What You Need To Know About Mold

Mold Inspection & Removal

What is Mold?

Example of visible mold in your home

Mold is the term used to describe fungal growth. Hyphae are multi-cell Fungi, while yeasts are single cell Fungi. Mold is an organism that grows naturally and lives around us. Mold prospers in enclosed environments so the amount of spores that are released into the air are much lower than in a closed area like your home and are often found in storage spaces

Indoor mold spores can cause indoor air quality problems by increasing in concentration. Exposure to mold spores over a prolonged period of time increases the risk of developing a serious respiratory condition.

Mold Damage Restoration

No homeowner wants to discover that there is mold in their home. The reality is that mold can cause serious damage and can be a major detriment to home ownership. Mold can spread quickly and is very dangerous. Mold can be a serious threat to indoor air quality, especially for elderly people, children and pets. Mold can hide on many surfaces, including porous surfaces and surfaces with holes.

Mold is something you should not ignore in your home. Although you might feel compelled by the internet to find home remedies for mold removal, this could be dangerous and unreliable and can lead to even more problems. Mold infestation should not be ignored in your home or workplace. Mold infestations should be addressed immediately by a mold remediation and removal contractor upon seeing any signs that you may have a mold problem.

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A mold remediation contractor will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of your mold problem. A professional mold remediation contractor will investigate the root cause of your mold problems and get to the bottom. 

Finding the mold and remediating the mold are two different processes. In some states, the same contractor cannot perform both duties.

  1. Visual Mold Inspection
    Some mold contractors will provide free visual mold inspections Once you make an appointment, a mold specialist will be sent to your home. Mold Removal Specialists have the experience and knowledge to identify all traces of mold in your house. Once they have identified the source of mold growth, they will plan the mold remediation phase.
  2. Pre-Mold Remediation Testing
    While you may not always need third-party testing by an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP), certain situations will require pre-testing. A pre-test is recommended for anyone who suspects that their symptoms or illness are caused by microbial growth. We expect to see Cladosporium and Aspergillus as well as Penicillium, Penicillium and Stachybotrys molds.
  3. Mold Spore Content
    A properly trained mold specialists will help you contain any airborne mold spores in your home to begin the phase of keeping them from spreading. This is done to prevent mold spores spreading beyond their current reach. Professional grade air scrubbers are used with hepa filter. We will often use negative pressure to prevent cross-contamination of your property or home.
  4. Mold Removal/Mold Remediation
    To eliminate mold spores or particles in the air, contaminated areas are often subject to negative pressure. Mold-infested surfaces can be treated or completely removed depending on what material is involved. All mold-infested surfaces will be cleaned by our technicians who will apply antimicrobial treatment. This does not encompass the entire mold remediation process and you should refer to the professionals.
  5. Lab Testing & Report
    Once your contractor has completed the mold remediation process we will hire an IEP (third party indoor environmental professional) to test your home’s air quality to confirm the absence of mold or infested areas. After the mold removal project is completed and lab testing has been completed, you can expect a formal report.
  6. Commercial Properties Things are very different for a commercial property or any business or production facility that produces food products. Under those circumstances, you should contact a food safety consultant for environmental monitoring and other services.