While all mold is not harmful, there are certain strains of mold that can have serious health implications for those who are susceptible. These adverse reactions can be similar to seasonal allergy symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, and watery eyes. Mold can also cause more serious health problems, such as life-threatening infections and diseases.

At SCCS, we utilize the latest technology in both mold detection and remediation. We will complete several air and surface tests to determine the extent of the problem, and thoroughly clean any affected area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) states there is little evidence to support the notion that mold causes health issues and illnesses, and there are currently no state or federal regulations regarding mold levels. Experts disagree about the level of mold exposure that may cause health problems, as well as the exact types of health problems caused by such exposure.

Should I have my home or business tested for mold?

If you suspect mold in your home or business, it is recommended that you have mold testing done. However, you can have mold testing done even if you do not see any signs of mold, but simply would like the testing completed for peace of mind.

Can SCCS test for mold in my home or business?

Yes. SCCS can come to your home or business and complete several mold tests. It does not take long for the technician to gather the samples, and results are usually in within 7 business days.

What are the health effects of mold exposure?

Health effects of mold exposure can include mild symptoms that are very similar to seasonal allergy symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat, skin irritation, watery eyes, congestion, and headache. Mold exposure can also cause severe reactions in some individuals, such as infections and potentially life-threatening diseases.

What do I do if I find out there is mold in my home or business?

It is recommended that you also call a qualified professional to determine the extent of damage and a solution for remediation.

What can I do to prevent mold in my home?

There are several things you can do to minimize the amount of mold in your home or business. Regular vacuuming and cleaning, as well as keeping the humidity levels low are great ways to prevent high levels of mold. You should also check items for mold before bringing them into your home, as well as inspect your home for leaks or excess water on a regular basis.

Will my insurance company pay for mold cleanup?

Possibly. Depending on your insurance policy, mold may be included or excluded.

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