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Mold remediation, also referred to as mold abatement, is the process that is used to eliminate mold. Mold grows in damp areas, humid areas and areas affected by moisture. Common places people find mold include the bathroom, kitchen, crawl spaces and areas where leaks are present and if not taken care of right away, can cause significant damage to your property and can even cause health issues.
The Dangers of Mold
Some molds such as black mold are considered toxic because they produce compounds that can cause a variety of health issues. These health issues include chronic sinus infections, difficulty breathing and fatigue. Mold can also exacerbate the symptoms of existing health problems, especially respiratory conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Therefore, if you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, seeking assistance from a professional mold remediation company like Utah Flood Cleanup is essential to remove it property.
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Professional Mold Remediation Process
At Utah Flood Cleanup, we have developed mold abatement techniques (containment, construction and remediation) that comply with the guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Department. Furthermore, all of Utah Flood Cleanup’s technicians are certified by the IIRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Each mold damage scenario is unique; therefore, our mold remediation experts create custom-designed solutions for our clients.; however here is the the typical mold abatement process outlined below.
Step One: Schedule Your Complimentary Mold Inspection and Damage Assessment Appointment
The first step in remedying your mold problem is to contact Utah Flood Cleanup’s mold remediation specialists to schedule your on-site mold inspection and damage assessment appointment. During this appointment, one of our certified mold remediation experts will thoroughly inspect the property. He/She will be looking for visible signs of mold and evidence of water damage: In addition, our experts use various technologies to locate hidden water sources and mold.
Step Two: Containing the Mold
Advanced containment procedures are utilized to keep the mold from spreading. These procedures may include the creation of negative air chambers as well as the use of negative air pressure during the cleanup process. Preventing the mold from spreading requires that fans as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems remain off until the cleaning process is complete.
Step Three: Filtering the Air
Once the cleaning process is complete, specialized air filtration equipment is used to remove any microscopic mold spores that remain in the air. Furthermore, as the air is being filtered, our experts use powerful high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums and ‘air scrubbers’ to ensure mold spores are captured.
Step Four: Addressing Mold-Infested Materials
The amount of mold that is present and the surfaces that are affected determine the steps our experts take during your mold abatement process. For example, mold-infested carpeting must be removed and then disposed of properly. Antimicrobial and anti-fungal treatments may be necessary to prevent the formation of new mold colonies and to remove mold colonies that already exist.
Step Five: Testing to Ensure Mold Remediation Was Successful
Once the mold remediation process is complete, we test the work area to verify that the mold abatement process was successful and a certified clearance is achieved.
Utah Flood Cleanup Mold Abatement Specialists
At Utah Flood Cleanup, we have certified professionals who specialize in mold remediation. Our team of highly-skilled, IIRC-certified technicians, strict adherence to EPA and Health Department guidelines in conjunction with our accurate record keeping make Utah Flood Cleanup the ideal choice for all of your mold removal needs. We provide mold remediation, cleanup and restoration services to anyone including commercial buildings, industrial complexes, schools, residential homes and more.
If you suspect a mold problem, contact Utah Flood Cleanup‘s mold abatement professionals today at (801) 416-2666. For your convenience, we are available 24/7. We will assess and then address your mold problem right away to make your home or business a safe, mold-free space once again.
Mold Abatement FAQs
What is mold abatement? Please read on for answers to this question and more.
Mold is a connected system of microscopic fungal organisms that exists in virtually all environments. Mold thrives in humid areas and reproduces through airborne spores that are harmless enough in their own right, but when they find an optimal landing place and begin to grow, they can become problematic for home and business owners. Mold comes in a variety of colors, including green, red, purple, and black. Residential and commercial mold abatement companies are recommended to those experiencing mold infestations in their homes or commercial buildings.
Exposure to black mold causes a variety of reactions in many people, including respiratory distress, sinus disorders, and contact dermatitis. Prolonged exposure has also been linked to depression. Fortunately, black mold abatement strategies exist to help those struggling with the question of how to abate black mold.
Black mold is characterized by its distinctly dark color. It prefers dark, dank, unventilated locations and can frequently be found hiding behind automatic dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters as well as in cabinets in which plumbing fixtures are held, which is why it’s important to check these areas for any sign of mold on a regular basis. If you suspect black mold may have gained a foothold in your home or business, don’t hesitate to contact your local certified mold abatement contractors.
Mild mold infestations can sometimes be killed using a variety of over-the-counter mold abatement products containing bleach and other harsh chemicals. Natural substances such as white vinegar and baking soda may be effective for killing small patches of mold, but many consumers prefer to play it safe and contact a Utah mold abatement company instead of taking their chances on home remedies.
Mold requires adequate moisture and nutrients in order to grow. It reproduces by creating airborne spores, which then travel through the air and begin establishing new mold colonies after landing on surfaces that meet their requirements for growth. Mold abatement contractors in Utah are trained in stopping mold growth in SLC.
The definition of mold abatement is to remove mold colonies from a home or business. Utah mold abatement services can provide you with more information on how to get rid of mold for good.
The majority of homeowners insurance policies cover mold abatement provided the cause is what they term a “covered peril,” such as fire, vandalism, frozen pipes that subsequently burst, and accidents involving water appliances. It won’t cover mold issues caused by excess humidity, maintenance issues that reasonable care would have corrected such preventable water leaks, and flooding.
The presence of mold results in substantial health issues in many people, and it’s not a condition that will go away on its own. It’s particularly dangerous for infants, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.
Please feel free to contact us at your convenient for more information on how to abate mold.