6640 Signat Rd
Houston, Texas 77041
Phone (713) 466 6800
Phone (800) 736 9205
Fax (713) 466 4234
MOLD ~ WHY IS MOLD A CONCERN?
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 and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing
indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow
without water or moisture.
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds
have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions),
irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (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 non-allergic
people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold.
Research on mold and health effects is ongoing. We can not discuss all the potential health effects related to mold
exposure. For more detailed information consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult your state or local
What Can Be Done?
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and
in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented
or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the
water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come
There are several solutions to mold remediation ranging from the use of anti-fungal biocides in containment to heat
treatment depending on your specific need. AAR Incorporated has safely abated mold in structures for years and can do
so for you. We are up to date with new emerging technologies. We can assist you in finding the appropriate response to
your needs. We are accredited and licensed to perform mold remediation in Texas and Louisiana.
Favorite Mold Related Links
For more information or a quote on a mold
remediation, call Michael Mackey at the
phone number below
Short Sample Client List
• The Houston Chronicle
• Global Santa Fe
• Baker Hughes
• City of Austin
• City of Houston
• Houston Housing Authority
• University of Texas
• Ft. Bend I.S.D.
• Houston I.S.D.
• Memorial Hermann Healthcare
• Met Life Insurance
• Sealy Smith Foundation
• St. Pauls Insurance
• Texas A&M University
• Travelers Insurance
6640 Signat Rd, Houston, Texas 77041
Phone 713) 466 6800 Phone (800) 736 9205
Fax (713) 466 4234
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