Mold Remediation in Redding
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Has the discovery of mold growth in your home left you frantic?
Finding mold in your home can be a frightening experience, but it is not an uncommon sight for many homeowners. If you have a mold problem, turn to ServiceMaster Restoration Services - Redding for help!
Our technicians will work to restore your home quickly. We will also take care to do a thorough job, helping to prevent the mold colony from spreading and making a comeback.
If you are worried about an infestation in your Redding home, contact us online today to get a mold inspection.
What Conditions Cause Mold to Grow?
Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in environments with high humidity levels and inadequate ventilation. It spreads very easily and is hazardous as it contaminates indoor air and can cause health problems. Certain places in homes are more prone to mold, and there are molds of many different types and colors.
Seasonal rains combined with high humidity, water damage, warm temperatures, and an organic food source provide the perfect conditions for mold and mildew.
However, mold isn't always caused by nature.
Mold spores thrive and reproduce in wet or damp areas of homes and office buildings where there has been flooding, or where water leakage has occurred. This means if you have experienced a roof leak, broken water pipe or faucet, flooded carpet, or broken washing machine hose, you are in danger of having mold grow.
To prevent the spread of mold, it is important to react quickly in the event of a water leak or similar issue. Once moisture or water has entered the home, mold can start to grow in as little as 48 hours.
Should Mold Be Removed By a Professional?
Professional mold remediation can mean the difference between a minor mold problem and a recurring one.
While many people opt for DIY mold remediation and removal, many end up having to hire a professional later on when the mold returns. It's all too easy for a nonprofessional to accidentally spread mold spores while cleaning the affected area. It's also easy to accidentally miss a few spots.
It's important to seek a professional mold damage removal service in Redding immediately when you have encountered water damage or see signs of mold and mildew in your home. Untreated mold can pose a serious health risk to your family.
What Happens During a Mold Inspection?
If you suspect or are certain that you have a mold problem in your property and you want to seek professional help, you may be wondering what this inspection will be like.
Here are the steps our ServiceMaster team in Redding follows:
First, our Redding mold inspection professionals will perform a preliminary assessment of the property to identify the sources of mold. They will go over the house thoroughly, looking in places that are known to be prone to mold growth.
The inspectors may ask you questions to determine the possible presence of mold if it is not visible to the naked eye. They may ask you for information about the building, if any of the inhabitants have symptoms of mold contamination, if there have been water leaks, or what year the property was built, among other questions that may indicate the existence of mold or the cause of the problem.
Once the mold is detected, the ServiceMaster team will look for the source of the moisture that is causing the mold. They will look for areas of poor moisture control, excessive condensation, and/or water intrusion.
They will check for areas of fungal growth, high numbers of mold spores, water damage, poor ventilation, and/or inadequate air infiltration and if necessary, they will take samples to find out what type of mold is involved.
The inspection will usually take several hours, depending on the size of the property and how visible and accessible the mold-damaged areas are. If the professionals find mold on your property, the next step is to start mold remediation. However, if the mold is already visible before they come to do an inspection, you can begin remediation without the need to inspect, although our professionals will always make an initial examination of the problem and look for other possible sources of mold besides the visible ones.
What is Involved With Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is much more than mold removal. “Mold removal” only deals with removing mold from the affected areas, even the air, but it does not eliminate it. Mold remediation has to do with removing the mold completely to a level that is safe for the health of you and your family and ensuring that it does not grow back again.
Mold removal deals with identifying the affected areas and cleaning or removing the areas, whereas mold remediation has a few more detailed steps than that.
The mold remediation process:
- Assessing the extent of the mold damage. If the mold is not visible, it can also be tested for.
- Isolating the mold damage to minimize or stop it from spreading to other areas.
- Surface clean-up and purifying of the air.
- Removing materials that cannot be saved from mold damage.
- Cleaning mold-damaged belongings.
- Restoring your home.
- Final inspection to verify the mold remediation was successful and to go over preventative recommendations.
How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?
Mold removal can be a costly endeavor, depending on the extent of the mold growth and the size of the area that is affected. In general, mold removal involves the use of specialized equipment and techniques to cleanse an area of mold spores. The cost for mold removal can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on the scope of the project.
For small mold growths, mold removal may only require the use of household cleaners and a bit of elbow grease. However, for larger mold outbreaks, it may be necessary to hire a professional mold remediation company. Companies typically charge by the square foot, and the cost for mold removal can quickly add up. In some cases, mold removal may also require the replacement of affected materials, such as drywall or insulation. As a result, mold removal can be a significant investment. However, it is important to remember that mold growth can cause serious health problems, so mold removal is always worth the cost.
What Kills Black Mold on Wood?
Black mold is a type of fungus that can grow on wood surfaces. Although black mold is not always harmful, it can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you want to get rid of black mold, there are a few things you can do. One option is to use a solution of bleach and water. Simply mix one part bleach with three parts water and use a sponge or brush to apply the solution to the affected area. Let the solution sit for about 15 minutes before wiping it away. Another option is to use a commercially available mold and mildew cleaner. These cleaners typically contain chemicals that can kill black mold. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully when using these products. Ultimately, you may need to contact the professionals for removal.
Call (530) 278-6918 for Professional Mold Removal
At ServiceMaster Restoration Services - Redding, our professionally trained technicians use the latest mold remediation and restoration techniques to deliver high-quality results.
Of course, prevention is the best way to avoid any kind of mold problem. So once we restore your home, we will also go over how to prevent mold from coming back.
For professional mold remediation in Redding, get in touch with our team at (530) 278-6918 today!