Benchmark Environmental Engineering is the leader in the San Jose, CA area for Cladosporium testing. Mold is especially common in places of high humidity or property that has experienced water damage. It can be hiding anywhere including walls, floors, and ceilings. We work with homeowners, contractors, property management companies, government agencies, and insurance companies to not only find the problem but also assist in restoring the health to your environment.
Harmful to Your Health
Cladosporium fungus is also known as one of the “black molds” and although it prefers warm moist areas it’s hardy enough to survive in a broad range of temperatures. This common form of fungal growth is considered to have a low pathogenic toxicity. However, it can still cause numerous problems for human healthy and property.
Possible health hazards from mold exposure:
- Skin infections
- Eye infections
- Respiratory problems
- Sinus infections
- Brain infections
- Fungal meningitis
- Hot Tub Lung
Take action if you think your work site or home is exposing people to mold.There are many symptoms that can be hints of mold exposure. Cladosporium has been reported to cause both skin and nail infections especially in an area of an open cut or wound. Overexposure can eventually cause you to become overly-sensitive to all molds you encounter in the environment. Pain, reduced vision, light sensitivity, tearing, and discharge can affect your eyes. Spores can produce coughing and wheezing and more severe respiratory diseases such as pneumonia. Some studies even show a link between early exposure and asthma in children.
Types of Cladosporium Mold
The most common Cladosporium mold species are:
- Cladosporium Herbarum.
- Cladosporium Sphaerospermum.
- Cladosporium Cladosporioides.
- Cladosporium Macrocarpum.
- Cladosporium Elatum.
Schedule Cladosporium Testing Today
When you suspect mold, it is crucial to act quickly to avoid serious health complications and further damage to structures and property. Individuals with weakened immune systems, respiratory diseases, small children, and the elderly are especially at risk. Call Benchmark Environmental Engineering anytime. We are available for inspections on any type of property. Our experienced professionals are highly trained and certified to provide you with accurate testing and analysis. We are committed to protecting your health and your environment.