Preferred Environmental

P O Box 4326

Evansville, IN  47724



Phone: 812-491-7424

            812-205-7423

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Mold Remediation

Toxic Mold, Fungus & Bacteria

In the 1970s, building construction techniques changed in response to the changing economic realities including the energy crisis.  As a result, homes and buildings became more airtight.  Also, cheaper materials such as drywall came into common use.  The newer building materials reduced the drying potential of the structures making moisture problems more prevalent.  This combination of increased moisture and suitable substrates contributed to increased mold growth inside buildings thus creating was has become known as “sick building syndrome”.  The health hazards produced by mold have been associated with sick building syndrome.  Mold growth is prevalent in mold-supporting environments such as humid air, and extensive flooding and water damage can support huge numbers of mold growth.  Temperature, water activity and ph, strongly influence the formation of mycotoxins.  Dark, damp areas in buildings and homes that have limited ventilation such as attics, crawlspaces, storage rooms and mechanical rooms often generate molds and mold spores in abnormally high quantities that present a hazard to human health.  Health problems associated with high levels of airborne mold spores include allergic reactions, asthma, irritations of the eyes, nose and throat, sinus congestion, and other respiratory problems.  Also, mold may produce mycotoxins, either before or after exposure to individuals, potentially causing toxicity.

 

PES has become a leader in the remediation of microbial (mold, fungus, etc.) hazards in industrial, commercial and residential structures.  Activities include abatement, decontamination, and removal of building systems, disposal and applications of biocides.