Mold often goes unnoticed in homes and businesses. A homeowner may have allergy troubles, or asthma attacks with no known cause. Or a business owner notices chronic sinus problems. Eventually, a mold issue could be found to be the cause. Mold and mildew build up in damp areas. There is a ‘normal’ level of mold everywhere, but when the amount of mold in your business or home exceeds that level, your health, building, and possessions are at risk.
We are certified in mold remediation and are trained to safely remove the mold spores from your home or business.
The number one priority for any home or business owner is to make sure that mold never has the chance to occur. Having Rapid Restoration take care of any water damage incident is a good way to ensure that your residential or commercial property is properly and completely dried out, reducing the potential of future mold growth.
If you’ve found mold in your home or business, or think you need mold removal, whether the mold is in your attic, basement or crawlspace, call the mold remediation specialists at Rapid Restoration. We will provide the most in-depth mold remediation to make sure the job is done right – the first time.
The Dangers that Come with Mold
If mold is not properly removed and cleaned up, it can destroy everything it grows on, and can cause massive damage to a building’s structure. Mold is also very dangerous to a person’s health. The EPA says mold can produce allergens, irritants, and in some advanced cases, mycotoxins (toxic substances). Touching or inhaling mold may trigger allergic reactions such as: red eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and skin rashes. These allergic reactions to mold are quite common and can happen immediately or can take some time to show. For those individuals who are allergic to mold and have asthma, the mold could trigger asthma attacks in them. Exposure to mold can also irritate the eyes, nose, throat, skin, and lungs of anyone exposed to it, whether or not they are allergic to it.
Where Mold Can be Found
- Window frames
- Ventilation systems
- Cabinets and furniture
- Drywall and subflooring
- Water-damaged mattresses
Mold Remediation FAQs
How long does the mold remediation process take?
The timeline varies greatly based on how much mold is present, what materials it has grown on, as well as where the mold is. Usually the process takes between one and five days.
How does mold grow?
Mold starts as tiny spores. These spores grow when there is moisture present. Molds can grow on basically any surface, including;
- Sheet rock
Moisture from high humidity, flooding, or a leaky roof will be the perfect place for mold to grow. There is no way to eliminate 100% of the mold from your home, but it can be controlled through proper remediation and maintaining a dry environment.
Do I need to hire a mold remediation specialist?
Anyone CAN remediate mold, they just need to understand that when you disturb mold (clean it, cut it out, etc.), you will also be distributing the mold spores through out the home or business, which will create new mold issues. To properly remediate mold, we build a containment using negative pressure as well as protective equipment. We follow the IICRC S-520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.
The Rapid Restoration staff is certified in mold removal and mold remediation by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification). Please call us for mold remediation/removal services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.