Only a trained professional can properly evaluate and address microbial contamination. Affordable Home Services' mold remediation team is trained and certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). If your property has been affected by potential mold growth, we have the knowledge, experience, and specialized equipment to remediate the problem from your property. We conduct our mold remediation services quickly and efficiently, so your property will be free of mold upon completion and clearance testing.
Mold removal protects the health of your family or employees, preserves the structural integrity of your property, and improves the musty, damp smell associated with mold. AHS will help you get to the root cause of the issue, so the problem is not repeated.
Typical Steps of Professional Mold Remediation & Removal:
- Source Identification: Through the use of moisture detection equipment, AHS technicians will identify moisture intrusion in residential and commercial structures. Potential sources of moisture include flooding, leaky roofs, humidifiers, damp basements or crawl spaces, constant plumbing leaks, and clothes dryers that have been vented indoors.
- Containment: The source of the moisture must be addressed before remediation can begin. Technicians isolate the area of contamination to eliminate the spread of mold spores to other areas of the property.
- Filtration: HEPA filters will be used to clean the air of mold spores and other particles. The technician will also wear goggles and masks to lessen any exposure to airborne contaminants.
- Treatment: All surfaces are treated with wet application of antimicrobial solution to eliminate possible mold and leave a protective microbial barrier to inhibit future mold growth. We will treat and remove discoloration with concrobium oxidation. The entire area is then fogged to encapsulate and eliminate mold and airborne spores.
- Testing: Following remediation, we search for any signs of recurrent water damage, moldy odors or visible mold to ensure the cleanup has been complete.
Health Risks of Mold
Due to the health risks associated with mold exposure, it is best to have mold remediation conducted as soon as possible. Though the type of reaction depends upon the mold present, according to both the EPA and CDC all molds have the potential to cause health issues such as:
- Breathing difficulties
- Persistent cough or cold symptoms
- Burning or irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs
- Asthma attacks
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Skin irritation
- Allergic reactions
- Opportunistic infections in immune-compromised individuals