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MOLD REMOVAL & RESTORATION
Mold Removal & Restoration
When Is It Time To Worry?
Mold becomes a problem inside a home or business when there is excessive humidity or moisture for an extended period of time. The problem can originate from sudden water releases, like a broken supply line or large spill that goes untreated, or from a chronic condition, like a leaking roof or a slow plumbing leak. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. It’s always best to have the mold evaluated and removed by a certified professional.
Mold can grow almost anywhere in the home or business if conditions permit. If there is visible mold growth on painted wall surfaces, property owners should be concerned about what may be growing on the opposite side of the same wall. The inside of the walls of a house often differs drastically from the outside and could create a perfect environment for mold. If the wall remains wet for a prolonged period, it’s almost guaranteed that the mold growth on the back side will be worse than on the front.
Use A Mold Certified Technician
Professional restoration technicians understand the need for a quick response. Immediate remediation is key to controlling any escalating costs. The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration. Certified restorers have the knowledge to test materials and apply the restoration techniques required to return the items to their pre-loss condition.
Certified professionals have the training and experience to:
Identify moisture sources
Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
Contain damage to the smallest area possible
Physically remove contamination
Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
Perform or recommend procedures for returning the property to a pre-loss condition
MOLD DAMAGE RESTORATION QUESTIONS
What is Mold?
Molds are microscopic fungi that thrive on moist or damp areas to grow. They are part of the natural environment:
Molds reproduce through spores, which are airborne and can easily enter every home through open windows and doors. They can attach to clothing, furniture or even on glass. Spores are like seeds that land on another surface. They start to grow, provided that the conditions are right. If you try to clean up molds by wiping them, you are actually spreading more spores inside your house rather than eliminating them.
There are over 400,000 species of molds and only about 100,000 species of them have been named. Of those 400,000, you can find 1,000 different species of mold in your home at any given time.
Can I Just Paint Over Mold?
Mold loves to eat paint as a snack food. Don’t expect to kill mold successfully by using paint containing a mildewcide or with a primer sold to hide water damage stains. Do not rely on Kilz etc. to kill mold. It does not kill mold, and the product is NOT an EPA-registered fungicide. Kilz is only a product to hide or camouflage defects like water damage stains prior to painting over problem areas.
Will Bleach Kill Mold?
Bleach is not an effective or lasting killer of mold growth and mold spores on any materials such as wood timbers, drywall, plasterboard, particleboard, plywood, plywood substitutes, ceiling tiles, and carpeting/padding.
Can I Just "Air Out" Mold?
Mold is airborne and will spread quickly once air movement is introduced to it..
How Can Sunshine Restoration Help?
Not all mold is dangerous, but it can be. If you suspect or have discovered mold in your home or business, you need to contact a professional mold removal team to safely find the source of the mold problem, eradicate the mold permanently, and restore any damaged areas. Sunshine Cleaning & Restoration is a full-service mold remediation company that does just that! We work closely with our clients to make sure the very cause of the mold issue is taken care of so that mold does not return.
Mold can be found in any area of a home or business but is most often found in:
If you have discovered surface mold, there is most likely a bigger mold problem under the surface. It is difficult to determine the extent of the mold issue unless you have an experienced professional evaluate the property. Contact us today!