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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 presents 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 the 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.

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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.

* Acremonium
* Alternaria
* Aspergillus
* Aureobasidium
* Chaetomium
* Cladosporium
* Fusarium
* Mucor
* Stachybotrys
* Trichoderma
* Ulocladium
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 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 β€œblack 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.

Mold treatment

Due to the characteristics of mold, quick action on it becomes an important decision at home. Mold and its spores can trigger so many health problems that beyond how much mold disfigures your home spaces, its removal must be urgency if you want to have safe environments at home.

Mold removal

When talking about mold remedies, you may listen to the terms β€œmold removal” and β€œmold remediation” Remove is to β€œeliminate” something while remediation is to β€œrepair” some kind of the wrong issue. Then, if we talk about mold removal we deal with the elimination of the mold. MOLD IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE REMOVED. But in some situations when damages materials are removed and proper mold remediation processes are conducted, mold removal can be achieved.

Restoration Control - Mold Removal Steps

Our procedures will be performed by our highly trained personnel and include the next steps.

* Inspection
* Procedure Determination
* Containment and Sealing
* Material Removals
* Remediation
* Sanitization
* Post process Assessment


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. We have the practice of mold testing in order to have an accurate diagnostic about what type of mold are we facing. We collect the samples of mold and spores; they are sent to the lab and after having the results, we know exactly what type of mold we have to fight.

Determine the 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. At this stage, anti-microbial compounds are also applied to avoid the mold infects other surfaces.

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. In some situations, after removing damaged material and applied mold aggressive chemical compounds, mold can be removed completely. This is not an easy task; but if there is the possibility of removing mold, Restoration Control will handle it.


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.

Sanitization process

After damage material is removed, containment is performed, and the remediation procedure is conducted, we fulfill a sanitization process. Remember that mold is poisonous and it is necessary not only cleaning the areas, but sanitize them to ensure the maximum cleanness at home for a safe environment for everyone. Our expert team will use high-quality products that will take away any hazardous remaining of mold.

Damage assessment

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. If it would be required, a dehumidification procedure will be carried out by our people, because a proper humidity level prevents mold growing.

Restoration Control services

At Restoration Control 24/7 helpline, you will always find a kind person who will take your requirements and as soon as possible, our personnel will reach your home to solve your emergencies in the restoration field. All our personnel has been trained and certified with the highest standards of quality. We are certified by the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), the Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization (MICRO).