According to a report by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, mold is a common problem in Colorado homes due to the state's dry climate and temperature fluctuations. This report also states that mold can grow in any area of a home where moisture is present, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. In addition, Boulder County Public Health recommends that residents take proactive steps to prevent mold growth in their homes, such as fixing leaks promptly, controlling humidity levels, and ensuring proper ventilation. The department of health state that if you have concerns about household mold in Boulder, Colorado, it is recommended that you consult with a professional mold inspector or contractor to assess your home and develop an appropriate remediation plan.
We are the people to call for the assessment, remediation plan, and mold abatement.
Boulder county has a website devoted to health warnings regarding Mold. And although it is a public health issues, Boulder County Public Health does not conduct mold inspections or testing in homes, rental units, or commercial buildings.
Household mold can pose a range of health hazards, particularly for individuals who are sensitive or allergic to mold. Some of the health hazards associated with household mold include:
Respiratory problems: Mold spores can trigger allergic reactions, asthma symptoms, and other respiratory problems. Exposure to mold can cause coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
Skin irritation: Mold can cause skin irritation, including itching, redness, and rash.
Eye irritation: Exposure to mold can cause eye irritation, including redness, itching, and watery eyes.
Headaches: Exposure to mold can cause headaches, particularly in individuals who are sensitive to mold.
Fatigue: Mold exposure can cause fatigue and lethargy, particularly in individuals who are sensitive to mold.
Immune system suppression: Exposure to mold can suppress the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections and illnesses.
Neurological symptoms: Some studies have suggested a possible link between mold exposure and neurological symptoms, such as memory loss and difficulty concentrating.
How does it work?
Clients have called with concerns wanting an assessment. Specialist have gone out to conduct an assessment. After the assessment, a recommendation follows for mold abatement and future prevention. Either we can fix it, or we provide a detailed report on the problem and a referral to someone who can get under floors and behind walls.
Our team tarps off the area, uses a negative air machine, uses protective equipment, and cleans the affected area with a solution of bleach and water (1 cup of bleach per 1 gallon of water) to clean the affected area. The mold is scrubbed with a brush or sponge, covering the entire surface of the affected area. The solution is then allowed to sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinsed with water and the surface is dried thoroughly. After the affected area has been cleaned and dried, a primer and then mold-resistant paint is applied to prevent future mold growth.
We will use Aura Bath and Spa paint, after stain blocking primer. This type of paint is specially designed to resist mold growth in damp environments.
After mold abatement, we provide the client with a high end finish paint job, and we will make improvements if necessary to see to it that the mold does not come back within our power to do so.
This would be done with our handyman to increase ventilation with ceiling fan installation: Proper ventilation is key to preventing mold growth in the bathroom. If the source of the mold is a minor plumbing leak not requiring a plumbers license, the leak will be repaired. We can not fix leaks on the roof. We can fix leaks from windows and doors, bath showers tub toilets and sink. In the event that we can not perform modification to address the cause beyond they are beyond our scope, we will write up a full report that they can take to another contractor, i.e. a roofer.
Please read what the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration says about mold.