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Mold Spotlight: Aspergillus

There are several varieties of mold that can develop inside your home, with some being more harmful than others. Today, we are focusing on one of the most common mold types: aspergillus. Though generally people can inhale aspergillus spores without any issues arising, it is still vital to remove growths of aspergillus from your home. If you think you might have a growth of aspergillus in your home, call your mold remediation experts from Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems today.

Aspergillus fungus can grow both indoors and outdoors; it does not require highly specialized circumstances in which to thrive. Though it is not considered a toxic form of mold, it can still cause health problems in certain types of situations. A healthy person can inhale aspergillus spores and not have it affect them; a person with a compromised immune system or a lung disease could be affected by breathing in the fungus. The resulting illness is known as aspergillosis.

What is aspergillosis?

Aspergillosis can manifest in several different ways. The most common symptoms of the disease include allergic reactions, coughing, and wheezing- this is the sign of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.  A more severe form of aspergillosis is the invasive variety, which can lead to infections and tissue damage throughout the body. Not only can invasive aspergillosis infect the lungs, but it can also infect other organs if not treated. Aspergillosis is treated with an antifungal medicine.

In order to prevent aspergillosis, there are several steps you can take. You should attempt to avoid exposure to dust and dirt as much as possible and if you must be around them, wear a mask. You can also use an air filter in your home to remove aspergillus spores from the air. However, if a mold growth has already begun in your home, call and schedule a mold inspection to determine whether or not you are dealing with aspergillus. The best method of prevention is to have a professional mold remediation specialist come in and safely remove the mold growth and clean the area so that your air quality stays clean and you and your family are kept safe from mold-related diseases.

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Mold and Your Laundry Room

It comes as no surprise that the laundry room is a prime spot for mold growth. Laundry rooms provide the two things that mold needs to thrive: humidity and heat. But just because mold would find the laundry room’s environment welcoming does not mean that you welcome it in your home; aside from that musty smell that comes with it, some varieties of mold are toxic and can put the health of you and your family at risk. Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, however, is here to help you learn how to cut down on mold growth and to provide top quality mold removal and mold remediation services to you.

The first thing you can tackle to cut down on mold growth is the humidity level in your laundry room. Damp environments are ideal for mold, and so whatever you can do to dry your laundry room’s air out, you should. If you are on a ground level and can open a window while doing your laundry, that extra ventilation will help decrease humidity. For basement laundry rooms or rooms without windows, consider using a dehumidifier or a fan to keep the air dry. Good ventilation will also help keep heat levels lower, another good method of stopping mold.

Another good way to stop mold growth in your laundry room is to immediately dry your clothes after washing; do not let them sit in the washing machine or on top of it while still damp. Wet or damp clothes can develop and spread mildew if they are not dried.

Keep the interior of your washer and dryer clean and be on the lookout for any suspicious stains or signs of mold growth in your laundry room. If mold has begun to grow somewhere in your laundry room, the safest thing to do is to call a professional mold removal and mold remediation service to deal with the problem. If you try to remove mold on your own, you may put yourself at an unnecessary health risk, and you may not even be able to effectively remove all of the mold. Call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems today for more information on mold prevention, mold removal, and mold remediation.

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What You Should Know About a Maryland Mold Inspection

Some types of mold are harmless, but even if they are, they signal other problems. Other types of mold can be extremely dangerous for your health and should be removed immediately. We do give you tips and tricks on how to recognize mold and have an idea of whether or not it’s dangerous, but you should still never attempt mold removal yourself. When you decide to hire a professional for a mold inspection, there are a few things you should know about the inspection process.


What is your mold inspector searching for?
There are two main things that a mold inspector will be after when he or she is in your home: if there is mold and if so, where the water causing the mold is coming form. It’s important to have a mold inspection on a regular basis even if you aren’t suspicious of mold growing in your home. It can be hard to find, invisible, and causing health problems that you haven’t caught yet.

You’ll be asked to answer a few questions.
Signs of mold aren’t always what you think they are; if you or anyone in your family has repeatedly gotten sick without any sure sign of what is causing the illness, you may have mold hiding in your home. An inspector will ask questions about this, as well as about any water problems you may have had since your last inspection. Leaks and floods can very easily cause mold.

What happens if the inspector finds mold?
In the case that your home has mold in it, you’ll need to seek remediation immediately. If you have found a colony of mold on your own, you should not try doing any mold remediation on your own. It could be toxic and disturbing it may cause serious health issues for you. Always call a professional in. They will be able to recognize the mold for what it is and remove it safely for you.

If you’ve had any water damage recently or noticed a strange odor in your home, you should hire someone to come check for mold and prepare for mold remediation. Mold isn’t something to mess around with.

If you suspect your home might be affected by mold, or if you want more information about Maryland mold inspections, give the mold remediation specialists at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC a call. We are a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania & West Virginia. Our mold remediators are highly qualified and equipped with state-of-the-art tools to make sure they get the job done right.

At Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC, we do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT!

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