"Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions.". Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation. Indoor Environments Division. EPA402-K-01-001.
Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings.
Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
Moisture problems are frequent in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup.
Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily.
Moisture problems may include: roof leaks, landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building, unvented combustion appliances, delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance, etc.
When mold growth occurs in buildings, adverse health problems may be reported by some building occupants, particularly those with allergies or respiratory problems.
Mold can feed from common building materials, including wood, the paper that clads drywall, OSB board and acoustic tiles, etc.
Never touch mold with your bare hands and always use personal protected equipment (PPE).
The minimum PPE is an N-95 respirator, gloves and eye protection.
Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold.
Assess the size of the mold and/or moisture problem and the type of damaged materials before planning the remediation work.
Occupants may be relocated, depending on the size of the affected area and amount of disruption likely to be caused by remediation.
If possible, remediation activities should be scheduled during off-hours./li>
Hidden mold can be found at the back side of dry wall, under wallpaper, paneling, under carpet, inside air handler and ducts, etc.
Investigating hidden mold problems may be difficult and will require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth.
MOLD INSIDE THE BUILDING MUST BE ERADICATED.
WE CAN HELP
We Identify source or cause of water or moisture problem and fix it.
Clean and dry moldy materials and discard items that can not be cleaned.
We dry non-moldy items within 48 hours.
We use advanced technology to kill the fungus, clean the afected area and dispose of the contaminants.
THe methods we use may include Dry Ice Blasting, Photo Catalytic Oxidation, HEPA filtration, etc.
Validation of Mold removal from surface and air.
We can provide a yearly service contract that includes monitoring and remediation if a contamination arises, guaranting a "Mold Free" location.