Residential Mold Removal
Mold removal and remediation can be an intimidating task. Without a thorough professional inspection, it’s difficult to know just how involved the removal process will need to be.
ServiceMaster Restore offers a variety of mold removal services from initial inspection and consultation, to full-scale mold remediation. Our services are performed by trained, IICRC certified technicians, and mold remediation experts.
How dangerous is mold?
Mold contamination continues to receive increased attention in the media and is a rapidly growing concern for residential homeowners, property managers, insurance providers and restoration companies. Without proper mitigation of a water loss, molds can start to grow in a little as 72 hours.
Not sure if it’s mold or mildew? Read this article on our resources page about what to look for.
We have probably all encountered mold at one time or another. Mold is a microscopic life form found in all parts of the world. Fungi are the natural recycling plants in nature, breaking down an array of organic materials. It is part of the natural decay process of organic materials such as trees, leaves, branches, grasses, etc… There are five types of fungi: mold, mildew, mushrooms, slimes, and rusts.
What can mold do to your home?
If left untreated, mold (as it naturally plays a significant role in breaking down organic materials) will spread throughout your home or business and lead to the destruction of building materials such as drywall, wood, plaster, and even masonry.
As with most life, it has an exponential growth rate and can spread throughout single rooms or even your entire residence or business. Almost all mold reproduces by spores traveling through the air, so the impact on your family`s health is larger, the more mold presence is detected.
Damage from mold (fungi), moisture, humidity, and water will compromise the structural integrity of your home, weakening floors, walls, and ceilings. In addition, it creates severe health hazards. Affected homeowners or property managers must take urgent steps towards mold removal. The longer the contamination process lasts, the greater the potential for mold or bacteria growth.
For more information on commercial mold issues, please visit the EPA website here: https://www.epa.gov/mold