Many homeowners underestimate the danger mold presents. While mold is generally thought of as unsightly, what many homeowners fail to realize is that it is highly unsanitary and in some cases, can even pose health risks. So, if you've noticed the presence of mold in your home, talk to INSPECT IT ALL SERVICES, your local mold removal experts!
WHAT MAKES MOLD GROW?
- An organic food source: cellulose in paper, wood, or drywall, natural fibres, even soil.
- Moisture, even high humidity in the air
- Moderate temperature, especially between 20 - 30°C (68 - 86°F)
- Stagnant air; not fresh or moving air
When allowed to grow, mold causes discoloration and structural damage to building materials. A significant amount of mold impacts indoor air quality and requires specialized remediation techniques.
INSPECT IT ALL SERVICES expert mold remediation includes:
Assessment – An INSPECT IT ALL SERVICES technician will come into your home to identify moldy areas as well as the source of the problem. The technician will then formulate a mold remediation plan.
Containment - The source of the moisture problem is addressed and the affected area is closed off to avoid contaminating the rest of your home with mold spores stirred up during the removal process.
Filtration - HEPA filters will be used to clean the air of mold spores and other particles. Our specialists will also wear filtration masks to lessen any exposure to airborne contaminants.
Removal - Building materials and personal belongings in your home can be affected. Since mold is a living organism and deeply ingrains itself into materials to survive, it is best to dispose of anything porous. The safest and most effective way to ensure mold doesn’t return is to remove affected material. Nonporous materials can be cleaned with antimicrobial cleaners and sealants may be used to make treated areas more resistant to water and mold. You may need to have your heating and air conditioning systems professionally cleaned as well.
Drying - It is imperative that cleaned and repaired items remain thoroughly dry. Remember, excessive moisture is how the issue started. As a result, your INSPECT IT ALL SERVICES mold remediation specialist will likely cover moisture management strategies to ensure your home doesn’t encounter future issues.
Repair - The reconstruction process will begin after all mold-contaminated materials are removed. Clean, mold-free materials will replace what was previously contaminated.
Testing - Following remediation, we search for any signs of recurrent water damage, moldy odors or visible mold to ensure the cleanup has been complete. We can take air samples and send them to a 3rd party laboratory to be sure your home is clean of mold.