Molds are forms of fungi that are found naturally in the environment. Indoors, mold needs moisture and a food source to grow. When damp conditions are present, mold is able to grow on such diverse materials as wood, carpet, insulation, cloth, and all types of food. Molds come in a variety of colors, including green, black, white, brown and orange. There is often a musty odor around molds. When there is a wet surface or material that is not dried or discarded promptly from water discharged from a bad storm causing flooding or even a burst pipe, mold can grow within 24 to 48 hours in those areas. To remove mold you must first eliminate the source of moisture. Next, remove damaged moldy materials.
Molds produce spores, which are not visible to the naked eye and are small enough to travel through the air and into your lungs. You can also be exposed to molds by skin contact. The most common health problems from molds are allergy symptoms, but can also cause infections, irritations, and toxicities.
Here are some examples of symptoms and hazards of mold:
- Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose
- Scratchy throat
- Eye irritation, such as itchy, red, watery eyes
- Respiratory problems, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. Wheezing is a serious symptom that may mean asthma, and should be evaluated by a doctor.
- Chest tightness
- Headaches and fatigue
- Skin irritation, such as a rash
- Fever, drowsiness, and nausea
- Upper and Lower Respiratory
- Fungal infection (systemic mycosis)
RHINO is available to provide mold remediation services including all phases of decontamination and removal. We provide skilled, highly-trained, licensed and insured personnel to develop a site-specific remediation plan and the subsequent clean-up of contaminated conditions discovered. RHINO is here to facilitate a complete solution when dealing with all aspects of mold related issues.
When it comes to mold RHINO has the expertise to perform professional restoration/remediation to your apartment, unit, home, house, property, building to your total satisfaction. Call RHINO to discuss your mold issue so we can determine the best option to meet your needs.
Yes, however, you will need to contact an Industrial Hygienist (I.H.) first to take some mold samples, have them evaluated and a report completed. Once this report is completed, please contact Rhino Demolition so we can review the report and your home, and provide you a proposal that includes scope of work and a quote. If you approve the proposal, you would sign and fax back to us and we would then contact you to set up a time frame for the remediation.
No. You will not be allowed to stay in your home while the mold remediation is taking place. Also, any animals you have should also be removed during the remediation.
Yes, photos will be taken before, during and after the remediation.
The homeowner, building owner or General Contractor (whoever is requesting the survey).