When unexpected events happen, Harris Services will be there for you every step of the way. We provide 24/7 emergency services for disasters of all sizes.
Water, fire, and smoke damage can severely disrupt everyday life and leave you stressed. With a quick call to Harris Services, our technicians will be there through the entire process. We work with insurance companies, too, ensuring seamless mitigation and structure repair.
Water & Fire Damage Restoration
Mold is one of the most prolific forms of life on Earth, and you’ve been around it for as long as you’ve been alive. It reproduces through a process known as sporulation in which spores are released and get blown through the air to settle wherever they may land. If that happens to be on a food source, and there’s enough water present, it will grow. With the exception of very tightly controlled artificial environments such as clean rooms and surgery rooms, mold spores are present in every bit of air we breathe. These spores can be a health irritant or allergen for some people, as can mycotoxins.
Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by fungi, often to defend themselves against other fungi competing for the same food source. Stachybotrys Chartarum, often referred to as black mold or toxic black mold, is one of many species that can produce mycotoxins. The two most common indoor molds in our area are Aspergillus and Penicillium, which are also known to produce mycotoxins. These substances have been known to cause itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, trouble breathing, skin rashes, and other allergic responses in some people.
What should you do if you’ve discovered mold in your house?
1. Contact Harris Services
Harris Services works with Industrial Hygienists to conduct air quality testing and occasionally surface samples. These examinations will reveal the types of mold present.
Once the test results are back, we can formulate an action plan tailored to the specific types of mold present.
3. Post Test
After following through with the action plan, an Industrial Hygienist will conduct a post-remediation test to ensure that the mold has been appropriately cared for.