Artisan Restoration's mold remediation team is trained and certified by the Mold, Inspection, Consulting & Remediation Organization (MICRO) If you have a mold problem, Artisan Restoration has the knowledge, experience and specialized equipment to eradicate the problem from your environment. Mold remediation services are conducted quickly, efficiently and completely.
What is Mold?
Mold produces tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet and food. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. 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.
What Does Mold Need to Grow?
A food source such as paper, wood or dirt
A source of moisture
A surface to grow on such as drywall, flooring and insulation
What are Potential Sources of Moisture in My Property?
Damp basement or crawl space
Constant plumbing leak
Indoor vented clothes dryer
Should I Be Concerned About Mold in My Property?
When airborne mold spores are present in large numbers, they can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, asthma episodes, infections and other respiratory problems for people. Exposure to high spore levels can cause the development of an allergy to the mold. Mold also can cause structural damage to your property.
How Does Mold Affect People?
Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. They include:
Infants and children
Immune comprise patients
Individuals with existing respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma
The same amount of mold may cause health effects in one person, but not in another. Exposure to molds can cause allergic symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itching, coughing, wheezing, headache and fatigue.
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation, also known as mold removal, is the process by which a certified and/or trained professional performs the removal and/or cleanup of mold from an indoor environment. When these levels become abnormally high as determined by indoor air quality testing or a mold inspection, remediation is recommended to be carried out by a professional remediation company.
Five Typical Steps of Professional Mold Remediation:
Identify and correct the moisture source: Through the use of moisture detection equipment, such as moisture meters and fiber optic viewing tools, Artisan Restoration technicians will identify moisture intrusion in residential and commercial structures with minimal structural invasion.
Containment: Technicians isolate the area of contamination to eliminate the spread of mold spores to other areas of the property.
Filtration: HEPA air filters and negative air machines run continuously throughout the project. Mold spores, dust, MVOCs, and other airborne debris are removed from the air.
Removal and Cleanup: Contaminated materials are removed or remediated according to mold remediation guidelines. Drywall, carpet, furniture, and other damaged materials may have to be replaced to prevent mold from returning.
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