Mold Remediation Service
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is the process of cleaning up a house or building that has been exposed to mold. It is often necessary because of previous water damage or even a faulty air conditioning system. Mold remediation requires help from an experienced contractor to inspect and repair any foundation, drywall, insulation, carpeting, flooring, and other materials that have been affected.
H2O Mold Restoration Gurus have been in the home restoration business for over eight years and specialize in water, fire, and mold damage. We know what it takes to clean up a building and make sure no mold regrows once we are finished.
Is mold remediation really necessary?
Yes. It is crucial that you rid your home of all traces of mold growth and prevent further growth. Mold can cause several health problems such as flu-like symptoms, respiratory problems, and even rashes to those who are sensitive to mold.
Mold remediation is not something to take lightly and should only be performed by an experienced contractor. As a homeowner, you can help prevent mold growth by cleaning up your residence quickly after a water leak occurs and taking the necessary steps to clean it up thoroughly.
What does mold remediation involve?
Mold removal involves different steps depending on how badly your home has been infested or how much water damage has been done to your home. But it includes these five basic steps, which require some specialized equipment. The mold remediation process includes:
- Containment of the area where the mold problem is located to prevent further spread
- Air filtration – removal of any spores or microscopic debris that may remain in the air using special HEPA-rated filters on blowers and exhaust fans (some contractors use chemical agents to help neutralize the spores)
- Removal of any porous materials that have become contaminated with mold – these are typically items that will not withstand being cleaned and must be thrown away
- Cleaning surfaces using some combination of soap, detergent, bleach or other mold-killing chemicals, hot water, and pressure washers
- Allow the area to dry thoroughly before taking any actions that will disturb the drying process (such as repainting). As paint does not bond well to a surface that is still wet, painting over an area where mold has been growing can lead to peeling and flaking of the paint in that area later on; this should be avoided by allowing the surface to dry completely.
When you need mold remediation done, the first thing to remember is that there are different types of mold. Mold remediation can differ depending on what kind of material was affected by the water leak. The longer the source of moisture is present in your home or office, the more likely it will spread and grow since mold thrives in moist conditions.
When you Hire H2O Mold Restoration Gurus, we will thoroughly inspect your house for any water damage and mold infestation. We will carry out different tests to determine the areas of the home where there is mold growth. This is crucial for the remediation process.
When should I consider hiring a professional mold remediation contractor?
If you are not sure whether or not your home actually has a mold problem, you can call us, H2O Mold Restoration Gurus, to perform an inspection for free. It is advisable to consult with an industry professional before beginning any sort of construction project in your home. Mold can be a health hazard.
In addition to the above, any time you have been exposed to mold and/or mildew growths in your home, it is a good idea to consult a professional contractor for an inspection of your property. Certain types of mold can generate toxic substances that may cause adverse reactions in individuals with allergies or weakened immune systems.
Besides the above, there are many reasons why it is necessary to call a professional when you see mold growing in your home, apartment, or commercial property.
For one thing, you cannot simply clean certain building materials with water, soap, and some elbow grease. It may seem like the simplest way to get rid of mold, but without knowing what type of molds are present, what caused the molds to start growing in the first place, and/or where they are on your property, attempting to remove mold on your own can lead you to cause more harm than good.
As for why it is essential to call a professional contractor when you know that you have mold growth of any kind on your property, not only can it be hazardous to your health, but some types of molds may cause structural damage to walls and other surfaces.
If you get an expert on the job right away, you can save yourself both money and stress down the road.
Do you have mold growth in your home or business?
H2O Restoration Gurus is the mold removal company you should call. We can restore all of your property to normalcy following water damage or the effects of fire and smoke. We have a well-trained team that will work with you and remove every trace of mold, ensuring there’s no regrowth.
To get started with our helpful services, give us a call toll free (855) 624-1133.