Does your home or business have a mold issue? Do you find yourself Googling “Mold Remediation Near Me?” In the United States, 50% of American homes have unknown moisture problems, so it is likely that fungus is present in the home. If you suspect there is mold in your home, contact Precision Environmental Services, the area’s leading mold inspection and professional mold remediation specialists.
What is Mold?
Mold is a fungus that grows in moist places. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water and possibly lead to mold infestation. There are microscopic mold spores almost everywhere: outdoors and indoors. Minuscule mold spores float along in the air and then land on nearby surfaces. Even higher than normal indoor humidity can provide areas for mold to grow. Mold spores can enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems, and even on a person’s clothes.
Mold tends to grow in areas where there is water. This can include attics and crawl spaces, inside the walls furnaces, basements, ducts, kitchen and bathrooms, HVAC systems, and near window A/C units. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor. Often this is one of the first clues to where the possible mold infestation is growing. Mold is a fungus and its main purpose in nature is to decompose matter. And so, it impossible to remove all mold from a house or business. However, it is essential to identify mold problems, the affected areas, and get remediation immediately to avoid costly repairs down the road and to protect the health of your loved ones.
Is Mold Dangerous?
There are certain types of molds that are more harmful than others. Black mold has a reputation as a dangerous mold but there is a lack of evidence to back it up.
According to the Centers for Disease Control: “While certain molds can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous.” Although it is possible for toxigenic molds to produce rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss, this rarely happens.
Mold can produce health issues. Indoor exposure can result in poor indoor air quality and cause minor coughing, sore throat, skin rashes, wheezing, and sinusitis in healthy people and severe issues for people with asthma and upper respiratory tract problems. People who are more at risk are infants and children, older adults, people with asthma, and weak immune systems.
If mold is left uncontrolled in a home or office, the mildew will continue to spread throughout the property causing extensive property damage. It’s best to remove mold as soon as you discover the mold problem. So, the technicians use containment and ventilation procedures to prevent the spread of mold and to do mold removal and restoration.
The advanced containment procedures include negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the clean-up process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Experts use specialized filtration equipment to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. Also, they utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the mold from spreading spores during the mold remediation process.
Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Removing the mold and mold-infested materials depend on the amount of damage and mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. However, it common to use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new ones from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
Mold removal is best completed by expert mold remediation contractors. There needs to be safety measures and barriers in place as well as a plan for repairing items and doing damage restoration. First, the technicians will take care of cleaning the HVAC system and structural drying. Next, the technicians will address any moisture or humidity concerns. For example, a fan duct running into the attic may need to be fixed. This is a simple task that the mold remediation company may take on the repair by itself. However, for more involved repairs, the company may hire a sub-contractor or recommend one for the homeowner.
Most mold removal companies will provide cleaning services, odor removal and disinfecting. So, this is the stage that includes the actual remediation and disposal of infected materials. Professionals should clean your furniture, curtains, linens, and clothes that have been exposed. After the cleaning and sanitizing, then the technicians apply biocide/fungicide/moldicide solutions.
Mold Remediation and Restoration
The first step is for our mold inspectors to carefully check your property for visible signs of mold damage. Mold may be hidden from plain view, but our professional mold technicians use various technologies to inspect and detect mold and hidden water sources.
Water damage, from a leaky pipe or appliance, can cause significant water damage requiring a certified restoration company to remediate. Our technicians may also restore the home with minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; for major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business, we will subcontract.
Professional and Certified Mold Expert
With the know-how, skill, and commitment in the field, we will restore your home or office property to its original condition, no matter how severe the water damage. Our technicians are professionals and they have been certified as mold remediation specialists. Rest assured, we only hire and send out the best mold remediation specialists to clean up and repair your home.
Contact Us for Mold Testing and Mold Restoration
If you suspect there is mold in your home, contact the area’s leading mold inspector, mold testing and mold remediation specialists-Precision Environmental Services for your mold remediation project.