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So you have mold damage at your home or business? We can imagine that right now, you are feeling stressed, scared about health dangers, and daunted by the restoration process ahead of you. Well, you’ve come to the right place. After working with thousands of people in exactly the same situation, we can confidently say that this can be fixed. Your home can be mold free and safe again. We know you’re stressed, but take a moment to relax and breath for a second. You’ve come to the right place. We can help you navigate this difficult experience. You’re not alone.
Now let’s get down to it because time is of the essence when there’s a mold infestation:
risks associated with mold
As one would expect, mold poses a health risk. In the worst cases, mold exposure can kill internal organs and paralyze the immune system. For most people, symptoms are like other allergic reactions, but it is, unfortunately, more than an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include fatigue, sneezing, itchy or dry eyes, headaches, chest congestion and skin irritation. Apart from these immediate symptoms, mold exposure might also create many other delayed reactions that can worsen with time.
The symptoms mentioned above have been found to occur more frequently in people with respiratory issues such as asthma but can occur in healthy individuals as well. Mold can also worsen the health of people with lung illnesses.
Mold removal from homes and offices is strongly recommended by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the well-being of residents.
Mold is defined as a growth of fungus that occurs on various moisture surfaces all around us. It is usually microscopic. It requires both organic material and a consistent source of moisture to grow. In nature, mold plays an important role in the decomposition of organic matter.
Moisture is essential to the existence of mold. Hence, there is always the possibility of having mold where there is water. As a result, the most basic and important way of conducting mold removal is to eliminate or get rid of the moisture in the environment where the mold is found.
There are a lot of household materials whose surfaces allow for the growth of mold, Materials such as panelling, wood, fabric, paper, carpeting, drywall, ceiling tiles, upholstery, cardboard, insulation and paint can support mold growth if moisture is on them.
Usually, mold grows in thread-like structures which may look vague. It also ranges in color from blue to green, grey and black. However, color alone is not indicative of any specific variety. Parts of the house prone to mold growth include the bathroom, kitchens and basement because of the consistent presence of moisture. It is also noteworthy that certain seasons and climates are conducive for mold growth. In seasons where there is a lot of humidity, mold growth might occur, thus making mold removal and remediation inevitable.
Leaky pipes or drainage issues also cause mold growth as these molds are often not visible to the eyes. Besides visible mold, other indicators of a mold problem are peeling paint, damp odors, crumbling buildings or materials, and discolored walls.
Porous materials are susceptible to mold invasion since mold spores can easily find their way inside of the material. There is a temporary solution to this problem; by making use of bleach and water, the mold can be removed. However, the mold will resurface when there is moisture present.
Hard surfaces like glass, plastic, and concrete are less susceptible to mold growth. However, they may become coated with other materials that do support mold growth. While it is good to practice general manual cleaning of surfaces, it still would not totally get rid of the molds, hence the need for a more professional method.
Black mold goes by the scientific name Stachybotrys chartarum. Overexposure to black mold can lead to death as it can kill organs and paralyze the immune system. The color is usually greenish-black, but it could also appear in several other colors. Basically, black mold can grow on any surface that has moisture.
The major for a reason for black mold being so dangerous is the difficulty in distinguishing it from other varieties of molds, fungus, or mildew. Most times, distinguishing them does not come without costly scientific analysis. Due to the health risks associated with black mold, we strongly advise you to take safety precautions if you encounter any type of mold. Avoid trying mold clean up on your own. As earlier stated, mold remediation and clean up requires great expertise.
Often symptoms of black mold and allergies are quite similar, so be careful. Symptoms can quickly become severe in people with weakened immune systems. Mold clean-up is therefore of great importance in securing your health. You can secure your home and offices by using our black mold removal methods.
Due to the difficulty in visually identifying mold strains, it is not uncommon to assume the worst-case scenario and treat every mold you see as though it were black mold. In order to prevent any overreaction or unnecessary fear, we offer you the best of our specialists to carry out mold testing. This allows us to determine what type of mold has infested your home or property. Also, you have nothing to worry about regarding the spread of the contamination; we’ve got you covered.your home or property. Also, you have nothing to worry about regarding the spread of the contamination; we’ve got you covered.
While they are not identical, mold and mildew are often used interchangeably. Mildew is a conspicuous mass of thread-like hypha. Just like mold, it is produced by different fungi and thrives well in the presence of moisture. Although mold can be a variety of colors, mildew is usually white. Mildew may cause similar health symptoms and risks as well. The cleanup process for mildew is very similar to mold removal and mold remediation.
The presence of mold could be highly destructive to property and structures if not properly cleaned. Mold gradually depreciates the building quality. If left untreated, structural issues with the building may develop.
Mold remediation and removal is a process comprised of examination, estimation, and fixing of the problem from the very source – moisture. Next, we clean, deodorize, and sanitize the affected area to avoid mold recurrence. If need be, we also fix the water drainage associated with the source of moisture that caused the mold. Finally, we restore your home or business to its original state.
Repairing the source of moisture
Cleaning, deodorizing, and sanitizing.
