To call or not to call? This is the question often asked by our customers. It’s been our experience that home and business owners in Florida will allow a substantial amount of time to pass before they call and ask for help with mold. The problem, at that point, has already been growing for too long. It has become much worse than when the customer first noticed it.
If there’s one thing that is true for the bulk of humanity, it’s that we tend to minimize problems in our minds in an attempt to just… not deal with them. It could be as big as building a home, or as small as a dirty pot or pan, but the task at hand is always the one we least want to deal with.
There may be visible signs of mold growing in your home right now – you can see it, or even smell it. But toxic mold flourishes in places you wouldn’t dream of checking.
Common harbors of toxic mold can be found behind counters, inside of walls, and in dark, damp crawl spaces that haven’t been cleaned since they were built. Every nook, every cranny is a potential hotbed, a paradise for the mold spores which grow at rates akin to a pandemic.
Are you already planning for hurricane season? If so, you should probably plan for mold growth.
We know all too well that time of year. The sickly, hot summer skies turn dark grey, and cool ocean winds whip through the air at deathly speeds. Water from above (and sometimes a palm tree) rains down on homes across the Florida coast.
Our job may be to remediate mold and banish its toxic presence from your home or place of business. But that doesn’t mean we’re total sticks in the mud when it comes to the fun side of toxic mold! We are big believers in the silver lining, the rainbow after the storm, the glass-half-full perspective, all of that positive mumbo-jumbo. So who’s to say that the same cheery philosophy cannot apply to the mold we seek so fervently to eradicate?
Let us start by saying this – it’s okay. We’ve all been there. We get comfortable with things we shouldn’t be comfortable with. We allow toxicity to run rampant because, well, it would just take so much effort to actually work on it. Let’s face it – we accept the home we think we deserve.
We at TCB EnviroCorp are here to tell you, definitively, that YOU DESERVE BETTER!
The symptoms of toxic mold exposure can range from a slight annoyance, to dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Some of these symptoms – like damage to the respiratory system – are extremely difficult to reverse, even after mold is removed from the immediate surroundings.
Mold is a topic many people feel they know a lot about, even if they haven’t studied it extensively. They think of mold and picture green fuzzy stuff on cheese that’s been in the fridge for too long. Or the grey blotches that appear on bread that’s been sitting on the top of the shelf.
Maybe they feel that, because they can’t see any mold in their home, there’s no way it can be there, or that it only becomes a problem when you can physically see mold growing up and down your walls.