Mold is a common occurrence in homes, but must be examined to know if it is harmful to those inside. Molds fall into three groups: allergenic, pathogenic, and toxigenic. Allergenic molds do not usually produce life-threatening reactions but can affect those who suffer from allergies or asthma. Pathogenic molds that may be found in Vienna, VA homes could produce some type of infection in people who are healthy and in those with a weakened immune system, while toxigenic molds can cause serious health effects from irritation to cancer. Exposure to toxigenic, or mycotoxins, can occur through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion.
Common types of house mold include Penicillium, an allergenic mold that can be found in dust or in food. Memnoniella can be found on cotton, paper, or wood products and may develop toxins, while the green or black powdery Cladophore can grow on food, dead plants, and paint and can cause reactions ranging from skin rashes to nail fungus. Toxic black mold, or Stachybotrys, can produce toxins that may lead to cancer, headaches, and asthma, and is usually found in the back of walls and under ceilings. Finally, Mucor can be found in soil, animal droppings, and dust, and can cause lung infections in those with weakened immune systems.
Mold cannot be identified by sight since many look very familiar, so the only way to know for sure is to call a professional. To identify any suspected mold growth in your Vienna, VA home, contact Envirotex. Helping homeowners in Vienna, VA, Envirotex Environmental Services has completed thousands of mold and asbestos inspections and solutions throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including homes located in Vienna, VA.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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