The impact of mold and poor indoor air quality on human health is an ever growing concern that seems to be looming large in the past couple of years. The demand for mold remediation services in Florida are on the surge, especially since increased cases of Stachybotrys (black mold) and Chaetomium infestation are being reported.
There are more than thousand species of mold out there and the most dangerous types like Stachybotrys (black mold), Aspergillus, Penicillium and Chaetomium, if overlooked can threaten your health and the structural integrity of the property in concern.
Black Mold Damage
While the mold may be dead, spores can still be viable, and another threat can also remain. Mycotoxins can still affect individuals in the home, even if the mold has been killed off.
Researchers have found that while many believe that a spray-down or wiping mold growth with a bleach solution will fix their problem, the mycotoxins remain.
It isn’t merely the mold itself; it’s the health problems that can be caused by the spores and the mycotoxins. Because areas where porous or semi-porous materials, such as drywall, sheetrock, concrete, and wood cannot be cleaned to a high enough standard in every situation, leaving these behind can put your family at risk.
It’s best to remove any affected materials that still have mold, even dead mold, infused in them.
Both commercial and residential mold infestation seems to be a single crucial problem from the outset. Even though this is a big concern, the way it is tackled makes a big difference when considering factors like mold re-growth, indoor air quality, and the securing the structural integrity of the respective property.
IICRC Mold Remediation Standards
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has laid down five best practices of mold remediation, which is critical when it comes to ensuring that any mold affected property has been properly contained, managed and de-contaminated.
Five best practices outlined by IICRC for mold remediation are:
Ensure workplace safety & precautionary measures: Ensure that the individuals involved in the process of mold removal or remediation have taken up all the possible health measures against related potential health concerns. Anyone involved in mold remediation should turn to a combination of regulations and practices to protect themselves from exposure.
Proper documentation: It is mandatory that the project manager assesses the situation, documents and executes the whole mold remediation process in a timely and efficient manner. The process of assessing the extent of contamination is crucial for effective mold remediation. It is recommended to resort to an environmental expert to get this done.
Regulate moisture levels: Give high priority to prevent scenarios or conditions like moisture levels that seconds the spreading of molds. IICRC recognizes and reminds the hardship involved in eliminating mold contamination once it is allowed to spread.
Isolate and control of the contaminants: IICRC stresses on removing the mold contaminated systems or materials as a whole from the infected structure as opposed to isolation or removals in a subset of infected areas.
Safe disposal of contaminants: Ensure necessary steps are taken to identify, locate and rectify any moisture level fluctuations. The moisture level is a critical factor that can directly drive mold growth. Understanding and regulating moisture levels is critical to prevent recontamination.
There are several risks of attempting to Remove mold without using IICRC Best Practices.
This is where Titan Restoration Construction can be your one stop solution.
What you get?
- Fully qualified, trained and certified professionals who work by the IICRC mold remediation standards.
- Free quote with fixed rates and no hidden charges.
- A fully equipped team with latest tools like Infrared cameras, particle scanners and moisture meters.
- Our team will contact you 24 hours and meet you at the property within 72 hours
- 24/7 emergency service.
- We compile the insurance documents and can coordinate with your company
How we tackle commercial or residential mold infestation?
- Initial inspection: Our mold remediation experts will meet you at the property within 72 hours to perform the initial assessment and to provide you with a clear picture of how we will progress with the remediation process.
- Safety precautions: We contain all the contaminated possessions including clothing and carpets and dispose anything which is beyond restoration.
- Professional tools: we use high performing infrared cameras, particle scanners and moisture meters.
- Drying process: we use industry grade dehumidifiers and air movers to alleviate the concern of any excess or unwanted moisture that can second mold growth.
- Air purification: we use air filters eliminate any odors and maintain the expected indoor air quality.
- Insurance work: we take over all the insurance documentation tasks and coordinate with your insurance company
Mold remediation repair Frequently Asked Questions:
Here is a list of frequently asked questions related to mold remediation that we address on a daily basis:
It varies from the type of property and the extent of contamination; we offer a free inspection and quote ensure that we do not disappoint you.
It depends on your individual situation; however, on an average we take 3 to 6 days to restore the conditions based on IICRC best practices for mold remediation.
We offer the following mold remediation services:
- Mold inspection, mold testing and mold removal
- Odor inspection, air quality testing and odor removal
Mold can go unnoticed for longer periods if possessions like carpets and clothes seem to be contaminated for weeks, we advise disposing them.
Under favorable humidity and temperature condition mold takes just 2 to 3 days to start thriving in wet carpets.
Do you offer rebuilding after removing mold infested properties like drywall?
Yes. s a licensed contractor (CGC# 1522221), we can replace everything from sub-flooring to roofing tiles.
Titan Restoration Construction offers water, fire, and mold damage repairs, construction general contracting and remodeling services for West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens areas. 561-349-4624.
Excellence in Mold Repairs after Remediation
Mold can never be eliminated, as it exists everywhere. Finding mold and its spores both indoors and outside, the best any company can do is control and containment – remediation. Titan Restoration Construction has industry leading mold remediation partners that we call upon for your mold problem, leaving you with a healthier home, and help you ensure that humidity issues are no longer an issue.
A major problem with mold is its microscopic size. HEPA filters are known to catch most of this biological nuisance from out of the air we breathe, but even these are not fool-proof. Many spores will find a way through, while others will never come in contact with a filter. Some spores will enter into your home after mold remediation and repairs are completed.
At that point, moisture control efforts should keep any of these new mold spores from forming new growths in your home. We are positioned to fix any access points of water and moisture that contribute to mold proliferation. Once the sources have been excluded, then the reconstructive phase can follow.
But after mold remediation has been completed, often some areas need to be removed and restored. This restoration and repair work can be extensive, but Titan Restoration Construction has been completing all sizes and types of construction work in homes and offices in Florida, and we can handle your construction challenges, too. Our extensive experience in structurally returning a home to a pre-mold condition is industry leading.
Titan Restoration Construction professionals are skilled in mold repairs after remediation and take pride in their workmanship. We know that this is your home and is special to you. We also understand that even the smallest details are those that you will be living with for a long time. We take pride in cleaning up after our work is done, as well, and never leave you with a mess to clean up yourself – that’s a part of our job. Sometimes mold damage is more intensive and requires complete areas to be removed and restored, also. We will remove all damaged materials and dispose of them according to local, state and federal regulations, leaving you with less to worry about.
While it may be possible to patch an area of drywall, it’s the final appearance and stability that counts. Because of this, we are also expert at sanding and smoothing the area down to an imperceptible appearance, and then painting the entire area so that the damage disappears. We can paint in a variety of ways, from flat to stucco. We can also use a mold inhibitor in our paint, making mold less likely ever to become a problem again on your walls and ceilings. We have you covered with other types of repairs that are often needed after mold damage has been remediated from your home. We want you to be satisfied with the final results of our workmanship, both now and in the future.
Aesthetics and Well-Being
Ensuring your home is as beautiful as it is healthy is one of the priorities at Titan Restoration Construction. You can trust our experienced and skilled professional workers to make your home right again for you and your family.
Many homeowners and business owners have already, with excellent results. You can, too. Contact us today at (561) 349-4624 so we can begin working on your needed mold repairs after remediation.