Mold Remediation

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Finding mold in your home is disconcerting for property owners. Whether it is the smell or the sight of mold that has tipped you off, you will want an experienced mold removal company to do the remediation. At Secure Restoration, our crews have been trained not only in mold removal but to find the source of moisture that has started the mold growth.

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Mold Removal

Mold is a serious problem in any home or business premises and can not only damage the property itself but also lead to numerous health issues. Fortunately, mold removal is relatively easy as long as you act quickly and you find the right company to help. Here we will look at what mold removal, also known as mold remediation, can entail.

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Mold is actually a type of fungus similar to mushrooms. It travels through the air in the form of spores and is highly abundant outdoors where it thrives. It becomes a problem indoors however when you have damp surfaces – mold only needs a damp surface and some form of organic material as nutrition in order to grow and spread. What’s more, it only takes 24 hours for a mold spore to start growing into a colony once it comes into contact with a suitable surface.

Mold in the home is quite a serious problem then because it spreads so fast and is very hard to get rid of. Cleaning mold off of one surface can often unsettle more spores and dust causing them to travel around the room and to grow elsewhere. Likewise, it can easily end up getting inside your lungs or on your skin during this process.

And when you do breathe in or otherwise come into contact with mold, it can present any number of unwanted implications for your health. For starters, mold can trigger an allergic response when breathed in which in turn causes difficulty breathing, coughing, scratchiness in the throat, running eyes and nose, headaches and itchiness. Mold has been shown to exacerbate and even cause asthma and eczema.

What’s more, mold can in some circumstances produce mycotoxins dependent on the type. These are poisonous for humans and can have much more serious implications for your health – in some cases even leading to fatalities.

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Mold Removal on a window sill.If you have early signs of mold then, you should act fast to carry out mold removal. The good news is that mold removal is relatively simple in many cases. If you can spot mold growing on a wall or ceiling for instance, then often it will be a simple matter of using a damp wipe to get rid of it. Avoid dry brushing as this can cause it to be disturbed and simple settle elsewhere. Likewise, you should be careful when using bleach in combination with other products as this can sometimes form a poisonous gas.

To be on the safe side, try wrapping your mouth with a cloth and be careful not to get any mold in your eyes. You can find more advice on dealing with mold here.

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However, in many cases, you might find it’s necessary to use a professional mold removal service. These companies provide extensive professional services to ensure that mold is fully removed from your home and also to track down and identify mold where it is less apparent.Sometimes, for instance, mold can exist in places where it can’t be seen – such as under your floorboards. This is dangerous as it can spread to large degrees without you necessarily even being aware and this is when serious health problems come in.

Mold removal companies then will begin their services with mold assessment to check your premises thoroughly for mold. Following this, they will then use a combination of different methods – including industrial tools – to thoroughly remove the problem.

In some cases, this might have to involve opening up wall cavities, removing carpet or opening up floor boards. In these cases, mold removal services will also often include a number of restoration and repair services – they may help you to restore old fabrics, to replace carpets with carpet installation or just to fix leaks in your walls and ceilings often with some basic reconstruction.

Mold removal can also involve a number of other tasks. Sometimes, for instance, you might need extensive cleaning for your HVAC systems in order to remove mold that may be building up in your air ducts and ventilation. This is particularly important, otherwise, you can find that mold gets circulated around your home whenever you use your heating or your air conditioning.

Sampling can also be helpful where residents are symptomatic. This allows mold removal companies to tell you precisely what type of mold you’re dealing with and to advise the best type of treatment for your condition. They might also advise steps you can take to recover from mold poisoning.

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here are many options available when it comes to mold removal then and it is a relatively straightforward task in many cases – particularly when the mold is not deeply set in or hasn’t affected more porous surfaces.However, what is far preferable to mold removal is mold prevention which can ensure that you don’t have the problem to deal with in the first place. There are a large number of things you can do to prevent mold from building up.

One of the most important steps is to keep your home properly heated. This will prevent your walls from getting cold which in turn prevents condensation – one of the major causes of moisture and mold. Also important is to insulate your home properly and especially to look at replacing any windows that might be collecting moisture and condensation on colder days. If you have gutters that are overflowing, then repairing these or keeping them clean is also a very important tip as it will ensure that water doesn’t run down the side of your building or collect at the bottom of your home where it can often end up seeping into your basement.

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Call us today to schedule your free estimate with a professional mold remediation team from Secure Restoration. We are your mold remediation experts serving the Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Canton, Candler, Tryon, Brevard, Waynesville, Sylva, Burnsville, Marion, North Carolina areas and Greenville, Spartanburg, Travellers Rest, Greer, Inman, Union, South Carolina areas.


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What Our CustomersHave to Say

I recently discovered that my condensate drain to one of my A/C air handlers was leaking behind a wall. Much to my dismay, the leak appeared to have been present for some time, and the area showed signs of mold. I called Secure Restoration and Zach immediately scheduled an appointment to examine the issue. He inspected the damaged area visually and tested the air quality. The results showed a very high amount of mold in the house from the leak damage, including some severe growth that built up on the internals of the air handler and ducts. Zach and his team immediately scheduled a time and got to work, thoroughly removing all affected drywall and related material. They sectioned off the area and successfully cleaned the walls and air with several air scrubbers. Additionally, this team is the most communicative and friendliest group of individuals I have ever hired (and I have hired many contractors). It starts with the founder, Zach. It is evident he has trained his team on the importance of communication and customer service. I could not be more pleased with this provider and the results. The remediation portion is now complete and they will soon begin the rebuilding phase.

- Randall Silva

Zach was prompt in returning my call and setting up an appointment. He was on time. Neatly dress. He looked and acted in a professional manner. I took him to the kitchen and showed him the hole in the wall. He was very through. He checked under the dishwasher, under the cabinets, and all the surrounding areas. He asked many questions in regards to how long, if there was a leak, new renovations, etc. he also checked the AC unit and the hose bib on the side of the hose, which was leaking. He explained to me that it was in fact mold. That there was mold under the cabinets as well. He explained his process-that he would have a plumber come out. He asked if I had insurance as he would have to remove the cabinets, granite counter tops and backsplash. He explained the two feet rule in mold remediation. That he would try their best to not damage the granite, but it was common for that to happen. He explained his direct insurance billing and that I needed to notify my insurance carrier for an adjuster to come out. I felt comfortable with him to sign a contract for him to start the work.

- Karen Hill

Zach and his team at Secure Restoration Florida were absolutely terrific. The mold infestation was throughout our entire house, and we felt helpless with the problem. Zach assisted us all the way. His team was courteous, caring, and thorough. No other company could have done a better job. They took care of everything. We recommend them without reservation.

- Shelley Elias