In Kansas City mold inspection, testing and remediation services are delivered by OCCU-TEC to Federal, State, Institutional and private clients. We investigate, remediate, control and prevent the sources of mold growth and other building-related illnesses. We offer a full range of mold services ranging from locating the causes of mold growth, mold sampling, or complete remediation and protocol design as well as project management. Additionally, our pro-active services help prevent these liabilities from ever occurring.
Types of Mold
The most common types of mold that are found indoors include: Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as Stachybotrys atra and sometimes referred to as "black mold") is a greenish-black mold that can also be found indoors, although it is less common than the other types of mold found. Stachybotrys grows on surfaces that have high cellulose content, such as wood, fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint.
Toxic Black Mold and Allergies
Like other molds, toxic black mold is allergenic. The spores from toxic black mold cause allergic reactions such as breathing problems, sore eyes, runny nose, itchiness, sneezing and a sore throat.
Toxic black mold affects different people in different ways. Some people won't experience symptoms as severe as what others experience. Children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems are usually the worst affected by toxic black mold.
Mold and Cancer
Some experts suspect that toxic black mold can cause cancer, although there still needs to be more research. Some other toxic molds, like Aspergillus for example, definitely cause cancer though. The aflatoxin mycotoxins which Aspergillus produce are among the most powerful carcinogens.
OCCU-TEC Indoor Air Quality Services
Our comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments bring full spectrum testing, consultation, identification, and remediation design solutions to our clients. OCCU-TEC offers proactive services designed to prevent an occurrence and the potential liability that accompanies mold. Our affordable Pro-Active IAQ risk management services help to prevent negative health issues, bad publicity and costly law suits by addressing the causes of poor IAQ before it happens. We perform these services in Kansas City and Nationwide.
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