Your Local Mold Removal & Remediation Experts
Mold growing inside a building is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately. Whenever there is a leak, flooding, condensation, or insufficient ventilation, it is a common problem for home and business owners. When mold colonies grow and become alive, they can cause chronic respiratory illness and sinus problems in building occupants. It is easy to tell if you have a mold problem if you see discolored areas on the walls, ceiling, or carpet. An odor of must or dampness may also be a sign that mold is growing inside your building. Fortunately, Revive Water Damage Restoration offers professional mold remediation services.
Mold Removal VS Mold Remediation
The majority of mold removal companies specialize in one thing: removing mold from your home. Even though this service may initially seem affordable, it will cost you more in the long run as long as you still have to battle mold. Just like buying a cheap pair of shoes that must be replaced after 6 months, forever. Verses buying a quality pair. It is not enough to simply remove mold from your home’s surfaces. If you don’t remove the airborne mold spores and address areas of moisture where they can land and grow, you’re guaranteed to have the problem come back.
Our technicians use their knowledge of mold life cycles during mold remediation to prevent mold colonies from growing again. Additionally, we inspect your home for sources of water damage and high humidity levels as we remove mold from the air and surfaces. We focus on restoring spore levels to those found in healthy outdoor air since removing them is scientifically impossible.
Our process is customized to your unique situation since no two homes are alike. So you know what kind of quality service you can expect, here are the steps we follow in mold remediation.
#1 – Reach Out
Call us at (813) 534-5270 if you suspect mold at any time of day or night. 24/7 service for mold remediation you ask? Well, yes! As we are also an emergency water damage restoration service we are always open. To find out what type of mold you have and the extent of the damage it has caused, a member of our customer service department will ask you a few questions. You will be assigned a team of professionals within minutes.
#2 – Building Inspection
A mold inspection will be conducted within one hour of your call by an operation manager. We search in all the hidden areas not visible to casual observers who are not trained to professionally identify mold. This is why it’s important to call a professional. Additionally, we collect mold samples for testing by third-party laboratories to determine the type of mold.
#3 – Prevent Further Mold Growth
In the event mold is detected in a building, the first task is to prevent it from spreading to other parts. The area is isolated with negative air chambers and other physical barriers after fans and air conditioning systems are turned off. To eliminate mold more easily, we use these strategies to keep it in one place.
Step #4 – Air Filtering
By using HEPA filters and powerful vacuums, we remove contaminants from your indoor air. By performing this step, you are preventing mold from regrowing and removing spores. Our goal is to restore airborne spore levels to those outside the building. Breathability is immediately improved for most customers.
#5 – Removing Mold-Infested Building Materials
When we are unable to salvage building materials such as insulation, wallpaper, drywall, or carpeting through intensive cleaning, we do the dirty work of disposing of them. To prevent the spread of new spores, we use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments on all other contaminated structures.
#6 – Building Contents/Personal Belongings Cleaning Process
No matter what was contaminated such as your furniture, clothing, curtains, or other personal items cleaned in your home or business, Revive Water Damage Restoration has you covered. Depending on the material, we use wet, dry, foam, abrasion, and immersion cleaning methods. Additionally, we use fogging to remove the musty smell associated with mold infestations. If it can be salvaged, consider it done!
#7 – Restoration to Pre-Mold Condition
Installing sound building materials in place of damaged ones is the final step in restoring the property. It may be necessary to rebuild entire rooms to remove infestations, or it may simply be necessary to replace such things as drywall panels, wallpaper, or carpeting. Our work isn’t complete until there is no sign of mold.
Mold Facts 101
Fungi such as mold, yeast, and athlete’s foot also belong to the fungus kingdom. A fungus reproduces by releasing microscopic particles known as spores rather than seeds. As soon as they land on a damp surface like a wall, ceiling, or even the tissue lining a person’s respiratory tract, the spores begin to grow. Spores are smaller than pollen grains, and they begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours. In addition to these interesting facts about mold, here are some more:
Living With Mold Can Have Negative Health Effects
A person’s health can be affected by any substance inhaled into the lungs, especially if it contains microscopic mold particles that can be easily absorbed by the body. In sensitive individuals, spores can block airways and trigger allergic reactions. Among the most common types of mold, Aspergillus has the ability to begin growing inside the lungs of people. Some species of mold release mycotoxins, which are harmful chemicals secreted exclusively by fungi. But, there is very little evidence that mold exposure can cause pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, people exposed to mold may experience the following symptoms:
– Congestion of the nasal passages
– Breathing problems or wheezing
– Fits with sneezing
– Nasal bleeding
– Reddish eyes
– Irritation of the skin
– Symptoms of fever
– Symptoms of headaches
– Pains and aches
– Asthma attacks in asthmatics
– In susceptible individuals, hypersensitivity pneumonitis occurs
Black Mold Testing
A species called Stachybotrys is one of over 20,000 black mold species, but the toxic black mold often reported by the media is an extremely toxic strain. Depending on its food source, this type of mold can appear pink or even white, depending on its color. Mycotoxins produced by Stachybotrys can cause illness under the right conditions. Although it is not the only species capable of doing so, it is among the most common though.
It doesn’t matter what color the mold is, its shade does not indicate whether it’s safe or dangerous. Adult mold colonies take on the color of their environment based on what they eat, how humid it is, and how much light is available. Mold can also change hue over time, even if it is the same type. As a result, you cannot assume that only black-colored molds are harmful to your health. Third-party testing is used by Revive Water Damage Restoration to determine the type of mold present in your home.
DIY Mold Removal - Why It’s Not a Good Idea
We recommend against using various do-it-yourself techniques that can be found on the internet. It is possible to kill some surface colonies of the mold with bleach and other cleaning products, but the mold’s root-like hyphae usually extend into the inner layers of porous surfaces where they are hard to reach. As a result of cleaning, spores can diffuse throughout the building, causing previously unaffected areas to become infected. Mold remediation is a complex process, but our process is extremely effective. Our 17-year experience since 2006 has taught us the best ways to clean up mold problems and prevent them from recurring. As professionals in the industry, we know what works and what doesn’t, and we are committed to helping our customers restore their lives after professional remediation. When you work with Revive Water Damage Restoration, you can get the job done right the first time, instead of wasting time trying multiple DIY remedies that don’t work.
revive - your Professional Mold Remediation Company
Don’t expose yourself to microscopic spores while unsure of what to do if you see mold in your home. Call (813) 534-5270 today. With locations across Florida, Revive Water Damage Restoration is one of the top mold removal companies around. You will be put in touch with our closest team of experts and they will get to work immediately removing mold and restoring your home’s air quality. Call today!