Hiring a professional mold removal company can end up saving you a lot of time, money, and even your prized belongings. Mold spores spread through the air, so unless you take the proper precautions, any attempt to remove the mold can make the situation worse. At MD Restoration Specialists, the mold removal technicians are all IICRC certified and are up to date on the latest accepted protocols for handling and disposing of mold damaged materials.
Mold floats through the air all around us, but prolonged exposure to high levels of mold can lead to a long list of concerning health risks. Understanding the mold related health risks will not only help to take mold growth more seriously, but it may also help you identify unseen mold growing in your home or business. Some of the most common mold related health risks include:
When it comes to mold removal and mold remediation serviecs, there are actually quite a few tools needed to ensure the job is done right. From particle counters that identify mold spore density, to hygrometers and infrared cameras that give us an understanding of the humidity and allow us to see if there is any water damage within the walls, hiring a professional company makes all the difference. We utilize HEPA filters and negative air pressure blowers to isolate the mold and ensure that it doesn't spread during the removal process.
Molds release tiny spores into the air to reproduce. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on, be it wood, paper, carpet, and foods, in order to survive. Excessive moisture will almost always lead to mold growth since the spores are in the air all around us.
Mold is a general term used to describe a variety of different species of fungus, whereas mildew is generally used to describe a low level of mold growth. Mildew is not a specific species of fungus, and both terms are referring to the same thing.
Mold grows wherever there is an increase in moisture or humidity. This can happen after water damage, or simply in an area with minimal air circulation. The best way to prevent mold is to improve air circulation and decrease relative humidity within your home or business.
Black mold refers to several species of mold, and there is no correlation between the color of the mold and the level of danger that mold comes with.
Mold damage is generally not covered because in many cases it is seen as a result of negligence or poor property maintenance. Though in cases where mold damage resulted from a covered disaster like water damage, the mold damage may be covered. The best way to know for sure what coverage you have on your specific policy is to call up your insurance provider and ask them to explain that part of your policy.
Mold can spread throughout a building in a matter of days, so acting quickly is the best way to minimize the damages and the cost of removal and remediation. MD Restoration Specialists are available 24/7.
Proper mold remove requires experience as well as the right equipment and technique. With over 20 years in the industry, MD Restoration Specialists have got mold removal down to a science.
If done wrong, mold removal attempts can actually lead to spreading the mold throughout your building and costing you far more to remove. Let the IICRC certified technician remove and dispose of the mold properly.