When it comes to minimizing the damage to your home and minimizing the health effects of mold, the proper plan of action for remediation makes all the difference.
Your top priority should be to remove mold from your home as soon as possible if it has already taken hold in your home. In less than 72 hours, mold can spread throughout your home and cause serious health issues for your family as well as damage to your property. In order to assess the situation as soon as possible, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration responds quickly to your call.
With advanced equipment and extensive removal experience, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration professionals find the source of your problem and mitigate it to the best of their ability. Mold cleanup and remediation should cause as little disruption to your family as possible.
Mold problems cannot be allowed to spread further and cause excessive downtime for businesses if business owners don’t take action as soon as possible. As a homeowner, you should do this when you have a mold issue.
Providing fast and efficient remediation services is AquaTex Water Damage Restoration’s primary goal. We work closely with you and your business’s occupants to minimize disruption during the remediation process.
Understanding mold begins with understanding what it is not. The presence of natural elements such as these in your living space can’t be completely controlled as they are part of the environment. Mold can enter your home through a variety of means, whether it is indoors or outdoors: doors, windows, heating and cooling systems, even on your pet or clothing. Once exposed to moisture in the air, these microscopic spores will thrive and can become a serious problem very quickly.
It will be time to take action when you start smelling a musty odor in a room at this point. Identifying the mold’s water source and repairing it are the first steps in remediation, otherwise, the mold may return. Mold growth can be minimized, and microorganisms can be prevented by maintaining a humidity level of 20%-50% indoors.
In order to prevent further damage to your home or business, you’ll want to get rid of mold as soon as possible. Considering the spread of mold is very rapid and that it is sometimes undetectable to the naked eye, it might be a good idea to call in an expert, like AquaTex Water Damage Restoration, to help you diagnose and fix your problem.
Depending on the severity of the mold, it may be possible to remove mold while you live in the house. To prevent cross-contamination of the unaffected areas, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration erects containment around the affected area before beginning remediation work.
Professionals who have been trained to clean mold should be hired instead of doing it yourself. Identifying what is feeding the growth and stopping or turning off its source of water might be helpful in stopping or turning off the source of water that is feeding the growth. In order to avoid disturbing the mold, make sure you do not disturb it by doing so.
Until a professional inspects your home and diagnoses the problem, you should also turn off your HVAC system. You risk spreading spores throughout your home if you leave the fans running.
You should turn off your air conditioning system, your fans, and any other equipment that moves air in your home when it’s not in use.
Mold-growing areas shouldn’t be entered by pets, kids, or even you.
It is important to close the door or cabinet back when mold is contained within a room or area that has a door, as this keeps the mold contained.
In order to prevent further growth, you must identify the source of the water and remove it as soon as possible.
It is important not to disturb or touch the mold in any way in order to prevent it from spreading.
Avoid blowing air over surfaces that are visible or suspect for growth.
Drying the area on your own is not recommended.
In order to prevent mold from spreading, it is important not to spray bleach or any other disinfectant directly on the mold.
Ensure that no paint has been applied over it.
The remediation process remains the same regardless of what damage scenario is being addressed, but there are different damage scenarios, and each requires a different solution. The following steps illustrate a typical process as an example, as shown in the example below:
Our mold cleanup and restoration process begin with a call to us. Our specialists will ask a series of questions during the consultation process in order to determine the level of equipment, resources, and personnel required.
In order to ensure that your property is mold-free, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration technicians will thoroughly inspect it. A variety of species feed on cellulose and water, and some remain undetected for an extended period of time. Water and mold can be detected using a variety of technologies.
To contain the mold and prevent it from spreading, a variety of containment procedures will be employed. A negative air chamber is one of the advanced containment procedures that we might use during the cleanup process, as a physical barrier and negative air pressure are used to isolate the contaminated area during the cleanup, so that spores are not spread from the contaminated area to any other part of the house. To prevent mold from spreading, all fans, heating systems, and cooling systems should be turned off.
In order to prevent the spread of these diseases, filtration equipment is used to capture microscopic mold spores from the air. As part of the remediation procedure, we use powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuum cleaners to contain the spread of these mold spores during the remediation process.
