Are you in need of mold removed from your Utah home or business? Call us today at (801) 416-2666 for fast service from professional mold removal and remediation specialists you can trust.

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 abatements. 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, homes and more.

If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact Utah Flood Cleanup's mold abatement professionals today at (801) 416-2666 for mold removal near Salt Lake City. 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

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 at Utah Flood Cleanup.
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 at Utah Flood Cleanup are trained in stopping mold growth in SLC, Utah.
The definition of mold abatement is to remove mold colonies from a home or business. Utah Flood Cleanup in North Ogden, Utah 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 Utah Flood Cleanup at your convenience for more information on how to get rid of mold in your home or business.
Various molds are very common inside all types of buildings. People often think that only black mold removal may become necessary, but there are several types of mold frequently found in homes. Molds are especially likely to be found in any building where there is excess moisture and abundant material that mold consumes as food. For example, mold may be found where condensation accumulates around windows or along walls with plumbing pipes. Mold can spread on cardboard, paper products, wood, dust, upholstery, other fabrics, carpet, wallpaper, drywall covering, and other materials.
Mold spores are often blown into homes, businesses, and industrial buildings through open doors, windows, HVAC vents, etc., or carried on shoes, clothing, pets, etc. When the spores drift into areas with moisture, such as around a bathroom sink or shower, or where a pipe has been leaking, etc., they can grow. Materials that provide food for mold with the nutrients it needs to grow can include any form of moist cellulose material, such as cardboard, paper products, wood, dust, wallpaper, insulation or drywall sheathing, carpet, upholstery, and other fabrics.
A musty odor or a visible large mold infestation can make a mold problem obvious, but if the mold infestation is hidden behind a wall, in the ceiling, or under the floor, a professional inspection will be necessary to locate and remove mold from the property. Widespread mold infestation requires qualified handling. Especially if you have had recent indoor flooding and suspect a mold infestation has resulted, you should have a thorough inspection of the structure. A Utah mold abatement specialist can locate and eliminate all mold using commercial mold abatement equipment and processes.
Exposure to mold can cause a number of moderate to severe adverse health effects. These reactions can be especially concerning for people with mold sensitivity, respiratory conditions, children, elderly people, and those with long-term daily exposure to widespread mold infestation:
  • Sinus congestion
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Red or itching eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Other symptoms
NOTE: Research has indicated a possible link between early mold exposure and the onset of asthma in some children.
People with any of the following health conditions or other vulnerabilities to mold reactions should see a physician for diagnosis and treatment after exposure to a mold infestation:
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Susceptibility to fungal infections
  • Sensitivity to mold
  • Immune suppression
  • Chronic upper respiratory condition
  • Lung disease
Periodically inspect your home, garage, storage buildings, and workplace for signs of water damage or mold growth as a part of your regular maintenance routine. Make all necessary repairs and disinfect all areas that are at risk of mold growth. For example, where condensation accumulates, water damage from leaks has occurred, or indoor flooding due to a roof leak or broken pipe has occurred. There is also a high risk of mold infestation where water has been used to put out a fire in a home or commercial building. To help prevent mold from spreading in your home:
  • Maintain low humidity.
  • Repair roof leaks immediately.
  • Keep window frames, walls, and ceilings dry.
  • Keep walls and floors around plumbing pipes dry.
  • Ventilate kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
  • Have professional structural drying after indoor flooding.
Have a significant mold removal performed by a qualified mold abatement company to prevent a larger infestation.

Your Local Mold Abatement Experts in Ogden and Salt Lake City. Utah Flood Cleanup

We provide Utah disaster cleanup, restoration, and mold abatement services. Treatment for mold usually becomes necessary after a house fire, indoor flooring, or other building disasters. Our specialists remove all mold and provide the necessary treatment to help prevent future recurrences of mold infestation.

For Mold Inspection Services and Residential Mold Restoration in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah, Call Utah Flood Cleanup at (801) 416-2666