How Does Mold Occur?
Often times when water damage occurs within a property, if not handled properly mold will begin to grow. This can happen as
soon as 72 hours after water exposure. Mold is an invasive fungus that thrives in warm and humid conditions.
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that thrives by feeding on organic material. It comes in many shapes, colors and toxicities. The
type of mold that you may find on old bread is not too different from the mold that can grow within your property. It is important to get mold
problems resolved as soon as possible for several reasons. Mold can have negative effects on your health, it will spread as long as it is
under ideal conditions, and it will damage the structural material that it is growing on.
Mold and Health
Not everyone reacts the same way when exposed to mold. Exposure can have adverse effects on one’s health including but not
limited to respiratory problems, skin irritation, coughing and eye irritation. The severity of these problems is determined by several
factors. Mold varies in levels of toxicity. Young children and people who have a compromised immune system can expect to see the most severe
reactions and possibly even life threatening infections.
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is a process in which a contaminated area is contained and then all mold bearing substances are treated with
an antimicrobial and removed. This is done carefully within a quarantined area to ensure that the mold does not spread to other areas of the
property. The result is a cleaned area in which all materials damaged by the mold have been removed. The area must then be repaired and
restored to its original mold free condition.
Should I Hire a Professional?
It really depends on the situation. In cases where there is a very small patch of mold on some tile or other non-porous
material, then you can clean the mold off with some vinegar or a good antimicrobial. For any situation involving wood, drywall or any other
porous material please call a licensed and experienced professional. A professional will know what techniques and antimicrobials to use. They
will also know how to properly resolve the situation while ensuring that the mold does not spread during removal and that the mold won’t come
back after the remediation. Do not use bleach.
What We Do
Our experienced technicians know exactly what to do in any mold situation big or small. We are licensed and insured and will
ensure that everything goes smoothly from remediation all the way to repairs/ remodeling. We even handle communication with insurance to make
sure that no corners are cut during repairs.