Mold can grow within as little as 48 hours. If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can cause discoloration and structural damage to building materials. A significant amount of mold can impact indoor air quality and can be difficult and costly to remove. Mold is a rapidly growing concern for homeowners, property managers, insurance providers and restoration companies.
There are many different species of mold, but all molds share some common characteristics. Molds and mold spores are naturally present in the outdoor environment all around us; however, indoor mold growth can become a tenacious problem. Mold spreads rapidly and produces an unpleasant musty odor.
- Molds thrive in moist and humid environments.
- Molds require an organic food source. One common food source is cellulose, which is found in building materials such as wood and drywall.
- Molds are spread by microscopic airborne particles called “spores."
Our IICRC Certified Microbial Remediation Technicians will manage every aspect of the mold remediation process. Remediation means “to remedy” or “to cure” and ultimately protect your home and family.
We use the following steps to remediate mold and get your life back to normal as soon as possible:
- Identify the source of the moisture and the scope of damage using moisture meters, thermal imaging and other specialized equipment.
- Commence work immediately upon authorization.
- Establish containment of affected areas. Technicians use specialized equipment such as negative air machines and plastic sheeting to contain.
- After containment is in place, the mold damaged materials are removed and discarded according to industry standards. Such as drywall, upholstered furniture, carpeting, insulation, cabinets, etc.
- Decontaminate non-porous or semi-porous materials such as wood framing, metal, plastic and concrete. HEPA vacuuming, Soda Blasting, damp wiping and/or combination of other cleaning techniques are used to remove all remaining mold spores from the contaminated area.
- Treat all affected surfaces with an antimicrobial solution to prevent further growth.