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Mold Remediation is not as simple as washing your walls with bleach and taking your clothes to the dry cleaners. It is a professional science of equipment and air pressure, as well as procedure and containment protocol. If you have identified a growth within your home or business DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN IT UP! Improper applications increase the odds of Secondary Damage and Cross Contamination.
Before any Remediation can take place, our Home Care Representative must identify where the growth is located and what has caused the fungi to grow.
Identify the Source
Particulate Metering & Analysis
During your inspection your Home Care Representative may conduct a Particulate Count within your crawlspace, attic or living quarters. This is merely a preliminary reading to determine if there is a high count of particulates in the environment. For more detailed data, an Indoor Environmentalist may be recommended.
Basic Information About Mold
There are over 1 Million different species of mold, but only 10% have been identified in scientic literature. Not all Fungi are bad or harmful. There are 6 major factors to consider when dealing with mold. Temperature, Light, PH, Oxygen, Food Source and MOISTURE. Mold can begin to grow within 48-72 hours if the circumstances permit it. Typically all factors are present in an indoor living environment. In some instances mold can be identified by simply seeing the growth. There are other indicators, such as mildew or musty odors. These odors are known as Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds or Microbial VOC's. They are a gaseous waste product produced during fungal metabolism. Actively growing fungi produce and release fungal spores for dissemination and survival. This process is referred to as "Sporulation". Some fungi are "viable", they contain spores that have the ability to germinate given the right circumstances and there are also"Non-viable" spores, which cannot grow into the mold phase. Mold can attribute to health conditions such as Asthma, Chronic Sinusitis, Imflammation of lung tissue, Histoplasmosis, Cryptoccus and even Meningtis. Proper evaluations and inspections should be conducted before a scope of work is determined.
Scope of Work & Remediation Protocol
After a proper evaluation has been conducted, a certified mold remediation specialist will determine the necessary scope of work, based on the data. Our experienced personnel will take the time to explain the protocol and procedures, so you will know exactly what will be taking place and why we are doing it. There may be some preliminary steps that you will be asked to perform or prepare for. Our goal is to bring your property back to a "Condition 1" Acceptable Living Environment.