While mold is a fungus that exists naturally in places that support its growth, it poses a serious health risk—particularly to your immune and respiratory systems.
According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the non-profit organization that sets the standard for our industry, there are specific steps you need to take to effectively remediate mold infestation. We take them all.
If you suspect mold contamination in your home or business, our first step is to visit the site to determine if there is mold, the extent of the problem and the location of the moisture source causing it. This is done through air quality and specimen testing, as well as a physical inspection.
Once we’ve scoped the problem, we then work to contain damage to the smallest possible area. This involves a combination of removing contaminated material and drying damp spaces—building structures, HVAC systems, and contents—to ensure that mold-growing conditions no longer exist.
• Water removal
• Carpet & upholstery cleaning
• Structural reconstruction
Here are some examples of problems that can lead to mold formation:
• Roof/gutter leaks
• Improper attic ventilation
• High basement humidity
Workmen were great. They even took special care of my pets.
- R. Bishop, Forestdale, RI
Due to the fact that mold requires a moisture source to thrive, it can be controlled by controlling moisture indoors. Mold can grow in wall cavities and under flooring. You may, however, be able to smell mold. In many cases molds emit an earthy smell.
No. Do not use chlorine bleach to clean mold. Although bleach can decolorize mold and appear to remove it, it does not and allergic reactions can still occur. The mold must be removed using safe, specific, and proven remediation protocols. Our technicians adhere to all applicable OSHA standards and follow New York Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for mold remediation.
Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances. Allergic reaction to mold can be immediate or delayed depending on the level of sensitivity within the person exposed.
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