Inhalation of spores has been shown to cause respiratory problems for many people, causing symptoms such as congestion, cough, and even asthma in those who are susceptible. As you can see, mold remediation and mold removal is not something to gamble with.
Just great. Mold in your Bell Gardens home. Now what? The experts at Indoor-Restore Environmental Services are really great at inspecting and testing your home for mold. Now that contamination has been professionally verified, something has to be done right away to take care of the problem, without making matters worse through mold removal and mold remediation.
Sometimes people want to take matters into their own hands and get rid of the mold, or fungus problem, themselves. They do this either with their own chemical remedies, or by tearing out the mold themselves and tossing it into the trash. Doing so can be a gamble for many reasons, and in this case its best to keep the gambling down at the Bicycle Casino. Seek mold remediation services from a professional, licensed company.
Bleach and water only treat the surface of the problem, and not very effectively. Mold is usually a lot more widespread beneath the surface than it appears and homegrown surface treatments only mask the problem, allowing the mold to continue to spread behind the scenes. Over time, this makes the problem even bigger, and even more expensive to manage, once it finally gets properly treated. It will have to be taken care of at some point, and this is one of those cases of better sooner, than later.
Removing the mold by yourself might seem easy, but mold has to be handled differently from other types of environmental contaminants, because mold is filled with spores. Disturbing the spores during the mold remediation and mold removal releases spores into the air, allowing further contamination of surrounding areas, and inhalation of the spores.
Indoor-Restore uses a five-step mold remediation and mold removal protocol to ensure the problem is taken care of properly, and to industry standards. Protecting your health during this process is extremely important, as is protecting your Bell Gardens home and its contents. How do we do this?
Step 1: We contain all affected areas to ensure the mold doesn’t spread into adjacent areas, or into the air. Thick plastic sheeting and tape are the best tools to accomplish this.
Step 2: We then create a negative pressure area within the containment area using a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter with fan. This means we run the air filter inside the containment, which is sealed to create negative pressure, and the contaminated air is pumped outside (whenever possible), catching all the spores so they don’t go flying into the environment.
Step 3: Our mold remediation and mold removal experts then don protective clothing and breathing apparatus that makes them look like space astronauts. They enter the containment area and remove the contaminated materials and seal them into special hazardous material disposal bags. These bags are then properly disposed of per EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines and at approved disposal centers.
Step 4: Once the bad stuff is out, our professionals then treat the affected areas, and the surrounding areas within the containment chamber, with hospital grade biocide, or green treatment. This ensures that if any spores were released into the containment area during removal they are stopped in their tracks and do not start growing again or are released once the plastic walls are removed.
Step 5: We then perform clearance testing to ensure all mold and fungus was completely removed, and we back all of our work up with a ten-year warranty. That’s what you would call a sure thing.
Now you can see why an important and hazardous job such as mold remediation and mold removal should be left to our Indoor-Restore professionals, and not handled by your cousin Joey who “knows about this stuff.” Our certified mold removal and mold remediation consultants will be with you every step of the way, keeping you apprised of progress and can answer any questions you may have. We also perform repair and water damage restoration of the affected areas, and can also provide insurance guidance to ensure your out-of-pocket expenses are minimized.