Mold Removal Services in Bemidji
Professional & Dependable Mold Damage Restoration
Mold is one of the most dangerous contaminants you can find in your home. Mold can grow anywhere indoors on wet surfaces or in damp areas, including ceilings, wallpaper, wood, drywall, and insulation material.
The growth of mold is so serious that it requires a professional team to provide removal services to ensure spores don’t release into the air and cause breathing problems for you and your family.
Our team at ServiceMaster Professional Services can restore your home when you’ve experienced mold damage with the help of our mold damage restoration services. Additionally, our mold removal services in Bemidji are designed to protect your and your family’s health.
Dial (218) 396-2439 or contact us online to schedule your mold inspection in bemidji today!
When is Mold Remediation Required?
Not all mold is equal. Some types of molds can be adequately removed with bleach and a good scrubbing, however some types of molds require a mold remediation process in order for your home to truly be mold free and remain so. Some of the most noticeable signs the mold in your home requires a remediation process are:
- The smell of the mold
- The color of the mold
- How the mold grew
- Allergic reactions to the mold
If you can smell the mold in your home, it’s a good sign that there is enough of it to pose a significant health hazard. Mold usually has a musty or mildewy smell. The color of the mold can also be an indicator of the type of mold and how long it’s been growing. Additionally, the surface you find mold on as well as the surrounding area can play apart in whether or not mold remediation may be necessary.
Mold can move unseen through spores in the air, meaning if there is another surface nearby that would make a good host to grow on, the mold may have already spread around your home whether or not you have seen it yet. Last, some people can be allergic to mold. An affliction which can affect their sinuses, skin and even breathing.
If the mold in your home is causing a member of the house to suffer an allergic reaction the best thing to do is to ensure the mold is completely removed from the home. Do you have question? Don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team today to learn more about mold remediation and how we can help you.
How Mold Inspectors Find Mold
Our Bemidji mold inspectors use a combination of visual inspection, testing, and specialized equipment to find and identify mold in indoor environments. Here's a step-by-step overview of how mold inspectors go about their work:
Visual Inspection: Our mold inspectors begin by conducting a thorough visual inspection of the property. They look for visible signs of mold growth, such as discoloration, staining, or unusual patterns on surfaces like walls, ceilings, floors, and around windows and plumbing fixtures. They also check areas where moisture problems are common, such as basements, crawl spaces, and attics.
Moisture Detection: Mold requires moisture to grow, so inspectors often use moisture meters and hygrometers to detect areas with elevated moisture levels. These tools help pinpoint potential sources of moisture intrusion, such as leaks, condensation, or water damage.
Thermal Imaging: Infrared cameras may be used to identify temperature differences in building materials. These temperature variations can indicate areas of hidden moisture or potential mold growth behind walls or ceilings.
Air Sampling: ServiceMaster's inspectors may collect air samples to assess the indoor air quality. Air sampling involves the use of specialized pumps and collection devices to capture airborne mold spores. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for analysis to determine the types and concentrations of mold present in the air.
Surface Sampling: In cases where visible mold is found, inspectors take surface samples using swabs or tape lifts. These samples can help identify the specific type of mold present and provide information about its concentration on surfaces.
Bulk Sampling: Inspectors can also collect bulk samples, which involve removing a piece of material (e.g., drywall, insulation) that appears to have mold growth. These samples can provide more detailed information about the extent of mold contamination within a building's structure.
Moisture and Humidity Measurements: Monitoring moisture levels and humidity within the indoor environment is crucial, as high humidity can promote mold growth. Inspectors use moisture meters and hygrometers to measure humidity levels and identify areas of concern.
Crawl Space and Attic Inspection: Our mold inspectors often pay special attention to crawl spaces and attics, as these areas are prone to mold growth due to poor ventilation and insulation issues. They may use personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialized equipment to safely access and inspect these spaces.
If left unaddressed, a mold infestation can lead to:
- Structural damage to foundations
- Significant damage to HVAC systems, drywall, roofing, gutters, furnishings, and other areas
- Health problems that include headaches, skin irritation, and more
Our mold specialists in Bemidji uses advanced tools and best practices to detect any mold present in your home to remove it effectively.
We use air scrubbing technology for mold restoration. With our team on your side, mold doesn’t stand a chance in your home or anywhere else that could pose a threat to you and your loved ones.
How much does mold removal cost?The cost of mold removal can vary widely depending on the size and severity of the mold problem, as well as the location and accessibility of the affected area.For small, isolated cases of mold, such as in a bathroom or kitchen, the cost of mold removal may range from $500 to $1,500. However, for larger and more severe cases of mold, such as those affecting multiple rooms or entire buildings, the cost of mold removal can range from $10,000 to $30,000 or more.It's important to note that the cost of mold removal may also depend on the method of removal. For example, a DIY mold removal kit may cost less than hiring a professional mold remediation company, but may not be as effective or safe.Additionally, if the mold problem is caused by underlying issues such as water damage, leaky pipes, or a poorly ventilated area, the cost of remediation may be higher as these issues must be addressed in order to prevent future mold growth.
What kills mold on wood?According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), if the moldy area is less than 10 square feet (about 3 feet by 3 feet), you can remove black mold on wood using distilled white vinegar, dishwashing detergent, or household cleaners mixed with water. But if the mold growth is larger than 10 square feet or the infestation is caused by toxic black mold, you need to get professional mold remediation.Stachybotrys chartarum or toxic black mold is hazardous when ingested or inhaled. This type of mold is generally found in attics due to leaks or consistent moisture for a minimum of 3 days. Because wood is porous, this makes it easy for moisture to get trapped and promote mold growth.