Is Mold present in your home? If so call us today, and we will send our specialist to your home to perform an adequate mold testing within your home with our best mold detection equipment from today's most advanced technology.
The purpose of mold remediation is to remove the mold to prevent human exposure and damage to building materials and furnishings in and around the home’s structure and its contents. It is necessary to clean up mold contamination, not just to kill the mold. Dead mold is still allergenic, and some dead molds are potentially toxic. A variety of mold cleanup methods are available for remediating damage to building materials and furnishings caused by moisture control problems that allow for mold growth. The specific method or group of methods used will depend on the type of material affected. The most common methods used by today's professionals include but are not limited to: Wet Vacuum, Damp wiping with an antibacterial and disinfectant cleaning solution, HEPA HVAC Vacuuming technique, and removing any building materials and or other contents that contain present mold growth and cant be removed by other methods in plastic bags with the proper disposal at a local land-field for disposal of.
When moisture problems occur and mold growth is it’s results, you may begin to smell a distinct musty smelling odor throughout the air in your home and you or other members of the family may experience a variety of health problems, such as: Headaches, Breathing difficulties, Skin irritation, Allergic reactions, Aggravation of asthma symptoms. All of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure.
All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that may cause minor and or serious allergic reactions in humans. The types and severity of symptoms depend, in part, on: The types of mold present, the extent of an individual's exposure, the ages of the individuals, and their existing sensitivities or allergies.
Specific reactions to mold growth can include the following: Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as: Sneezing, Runny nose, Red eyes, Skin rash, Asthma, Irritant Effects such as: irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, and sometimes, it can also create a burning sensation in these areas, Opportunistic Infections: people with already weakened immune symptoms may be more vulnerable to infections by mold.
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are such types of mold that can grow on a variety of different surfaces such as: wood, paper, carpet, foods, and even home insulation that the walls of the home contains. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings, homes and / or on the building’s foundational materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. Moisture control is the key to mold control. Molds need both food and water to survive; since molds can digest most things, water is the factor that limits mold growth. Molds will often grow in damp or wet areas indoors. Common sites for indoor mold growth include
Common sources or causes of water or moisture problems include:
This is why the need for professional companies who specialize in such type of services is needed, like our company, in order to ensure that all mold contained in the home is safely removed and proper remediation is done so that the home is free and clear of any mold or mold spores. If you decide to do this on your own then you can check out the process of each step needed to be taken on your part to properly remove any and all mold from the home.You can check out this website for a detailed explanation of the 5 steps in the process of mold remedation here at https://www.probuilder.com/5-steps-proper-mold-remediation. Just remember to proceed with caution at your own risk, and know that if you encounter into deeper problems that may be discovered while taking such steps, know that we can still be called upon to rescue you from the situation even when it has taken a turn towards worse conditions.
When creating a mold remediation plan unique to your home’s mold removal needs for the remediation process. We take into consideration the different types of materials any mold colonies or visibly mold that is currently present and have contaminated any types of the home’s contents during our mold inspection performed by our specialized and experienced technicians for your home’s elevation for mold presence.
Our experts will show and inform you on what can be washed and cleaned of mold on your non-porous surfaces as well as educate you on the best course of action with the porous surfaces and give a recommendation for which method(s) is best to use during this process. This may include any testing of any mold existence that may be present on the many different types of surfaces in your home. You may have to rid your home of some of these items completely, but we will also take the necessary steps to help you rebuild and start over again without the mold fungus.
The plan that our company will uniquely create for you may contain the HEPA vacuuming process for the HVAC system in your home in order to rid your home’s air ducts and its system’s components of any present mold or spores that have the potential to cause future mold growth within the air duct system if left unattended to. The NADCA recommends that the system be thoroughly cleaned, especially these specific parts of the HVAC system including but not limited to: All Air ducts and passages throughout the home, Coils, Drain pan, registers, grills, air plenum, blower motor and assembly, heat exchanger, air filter, and air cleaner components with in your HVAC system in order to fully rid the home of any type of mold contained within it.
