Mold is a group of microorganisms known as fungi. It forms when the combination of moisture, temperature, and a “food source” such as drywall or another building material come in contact with one another inside a home or commercial building.
Mold damage is the result of untreated or hidden water damage. It often results from a slow leak from a drain or a hidden leak behind cabinets or within walls. If it is left untreated for a while, it makes cleanup more complicated.
The Impact of Mold on Health
If you have discovered mold damage in your home or business, you are not alone. According to Realtime Lab, 45 million buildings in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of mold, and many owners are unaware of the problem because mold is often hidden behind walls, in the ceiling, and under carpets.
It is important to take action when you learn you have mold damage because it can cause significant health problems. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 7 million deaths per year are linked to indoor and outdoor air pollution. This is why home and business owners immediately search for “mold remediation services near me” when they discover mold.
How We Can Help
When you have mold damage in your home or place of business, we can eliminate it so you can get things back to normal as soon as possible. There are two levels of mold remediation service. Level 1 remediation is used for small, isolated areas of mold up to 10 square feet and Level 2 remediation covers areas that are larger than 10 square feet
If the affected area is less than 10 square feet, we simply remove the mold. No containment is needed unless there is an at-risk reason (i,e, school, elderly or asthmatic inhabitants, etc). We decide whether containment is needed on a case-by-case basis.
If the mold damage covers more than 10 square feet, our experienced team contains the area and adheres to these mold remediation removal best practices.
Once we are finished, we do NOT just promise you that we did a good job. An independent Industrial Hygienist or Air Quality Specialist checks our work and takes empirical air samples to verify that the mold is gone and the area is safe.
What to Do if You Discover Mold Damage
Mold exposure can cause serious health problems — particularly for children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. If you discover mold damage in your home or business, here are some steps to take.
- Limit access to the area if possible.
- Seal cabinets and doors in small areas to prevent cross-contamination.
- Do not blow air on the mold as it will cause the spores to circulate in the air and possibly affect other areas.
- Do not try to scrape mold as it can cause further contamination.
- Do not spray bleach or any other product on mold. Certain products cannot be mixed and will cause dangerous fumes.
- Do not seek advice on the Internet or social media sites. Only trust the advice of a qualified mold remediation service provider.