Mold gradually destroys everything it grows on, and if left unchecked, mold can cause serious structural damage and grave health consequences. Thus, it’s extremely important to contact an experienced mold remediation company for mold inspection and mitigation.
Remedics Restoration Carolinas fills that role perfectly as our experience, training, and state-of-the-art mold removal equipment allows us to complete remediation of black mold and other types of mold contamination. We can take care of all related processes including mold testing, mold removal, mold cleanup, and restoration services so that you can forget about your mold problem once and for good.
What Causes Mold Growth
Mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Still, mold becomes a problem only when it starts to grow into colonies that destroy the property and produce harmful toxins dangerous for human health.
The key factor making mold grow is water or moisture. Other factors contributing to the mold growth are “a food” to grow on (wood, drywall or cotton), lack of light and good ventilation, warmth. This is why the common places to look for mold in your home might be dark corners, walls behind the furniture, bathrooms, walls behind and floor under and the kitchen sink or the refrigerator. Saunas and greenhouses have favorable conditions for mold growth too.
Common causes of mold are:
- excessive humidity
- leaking pipes
- roof leaks
- condensation on windows
- poor ventilation in rooms where moist air is common such as a bathroom or a kitchen
- damp basements
- lack of proper water and flooding damage mitigation for more than 24 hours after a disaster
- seepage through cellar floors and foundation walls
Thus, any mold remediation starts with the identification of the source of water and assessment of a humidity level. If mold is cleaned up, but water damage that caused it has not been addressed, the mold problem will return very quickly. Timely and quality water restoration services are essential to mold prevention and remediation.
Black Mold Remediation
Black mold, which can be easily recognized by a dark green or black color and a musty damp smell. It is considered the most toxic of fungus. This is why it often makes the headlines of local newspapers or makes hosts take immediate actions. While it is true that black mold is the most toxic, any type of mold is harmful both to your health and your property and should be treated with caution.
Black mold is peculiar of almost all water damaged buildings. Thus, if your premises survived a flooding or another major water damage incident and halted with the restoration services, there are great chances that you might be facing a black mold issue somewhere in the building. Remedics Restoration Carolinas can provide professional black mold remediation services and further repairs for you to return your property to the pre-damaged state.
Health Effects of Mold
In addition to property damage, the presence of mold poses major health risks. Mold indoors can cause headaches, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and, in some case, even more, severe illnesses. Overall, the gravity of health effects depends on the individual susceptibility, health conditions, the amount of mold, and the length of being exposed to it. Direct contact with the toxic byproducts of mold (mycotoxins) leads to graver health concerns too. Poor air quality harms the quality of life of people spending time in the buildings affected my mold.
Common symptoms of mold exposure are:
- wheezing and having difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- blockage of the nasal passages
- watery and reddened eyes
- blurry vision
- dry cough
- skin irritation
- memory loss
If you experience any of the symptoms in your home or office and they reduce or disappear when you leave the premises, there is a great chance of mold exposure. Look for mold in places where it can be commonly found or call a professional mold removal and remediation company for an immediate mold inspection.
Why Remedics Restoration is Your Best Choice for Mold Removal and Remediation
When your home has experienced a flood or an overflow, you suspect or already observe the mold to grow, call in experts in mold removal as soon as possible. In our service area, Remedics Restoration Carolinas might your best choice. Here are the reasons why:
- We follow ANSI Accredited S500 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation that makes our work grounded on reliable mold removal principles, research and practical experience.
- Our restoration company has A+ rating in the Better Business Bureau.
- We have 18+ years of industry experience, which makes us frankly say, “We have seen it all” whatever the mold-affected area is or how it looks.
- We are your one-stop-shop solution, as we carry out careful mold inspection, moisture testing of building materials, professional mold remediation, and repairs of the damaged surfaces or areas.
- We prefer human communication and do not outsource emergency calls to AI assistants – they may be intelligent, but we care and sympathize. For the same reason, we maintain communication with you throughout the whole process of mold removal and remediation.
The Process of Mold Removal
Mold remediation experts take the following steps in the process of mold removal:
- Preparation to mold removal: wearing protective equipment for mold remediation (protective clothing covering the whole body, dust filter masks or respirators, goggles, and gloves) and sealing off the affected area to prevent the spread of the mold spores around the house.
- Arranging negative pressure. To make sure the stirred mold does not spread around the house, mold removal specialists might use an exhaust fan or a partially open door to blow air out of the house.
- Mold removal. This includes using a special solution that works best for the affected surface. Before stirring the mold, it should be moisturized to prevent spores from escaping into the air.
- Mold Cleanup. An anti-mold solution is used to clean up all surfaces in the affected room to prevent further growth of mold. Cleaning of mold from the surface will be enough for all non-porous materials such as glass, metal or hard plastic. Porous materials such as drywall, carpet or upholstery might need further professional cleaning.
- HEPA Vacuuming. After all the surfaces have dried completely, HEPA vacuums are used to remove any residual mold or mold spores.
- Disposing. After the mold removal, mold, the affected materials, and vacuum cleaner’s contents are disposed of in fully sealed plastic packets.
Remedics Restoration Carolinas will come up with a plan specific to your home to eliminate the mold and prevent a mold problem from ever returning to your home or office.