Western Washington, Seattle Area Toxic Mold
Washington Water Damage & Cleaning Services is your local expert for Seattle mold inspection, mold remediation (mold removal) contractor and water damage restoration specialist serving Kent, Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma.
Molds common to the Seattle area are microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are very tiny, lightweight, and easily detached by airflow, vacuuming, walking on carpet, or sitting on a couch. In indoor environments, mold spores grow in carpets, hardwoods, walls and any porous materials. They produce and release millions of spores, which are small enough to stay airborne, threatening to invade the human respiratory system.
In large quantities, black mold and molds can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen. Mold growths can often be seen in the form of discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown or black.
In order for mold to grow, it needs food sources (such as leaves, wood, paper, or dirt), a source of moisture, and a place to grow.
Where Can Mold Turn Up?
Mold can be found in many areas of your home: attic, bathrooms, basement, bedrooms, kitchen, living room, garage, and carpets and hardwoods.
What To Do If You See Mold:
Do not panic. Try to not disrupt the area where the mold is. Call Washington Water Damage & Cleaning Services immediately for mold removal and remediation. Our trained professionals are equipped to remove the mold from your home in a safe and cost effective way.
What is Toxic Mold?
While mold exists everywhere, it sometimes takes on a dangerous form. The scientific name for the greenish-black mold that turns up on carpet, wallpaper, ceiling tiles and even wet leaves is Stachybotrys chartarum or black mold. It produces a mycotoxin that causes mycotoxicosis, and is thought to be the cause of “sick-building syndrome.”