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Mold Removal and Remediation

Mold Removal and Remediation

Any amount of water, including a leak in a roof or plumbing fixture, can lead to mold growth and eventual infestation. Mold can trigger allergies, cause breathing problems, and lead to much more serious health problems.

USA Restoration Pros are experts in the field of mold removal, remediation, and cleanup. Our experts have received industry-leading training and have access to cutting edge technology so they can quickly, professionally, and thoroughly handle any mold problem.

What is Mold, and Why Should I Worry?

Mold is everywhere. It can grow indoors and outdoors, and it can appear on almost any surface that has been wet for 48-72 hours. Mold spores travel through the air, including through heating and air conditioning systems. At any given time, you likely have mold spores on your clothes and body. These spores are typically harmless, but once they contact water, they can grow and quickly form colonies that allow them to thrive and spread.

There is no such thing as mold removal. It is impossible to remove microscopic mold spores from everything. Even if you could remove all mold spores from your home completely, they would quickly return through an open door or from you or a pet going outdoors. The trick is to keep those mold spores from growing. This process is known as mold remediation.

Mold remediation is a multi-step process where any existing mold colonies are destroyed and removed. Air filtration systems are cleaned, and the moisture source that allows the mold to thrive is fixed.

Why USA Restoration Pros

Our highly trained experts have years of experience dealing with mold. We can quickly assess your problem’s level then attack the problem using multiple techniques proven to help us remove and prevent the return of mold. If the mold has damaged part of your home, we can restore that damage to be like new.

Our teams include mold and microbial specialists, water damage control specialists, and restoration and structure repair specialists.

We understand that dealing with mold is not simply destroying the mold that exists at that moment but also fixing the cause of the mold so that it will not return.

Mold Remediation Companies

As one of the top Mold Remediation Companies in the area, USA Restoration Pros has the reputation and expertise to do the best job possible with your satisfaction guaranteed.

As mentioned above, there is no way to remove mold from home entirely. Mold spores exist on nearly every surface but are harmless until they come into contact with water and have a chance to grow and spread. Any reference to removing mold here is meant to refer to the actual growing mold colonies. Anyone saying they can remove every mold spore from your home is providing you with incorrect information.

Remediation is the goal with mold. This process allows us to remove the growing mold colonies then deal with what allowed them to grow in the first place. In most cases, this is a leak of some sort that allowed water to contact mold spores. We find the source and repair it so that it won’t cause future mold colonies to grow.

Our Mold Remediation Process

1. Inspection and Planning
The first thing USA Restoration Pros will do upon arrival is to inspect your home and assess the level of mold damage. We will then create a plan to make certain all of the mold colonies are removed, and any water sources that have caused the colonies to appear are properly dealt with.

2. Containment
Our first active step is to remove the mold colonies from your home. We use various methods to make certain that we properly and fully remove all the mold colonies from your home. In some cases, this may require some construction work. Mold can get into walls, floors, and other areas of the house. We may need to open these areas up to get at the mold.

3. Filtration
Once we have removed the mold colonies from your home, we bring in cutting edge air filtration systems that clean the air in your house and remove the currently spawning mold spores from taking root elsewhere and growing.

4. Removing Mold Damaged Materials
Sometimes, mold can damage wood and other products in your home. To make certain the mold does not return and those damaged areas are not a hazard, we may need to remove and replace them.

5. Cleanup
Our professionals use the newest and best techniques to clean your home and belongings, including clothing, curtains, furniture, and other items. We sanitize them and remove any odors, so make certain they are clean and safe for you to use.

6. Restoration
The last step in our process is to repair any damaged areas during the mold removal and remediation process. This can include everything from replacing drywall to flooring, roofing, carpets, and painting. When our technicians leave you home, the damaged area will look as good as new.

With many years of experience and training and our proven process to guide them, our mold remediation specialist will quickly and professionally remove the active mold clusters from your house, remediate the home to prevent future outbreaks, and then restore your home in like-new condition. Trust USA Restoration Pros to get the job done and keep your house safe for you and your family.

Black Mold Removal Services

You have probably heard of “black mold” and the dangers it can pose. You likely have heard conflicting reports about how dangerous or common “black mold” really is. USA Restoration Pros are experts in the field of dealing with mold and offer black mold removal services.

