Mold remediation is a complex subject. We know the idea of mold remediation in the home or in the office can be a daunting task. Where should you begin? And how can you get it done right at a reasonable price?
Mold Remediation and Restoration
If you have mold in your home, it is wise to find a professional mold removal company. Precision Environmental Services is a highly rated mold remediation company that can restore residential and commercial properties. We use a proven mold remediation and restoration process throughout the time we spend in your residence. Our highly trained expert technicians are trained to deal with mold-related damage. Also, our expertise and years in the business make us the most qualified mold remediation company in your area.
Mold Inspection vs Mold Removal Services
Before remediation and repairing damage, there must be a mold inspection and mold removal. Residential inspections and mold removals are not the same tasks. An inspection of the residence by a trained technician can identify unseen mold and mold growth. The mold removal process involves cleaning the existing mold.
What is Mold?
Mold is another word for fungi. Mold can grow and thrive in moist and dark places, and it won’t die if the area is simply dried. Mold spores are in the air and can easily travel into your home through the air. It can be carried in your car, on your clothing, and shopping bags. Also, you can bring spores in on your shoes and clothes, or on your packages. If mold spores enter a dry home, then they will not be a problem. However, if there is water leaks or damage, spores will develop into fungi. Fungi also thrive in humid environments.
Warning Signs of Mold in the Home or Business
First, if you have had a leak or water damage to your property, there is a good chance there is mold. Mold can appear green, brown, or black and has a “fuzzy” appearance. Mold does not usually have a strong odor but you may notice a musty smell. There are several methods of mold detection, but often times a visual inspection is what discovers many mold situations.
Common Misconceptions about Mold
Let’s clear up any misconceptions about what mold is and what it is not.
1: Mold and Mildew Are Different
Actually, this is not true. Mildew is just the name for mold that grows on a living plant. Otherwise, it is just mold.
2: There Is Only One Type of Black Mold
Black mold has a very bad reputation! The most type is called Stachybotrys chartarum. However, there are literally thousands of types of mold and many types are black in color. It is true that some do have the ability to cause health issues or damage to your home, but not all black mold is the same. This is why it’s important to call mold removal professionals. It can be difficult for most people to tell if their mold infestation is black mold or just a type of mold that happens to be black.
3: Mold Can Be Removed with Household Bleach
Attempting to remove mold yourself is dangerous! It is true that bleach may remove mold from the surface, but it does not reach the root. This means that mold will flourish there again. The spores will remain and multiply. Moreover, mixing bleach with other chemicals can cause serious injury. The mold professionals at Precision Environmental can help you properly get rid of mold in your house!
4: If I Do not See Mold, I Don’t Have a Problem
You may not always see it or smell it. Mold can lurk behind walls or in other non-visible areas. If you have moisture or humidity issues in your home or building, this could increase the chances of a mold problem. If you are uncertain or simply want peace of mind, call us to assess the surfaces of the building and check your indoor air quality!
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is a multi-step procedure that gets rid of the excess fungi in your home. Remediation also focuses on the causes of a mold outbreak in order to prevent it from happening all over again. In some cases, mold inspection and removal may be covered by insurance. If there’s mold in your home or business then you may want to speak with your insurance company to find out if mold detection, the mold removal process, or mold restoration is covered by your insurance.
The first step of remediation is mold inspection. Your home will be searched thoroughly for visible signs of mold. The inspection team will also take air samples to figure out what type of mold it is. The mold type, such as black mold, will tell experts how they should control and prevent an outbreak. The air sample will show what the spore count is, which can be an estimate for the level of contamination.
To keep you safe and for us to do our best work, the areas that have mold are sealed off. The mold is contained to help prevent its spread into other areas of the property.
We use quality, high-efficiency air filters. They are put into the home’s HVAC unit to clear the house of active mold spores. This will help stop the spores from remaining in the air and turning into fungi. The air quality of your home will be safe again. You can also ask about air duct cleaning.
To restore your home, the mold remediation process also involves clean-up. Anti-fungal and antimicrobial cleaners are used to cleanse the existing colonies of mold and help keep more mold from forming. We have different processes to remediate various surface areas of your home or building.
Finally, mold remediation is complete after it is sanitized. All items such as furniture, clothes, curtain, and other fabrics are cleaned. Also, fogging equipment is set up to deodorize everything inside of the home and help with odor damage.
The team of remediation specialists is trained and prepared to conduct an inspection in your home or building. We know there are many other companies that offer mold remediation. However, we offer the highest level of level of inspection, cleaning, and restoration, and send out teams of technicians who will do it right the first time! Call Precision Environmental Services today for any mold testing, remediation, or damage restoration.