The extent of growth as well as the type of surface on which the mold is found determine the remediation process. In order to eliminate mold colonies and prevent new colonies from forming in the future, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration utilizes antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies. A heavily mold-infested area may require the removal and disposal of porous materials that have become infested with mold, such as drywall and carpeting.
In addition to cleaning mold-damaged furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other items, we can also restore items that can be restored depending on the extent of the damage. In order to achieve the best results in cleaning and sanitizing your belongings, we use a variety of cleaning techniques. In addition, we have been trained on how to use fogging equipment as well as other methods to remove odors and deodorize using our deodorizing products.
It may be necessary to remove drywall, subfloors, and other building materials depending on the extent of the damage. Restoring a property involves a variety of steps. In a home or business, minor repairs can include replacing drywall, painting, or putting up new carpet; more major repairs can include rebuilding various rooms or areas.
Basically, mold remediation (removal) is the process of removing and/or cleaning up mold from an indoor environment, such as one in which a person lives or works, such as a home or a business.
In the event that a home or a business suffers serious mold damage, it will be in the best interest of the property owner to hire mold remediation and removal professionals since specialized equipment and methods may be required in order to completely remove the mold.
You can reach us at the number at the top of this page 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you require mold removal or removal services in The Colony.
As tiny spores, mold enters your home as a source of contamination. To grow, digest, and destroy themselves, the spores need moisture to do their job. There are a number of surfaces on which mold can grow, including;
Whenever there is a lot of moisture present, such as from a leaky roof, high humidity, or a flood, the mold grows more rapidly. You will not be able to rid your home of all molds and mold spores as there is no way to do so. By keeping your home dry, you will be able to control the growth of mold in your house.
In order for mold to grow, it needs nutrients, water, oxygen, and favorable temperatures in order to survive. Mold is able to obtain nutrients from dead organic matter, such as wood, paper or fabrics. It can also derive nutrients from synthetic products, such as paints and adhesives, which are also nutrient-rich. In order for mold to grow, it requires moisture, although some mold species may be able to obtain that moisture in moist air if the relative humidity is higher than 70 percent.
Most molds are able to grow well at normal indoor temperatures; few, if any, molds can grow below 40 degrees or above 100 degrees. There is a possibility that molds can remain dormant or inactive outside of this range; however, they may begin to grow again when the temperature is more conducive to their growth. It has been proven that temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will kill mold and mold spores, but the exact temperature necessary to kill specific species of mold has not been determined yet.
The time it takes for the mold removal process to be finished depends on a number of factors, such as how much mold is present, where the mold is growing (behind walls, etc. ), and the type of material the mold grows on. As a general rule, mold removal (remediation) usually takes between one day and five days to complete.
Please call us at the number at the top of this page if you have any questions about the mold removal (remediation process) that we provide.
In order to determine whether mold has been removed, there are two different ways.
There may be a visual appearance that all mold is gone, but hidden mold colonies and mold spores can still remain in places that you cannot see and in the air that cannot be seen. As a result, visual inspection is not a good way to ensure that all of the debris has been removed completely.
If you want to verify that mold removal has been completed completely, you should usually seek the assistance of a third party.
Having your mold removal company test at the same time as remediation is a conflict of interest, and there is a law that says mold removal companies must have certain certifications and cannot test during remediation. You should also be aware of the fact that there are different kinds of testers ranging from home inspectors to industrial hygienists. Your independent tester should assure you that their tests will stand up in court if they are written and submitted in writing.
To ensure that the mold spore count is within acceptable levels after mold removal, you must have a pre-testing procedure (mold spore tests, etc.) , a protocol (a listing of how to remove the mold), and a clearance test after mold removal to verify that the mold spore count has been removed.
That’s a good question. We believe that anyone could remove mold from a home or business as long as they understand that when you disturb mold (clean it, cut it out, etc.) you will spread the mold spores throughout the home, causing additional mold problems to occur.
As a result, the only way to correctly remove the mold is to create a containment area using negative pressure and to wear the proper personal protective equipment in order to do that. Besides following the IICRC S-520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, you will also have to hire an industrial hygienist to ensure that the mold is properly removed from the affected area.
The staff of AquaTex Restoration is certified in mold removal and mold remediation by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification). You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the phone number above for mold remediation or removal services.