Mold

Rescue Clean 911 is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI).IICRC and NORMI are platinum standards, two of the most widely recognized and accepted certification programs in the industry.Our team of professional technicians have extensive training and experience with removing mold from residential and commercial properties. We offer FREE visual inspection and provide you with a written estimate on the spot. In addition, our estimating software ‘Xactimate’ is in line with industry standard pricing and is the preferred method of pricing for all insurance companies throughout the restoration industry.

The “Mold remediation” process is a combination of services that are used to aid with the clean-up, removal and prevention of mold in commercial and residential premises. Mold is a serious problem that can have disastrous effects for both your health and your property. Mold remediation is the best way to deal with it quickly and effectively so that you can rest assured the problem is fully solved.Mold is unsightly and when it is visible in large patches it can make your home look very dirty and unattractive. Mold and moisture can also cause the paint to peel away from your walls and make tiles come loose. If and when it gets inside the foundations of your home or building, it can actually compromise its structural integrity. Mold is incredibly difficult to get rid of and if it sets into your home, it is unfortunately very likely to spread. Mold spores can travel through the air and will be able to live on any damp porous surface. The longer you take to get rid of the mold, the more deeply set in it can become throughout your home or building.

What You Should Know About Mold

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.

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There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

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If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.

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Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.

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Reduce indoor humidity (to 40-60%) to decrease mold growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside.

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Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

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Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.

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Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.

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In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).

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Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

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TO GET STARTED

The professional dispatcher, based on the description of your problem will instruct you on how to protect yourself and your family. The technician upon arrival will assess the situation and immediately implement a plan of action. Remember passage of time in minutes + standing water = damage to personal property (flooring, carpets, electrical and furnishings) and the structure of your home (walls, ceilings and sheetrock) and the health of you and your family could also be compromised by mold and mildew!

What is mold?

Mold is a microscopic fungus that is part of the natural environment and necessary for our ecosystem. While it is necessary in the outdoor world, too much mold inside a structure can be dangerous and unsanitary. Mold produces spores as part of its lifecycle, and these spores float through the air both inside and outside.

Why is mold a problem?

Many people aren’t aware that mold can cause serious structural damage to homes and businesses, which, if left undetected, can cause a property to lose value and/or require significant repairs. And if you have ever suffered from allergies, exposure to molds can often cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, skin irritation or even more severe reactions.

What does mold need in order to grow?

Mold needs a moist environment, temperatures above freezing and a food source, which could be leaves, paper, dirt, wood or other building materials. Mold is more likely to be found in damp, dusty spaces or areas with stagnant air.

How can I tell if I have mold?

If you see mold growth or water stains, a mold test can help identify related microbial activity. You can also look for areas where water leakage has occurred, such as roofs, pipes, ceilings or walls. Musty smells may also indicate the presence of mold.

What can I do to prevent the growth of mold in my home?

The most effective means to keep mold in check include keeping the humidity level of your home at 40–60 percent, using an air conditioner and/or dehumidifier during humid months and in damp spaces like basements, and always utilizing exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, along with dryer vents outside your home. Lastly, if there are leaks in your roof, walls or plumbing, it is important to repair them as soon as possible.

When does mold need to be handled by a professional remediation company?

Most experts recommend a professional remediation company when elevated mold levels are detected. Remediation professionals are specially trained to isolate and treat mold-affected areas to avoid contaminating adjacent spaces.

Some molds have the reputation of being more dangerous than others. Is identifying the mold important?

Sometimes you will hear terms like “toxic mold” and “black mold” used to refer to molds. While identifying the type of fungus or mold may be interesting, it doesn’t affect the course of action. If mold is present, the CDC has strongly recommended that it be removed, no matter the type*.
Why You Should Call Now

Rescue Clean 911’s team of certified technicians are on-call 24/7, and will respond quickly no matter when disaster strikes. We understand how critical it is that cleanup begins as soon as possible to limit the damage to your property, and will be there as soon as possible, day or night.