the villages mold inspections: ASSESSING PROPERTY DAMAGE FROM MOLD CONTAMINATION - 04/07/24 07:39 AM
ASSESSING PROPERTY DAMAGE FROM MOLD
Assessing property damage from mold is a critical part of identifying different types of mold in your home. The main priority when assessing damage from mold is to identify the source of moisture, whether from a leak or structural defect, and eliminate it. Once the source of the moisture has been identified, the next step is to clean up any existing contamination and determine if any structures have sustained damage. Property damage caused by mold can range from small spots on walls to full-scale structural damage, making it essential to accurately determine the extent of the damage … (3 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Is Mold Affecting your health at Home or Office? The Villages & Gainesville Fl - 03/20/24 07:48 AM
Mold Affecting your health at Home or Office? The Villages & Gainesville Fl
Mold is a common issue in Florida due to its warm and humid climate, which provides optimal conditions for mold growth. Mold can thrive in homes, buildings, and other structures if there is moisture present. To prevent mold growth, it’s essential to keep indoor spaces well-ventilated, control humidity levels, promptly address any water leaks or spills, and regularly inspect and clean areas prone to mold growth, such as bathrooms, and kitchens.
If you encounter mold in your home or property in Florida, it’s important to address it promptly to prevent … (1 comments)

the villages mold inspections: What is the purpose of a mold testing/inspection? - 02/08/24 08:05 AM
The purpose of a mold testing/inspection is to determine the presence of mold spores in an indoor environment. Our mold IAQ test will determine what kind of mold genus is present, the (raw count) amounts found in the air and if the number of spores found are normal for that environment or elevated. The number of IAQ samples are dependent on the size and configuration of the building and other living area under the HVAC system.   The IAQ test will be performed in accordance to the strict guidelines and protocol established by IAC2, IAQA, EMSL, PRO-LAB and ESA organizations.
Our Final Mold Assessment report will … (0 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Mold Contamination, Moisture and Your Home or Office - 11/10/23 09:07 AM
Mold Basics  The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth. Why is mold growing in my home?
Molds are part of the natural environment.  Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees.  But indoors, mold growth should be avoided.  Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye … (2 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Mold is Hazardous to Your Health (Mold Inspections) - 08/21/23 05:48 AM
Mold is the term given to different types of fungi which reproduce by forming tiny spores, so small that they cannot be seen by the naked eye. These spores travel through the air until they find a habitat which is moist and then they start to grow. That is when the various types of mold can become visible. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. However, because more than 200 species of mold are toxin-producing, this means that they are potentially poisonous and the health dangers from them are many. The molds … (0 comments)

the villages mold inspections: How Does Indoor Microbial Specialist Perform Mold Testing & Mold Inspections? - 06/20/23 12:30 PM
How Does Indoor Microbial Specialist (IMS) Perform Mold Testing?
The easy part is, believe it or not, determining that there is mold present in the home. The value of the testing lies in the experience of the tester and how thorough they are. All of our mold testing samples are sent to an IAHA accredited laboratory for extensive review analysis. This allows us to determine specific types and levels of contaminants that may be affecting your indoor environment.
 IMS mold test involves collecting samples in order to:
     Identify the types of mold present      Quantify the levels of molds present … (3 comments)

the villages mold inspections: How do mold affect people? Are you getting sick at home? - 06/17/23 07:42 AM
Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of mold health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) … (2 comments)

the villages mold inspections:  Why Perform Air Quality Testing? Mold Testing? - 12/23/22 10:01 AM
Air Quality Testing in The Villages, Ocala, Gainesville, Florida.
Do you know what you are breathing? Most of us don’t often think about the air that we are breathing at home or in our place of work in The Villages, Ocala, Gainesville or Fort Lauderdale Florida or the surrounding areas, but it is possible that there is something in the air that is affecting your health
Your indoor air could contain pet dander, dust, lead, and numerous other particulates, and you can’t do anything about them unless you know they are there. This is why homeowners and business owners consult Indoor Microbial Specialist (IMS) … (0 comments)

the villages mold inspections: HEPA FILTER's can reduce Mold Spore's - 03/14/22 05:02 PM
HEPA FILTERS
High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are very beneficial to those who are concerned with allergens. There are many different products that contain HEPA filters, but they all aide in the same ways. HEPA filters cleanse the air of all the microbial airborne particulates and, when vacuuming, ensure that dust and dander do not return into the atmosphere. HEPA filters are also available for central air conditioners which create better indoor air quality overall.
 
There are many affordable products that can be purchased and delivered to your home as soon as tomorrow. As mentioned above, HEPA filters help improve indoor air quality … (1 comments)

the villages mold inspections: FILTER's can reduce Mold Spore's - 03/14/22 05:01 PM
HEPA FILTERS
High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are very beneficial to those who are concerned with allergens. There are many different products that contain HEPA filters, but they all aide in the same ways. HEPA filters cleanse the air of all the microbial airborne particulates and, when vacuuming, ensure that dust and dander do not return into the atmosphere. HEPA filters are also available for central air conditioners which create better indoor air quality overall.
 
There are many affordable products that can be purchased and delivered to your home as soon as tomorrow. As mentioned above, HEPA filters help improve indoor air quality … (0 comments)

the villages mold inspections: HEPA FILTER's reduce Mold Spore's - 03/14/22 05:01 PM
HEPA FILTERS
High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are very beneficial to those who are concerned with allergens. There are many different products that contain HEPA filters, but they all aide in the same ways. HEPA filters cleanse the air of all the microbial airborne particulates and, when vacuuming, ensure that dust and dander do not return into the atmosphere. HEPA filters are also available for central air conditioners which create better indoor air quality overall.
There are many affordable products that can be purchased and delivered to your home as soon as tomorrow. As mentioned above, HEPA filters help improve indoor air quality by … (0 comments)

the villages mold inspections: HEPA FILTER's reduce Mold Spores - 03/14/22 05:00 PM
HEPA FILTERS
High-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) are very beneficial to those who are concerned with allergens. There are many different products that contain HEPA filters, but they all aide in the same ways. HEPA filters cleanse the air of all the microbial airborne particulates and, when vacuuming, ensure that dust and dander do not return into the atmosphere. HEPA filters are also available for central air conditioners which create better indoor air quality overall.
 
