RPI is your local expert for mold inspection, mold remediation (mold removal) contractor and water damage repair.
Molds common to the Bay area are microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Mold spores are very tiny, light-weight, and easily-detached by airflow, vacuuming, walking on carpet, or sitting on a couch. In indoor environments mold spores grow in carpets, hardwoods, walls & any porous materials. They produce and release millions of spores, which are small enough to stay airborne, threatening to invade the human respiratory system.
In large quantities, Black mold and molds can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen. Mold growths can often be seen in the form of discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown or black.
In order for mold to grow, it needs food sources (such as leaves, wood, paper, or dirt), a source of moisture, and a place to grow.
While mold exists everywhere, it sometimes takes on a dangerous form. The scientific name for the greenish-black mold that turns up on carpet, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, and even wet leaves is Stachybotrys Chartarum or Black Mold. It produces a mycotoxin that causes mycotoxicosis, and is thought to be the cause of “sick building syndrome.”
Do not panic. Try to not disrupt the area where the mold is. Call RPI immediately for mold removal and remediation. Our trained professionals are equipped to remove the mold from your home in a safe and cost effective way.