Mold spores are present in the air no matter what both inside and outside of buildings. Mold spores are harmless in normal concentrations, but when there is mold growing in a building, and thus the spores are unable to easily leave the building, the concentration of spores rises to the point of becoming dangerous to humans and animals. Signs of short term exposure to excessive levels of mold spores include :
- Itching Skin
- Redness and skin irritation
- Watery Eyes
- Itching Eyes
If you start experiencing signs of exposure to excessive levels of mold spores, or you actually see mold, then you must call a mold removal specialist. Mold removal specialists are people who specialize in every aspect of the mold removal process. They will run a battery of tests to determine if there is a mold problem in the building. Then, if it is determined that mold is present, the mold removal specialist will inform you of possible treatments for the mold problem. Most of these treatments start with the Toronto mold removal specialist determining the location of the mold colony or colonies. Then the specialist will attempt to remove the mold. The method of removal the specialist uses depends upon the size of the mold problem, the area(s) that the mold is growing, the species of mold, the type of building the mold is in (eg. school, business, home, etc..), and any other variables the mold removal specialist believes should be considered in choosing a removal method.
Molds spread by the production of spores. Spores are like the seeds of plants. Spores however are much smaller, have less stored food, and are much more adapt at surviving for long periods of time in unfavorable conditions. What makes the reproduction through spores a better alternative to seeds for molds, besides the fact that they are much easier to produce than seeds, is the ability of spores to remain “dormant” until they find themselves in conditions favorable for reproduction. Spores have gotten so good at this that scientists have found spores that are 40 million years old that are still viable for reproduction.