Mold, most commonly known as fungi, thrives where stagnant water and moisture are present. Mold can grow in as little as 48 hours when high levels of moisture are present indoors. High levels of moisture can be caused by a broken or leaking pipe, flood, lack of adequate ventilation, or high humidity.
Mold can cause serious health issues for your family members and even pets. Mold can cause infections, respiratory problem, and allergic reactions of the skin, nose, and eyes (watery eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, itching, coughing, sneezing, headache and fatigue). Mold doesn’t just affect your health but also that of your home. After a significant amount of time, mold starts breaking down and decomposing any materials or surfaces it resides on such as drywall, wood, and treated building materials, thus compromising the structural integrity of your home.
When the unexpected happens, call on the rapid response of ServiceMaster Restoration Services today.
Homeowners are NOT encouraged to take matters in their own hands, as this can worsen the mold growth, topical cleaning will not take care of the underlying cause of mold growth; many times, mold builds up in areas where homeowners cannot reach, such as the inside of walls, attics, crawl spaces, etc.
When mold needs to be addressed, contact ServiceMaster Restoration Services today for your mold remediation services. ServiceMaster Restoration Services today will restore your home’s environment to a safe and healthy one. Our highly trained technicians are certified remediators that have the proper training, experience, and equipment to rid your home of mold in a professional and time efficient manner.
Mold remediation services from ServiceMaster Restoration Services today will leave you with peace of mind for a job well done.
Mold Remediation Process
- Identify the source: Depending on the situation, the initial mold inspection may be performed by an industrial hygienist.
- Identify the extent of the mold growth: It is important to identify the extent of the mold growth and water damage. Often this involves the use of moisture meters, thermal imaging and other specialized equipment. Air quality sampling can also be employed to identify the extent of the contamination.
- Containment: During the mold removal and remediation process the mold spores will often become disturbed and aerosolized. This can lead to cross contamination and create a situation much worse than the original problem. We use specialized techniques to contain the area. This involves the use of HEPA filtration, plastic sheeting and negative air machines.
- Removal: After containment is in place, the mold-damaged materials are removed. Often this includes the removal of porous materials such as drywall, upholstered furniture, carpeting, insulation and cabinets.
- Decontamination: Non-porous or semi-porous materials such as wood framing, metal, plastic and concrete can be cleaned in place. HEPA vacuuming, wire brushing, sanding, dry ice blasting, and other cleaning techniques are utilized to remove all remaining mold spores from the contaminated area. Often, an antimicrobial solution is applied to the remaining materials.
- Clearance Testing: Upon completion of the mold remediation and removal project a final clearance inspection is performed. ServiceMaster works with a third party Inspection Company (certified industrial hygienist) to verify that no mold is present through air sampling, surface sampling and other various tests.
Do NOT wait to call for professional help! Call ServiceMaster Restoration Services today at (630) 241-1111.