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M O L D   R E M E D I A T I O N

Yankee is one of New England’s oldest and largest contractors specializing in the environmentally safe clean-up of hazardous materials. We have the expertise required for even the most challenging mold abatement projects and will create an individualized plan to cost-effectively remove mold and prevent future problems. Our specialized personnel will investigate the cause of current mold growth and implement the proper state-of-the-art abatement techniques such as dry ice blasting.

Mold produces microscopic cells called “spores” which exist literally everywhere. Due to today’s tight climate-controlled buildings, excessive mold growth has become an increasing problem, as the lack of ventilation causes a build up of humidity. Without proper mold remediation, chances are likely that mold will spread and require expensive mold removal solutions. Mold not only compromises the structural integrity of your property it poses mild to severe health risks to building occupants.

Mold infestation can be obvious or hidden and contaminates the air you breathe posing serious health hazards. Some people are considered high risk and can be affected by even small amounts of mold growth.

High Risk People Affected by Mold
  • Infants
  • Children
  • Elderly
  • Pregnant Woman
  • People with Chronic Illnesses
  • Immune-Compromised Patients
  • People With Asthma or Allergies
  • People With Respiratory Problems
What Causes Mold Growth?
Mold is a fungus that grows wherever moisture exists. Mold spores can enter a household or building through open doorways, windows, HVAC units, and even attach themselves to clothing, pets and insects. Mold spores multiply and circulate through the air finding moist surfaces to cling to at which time mold quickly develops.

Water damage is the leading cause of mold growth including: leaky roofs and walls, fire suppression, and broken or backed up pipes. Other causes of mold growth include an improperly balanced HVAC system, compromised vapor barriers, and cracks in exterior walls and foundation.
What is Toxic Mold?

There are over 100,000 known species of mold, some more harmful than others. There two types of toxic mold considered to be very serious health hazards, Stachybotrys and Memnoniella. Toxic mold requires damp environments and wet materials high in cellulose such as wood, paper, cotton, cardboard, and ceiling tile for growth. Toxic mold spores produce a poisonous substance called mycotoxin that when inhaled can cause severe health problems.
Symptoms of Mold and Toxic Mold Exposure

Exposure to mold can cause a variety of symptoms including allergic reactions such as watery eyes, sneezing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Mold can also cause flu-like symptoms and increase susceptibility to sinus infections, colds, and flu.

Symptoms of toxic mold or black mold exposure get worse over time and serious illnesses may develop, especially for those people considered high risk. Toxic mold symptoms may include migraine like headaches, fatigue, cough, sore throat, and breathing problems. Irritation or inflammation of the eyes, ears, and sinuses are also common along with skin rashes. More advanced and serious symptoms include nose bleeds, memory loss, joint pain, and bleeding or infection in the lungs.
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Did You Know...?
  • There are over 100,000 known species of mold.
  • As many as 250,000 mold spores can fit onto the head of a pin.
  • In one minute your lungs can take in over 700,000 mold spores.
  • Mold isn’t always visible and usually has a musty or sour odor.
  • Symptoms of mold exposure often appear before a mold problem is suspected.
  • It’s impossible to completely eliminate mold from porous materials such as paper and carpet padding.