Mold removal and remediation should be taken very seriously, it can be very harmful to your health. It is also an issue that typically cannot be quoted over the phone due to its complexity and testing requirements. To be able to determine the scope of work that should be written down a proper mold inspection and mold test by an industrial hygienist is very important. Do we need to Ice Blast, how much of the drywall should be removed, which areas should be wiped cleaned and HEPA vacuumed? All of these questions can be answered by a written protocol by the industrial hygienist that we can use to write a proper estimate for the black mold removal process.
Mold Removal Remediation
Mold can severely damage not only your health but also your home and property. Mold spores feed on organic materials, such as wood, paper, many fabrics, and even some types of glue. It literally eats away at these materials, causing them to rot and fall apart. When you consider the types of materials that mold like to eat, you quickly realize that a majority of your home is composed of these organic materials. Mold can eat away at materials like wallpaper, drywall, carpet, wooden studs in walls, ceiling tiles, floorboards, and other structures inside the home. Left unchecked, mold can cause damage great enough to lead to the collapse of ceilings, caving in of floorboards, and falling down of walls. Read more about mold damage from Mold Answers.
As a mold removal remediation company, Guardian Restoration Services can help you with this process, connect you with a third party hygienist and provide you with a free initial consultation.
One of the main things Guardian Restoration searches for on our initial inspection of the mold damage is what is the cause of the mold. Without fixing the cause of the mold, typically a water source, there is no point in doing any work because the mold will grow back.
First, fix the cause of the water intrusion, then remove the mold from the house or business.
Guardian Restoration Services has certified mold removal technicians on staff that is experienced in mold inspections and the mold removal process. Guardian Restoration certified technicians will also keep you updated throughout the mold removal process, and provide you with pictures and a written report of your mold removal project. When the project is finished, you will receive a clearance report from the third party hygienist, showing you it is safe to occupy the once affected mold damaged area.
Professional Mold Remediation
The scariest part about these microscopic dead mold spores is that they can’t be seen by the human eye and they tend to cause all types of health-related conditions. During the black mold removal process, regardless if it's black mold or not, proper containment and air quality control are crucial. You can not run the risk of contaminating the rest of the building by not having the affected area under proper containment and under negative pressure. The certified technicians should also have proper protective equipment during the mold removal process.
Mold: Dead or Alive
A common misconception among people is that mold which is growing is most dangerous to our health, but this is not true. In fact, you can't "kill" mold. That's why when you discover mold damage in your home, the typical mold remediation process revolves around removing the mold and disposing of it. Not killing it on site. That's one of many reasons why you shouldn't use bleach to when you see mold, you're only changing the color of it, not killing it or removing it. We all live with mold around us; inside our homes, at work and outside. When you begin the mold removal process, typically the goal is to get the mold spore count inside a building to be the same (or lower) as the spore count outside.
These basic facts about mold removal process should help you understand that mold remediation is not a do-it-yourself project! It involves a lot of professional knowledge and technical skills, and should only be done by a specialized mold professional company.
Black Mold Removal Remediation
A lot of people who see black mold immediately think it is the dreaded black mold, Stachybotrys. Stachybotrys chartarum (also known by its synonym Stachybotrys atra) is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. Molds are very common in buildings and homes and will grow anywhere indoors where there is moisture.
The most common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria. For more information on mold, check out the CDC.
Mold Remediation Service Area
Guardian Restoration Services provide black mold removal and remediation to all of West Central Florida; Tampa FL, St. Petersburg FL, Clearwater FL, Sarasota FL and surrounding areas.