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Mold Remediation & Abatement

Any home can quickly become infested with mold when accompanied by a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause health risks.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We may use anti fungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home.

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Q: How can I be exposed to Mold?
Exposure to mold is possible through several ways. First, by skin contact with molds. People with high allergic reactions to molds may develop rashes where the mold has made contact on the skin. Inhalation of spores from mold may cause allergic reactions or asthma as it passes through the nose and the lungs. Mold exposure can also occur when someone accidentally ingests food or materials contaminated with molds.

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What does Mold need to grow?
First and foremost, like all living things, molds need food to survive. The fact that molds can feed on almost any organic material makes their food easy to find. Mold depends on their fungal spores to multiply. For mold to multiply it needs water or any organic liquid. This is the reason why it is strongly advised to fix water leaks immediately.

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How Do I Locate Molds in My Home?
There are signs to watch for to determine if there is mold growth in your home. Sometimes, you can see and smell mold cells that are growing on surfaces. Its is possible that there is mold growth wherever there are water stains, standing water, or moist surfaces. Walls, ceilings, carpets, window sills, drain pans, duct work, vents, bathrooms, and wallboard should all be thoroughly inspected. Look for possible stains and streaks on walls, on ceilings, and floors. You should also look for bubbles in paint and plaster and in loose wallpaper. If there is concern about the presence of mold but there are no visible signs, please contact a hygienist to preform a mold test.