What is Mold? Who is at Greater Risk Here’s How We Work We Use State of the Art Mold is a type of fungus that appears in areas of a home that When Exposed to Mold? Five Boro Mold Specialist sends a Equipment to Perform certiﬁed technician to perform a full inspection have been exposed to water. In order for mold to develop, Exposure to mold is not healthy for anyone inside buildings. Therefore, it of the property. We use infrared cameras and Mold Inspection and moisture readers to detect areas of excess it requires a combination of moisture, warmth and is always best to identify and correct high moisture conditions quickly moisture behind walls that may result in mold. Remediation. We take air cassette samples both indoors an organic matter to feed before mold grows and health problems and outdoors for comparison, as well as swab on. There are over a thou- develop. Some people may have more samples (direct sampling) which are then sent sand variations of molds, severe symptoms or become ill more to an independent laboratory. These tests are both toxic and non-toxic, rapidly than others: performed in order to determine the type of that can thrive in a home. ◆ Individuals with existing fungi present, the rate at which it is spreading, respiratory conditions, such as as well as its severity and source of formation. allergies, chemical sensitivities, or asthma. A comprehensive report will then be Why is Mold Dangerous? ◆ Persons with weakened immune systems (such as people with cancer provided to the client clarifying the lab results, interpreting the infrared camera Millions of microscopic mold spores are read images and moisture readings, and on chemotherapy, and so forth) easily transported in the air we breathe. describing the process necessary ◆ Infants and young children This exposure has been medically proven to eliminate the mold. ◆ The elderly to directly cause serious illness in adults ◆ Pregnant women Five Boro Mold Specialist will and especially in children. It is estimated that over 30 percent of humans are allergic then evaluate your situation and to mold and suffer adverse health effects determine the most effective RED method and treatment to remove I N FRA because of mold. Therefore, the EPA strongly recommends hiring a professional mold Can Mold Become a the fungus and prevent any future AS CAM E R AKS TL E DETEC NTI FY specialist to thoroughly and effectively remove toxic mold spores before the problem Problem in My Home? mold growth from occurring. The Five Boro staff is extremely knowledgeable in AN D I DE BEHIN D worsens and becomes a health risk. Mold mold remediation and treats each home on an M O LD LS. Molds will grow and multiply whenever there AL is identiﬁed visually on many surfaces, but individual basis, always providing you with TH E W is sufﬁcient moisture and organic material what you don’t see is the danger that lurks present. Mold growth can damage your home a clean and healthy environment by restoring behind the walls. Aside from the foul odor, furnishings and possessions, and in time, un- premium air quality throughout your home. exposure to toxic mold spores has been proven checked growth can cause serious damage to by the EPA to cause allergic reactions such as: the structural elements in your home. Be on the lookout in your home for common sources of The Infrared ◆ Asthma ◆ Psoriasis indoor moisture that may lead to mold problems: Camera clearly ◆ Headaches ◆ Lung Disease ◆ Flooding ◆ Damp basement shows the path ◆ Red Eyes ◆ Dizziness of a serious leak, ◆ Leaky roofs or crawl space ◆ Respiratory ◆ Psychological ◆ Sprinkler spray ◆ Steam from resulting in mold, Problems Depression ◆ Fatigue ◆ Muscular Aches hitting the house shower or cooking completely hidden ◆ Plumbing leaks ◆ Wet clothes within the wall ◆ Allergies ◆ Runny Nose ◆ Humidiﬁers drying indoors ◆ Hay Fever ◆ Wheezing etc. or clothes dryers from a third ﬂoor ◆ Overﬂow from ◆ Rashes sinks or sewers exhausting indoors washing machine.