Bio-One of Reno decontamination and biohazard cleaning services




Bio-One specializes in all types of extreme cleaning including blood, unattended death, homicide, suicide, hoarding, and feces cleanup.

Have you noticed a musty odor in your home? If so, you may need to take a closer look at your walls and fixtures. Rooms that are constantly exposed to moisture may have concentrated dark patches on surfaces. If you come across these dark patches, you may have a mold problem. 


Mold spores become bothersome when they reproduce in masses. Fungi stick to damp surfaces and can produce unpleasant odors. The mold spores are what irritate the respiratory system. People within the home, who suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, may notice worse symptoms. Black mold, a specific species, can produce toxins that are harmful to individuals. Black mold may be fatal to those who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses. 



Treating a mold problem by yourself can be very time consuming. The EPA says that moldy areas less than 10 square feet can be removed without professional help; however, some people may have problems with recurring growth. This likely derives from the mold’s source. Colonies form 24 to 48 hours after they are exposed to water, or in areas with above 50 percent of relative humidity. If you decide to treat the mold without a professional, you would have to reduce water exposure (halting shower use for weeks), purchase a respiratory mask, seal the room that is being worked in (to avoid spores from spreading to adjacent rooms/furniture and repopulating), remove wallpaper/ceiling tiles/dry wall (with the potential that hidden spores could burst), and treat the area with specific chemicals. Cleaning the growth with the right chemicals can help prevent spores from spreading and suppress the underlying water source from attracting new fungi. Because of the time-sensitivity of this process and the expertise it demands, it’s best to leave the job to Bio-One.


Hiring a mold remediation team, like Bio-One, will spare you from any serious health hazards and/or property damage. When mold is caught early, it is easier to treat during the early stages of development. The larger the colony, more remediation is necessary. Not only will the air quality in your home improve, but it will help prevent extensive property damage and costly treatments over time. Contact us today for mold remediation help!