There are 2 steps to be taken in the cleaning process of your HVAC system. The first is breaking contaminants loose with in the whole system and the second being the collections of contaminants. These steps consist of:
Mold remediation begins with us killing all of the mold with an antimicrobial chemical. This is only the start of the entire process, further measures are needed to be taken in order to rid the home of any mold damaged contents. We highly recommend that certain cleaning procedures be done and are needed to help ensure that the mold is completely gone from the home and its contents within. Therefore, we may include these certain recommended services to be apart of the home mold remediation plan that our company creates for you and your specific needs for your home’s environment.
Once our skilled and trained professionals have been dispatched to your home and are on site to perform the inspection to your home that is needed to assess the problem causes for the mold contamination. We can then make the necessary documentations to create a detailed remediation plan for mold removal. This inspection process will help us to locate the problem areas and to discover any causes for the moisture retained in your home, which is the cause of any mold that is present in the home.We even take the needed steps to look in crawl spaces and other areas of the home known for mold. These forgotten-about spaces have the potential to grow mold and spread it throughout your home, especially through your heating system. You must have all the spaces with mold in your home cleaned, or you’re repeatedly going to have to undergo the same process.
Such renovation projects, included in the plan, can create the release of airborne dusts, microbiological contaminants, gasses, and odors from both inside and outside of a building structure. Therefore, the need to carefully plan such process and the need for a safe environment is essential to prevent exposure of such toxic contaminants to any and all workers as well as any other occupants of the home at the time work area is being utilized.
When utilizing such work areas we base our work method on these key factors when our company is creating the action plan of Mold Mediation that's designed specifically to your home’s needs. We take into consideration these environmental factors so that proper planning will include accommodation of such factors like: scheduling projects during times of low or non-occupancy, isolating work areas from occupied areas using temporary barriers, negative pressurization to prevent migration of air contaminants into occupied areas, and HEPA filtration.
Despite these safety precautions and barriers that are put in place by our company, however, even with the actions taken it can still create the possibility of you and or the members of your family being exposed to dampness-related contaminants that could be harmful to one’s health during this part of the work process. Therefore, prior to the start of any remediation work, we strongly recommend that you may want to consider temporary relocation of you and your family during this part of the work progress due to the fact of the possibility of being exposed to such contaminants from the removal of such mold infected contents. Especially, if you or another family member have developed respiratory symptoms or such diseases that can suggests the risk of high health concerns can occur and is at risk to take place if contact is made with dampness-related exposures of any mold toxic containdments.
It is also important to modify HVAC operations to ensure renovation activity is isolated, to generate temporary containment barriers to separate renovation areas from occupied areas, and to increase housekeeping activities to keep construction debris and dust at a minimum. After the renovation has been completed, necessary modifications should be implemented to affected HVAC systems and other mechanical systems to ensure proper operation afterwards when the cleaning step has finished its process.
Inappropriate remediation (e.g., painting over water-damaged materials, adding air fresheners in areas to mask musty odors, and applying disinfectants or biocides to damp or moldy surfaces) can cause further problems with building degradation and symptoms in occupants. The AIHA Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold  contains a review of remediation guidelines that have been developed by organizations such as the New York City Department of Health, Health Canada, the EPA, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, AIHA, and others; it also discusses many other important considerations for remediation work (e.g., use of biocides; management of hidden mold, and mold in the HVAC system).
Fire, water, storm, wind. Any of these can devastate your home and your life. Your priority must be to get the damage fixed and get back into your home.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a fire in your home or office, then you know that the fire damage extends to more than just the property.
If your insured customer has water damage from a flood or from the suppression of a fire, their first priority is to dry and clean their property.
Only when moisture allows it to grow does it become a problem. When you are presented with a mold problem in one of the buildings that you insure
After a major storm, building damage can take the form of anything from missing shingles to a missing roof to broken windows to water damage.
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