What do I do if I find mold damage?
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 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Can I eliminate mold?
Mold is a common type of fungus that can grow and live in organic matter including many building materials. Mold needs only three conditions to grow:
Moisture, food, and optimal temperatures (70-90F)
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
How will mold effect me?
Moldy buildings have abnormally high airborne mold spore counts, which reduces indoor air quality and can cause a range of health issues including:
– Watery itchy eyes
– Sore throat
– Skin irritation
– Respiratory ailments
Most as risk are infants and young children, pregnant women, individuals who have lowered immunities, the elderly, and asthma sufferers.
Where is mold found?
Mold is found everywhere. It is a natural part of our environment. However, when it becomes concentrated indoors it can cause health issues and damage to building materials. Mold commonly appears near water sources, poorly ventilated attics, crawlspaces, and other areas where moisture may become trapped.
Reasons to call us for mold remediation:
Real Estate Transactions
Mold does not have to ruin your home sale! We understand how delicate a sale can become when mold is found in an inspection prior to closing. We will complete the remediation in a timely manner and provide you with the proper paperwork and certifications necessary to close the deal.
Property owners can appreciate when a job is done right. Using a professional mold remediator protects the property manager, the owner, and the tenant.
Mold can do extensive damage to your home or business and left untreated can be very expensive to repair. Mold remediation is not as costly as it used to be. Science and advanced remediation techniques have enabled the mold remediation industry to become more cost effective. And our estimates are FREE!
Peace of Mind
It is often scary to find mold. Only professional remediation will ensure the safest living and working environment for everyone who walks through your doors. It will also provide documentation that the mold was taken care of properly so that you can breathe easy.
Our Mold Remediation Process:
1. Correct or Repair the source of water enabling mold growth.
2. Conduct a preliminary assessment – What is contaminated, how far has it spread, and identify what type of contaminant?
3. Design the remediation strategy best suited to the site.
4. Set up containment area to avoid cross contamination.
5. Suit up in protective equipment and enter containment area.
6. Perform the remediation – Hepa vacuum to remove contaminants. Use proper EPA registered chemicals to remove mold on a cellular level and apply mold protective coating. Hepa Vacuum again.
7. Containment exit protocol – Dispose of sealed contaminated debris. Hepa Vacuum and wipe all equipment and tools used in remediation, and Hepa vac and wipe all things that will exit the contained area.
8. Post remediation evaluation – Perform post inspection prior to conducting clearance testing by a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Break down containment.
9. Document the entire process and report.