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Super Highway for Mold and Mycotoxins

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Mycotoxin molecules are a much smaller molecule than the mold spore itself, making it easier to travel throughout a structure and ductwork. Mold spores are typically 1-6 microns, while human hair is about 100 microns and a mycotoxin metabolite is 0.1 micron. This small size , therefore, makes it easy to inhale or be absorbed through the skin.

In today's remediation process we should not only be concerned with mold removal but also these small molecules that can cause severe health issues. There are two areas of focus. The first is removal of all dust particulate where these molecules often land and take up residency. The second is in the ductwork and its role in distribution, which must be addressed in mold remediation projects. We always recommend duct and coil cleaning at the same time of mold remediation.

Mold assessment and remediation is regulated in Texas by the State of Texas. SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch is a licensed Mold Remediation Company and has a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor on staff.

Source: Restoration & Remediation Magazine

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