Mold Can Be A Growing Problem
If your home or business has had water damage or moisture issues, potentially dangerous mold growth can become a big problem. Mold can begin to grow within 12-24 hours and become visible within 72 hours. If you can see mold growing, the top priority is to remove and safely dispose of it.
There are many questions to be answered:
-What kind of mold is it?
-Is it dangerous?
-Is all mold bad?
-What is the cause?
-What is the most effective way to get rid of my mold problem?
-How can it be prevented?
While most molds are not a major problem, even benign mold if given the opportunity, can grow to massive numbers. Large populations of normal environmental mold can overwhelm even a healthy immune system, so it is important to get rid of active mold growth. The question then becomes “how.”
An Ounce of Prevention
It is important to know how mold grows and how to prevent it. Mold needs a suitable temperature range, organic matter for food and most importantly, moisture. Since indoor environments almost always meet the first two criteria, high moisture levels for an extended period of time are the critical factor.
If moisture is the essential ingredient for mold growth, it seems it would be easy to prevent mold simply by removing water and moisture rapidly. Even in the most obvious scenario such as a flood, this is not always possible. When all visible water is eliminated, you still must deal with high ambient humidity and any saturated materials.
The other primary causes of mold infestations are undetected maintenance problems that produce moisture, such as dripping pipes or leaking air conditioners.
The planned response should include the services of a mold expert and an experienced restoration contractor who can perform the initial assessment and recommend remediation procedures.
MOLD REMEDIATION: OUR MOLD REMOVAL SERVICE
Our professional mold mitigation services include:
-Initial Air Quality Testing
-Safety Barriers and Measures
-Structural Drying and Dehumidification
-Disposal – Mold Cleanup Services
-Final Clearance Testing
Proper Structural Drying Prevents Mold Growth
Mold growth results from the failure of quick and proper drying following water intrusion. Here are some steps to alleviate ongoing problems:
-Moisture levels in all affected building components should be measured to determine where the water damage has occurred.
-Hidden moisture, such as in ceiling plenums and wall cavities, must be tracked and measured.
-The right equipment for the job must be properly placed for rapid drying.
-Daily moisture readings should be recorded and reported (a critical defense in case of health allegations).
-Determine the building’s normal moisture level and document goal attainment.
Our trained technicians use the most up-to-date commercial dehumidification and air purifying equipment available, following all guidelines for indoor air quality.
For professional mold inspection, mold testing and mold remediation services Call us at 800-718-8122. We provide Free Initial Inspections and our highly trained staff will answer all your questions.