Orlando is known for being hot and humid with plenty of rain fall, and this moisture can wreak havoc on your home or building causing water damage and mold to infest and grow in your walls and foundation. Mold can be incredibly harmful to occupants if left unchecked for too long, and may cause permanent health problems. If you believe that your indoor environment may have mold, it is vital that you seek professional mold testing services right away. Healthy Home Environmental Services, LLC offers mold inspection and testing services and home health support; contact us today at 407-273-9387.
Mold can grow almost anywhere that has a porous material such as mattresses, cabinets, drywall, ductwork and particle board, making detection difficult. If you suspect mold, the first thing you should do is contact a licensed mold inspector to conduct a visual survey of your property. They will take air, wall cavity, ceiling cavity and surface samples as needed so they can have a better understanding of the degree and density of the mold, and will then identify what steps need to be taken to remove it. We are a mold assessment company, we do not provide remediation services but can refer you a reputable licensed company in the Central Florida area. Consumer’s beware; it is against the State of Florida licensing rules for a company to test and remediate on the same project.
At Healthy Home Environmental Services, we focus on determining the existence of mold growth, the mold type, and the airborne concentrations of mold spores. The samples we take from your home include:
There are three types of mold spores, each causing a different set of symptoms:
MOLD EXPOSURE CAN CAUSE:
MOLD REMEDIATION SUPPORT SERVICES
MOLD CLEARANCE TESTING
After the mold has been properly remediated, Healthy Home will perform a clearance test to make sure that all mold remediation containment areas or open areas are free of dust, debris and visible mold. Even if no initial test has been performed, it is in your best interest to have a clearance test after remediation that following this criteria:
WHAT ARE MYCOTOXINS?
It’s not always the mold you should be most worried about…it’s the toxins they produce. These are called Mycotoxins. If you have toxic mold in your home, you may be breathing Mycotoxins in every day. Mycotoxins are known to be hazardous; some are even proven to cause cancer in humans.
Mycotoxins are the organic poisons produced by mold or fungi. They are highly toxic secondary metabolites and are documented to be “carcinogenic (cancer causing to people and livestock). Once inside the human body these toxins do not behave like poisons and become intercellular. Some mycotoxins have been known to attach to the mitochondrial DNA and can cause irreversible and permanent genetic damage, along with neurological damage, and damage to the brain and other organs.
Mycotoxins are some of the most toxic substances in existence and certainly should not be ignored when found in our indoor structures. If your environmental report states that any of the following toxins are present in elevated levels they may be affecting your health. Some disease causing mycotoxins commonly found in our environments are: Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium and Stachybotrys.
Healthy Home Environmental Services allows you to definitively connect your environmental reports to your medical reports, giving you and your physician the ability to make correct dictions about your health. With ONE TEST you can detect 10 of the most toxigenic molds and 15 of the most poisonous mycotoxins.The EMMA test uses sensitive molecular detection technology to look for the presence of 10 of the most toxigenic molds. It determines their presence and determines their relative abundance. EMMA also tests directly for 15 of the most poisonous Mycotoxins using its patented Mycotoxin detection test.
Testing is simple, only requiring small amounts of dust or material from AC or heater filters.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
You are experiencing adverse health effects after living or working in a mold contaminated environment. Since mold typically needs a food source an initial inspection is performed to locate the source followed by air sampling and/or direct sampling methods. Environmental mycotoxin testing can be requested at the time of initial testing or after, based on initial testing laboratory results. If the presence of environmental mycotoxins are detected clinical mycotoxin testing is then recommended on exposed occupants, mycotoxin testing is performed using a simple urine specimen which can detect the toxins that come from pathogenic or disease causing species of mold. The medical mycotoxin test comes in a sealed kit with instructions for specimen collection and a pre-paid label to ship your specimen directly to the medical laboratory. Healthy Home Environmental Services NEVER receives clinical medical laboratory results, all guidelines are private, subject to government guidelines and regulations and go to you, the patient directly.
SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY MYCOTOXINS
COUNTIES WE SERVICE
Brevard County, Central Florida, Flager County, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County, Seminole County, Volusia County