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Mold Remediation

FeaturesWhat are the Steps in Mold Remediation?

Oftentimes, when a home is exposed to water, rain, or flooding of any kind for a while, the residual damage it leaves can become difficult to contain. Molds can build up without the knowledge of the homeowner, and this makes it difficult to clear them out eventually. While it’s difficult to notice, mold can affect house occupants or offices and other shelter spaces in very serious ways.
It is therefore important to always stay conscious of their growth and involve experts to help out with mold management. Keep reading to learn more about it!

Mold remediation is a multi-step process that controls highly proliferating fungi to natural levels. Remediation also takes care of what causes their outbreak and contains it. When you engage the service of a trained expert, the certain steps he carries out to get the job them. The steps include:

The first thing a trained expert would do is to inspect the environment where the mold has colonized. He/she will search your home thoroughly to see if there are molds around. They will also collect the air samples to find out the kind of mold breeding there or liable to. This is possible because the airborne spore has been stimulated to proliferate.

A moisture re ader is a spp

Also known as the Flir heat gun. This special piece of equipment is able to look behind walls, ceilings, flooring etc. to find areas with high moisture content and water leaks that are hidden. This is used to trace the source of water leaks. 

Also known as air quality testing. This is an analysis of airborne mold spores done by our licensed environmental hygienist with cert. lab analysis. 

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FeaturesWhat are the Steps in Mold Remediation?

When they have determined the kind of mold, they can then use this assessment to determine how to halt their outbreak. The air sample is expected to indicate what the spore count is. This spore count can be an estimate of how high or serious the contamination is.
The next step is containment. The expert does this by sealing off all the areas that the mold has spread to. This is done to halt its spread to other parts. The remediation team can place physical barriers with negative air chambers. For this to be effective, fans and any kind of heating system and turned off. This prevents spores from being carried around and propagating in other places.
In this step, the remediation unit puts very effective air filters into the HVAC unit of the home to sweep out active spores from the whole house. This step prevents continuous growth and turning into fungi. The experts may also use HEPA-filtered vacuums to extract spores that may have settled.
For this step, antifungal and antimicrobial substances are utilized the colonies present at the time are exterminated. This method is very effective, in that it helps prevent the molds from forming at all. How it will be carried out depends on the location of the fungal growth. Hard surfaces like sink tops and bathtubs are cleaned by simply wiping the surface and applying an environmental-healthy biocide. Molds can move to porous places like walls and floors of wood. When they get to these places, it becomes difficult to get them out. Once the inspection has been carried out on these porous areas, areas, where the molds grew deeply, are removed.
The final thing to do once the remediation is completed is sanitization of your house. Your clothes and other fabrics will be cleaned too. Fogging tools are used to remove odors from your belongings.

Health ProblemsAre there Health Concerns about the Mold Remediation Process?

Having molds breeding in your home can pose a serious health problem for you and your family, especially if there is someone with an allergy, an underlying respiratory infection, or a not-so-strong immune system. Some of the health issues that can arise from having mold in your house are:

Mold growth is always associated with the invasion of spores, cells and fragments, and a few organic compounds into the air. These substances can produce allergens and some irritants which can be toxic to people who are sensitive to them.

Besides this, because molds grow in damp areas, dampness causes certain materials or fabrics to break down, thereby increasing the amount of dust and tiny particles in the air.

These particles can irritate the nose and throat, especially in people with underlying respiratory problems like asthma or a serious lung infection.

People with allergies or sensitivity to these spores will react when they are released into the air. Surprisingly, Symptoms for mold allergies are similar to other allergies like hay fever. Some of the allergic reactions the spores induce are:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose
  • Blocked throat
  • Frequent sneezing
  • Watery eyes

Individuals with mold allergy, who also suffer from asthma are at a higher risk of having asthma attacks or symptoms when they are in a house where mold is dispersed.

Also, a high proportion of dust can increase the risk of dust mites, which can induce an allergic response in some individuals.

In some individuals, certain kinds of molds cause serious health problems such as Aspergillosis.

People with strong immune systems can inhale this spore-contaminated air in the house, but people with weakened immune systems will have a serious reaction to it. Molds can induce the production of other microbes such as bacteria. When exposed to these bacteria may induce an inflammatory reaction.

Another thing to note is that the mold and the microbial agent produced alongside may increase the risk of bronchial and fungal infections, which may lead to:

  • Bronchitis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Allergic alveolitis
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis
  • Lower respiratory tract problems in previously healthy children.

FeaturesStopping Mold

To halt the proliferation of mold, make sure standing water is removed around you. Controlling moisture around your home is one major way of stopping the growth of molds indoors. Also, ensure that your home is cleaned properly and well ventilated. Several things can cause moisture or humidity in your home. You must be aware of them. They include:

  • The breath of people and pets
  • Using cooking and washing water
  • Natural moisture from rain or dew
  • Unnoticed water leaks

Humidity can be controlled if you act proactively by:

  • Acting quickly when a leak or burst happens
  • Leaving windows open when you should, to allow circulation of air
  • Using extractor fans to suck out moisture when cooking
  • Ensuring all clothes are adequately dried before storing them
  • Desisting from spreading carpets in bathrooms and basements
  • Maintaining building facilities and gutters and other drainage systems to ensure leaks are prevented.

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Mold RemovalWhat do we offer?

Expert knowledge and specialized tools are required to carry out mold remediation procedures on your home, especially when they have been bred extensively. Hence, when it comes to mold removal and cleanup, a professional job is the most dependable help you can get.

Our staff members have proper knowledge of how to go about this to ensure your home gets the right kind of cleanup, depending on how intense it needs to be done. We also boast of having modern tools and the right expertise required to get into crevices and hidden areas to completely get rid of the problem.

Do you want to have the best service possible?

Well, you can always bank on our services to deliver the kind of remediation suited for your home. All you have to do is reach out to us and we will provide you with an expert that will leave you satisfied after getting the job done.

We make sure that every contractor we hire is highly qualified and licensed professional and knows how to tackle any mold remediation case, be it a bathroom mold (shower, sink, ceiling or drains mold), a storage, attic, or basement mold, a mold in drywall or wood, or even in a ventilation system or heating. Or even if you need a whole home mold removal due to water damage, we have you covered.

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