Mold and Mildew Remedy in Residential and Commercial Buildings

When inhaled airborne mold spores can cause asthma attacks, infections, and multiple respiratory problems. Mold is also among the main contributors to structural damages to your home or business.

About Mold

Molds are omnipresent microscopic organisms that propagate in damp dirty environment. They are able to travel through the air and thus contaminate residential and commercial buildings. Mold contamination often looks like white, orange, green, brown, or black stains on walls, floors or furniture. Abnormal exposure to molds and their spores can cause severe allergic reactions, discomfort, severe health issues, and even death.

When inhaled airborne mold spores can cause asthma attacks, infections, and multiple respiratory problems. Mold is also among the main contributors to structural damages to your home or business.

Dirt and moisture are the best food sources for mold to establish and grow.

Sources of Mold and Mildew Exposure

Moisture is the environment where mold and mildew thrive and propagate. The most common sources of indoor moisture are:

  • Flooding
  • Roof leakage
  • Sewers back-ups
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Poor constructed basements and crawl spaces
  • Steam from shower or cooking
  • Humidifiers
  • Improperly fixed windows

Mold presents everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Therefore, people are constantly exposed to some quantity of mold and mildew without evident harm. However, abnormal exposure to molds and their spores can cause several health problems.

Negative Effects of Mold and Mildew

Mold can become a terrible problem in homes and businesses affecting both your health and your property. Exposure to molds and their spores is not healthy for anyone, therefore fast identification of any moisture sources is critical to prevent health problems occurrence and development.

Those who are at higher risk for severe health hazards of molds are:

  • Children and infants
  • Elderly individuals
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients with compromised immune system such as people with HIV infection, liver diseases, cancer chemotherapy
  • Individuals with respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, allergy, chemical hypersensitivity, etc.

Should We Test Our Home or Business for Mold?

EPA does not recommend hastily resorting to testing to detect eventual mold problem inside your home or business because reliable mold sampling is expensive, and special equipment is required. Sampling for mold is not usually done by public health agencies, therefore occupants of private homes need a contractor to perform such sampling.

The simplest way to determinate whether you have mold problem inside your property is to check for discolored patches on walls, floors, or under the ceiling. Bad musty odor is another indicator of mold contamination.

Once the mold problem is detected, you should follow certain procedure to have the source of contamination removed and the affected area cleaned and disinfected. Otherwise mold growth is quite likely to recur.

General Remedy Procedures

Once mold problem is detected in your home or business, you need a licensed team of certified and knowledgeable professionals to handle properly the situation. Our trained and experienced technicians are at your disposal 24/7 to inspect and assess the extent of mold damage and offer the most appropriate way to fix the problem effectively at affordable price. We have scientifically knowledge of molds, so we are aware the total mold removal is impossible because mold and mildew are omnipresent. What we offer is proper mold mitigation and remediation performed by strict observance of relevant procedures that meet the highest State and Federal Standards. These procedures include:

  • Identification and stopping the moisture source
  • Molds containment
  • Cleaning, disinfection, and drying the area affected by mold
  • Collection and disposal of any material contaminated by mold, especially porous substances.
  • Air filtration
  • Biohazard cleanup
  • Cleaning and disinfection of harder materials like glass, plastic, or metal
  • Restoration

Ultimately, detection and removal the source of moisture before starting remedial operation is of paramount importance for the effective solution to the mold problem. Otherwise, mold growth is likely to return soon. Improper mold and mildew removal can put your health at risk. Therefore, only intervention of certified experts will guarantee a proper mold mitigation and remediation protocol that meets the specific needs of your situation. Moldy materials should be removed quickly and carefully to prevent further spread of spores inside building. This step should be carried out by trained and experienced professionals as long as spores may be released and contaminate the area again.

High levels of mold spores exposure can be health hazardous, so before beginning the cleanup you need protective suits, gloves, and boots. Our high-skilled and knowledgeable technicians with their high-tech equipment are able to properly respond any mold situation. Our certified team includes:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Our fast response minimizes the damage, reduces costs, and prevents further damages. Services that we provide are in accordance with EPA and BSR-IICRC S520 Standards and Guidelines. We use biocides and fungicides that exterminate molds and their spores. When the cleaning up is completed, our specialists seal a protective layer on the walls to prevent the spores to fix to the surface. Thus the affected area is restored to its normal pre damage condition.

We use the most advanced mold remediation methods like:

  • Wet vacuum to collect the water
  • Damp wipe to quickly dry the affected surfaces
  • HEPA vacuum for final cleanup

Once mold remediation process is properly performed, our team focuses on mold odor removal. We use professional deodorization methods to bring back the health and freshness to your home or business.

Our professionals are high-trained and ready to minimize loss and meet any size challenge with reliability. Our aim is to remedy mold problems with minimal inconvenience to the occupants of affected building. Therefore, our mold remediation process is beneficial to both, your property and your health.

Understanding and meeting our customers’ requirements is our mission. We work in close cooperation with indoor environmental professionals (IEPs) and certified laboratories in order to protect your health and property from potentially harmful mold situations. When you need professional mold mitigation and remediation, contact our licensed restoration company. Our experts are at your disposal 24/7 to provide the most efficient and cost effective solution to your mold problem. Once contacted us, you are ensured that your mold problem will be remedied safely and quickly at most affordable price.