Mold Removal Phoenix, AZ
Mold removal is a job best left to an expert. It takes a specific level of knowledge, skill, and equipment to provide quality mold remediation services. Mold is a natural part of most environments. It serves many positive purposes. One of those purposes is to breakdown organic matter or material. This however is not a positive thing when that matter or material is your home! Mold typically becomes problematic when spore levels are “elevated”. It also depends on the spore type. Many other factors have a baring on the impact mold will have in any given situation. A good rule to live by would be to not be exposed to any elevate spore type that grows in a water damage environment, and to have that mold evaluated by a professional mold inspector and then removed or remediated by a professional. There is a lot at stake and no room for error when your health is at risk – this is why you should seek out the best professionals for remediation that Phoenix has to offer… Like Us!
Excess mold in a home indicates an underlying issue. Not only is mold unsightly and, often, smelly, it can also cause health problems. This is especially true for those people who are sensitive to mold and its spores. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to mold can cause a number of different symptoms. These include throat irritation, coughing, skin irritation, wheezing, eye irritation, nasal stuffiness and more.
Rooting Out Mold
Because Phoenix is typically hot and dry, many people do not think about the chance that mold is in their homes unless it is visible to them. However, while some molds are in areas that are easily noticed by people, and may even be smelly, there are many that do not. In fact, a home may harbor mold and its spores in areas that are not noticed by the people who live there.
Places Where Microbial Growth Might Be Hiding in a Phoenix Property
If a homeowner thinks that mold might be hiding in their home, there are a few places to check:
- leaking roofs, windows and pipes give a good base for mold spores to grow
- new buildings that are sealed tightly may trap extra moisture inside
- flooded basements or rooms that have not been dried out completely
- rooms, such as bathrooms, that are not vented thoroughly
- in air ducts
- under carpets and wallpaper
Say Good-Bye to Mold
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) recommends that homeowners use a remediation service if they find large areas of mold. Another reason why a remediation company should be contracted is if the homeowner cannot find the cause or area. This often occurs if the smell of mold or mildew is present in a room, but it is not clear what is causing it. Our company has the specialized equipment needed to remove mold safely. We also use industry proven techniques that make quick and thorough work of removing microbial growth.
Using our mold removal service saves home owners time and frustration. Safeguarding the health of the people who live in the home is of the greatest importance.
To Bleach or not to Bleach…
Many people have this misconception that bleach is an effective solution for fixing all microbial problems. The truth is, bleach is only good for hard surface cleaning. Bleach will not work for moldy drywall, baseboards, carpet, cabinets, or for removing mold spores from the air. A certified remediation expert has been through specific training and understands the principals of microbial activity and its effect on structural materials. The goal to any successful remediation is to return the contaminated environment to a normal fungal ecology. This success can only be confirmed through mold testing. Mold testing (sampling) for airborne and surface mold should be performed by a qualified Indoor Environmental Professional or IEP. Post remediation verification testing should always be provided by a company not affiliated with the remediation company to eliminate any conflicts of interest.
Mold Removal and Moisture Control in Phoenix, AZ
Microbial problems are a direct result of water damage. If you want to prevent excess microbial growth you need to control moisture. Whether it is an actual water leak or just high humidity, both require immediate attention. One common problem that’s typically an easy fix is poor ventilation in a bathroom for the use of a shower. Another is poor quality and/or poorly maintained water supply lines and fixtures. Structural materials that are wet should be rapidly dried to prevent microbial growth. Under the right conditions, mold will begin to germinate within 24 hours of water intrusion and can colonize within 48-72 hours. This leaves only a small window of time to get things dry. Calling our water damage restoration crews at the first sign of a water leak or flooding to help with the structural drying is highly recommended. In reality, water damage restoration IS mold prevention.
A lot of people ask if they can remove the mold themselves. The answer to that question is yes. BUT, the questions to ask are, can they remove ALL the excess growth from both the surface AND the air? Can they remove the contaminants in a way that will not cross contaminate the other areas of the home? Do they have the proper personal protective equipment to keep them safe from exposure? You can find answers to these questions and more by calling a professional on our site today.
Black Mold Removal Phoenix, AZ
Black mold, brown mold, green mold. What’s the difference? When it comes to removing it… nothing. Black mold removal is the same process as green or brown mold cleanup. Black mold (stachybotris) is toxigenic which means it has the capability of producing toxins. These toxins are what have been the scare and talk of the town for many years now. Not to worry, Phoenix is home to some of the top black mold removal companies Arizona has to offer. If you suspect you have a black mold problem, call a professional remediation firm today. Knowing what your environment is like, through testing services, can provide you with valuable information that will be needed by a remediation company to provide you with a more accurate scope. Once a scope is determined a quote can be given. We offer a free mold inspection Phoenix property owners can count on. Call our office to discuss anything further.