It is hard to blame a single issue for causing mold problems in a home or business. Several factors may contribute to this situation and its countless consequences. Before allowing the mold to spread into the entire property, deep cleanup and restoration must be conducted by the mold removal experts at Alpha Restoration & Remodeling.
Our technicians follow strict guidelines to remove mold safely and effectively because mold starts to grow on materials and surfaces that remain wet for longer than a couple of days. The longer that mold is allowed to grow unattended, the greater the health hazard it represents and the harder it is to control and eliminate. Don’t delay when you suspect the presence of mold, and call us right away. Your health and that of your loved ones, as well as the integrity of the structure, might be in jeopardy.
Mold is a type of fungus. As such, it serves as nature’s recycler as it helps to break down other dead materials. The spores that mold produces can float and spread easily through the air. Spores resemble seeds that form new growths in places that offer them the necessary conditions. They look for organic nutrients and an appropriate place to grow. Mostly, they look for water since it helps them survive and grow.
Mold and Your Health
Mold does not affect everyone in the same way. Some people are much more sensitive to it and get symptoms right away, but anyone exposed to mold for longer periods will suffer from it. In general, mold tends to trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks, but it may also lower illness resistance and produce other side effects. Those who suffer the most are the elderly and the very young.
Testing and Remediation
When you call Alpha Restoration & Remodeling, we will conduct an inspection to identify the areas affected by mold and implement a cleaning routine to eliminate it quickly and effectively.
Our technicians have special training and are skilled at manipulating HEPA filtration dehumidifiers and vacuums. Additionally, they wear protective gear at all times and isolate the area where the work will take place, ventilating it to the outdoors.
All porous and moldy materials are removed, placed in plastic bags, and discarded. We always make sure to cover any moldy material with plastic sheeting before it is removed to minimize the release and spread of mold spores.
Mold Removal Steps
As soon as we start the mold removal process in Miami, we will remove all flooded upholstery, carpeting, mattresses, and anything else that has been determined to have been contaminated by mold. Some items that are not porous may be salvaged after having them thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Insulation must be removed as well as any wet and moldy drywall since allowing any of these materials to remain when they have been contaminated and remain wet will lead to uncontrolled mold growth and decay inside walls.
Plaster, wood paneling, and other processed wood products deemed to be in good condition are allowed to remain as long as they have been dried, cleaned, and disinfected. Wallpaper and any other materials that may hamper the ability of drywall and other interior spaces to dry will be removed.
The mold that appears to be present in nonporous materials such as plastic, glass, concrete, or metal will be cleaned and disinfected since mold cannot penetrate these surfaces.
After the area has been cleaned and disinfected, the area should be aired out. Windows will be opened, and fans can also be used to pull spores to the outdoors.
Some Important Recommendations
Always remain on mold alert and keep looking for signs of new mold growth. If this were to happen, let us know right away. Also, do not be in a hurry to restore any room until you can confirm that all materials that remain are thoroughly dry. Insulation and drywall should only be replaced once moisture content falls below 15 percent. Avoid vinyl wallpaper or oil-based paint when selecting interior finishes since they will prevent any wetness that remains within the walls from ever drying out.
When the time is right to restore the rooms, select flood-resistant materials. This way, your home will be better prepared to withstand any possible water intrusion in the future. And if you have any further questions or concerns regarding the presence of mold in your home or business, call Alpha Restoration & Remodeling. We are always just a phone call away.