Mold inspection and testing is the process by which we identify mold contamination and determine the specific strain of the mold, such as black mold. Mold removal, on the other hand, involves removing mold-infested materials and killing the very source of the problem. It also involves the conscious effort of preventing a recurrence.
Several states ensure that mold inspection and mold removal are completed by separate companies to prevent fraud. While some of the mold removal contractors in the Local Restoration Guys network may offer inspection or testing, mold removal and remediation is our primary focus.
Although mold inspection may be necessary for certain circumstances, it can be extremely expensive. It is noteworthy that all types of mold are removed through the same process, so knowing the specific type might not be of much use. It might be worth ignoring an inspection and just opting for mold removal at the first sign of a mold infestation.
Also, it is not totally impossible to try some mold testing on your own. It is, however, quite ineffective. Mold spores are ubiquitous, so the possibility of them contaminating the testing container itself cannot be overruled. To be fully convinced about the presence or absence of a mold infestation, it is always advised to seek the consultation of an independent mold inspector.
Air Quality Tests
An air quality test is another method of detecting the presence of mold in your home or business. It could also, apart from mold testing, be used to identify allergens.
Discovering the presence of mold after carrying out an air quality test does not necessarily mean your property is fully contaminated by mold. Mold spores are found abundantly in the air, so their occurrence in air quality tests is not unusual. Air quality tests are better at identifying ventilation issues.
How mold removal is
different from mold inspection and testing
a professional mold removal company
Knowing that mold occurrence is usually indicative of a water issue; cleaning with bleach is only effective at treating the symptom. The mold will return in no time if the source of the water isn’t identified and resolved. A more permanent solution by water and mold treatment is the primary aim of a good mold remediation company.
Find a local mold remediation company in your area now.
For immediate assistance, call 888-439-7409 to be connected to our on-call mold removal and restoration company for a free, no-obligation estimate.
Our crew is comprised of local, trained professionals with years of experience in mold remediation, mold removal, and restoration.
We await your call to have our professionals come to assess your property and give you a free estimate of what you need for a full restoration.
We offer 24-hour emergency services for mold remediation and mold removal.
We offer a 30-minute rapid response to limit the damage and reduce the cost of repairs.
Our professionals are licensed and insured to ensure you are protected throughout the restoration process.
Equipment and Techniques
Our restoration crew uses professional grade equipment and advanced techniques to restore your home or business.
with Your Insurance Company
Navigating what is covered by insurance could be difficult. We can work with your insurance company to get you as much coverage as possible.
Mold requires both organic materials and moisture to thrive. The slightest hint of moisture being present could lead to a mold outbreak. Additionally, household materials are known to be breeding places for mold.
Sources of Water that Cause Mold:
- Consistent Humidity
- Leaky Water Pipes and Plumbing Fixtures
- Flood Damage That Was Improperly Cleaned Up
- Leaking Roofs or Windows
- Improper Drainage of HVAC systems
Common causes of
of mold damage
When mild, mold causes irritating cosmetic damages which could be accompanied by offensive smells as well.
In severe long-term cases, structural damage is inevitable. The whole building becomes vulnerable to damage over time.
In the worst cases, mold exposure can kill internal organs and paralyze the immune system. As earlier stated, people with weak immune systems –young children and the elderly, are prone to developing serious health issues if exposed to mold. Also, people with respiratory issues like asthma tend to be vulnerable too.
How much does mold
remediation and removal cost?
It can be somewhat difficult to know how much mold removal and cleanup will cost you without our agents having seen the extent of the damage. It is important, however, to note the common factors that impact restoration costs:
- The extent of the damage caused by the water
- Amount of cosmetic damage caused by mold
- Size of the area affected
- Types of materials involved
- The difficulty of extracting the water, if there is water damage
- Amount of reconstruction necessary
Put a call through now to 888-439-7409 for a free estimate of cost for mold restoration. Your insurance might cover some or all the damages inflicted on your property by mold.
Any part of the home could be affected by mold. However, certain factors make specific rooms and areas more susceptible to mold growth than others.
likely to be affected
Kitchens are likely to harbour mold simply because excess humidity is known to be present there. Mold could be found in the nooks and crannies of the kitchen, and thus, while carrying out mold removal, even the simplest of places should be inspected.
Bathrooms also are prone to mold growth due to either poor ventilation or the presence of standing water. Like in kitchens, bathroom molds could be present in any part of the bathroom, the walls being a bigger breeding ground.
Basements are prone to both water damage and mold growth. This is as a result of the high percentage of plumbing and drainage systems. A rarely used basement is an easy target for mold contamination.
The porosity of most wall materials makes it difficult to permanently carry out mold removal by yourself. Signs indicative of mold growth on your wall include among others, discoloration, bulging, and cracked or peeling paint.
Our mold remediation and removal specialists are always at your service to remove any form of mold in your home and workplace. The cause of the mold notwithstanding, our professionals are ever ready to clean it up. Our mold removal specialists will examine the situation and do everything necessary to restore your home into a mold-free one.
Call 888-439-7409 now for a free, no-obligation estimate. We offer 24-hour emergency service, and we promise a 30-minute response time. You’ll be glad you called.