Hartford Mold Removal Services
Mold Remediation for Apple Valley & the Surrounding Area
It only takes a small water leak or a day of high humidity for mold to begin quietly creeping into your home or business. Mold spreads rapidly and should be treated with urgency. Unfortunately, it has the potential to spread through the entire premises within 48-72 hours in high humidity months.
Not only is mold unsightly, but it can produce allergens and irritants that have a negative effect on your health (chronic coughs, watery eyes, rashes, headaches, respiratory problems, etc). Mold can be especially dangerous to children, the elderly or anyone with respiratory issues. Additionally, it can cause significant damage to your property, reducing its value, or even disrupting a real estate transaction if not treated properly.
Trusted Mold Removal Hartford CT
At ServiceMaster Apple Valley, we understand how overwhelming and stressful experiencing mold at your property can be, which is why we have 24/7 mold removal experts ready to help.
Our experts are specialized in all types of processes in getting rid of mold such as mold treatment, mold inspection, mold remediation, mold removal, and so much more. We take pride in providing top quality mold treatment services to the Hartford CT community, as our experts want to help restore your property and keep you and family safe!
Mold removal can be a tricky and delicate process, doing it on your own cannot ensure full removal of the mold or the stoppage of spreading which can be very dangerous.
Our trained mold removal expert can help guide you through the process of mold removal, inspect the mold, find the severity of it, and remove the mold before it spreads even more. Our experts will even provide you with information on how to prevent mold growth in the future!
If you suspect any residential mold problems, contact our mold removal Hartford CT experts today!
Contact our mold removal Professionals at ServiceMaster Apple Valley – with our rapid response team, we can provide you with an honest assessment of damages and efficient treatment of the affected area.
Mold Removal & Mold Remediation Process
Mold treatment steps for your protection will include:
Using advanced moisture-meter equipment, our mold inspectors locate moisture in your walls, floors, ceilings and/or cabinets. From there, our infrared cameras help identify the source of the water and determine how much damage has occurred.
Mold Extraction and Removal
Our certified water technicians will be on the job using commercial grade water extractors and dehumidifiers to dry out your floors, carpets, walls, etc., to abate the spread of mold.
One of the most important steps is the containment of the mold affected areas. Using heavy duty plastic sheeting, we are able to encapsulate the area and create negative air pressure to direct the mold away from indoor space.
Contaminated Surface Disposal
Next, we remove any porous materials such as drywall, insulation, carpet, soft furnishings, clothing, etc., which have been contaminated by the moisture. Materials such as glass, hard plastics and non-porous metals can be cleaned, sanitized and reused. We will may every attempt to salvage any objects of importance to you, and items are only disposed of once you have signed off with permission.
Once contaminated contents have been removed, we then get to work disinfecting all remaining surfaces, sealing any areas that are salvageable with microbial sprays and removing any airborne contaminants with air scrubbers.
Repair and Reconstruction
With a full reconstruction division, we can mobilize our skilled craftsmen to rebuild the damaged premises, if needed. Juggling carpenters, plumbers, electricians and more can be a difficult task, but we take the pain of reconstruction by managing the whole process for you. We get the process started quicker to restore your home or business to its pre-loss condition (or better) condition!
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mOLD removal & Mold remediation Hartford CT - FAQ
Can You DIY Mold Removal?
DIY mold removal is possible if you’re trying to remove a small area temporarily. Unless the root problem is professionally addressed, it will probably grow back.
Can I Remove Black Mold Myself?
This is one of those, “You can, but you really shouldn’t” things. If you absolutely have to clear a certain area, maybe if you have a guest coming over before an appointment with a remediation company, you should wear:
- Gloves up to your elbows
- An N95 mask or a respirator
Scrubbing mold is likely to move spores into the air, so it’s definitely not something you want to do with an uncovered face. You obviously don’t want to breathe in the mold spores, but what many people don’t know is that toxic mold can also cause a few different eye infections/symptoms, such as blurred vision, vision loss, and conjunctivitis. That’s why goggles are so important. And professional removal services.
How to Remove Mold From Walls
Removing mold from drywall is possible in the short term. Infested drywall should always be replaced in the long term.
Something very important to note is that you can never be sure of the toxicity of a mold just by looking at it. There are toxic forms of mold in nearly every color.
Because of this, you should treat all mold as potentially dangerous, and follow the precautions listed above for black mold. Many people use bleach to rid their walls of mold, but it actually is not the most effective DIY method. Vinegar or a commercial mold removal work much better. You should spray the affected area with your solution of choice, wait an hour or two, and then scrub.
How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost?
Whether there is a serious leak in your pipes, or you were the victim of a severe storm or flooding, significant water damage can result in a mold infestation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if the mold growth is larger than 10 square feet (about 3 feet by 3 feet), you must have a professional mold remediation specialist eliminate large-scale mold and return mold levels back to normal.
The following are some factors that go into the overall cost of mold remediation:
- The size of the mold infestation
- Where the mold growth is located (e.g., basement, attic, crawl space, HVAC systems, bathroom, etc.)
- The severity of the damage caused by the mold growth
- The location and area you live in
Certain rooms and spaces in the house can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. However, if your entire home requires mold remediation, you could be spending tens of thousands of dollars.
Our certified mold remediation professionals at ServiceMaster Apple Valley can conduct a thorough inspection of your home, determine the size and source of the mold infestation, and figure out the overall cost to restore your home.
Check out more mold FAQs or give us a call at (860) 850-2772!