There are many affordable products that can be purchased and delivered to your home as soon as tomorrow. As mentioned above, HEPA filters help improve indoor air quality … (2 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Can I use bleach to kill mold at home? - 02/06/22 08:23 AM
Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite. Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is typically 5.25 percent (“regular strength”). OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was one of the first federal agencies to STOP recommending the use of liquid bleach for mold remediation. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has since edited their “A brief guide to mold and moisture and your home” to exclude their once suggested use of bleach to kill mold. So, what is mold? Let’s go over the basics to gets a better understanding of how it works and how it should be properly treated.
 
 NO ONE KNOWS HOW … (4 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Water Intrusion? Mold? Musty Odor? Getting Sick? Asthma? - 07/27/21 05:36 AM
Water Intrusion? Mold? Musty Odor? Getting Sick? Asthma?
 
 
INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST uses Infrared thermography commonly called infrared imaging or thermal imaging.  Infrared thermography is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows an inspector to identify deficiencies in buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional visual inspection methods.
 
Thermographic cameras detect radiation in the long-infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images of that radiation. The amount of radiation emitted by an object, called “Emissivity”, increases with temperature; therefore, thermography allows for variations in temperature to be identified.
 
In conjunction with our thermal imager, we use a TRAMEX Encounter moisture meters, IR Thermometer and Moisture detector … (4 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Mold problems at Home or Office..... - 07/25/21 06:45 AM
Got Mold?Molds produce allergens, which are substances that can cause allergic reactions, as well as irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances known as mycotoxins.  Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.  Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).  Allergic reactions to mold are common.  They can be immediate or delayed.  Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.  In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs of both mold-allergic and … (1 comments)

the villages mold inspections: Indoor Air Quality Testing (MOLD) - 11/24/20 03:03 PM
Indoor Air Quality Testing
   
Let us give you peace of mind in knowing that you, your family or your business is safe from unhealthy living and working conditions.  Here are some more facts about indoor air quality you should know:
 1. Schools have some of the worst air quality
Schools have more occupants than an office building and have the same floor space. In a closed space where children breathe more air in relation to their body weight, there can be many allergens that float around.
 2. Asthma is on the rise
Asthma occurrences has been on the rise. Your indoor air quality may … (2 comments)

the villages mold inspections: HOW MOLD TRAVEL and get you sick - 09/13/20 07:00 AM
Mold Travel
When testing for mold, it’s important to keep in mind that Mold travels around very similar to dust. Your furniture and personal effects are susceptible to mold contamination. When looking for a good sampling point pay close attention to circular patterns in what may appear to be dust on contents. Mold tends to grow on leather goods and particle board first. A series of samples may be conducted such as Indoor Air Quality sampling, Bi-O-Tape Lift sampling, SWAB sampling, Bulk sampling, Cavity sampling, Dust sampling and Laboratory testing. The number of IAQ samples are dependent 
on the size and configuration of the … (1 comments)

the villages mold inspections: "GOT MOLD" Why a physical examination important? - 07/11/20 06:38 AM
HOUSE Doctor (Mold Assessor)
Think about a Mold Assessor as a Medical Physician. A Medical Doctor physical examination goal is to be able to determine is you are healthy or not. Do you need either treatment or you require specialized medical attention such as surgery among others from a specialized Doctor? We at INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST perform pretty much a similar role when performing a Mold Assessment on a house, Condo, Medical facilities or any commercial building.
Our Mold Assessment and Indoor Evaluation will specifically address the environmental issues identified inside the living space related to moisture intrusion, levels of airborne mold spores, musty … (5 comments)

the villages mold inspections: GOT MOLD? MUSTY ODOR? DO NOT USE BLEACH!!! MOLD INSPECTIONS - 05/21/20 07:52 AM
Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite. Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is typically either 5.25 percent (“regular strength”). OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was one of the first federal agencies to STOP recommending the use of liquid bleach for mold remediation. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has since edited their “A brief guide to mold and moisture and your home” to exclude their once suggested use of bleach as a means to kill mold. So what actually is mold? Let’s go over the basics to get a better understanding of how it works and how it … (0 comments)

the villages mold inspections: MOLD INSPECTIONS, MOLD EVALUATIONS FLORIDA, Don't Just Hire Anyone!! - 04/27/20 06:44 AM
Don't Just Hire Anyone!! Ask for references and credentials. 
Not all Mold Assessors have the education, training, experience and expertise.
Our Mold Assessment and Indoor Evaluation will specifically address the environmental issues identified inside the living space related to moisture intrusion,  levels of airborne mold spores, musty odors and fungal growth. Our Chief State License Mold Assessor Mr. John M. Acaron is the principal and Operations Director of INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST responsible for conducting the Mold investigations. Mr. Acaron staff has degrees in Engineering, Chemistry with minors in Biology as well state licensed Mold Assessors and Home Inspectors with vast experiences in residential design … (6 comments)

 
John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor (INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)

John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA

Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor

The Villages, FL

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INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST

Address: 854 Evans Way,, The Villages, Fl, 32162

Office: (452) 633-3591

Mobile: (850) 814-3889

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