Allow us to shed a little light on this confusing subject. “Black mold” is sometimes referred to as “toxic mold.” It is part of the Stachybotrys family of mold strains of which there are over 25 different species. While exposure (especially long-term exposure) to any mold can be harmful to your health, there are specific symptoms that have been associated with “black mold.” These include sore nose and throat, nosebleeds, and chronic coughing. Severe cases can include nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs.

Extensive analyses by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have failed to find any link between “black mold” exposure and death. However, those with poor health can find their symptoms magnified by mold, leading to severe problems.

The reality is that “black mold” may make you sick, but there is no proof that it will kill you. Still, there have been plenty of studies that find the link between long term health problems and long term mold exposure, so having the mold in your house remediated as quickly as possible is very important.

Cleaning Mold After Water Damage

Cleaning mold after water damage can affect your belongings in several ways. If the item was subjected to water, it could have water damage. The mold itself may have grown on the item and damaged it in the process. USA Restoration Pros has a team of experts who can clean and restore your damaged belongings. Here are a few of the more common types of mold cleanup and restoration we offer.

Documents and Photographs

Mold and water can be devastating to documents and photos. We put into action a five-step process to help clean and preserve them. First, we air-dry the document or photo. Second is a dehumidifying process to make certain it doesn’t soak up any more water. Third, we may choose to freeze-dry the item. The fourth option is a vacuum freeze-dry where we remove all oxygen from the document then free dry it. Last we can vacuum thermal dry the item. This process removes all oxygen from the document, but instead of using cold to dry it, we use heat.

If a document or photo has suffered damage from the mold and water, we also have a process in place to help clean and remove that mold from your damaged photos and/or documents. This may take place before or after the steps listed above.

Electronic Cleanup

Electronic devices can suffer water damage as well as mold damage and still be restored. USA Restoration Pros has years of experience in how to clean and restore damaged electronics.

Water-damaged electronics can pose a serious threat. Do not try to operate any electronic item that you suspect may have suffered water damage.

We take swift action to clean and dry your electronics. If needed, we will use an electronics technician’s services if further internal cleaning or repair is needed.

Packing and Removing

If the water or mold damage to your house is extensive, we may opt to pack some of your belongings and remove them from home. This allows us to ensure these items are not damaged during the cleaning and restoration process.

In some cases, we may need to take your items back to our facility to clean/repair them. If we must move your items for any reason, we handle all packing and removal as needed. Once the full clean-up and restoration are complete, we will move the items back into your home and unpack them.

Contents Claim Inventory Services (CCIS)

Sometimes the damage to items in your home will be too great for them to be repaired or restored. In these cases, we offer full Contents Claim Inventory Services. We will use various techniques, including photographs and documentation, to list the lost items during the damage. We will also help you to assess the pre-loss value of these items. We will provide you with detailed reports which you can use for insurance claims, and we can assist you with those claims if need be. Our experts can help provide the proof to your insurance company making certain you are properly compensated for the lost item.

Nobody wants to think of losing their possessions to water damage, but if it does happen, USA Restoration Pros can help you in the process of documenting the loss and getting the items replaced.

Mold Removal Tips

Mold can grow and spread very quickly. This means that time is of the essence when dealing with mold. Suppose you notice or suspect that you have mold growing in your home, contact USA Restoration Pros for an evaluation. Mold often gives off a strong, musty scent, so you may smell it before you see it.

At USA Restoration Pros, we offer mold and black mold removal and provide our customers with prevention methods and tips.

Mold can be hazardous to your health. Children and the elderly or anyone with any kind of respiratory problem are especially at risk.

Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts that can help you get a head start dealing with your mold problem.

Do

  • Try to stay out of the affected area.
  • Shut off all heating, air conditioning, and fans. These can help the mold spores spread.
  • Contact a mold remediation professional like USA Restoration Pros immediately.

Don’t

  • Do not touch the mold or try to clean it yourself.
  • Do not attempt to dry the mold infected area.
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold. These are often ineffective and could cause harm to you or your family.
  • Do not try to use air to blow dry the area or blow the mold away. You will end up just causing the mold to spread.
  • The best thing you can do when you see or suspect mold is to leave it alone and contact a professional.