Mold Cleanup and Remediation in Your Home

Let’s face it - except when it comes to cheese, mold is no fun and certainly no joke. When it grows in your home, you’re looking at potential damage and risks for both your home and your family.

That said, our professional assistance and IICRC-certified technicians can ensure a safe and thorough restoration process. Let's dive in and learn how to identify and address mold issues and create a healthy living environment for you and your family.

What Causes Mold to Accumulate in Your Home?

There are a wide range of reasons that mold can show up in your home, including humidity, water leaks or intrusions, inadequate ventilation, and surface condensation. This is why it tends to show up in more moisture-prone areas of the home, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.

However, it can also develop in less obvious places like behind walls or under flooring. If you haven't seen any visible signs of mold but suspect its presence, we recommend testing the air quality to identify any hidden mold issues and get insights on your overall indoor environment.

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Why is Mold Hazardous ?

Mold in houses can be of various types, including common molds such as Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria. While all molds can potentially cause health issues, not all are toxic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain molds, known as toxigenic molds, can produce toxins called mycotoxins, harming humans. The most hazardous molds include Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold and some species of Aspergillus.

When inhaled or touched, these molds can release mycotoxins into the air, which can cause various health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, asthma exacerbation, and even severe reactions in susceptible individuals. Infants, young children, the elderly, individuals with weakened immune systems, and those with respiratory conditions are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of untreated or growing mold in a house. Health issues aside, mold and water damage can also lead to structural deterioration, discolored surfaces, and unpleasant odors.

What Should You Do if You Find Mold in Your Home ?

It is vital to immediately address mold when it’s discovered. The first step is to call the experts at Complete Restoration Services; we will thoroughly inspect the affected areas in your home and assess the extent of the mold problem. When mold cleanup and remediation are requested, we recommend performing testing to determine the present mold types and the severity of the infestation.

The abovementioned testing establishes a baseline for mold spore activity before the remediation process begins. We will then employ containment measures to prevent the mold from spreading further into other areas. Our team utilizes specialized equipment and chemicals to facilitate mold remediation. Once the remediation is complete, we will verify our work and begin clearance testing. Clearance testing involves a combination of visual inspection and additional sampling to confirm and document the success of the remediation process. With all of our technicians being IICRC certified, you can rest easy knowing that they are trained to get the job done.

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