Mold is very common in buildings and homes and is usually not a major health concern until elevated levels become present. This usually occurs when structural materials are exposed to higher than normal levels of moisture for a prolonged period of time. When this happens mold can cause structural damage by decomposing wood, drywall, carpeting and other organic building materials. Molds can also cause health problems and irritation by producing allergens and toxic substances called mycotoxins.
The removal of mold can be done by utilizing specialized HEPA filtration equipment and applying anti-microbial agents to affected areas. Depending on the extent of damage, some exposed materials may need to be removed. Containment and negative air pressure are used to prevent cross-contamination to other areas of your property.
Emergency Fire & Water Restoration works with third-party testing companies to develop proper mold remediation protocols. Once the mold has been removed, a final clearance test can be performed, confirming that the mold has been properly remediated.