Mold Removal & Remediation Services
Mold cleanup and mold removal can be both costly and dangerous.
Where There Is Moisture—There Is Typically Mold
If you recently experienced water damage in your home or place of business the likelihood that mold could become an issue increases. Where there is moisture—there is typically mold. Your Service Team of Professionals are trained, certified and specialize in the inspection of your property and the remediation of mold.
FAQS About Mold
How Do I Get Mold?
Moisture is the main culprit when it comes to mold. Mold is part of the natural outdoor environment and plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter—however mold should be avoided in an indoor environment. Mold reproduces itself by means of tiny spores that float through the air. Mold will begin to appear indoors when the spores come in contact with a moist area. The only way that mold will grow indoors is through this water/moisture contact.
Is Mold Dangerous To My Families Health?
The tiny spores that float around outdoors and may find a way into your home or workspace—do not typically cause any health issues. However—if the spores contact a moist area and begin to grow they do have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce irritants and allergens that can cause potentially toxic substance. The most common response includes sneezing, a runny nose, itchy red eyes and in some cases skin rash. If there is an asthmatic in your home—the symptoms may become exasperated.
How Do I Get Rid Of Mold?
If you have mold growth in your home or office you need to get it cleaned up as soon as possible. When mold meets warmth and humidity, it can flourish. Pipe leaks, leaky roofs and windows can set the stage for mold growth. Certain types of mold in excessive amounts can flag an immediate need for mold removal and specific mold remediation procedures. Much of this mold cleanup and mold removal is covered by insurance policies. The first thing that a professional will do is determining the source of the mold. Usually, it can be traced to moisture. The quicker you can clean up the water damage, the less likely that mold will appear. Fix the water damage first.
STOP First Steps In Getting Rid of Mold
Prior to removal, testing is recommended for most jobs and sometimes required by professional protocols. A Certified Industrial Hygienist is recommended for this process. The hygienist will write a specific plan (a protocol) to most effectively approach each job.
The three basic steps in a typical mold remediation are:
- Reduction or elimination of moisture sources
- Removal of visible mold and of all contaminated materials
During the entire mold cleanup process, air-handling techniques are employed to help prevent the spread (cross-contamination) to other parts of the building. Mold remediation technicians must wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to insure their own safety.
These special skills and requirements are critical to a successful outcome. Your Service Team of Professionals is only a call away and is capable of providing this service. Find the Service Team of Professionals location nearest you. You can count on STOP for professional mold service.