headaches
  • Eye Irritation
  • Asthma/Emphysema
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Skin Rash
  • Sinus Infection
  • Dizziness

Where is mold found?
The short answer: everywhere. Mold is ubiquitous to our environment, therefore it is all around us in the air we breathe. Mold becomes an indoor air quality concern when there is more mold growing indoors than naturally occurring outside, or if the mold found indoors is different from the mold found outside. In either of these scenarios there is a potential for mold contamination and adverse health effects.

Mold needs water to grow. Therefore mold is most commonly found in buildings with water-damaged building materials. Here are some common places to look for mold in your building:

  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Bathrooms