Do you suspect or see mold in your property? Need help with mold treatment? First to Respond Restoration, Inc. can help with mold removal and mold remediation services.
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Mold inspections of commercial and residential properties are conducted by experienced and certified estimators.
Residential and commercial mold removal services by professional certified technicians.
Mold remediation services of residential and commercial properties following IICRC Standards and procedures.
Special remediation procedures utilized to treat and remove black mold.
The majority of Mold Damages are caused by:
Also known as Mycotoxins
The mere presence of mold spores indoors is normal and expected. Consequently, it does not necessarily indicate that the environment is contaminated. Outdoors molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. According to the U.S. EPA, “It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust.” In fact, we probably inhale spores with every breath we take because mold is a naturally-occurring substance that exists everywhere in the natural environment.
There are many types of mold which none of them will grow without water or moisture. So, it is important that you immediately find and repair all sources of water intrusion on your property. Failure to do so, will result in microbial growth; therefore, mold remediation company would be needed.
Mold is usually not a problem indoors. Unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot, then they begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure may cause irritation in both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing.
Since this information provides a brief overview, it does not describe all potential health effects related to mold exposure. You may also wish to consult your state or local health department. For more information about mold and indoor air quality by visiting: www.epa.gov/mold
In most cases, having a full protocol report written by an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) prior to the mold removal process is ideal. Why?
As the homeowner this gives you 3 benefits:
1. What type of mold it is
2. Toxicity of the present mold (if any)
3. Full scope of work to remove and remediate mold from affected areas
It’s crucial the IEP conducts a post remediation inspection for verification of the structures, systems, or contents have been returned to “condition 1”.
Check out our blog on the IICRC definition of mold “Conditions”:
Fungi/mold that grows on the surface of your shower is different than microbial growth (mold) that is created from existing or pre-existing water damage. When in doubt, contact a professional.
Mold can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours after water damage. Mold can grow and spread quickly when it is disrupted and this is the main reason only an experience individual should attempt to mitigate a mold concern. Allowing mold to grow can cause the mold spores to break off into the air, potentially causing illnesses and additional damages and costs to repair your home.
Mold can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours after water damage and it can spread quickly, especially when it is disrupted. Rubbing it or spraying air against it.
In some cases, mold exposure may the most problems to people with preexisting health conditions, elderly people and children. Moreover, mold can irritate your eyes, nose, skin, throat and lungs.
If you have suspicions of mold growth due to a recent water damage event or notice some discoloration it’s always best to have the area tested by a qualified environmentalist. If you would like a list of testing companies, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Referrals page for companies.
No, we do not recommended mold to be mitigated by a property owner or contractor that has no experience or certifications to remediate mold. There is a specific level of PPE required and engineering controls that unexperienced individuals may not be aware of. It is common for individuals that attempt to mitigate a mold issue to make it worst by cross contaminating other areas of the property. There are helpful tips you can find online to clean surface mold on shower, tub or tile grout.
When a hiring a mold remediation company, it important to pay attention to the details which starts with the estimate. Does the estimate have a clear outline of the scope of work that will be done in the affected area(s)? Does the estimate contain photos showing the areas to be remediated? Is the company licensed, bonded, and insured including workers compensation? Does the company have respiratory programs for their technicians?
Are the technicians really experienced or certified? At First to Respond Restoration, we promise to meet all of those criteria’s plus provide a 5-star service; our estimates are free of charge.
First to Respond Restoration proudly provides remediation services including: water damage repair, fire & smoke damage restoration, sewage cleanup and mold removal.
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