Black mold is toxic and found and may impact homeowners in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.

You may know black mold by its other name: “sick building syndrome.” Greenish-black in color, it typically grows on surfaces where moisture is constantly present. The commonly known indoor molds are Penicillium, Cladosporium, Alternaria and Aspergillus. You may not care about their names, but what they do is definitely a concern.

No matter what your business, you don’t need black mold to scare your customers away or pose serious health risks to your family. People with asthma, allergies and weak immune systems have increased health risks when exposed to mold spores. Black mold in particular is toxic, and can trigger upper respiratory tract problems and serious fungal infections.

Other serious potential health problems from black mold include:

nausea and dizziness
gastrointestinal symptoms
fatigue
anxiety
memory problems

The Threat Of Black Mold To Your Home or Business

Black molds grow in moist places, and aren’t just a problem for residential property owners. Commercial buildings are not immune to infestation. In fact, black mold is now considered a wide scale health threat—especially following a flood.

Molds grow where there’s stagnant water, as well as in storage places that contain rotten materials. It can also multiply under carpets and near water pipe leaks.
The very presence of black mold can pose a serious health threat to infants and pregnant women, especially those with highly compromised immune systems.
Exposure usually happens by skin contact, inhalation, and even ingestion—none of which you want your business to be responsible for. Keep your commercial property clean and free from black mold and liability.

Mold remediation, especially for larger areas—from 100 square feet to 10 feet by 10 feet—should only be performed by trained professionals at Pacific Decontamination Services.

Black Mold Neutralization

Black molds can be neutralized by fog, spray or foam application by Pacific Decontamination Services. However, when molds infest porous materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles and carpets, they may have to be properly discarded if the damage is severe.

The Dangers Of Cleaning Black Mold On Your Own

Many people think they can save money by cleaning molds on their own. But be warned: inexperience and the lack of proper equipment can expose you to serious health threats. During regular cleanup, mold spore counts can multiply by as much as 1000 times!

A few extra tips:
The use of a respirator or mask is required to avoid breathing in any airborne spores.
Protective gear should also be worn, then properly discarded after cleanup.
During cleaning, the area should be free of bystanders, to avoid inadvertent contamination.
How Can You Neutralize Black Mold?

We neutralize your black mold by applying our eco-friendly, safe chemical into your attic, crawlspace, or basement. Depending on the job, we apply our formula by spray, mist, foam, or fog. We do not use a tent. The average time of our on-site service is approximately one hour. An additional four hours is required to achieve maximum effectiveness. We ask that you stay out of the premise for approximately 5 hours in total. Read more about how we work.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of mold and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!

Serving All of Vancouver Island: Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.