What services can Southern Environmental provide to identify, remediate, and/or control an apparent mold problem?

Southern is a full service environmental testing and remediation company. Although we specialize in residential, commercial, and industrial mold clean-up and disinfection, we also have the capabilities to conduct initial testing and evaluation of impacted areas. We have established an on-going relationship with a number of AIHA accredited laboratories and Board Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH's), [...]

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What action can or should be taken when mold growth is observed?

Observing mold growth may not be the most robust trigger for action; the observation of water incursion or the occurrence of prolonged humid conditions in a building are the precursors for potential problems. Early action can frequently prevent a sequence of events that can delay or otherwise jeopardize the success of a construction project. If [...]

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What action should be taken to prevent or limit mold growth in buildings?

Building design, construction, operation, and maintenance can each contribute to building faults and failures that result in mold impaction of installed building materials. As complex and interrelated as various aspects of building performance can be, the common denominator in all cases of mold-impaction is the availability of water. Humidity and condensation can promote mold growth. [...]

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What effect does mold have on construction products and materials?

Molds alter, and essentially breakdown the organic structure of the substrate that supports its growth. This process is commonly referred to as rot. Wood rot is a well known condition resulting from fungal colonization. Molds also release dyes as metabolic byproducts that can stain some building materials (the non-scientific term "mildew" refers to the staining [...]

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Where does mold come from (in buildings)?

Mold spores, the reproductive element of molds, are small (1 - 5 microns) and light bodies, with aerodynamic properties that facilitate their transport by air currents. Millions of mold spores may be released into the air from a single fungal colony. Mold spores can reach ambient (outdoor) air concentrations of up to 20,000 spores/m3 of [...]

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