Mold can be in any place we know, but what is mold? Is it good? Is it bad? How can we deal with it? And how can we avoid it? Probably you have been dealing with it for a long period of time without knowing what you are dealing with. Maybe you have tried plenty of possible remedies but mold still there. As any other problematic or uncomfortable situation at home, of course you want to eradicate it! But this is almost impossible to do it without professional help. At Restoration Control we have all the knowledge, personnel and tools to help you with this issue.
Things About Mold Remediation and Mold Removal
What is mold
For identifying a problem, you have to be conscious of it; so, what is mold? Mold is a kind of fungus made of small organisms present almost everywhere. Sometimes its presence is evident: if you have black, white, orange, green, or purple fluffs on walls, ceiling or old papers, for sure you are experiencing mold damage. You can be exposed to mold every day in small amounts or to mold spores. Spores of mold are usually harmless, but if they find an ideal surface to stick like a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow. Once mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. Then damage is triggered. If you're sensitive to mold and inhale a large number of spores, you could experience health problems.
Types of mold
You already know that mold is something like a black, orange or green spot on walls, ceilings and other materials; but mold is not just a fluffy spot; mold is a disease; it is a fungus that grows as the shape of thousands of strings and it originates only in damped environments, originating the biodegradation of natural materials. There are different species with different colors and aspect
It is usually pink and grows typically in household systems: humidifiers, cooling coils, drain pans and window sealants.
It is a velvet-textured mold brown colored that usually grows in dampness.
There are about 185 species of aspergillus so it can appear in many different colors. It is usually found in American households.
It is commonly found behind wallpapers or wooden surfaces. It is usually pink or turns to brown.
Water damaged homes are an appropriate environment for the growing of this mold. It has a musty odor and color changeable from white to grey or black.
It is the only type of mold that can grow in warm or cold conditions. It is the one that can be in carpets, fabrics or upholsteries. It is olive-green or brown colored. It causes skin rash and abrasions.
It also can grow even in cold temperatures over carpets, wallpaper and other fabrics; it is often pink, white or reddish.
Often found in white or greyish color, you may see it near air conditioning, HVAC systems and ducting.
It is the terrible well known as the “black mold.” It is dark greenish or black in color and has a slimy texture and proliferates in humid environments like wooden, card boarded, papered areas.
It is generally white with green patches and it grows in wet surfaces like wallpaper, carpets or other wet surfaces.
It proliferates in wetness and water and is typically confused with other types of mold because it can grow together with other species.
How to solve mold problems
At the moment you look for information about mold or when you call restoration services to ask for help about mold problems, companies may use the term removal or remediation. Remove is to “eliminate” something while remediation is to “repair” some kind of wrong issue. So according to this, mold removal is literally to eliminate mold. If you are conscious about mold at home and you have tried to remove without success is because MOLD IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE REMOVED. But with professional help, you can mitigate the problem through a mold remediation.
What is mold remediation
Mold is made of microscopic spores that are part of the nature in any environment, indoor or outdoor. Usually those spores are dormant and the real problem with mold is the “awakening” of those spores. Once you are aware that mold is active at home and it is growing and spreading around, it is impossible to remove it. So, the hire of a professional Mold Remediation service is critical. You cannot “remove” mold but definitely “remediate” mold.
Mold remediation on its side, is the action of returning mold and spores levels back to normal. The purpose of mold removal is to destroy harmful mold and balance the easy to live with mold. In the remediation process, specialists determine the causes, the problematic areas and a comprehensive methodology to handle the mold problem. They focus on eliminate harmful and toxic elements. Remember that spores that cause mold growing are latent at home; the key is to balance then into a normal level.
What is the Remediation process
The remediation process has to be performed only by a professional service. Restoration control can manage adequately and methodically the mold and to convey a safe environment to your home. Our procedure includes.
At the moment we reach to your house, we make a supervision to locate the infected area, the type of spores (the source of the mold) and their level of attention. This step is crucial to determine the type of treatment to be applied.
Determine remediation procedure
Once our personnel get to identify completely the affected areas and the type of mold, they will determine the right procedure to remediation. The type of chemical products to be used in order to attack mold are also determined. Procedure and products may vary according to type of mold as well as the surface it is in: porous or non-porous.
Containment and sealing
Have in mind that mold source is a fungi and its behavior is similar to any other disease, we mean that it can spread and infects all the surroundings. Then it is important at the moment of starting the job of remediation, to contain the area infected by mold to prevent further spread.
The process of mold remediation itself consists of the use of approved biocide especially developed to attack and control mold and its growing. It prevents the recurrence of mold on the surfaces, balances the spore concentration, reestablishing the ideal level of spores on the environment.
Removal of damage material
At the moment we detect material infected with mold, it is indispensable to remove that material. Wood, wallboard and other porous building materials infected with mold are taken away from your home and disposed using certified procedure, in adequate disposal areas.
Remediation procedure does not end till the experts check out the possible origins of mold as humidity sources or damped areas: water intrusion, plumbing leaks, rain seepage, or other events that may happen at home and carry out water damage which are in time the source of mold growing.
Final advice: Hire experts in mold remediation
Mold can growth really fast infecting your home quickly; water problem in a term of 48 hours may trigger mold growing. So if you have not solved pipe leaks, dampness and other humidity source, solve it before start mold remediation but do not delay because mold effects are really harmful. Hiring restoration services to solve water damage is step number one for mold remediation.
Mold origins allergic reactions, respiratory problems, asthma and chronic cough; in worst cases, black mold can cause neurological problems and dead. Mold spores being in contact with your eyes start allergies and if they are in contact with your, provoke allergic reactions. So many damages for your health! Manipulation of mold and spores must be done by experts. If you suspect or you are sure there is mold at home, call Restoration Control.
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