According to the official CDC.gov website:
“Mold is a fungal growth that forms and spreads on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter. There are many different mold species that come in many different colors. Molds are sometimes referred to as mildew. They are found both indoors and outdoors in all climates, during all seasons of the year. Outdoors, molds survive by using plants and decaying organic matter such as fallen leaves as a source of nutrition. Indoors, molds need moisture and a carbon source from building materials or building contents to grow.
Excess moisture is generally the cause of indoor mold growth. Molds reproduce by releasing tiny spores that float through the air until landing in other locations. When they settle on wet or moist surfaces, the spores can form new mold colonies. Moderate temperatures and available nutrient sources make most office buildings ideal for mold growth.
Exposure to molds has occurred throughout history. The types of molds found in office buildings are not rare or even unusual. It is important to understand that no indoor space is completely free from mold spores – not even a surgical operating room. Molds are everywhere, making our exposure to molds unavoidable, whether indoors or outdoors, at home or at work.”
As you may be able to tell, mold is impossible to escape. However, not all molds are harmful to yourself or others. The CDC later goes on to explain which types of mold are harmful for you, and your loved ones.
“’Toxic Mold‘ & Stachybotrys chartarum
Certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (mycotoxins). However, the molds themselves are not toxic or poisonous. Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, should be considered the same as other common molds which can grow in your house or workplace. There is contradicting research on whether toxigenic mold found indoors causes rare health conditions such as bleeding in the lungs. Research is ongoing in this area.
Mold growing in buildings, whether it is Stachybotrys chartarum (Stachybotrys atra) or another mold, indicates that there is a problem with water or moisture. This is the first problem to address.”
AFC specializes in Mold Remediation – Let us do it right! Our process is methodical and includes the following:
Mold won’t go away on its own, and will continue to plague people with bad air quality and toxins. It is imperative that you contact a certified mold removal professional, like the pros here at AFC Cleaning & Restoration, LLC. We can have a technician on site promptly to determine your mold problem and begin the remediation process.
AFC Cleaning & Restoration is Kansas City's go-to source for all your cleaning and restoration needs. We offer a wide range of services, from flood water mitigation to mold removal.
We pride ourselves in serving as many people as possible around the Kansas City area. Here's a list of just a few cities within our service zone. We do serve outside of these cities, however services that we offer may be limited depending on the project scale. Click the city you live in to view the services available for you!
Water damage is an issue that eventually gets us all. If you have damage from a flooded basement, pipe leak, or natural disaster. Then let AFC take care of the stress!
Mold growth can cause serious health issues and drive people from their homes or businesses. Let us help remove it safely, so you can pretend it was never there!
A carpet can make a home comfortable and inviting but it is also one of the greatest sources of allergens. Holding dirt and other contaminants. Let's fix that!
When disaster strikes your property, it can be a devastating experience. Flood, fire, and storm damage can render a house or business uninhabitable.
Whether your floors need just a scratch and re-coat or whether you wish to change the color of your floors, AFC has you covered!
AFC offers floor maintenance services in Kansas City. We provide a wide range of services, including stripping and waxing services for VCT flooring
Electrostatic Cleaning is the fastest and safest way to sanitize your facility. Our system removes odors and dangerous viruses, so you can feel safe and comfortable.
Proper duct cleaning and maintenance go a long way when it comes to both efficiency, and keeping the environment sanitary for either your home or business.
If you're still unsure what services you need, or would like to speak with us to get started on a project. Feel free to let us know!