Past Client – Nook

We were grateful for the opportunity to provide this Central Florida customer with a full mold assessment and remediation protocol! If you have mold in your home, a proper remediation protocol from a licensed Mold Assessor is crucial to prevent the mold from spreading through the home during the removal process and ensure no microbial…

Fungi Friday: Chaetomium

~~FUNGI FRIDAY~~ Genus: Chaetomium Chaetomium is a genus of mold commonly found in plant debris, soil, and wood. If it makes its way inside, it can also be found on cellulose items, drywall, paper and both softwood and hardwood. Compared to others, Chaetomium is a fast growing mold that is also unique because it it…

Past Client – Baseboard

Baseboards are often a culprit for harboring mold as they extend slightly below the drywall, which allows water to absorb into the baseboard first. Due to their thickness, mold be can be growing behind them without any visible signs from the front, which was the case for this customer. Enviro-Hazard Testing Inc is a woman…

Fungi Friday: Stachybotrys aka Black Mold

Genus: Stachybotrys Species: chartarum (pictured) The dreaded BLACK MOLD… When most people think of mold in the home, they often worry about black mold aka Stachybotrys. Why is this fungi so dangerous??? Stachybotrys is capable of producing mycotoxins, which are toxic secondary substances produced by fungi. Specifically, it can produce the harmful mycotoxins macrocyclic trichothecenes,…