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Mold Diagnosis

Mold can grow on virtually any organic substance as long as moisture and oxygen are present.  There are over 20,000 different types of mold that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, insulation, and building materials.  It is impossible to eliminate all molds and mold spores indoors.  However, mold growth in a home or business can be controlled by managing the moisture in that building.

When mold spores land on wet or damp materials, they begin growing and digesting those materials in order to survive.  Thus, molds usually destroy the things they grow upon.  All mold also holds the potential to cause health problems.  Mold produces allergens and toxins that can cause hay fever, asthma attacks, respiratory problems, irritation of the eyes, skin, nose and throat, as well as serious sinus infections and headaches.  If mold is present, caution should be used to prevent mold and mold spores from being dispersed throughout the air where they can be inhaled.

If any visual mold or moisture that may cause mold is present, your insulation technician will refer you to a mold specialist who can evaluate your structure and provide mold removal solutions. Insulation Specialists works with BioTek Environmental, Inc. for all of their mold removal and remediation needs.  With operations in Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston, South Carolina, BioTek Environmental, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial mold prevention, moisture inspection, removal, antimicrobial technologies and indoor air quality solutions all over South Carolina. BioTek employs environmentally-safe protocols and EPA-registered chemical technologies and is rapidly becoming an industry leader in providing indoor air quality and building science solutions.