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Mold Removal

Mold Inspection

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Mold Damage Frequently Asked Questions / Mold Remediation / Mold Inspection

Itchy skin? Fatigue? Trouble breathing? Let us help you figure out if your home is making you sick. We can help you resolve your issue through the process of elimination.  In Houston, TX mold is one of the most common air borne contaminants that can make you sick.  Some molds are visible and some are hidden. Air sampling/testing can give you an idea of what you're breathing in your home everyday. Moisture testing around doors, windows, and plumbing can prove active/hidden leaks as the primary damage to a mold problem.  Humidity testing is very important to control your indoor environment so that it doesn't become conducive to mod growth. Many people have questions pertaining to mold or water damage. It would be our pleasure to answer any questions you may have. 
  1. What type of mold is it?
  2. Why should I get a Mold Inspection?
  3. What is mold testing?
  4. Can I perform mold removal myself?
  5. How do I set containment during mold removal?
  6. What is the purpose of the Mold Remediation Consultant?
  7. What is the purpose of the Mold Remediation Contractor?
  8. What mold remediation company should I use?
  9. Is mold remediation / mold inspection covered on my insurance?
  10. What was the cause of the mold?
  11. Is the mold airborne?
  12. Is mold in my HVAC system?
  13. Is the humidity in my home ok? 
  14. Is the mold making me sick?
  15. How can I contain the mold until I fix it?
  16. What is the extent of the mold damage?
  17. Do I need  a protocol?
  18. Is mold regulated?
  19. What is the Mold Remediation Certificate of Insurance/How do I get one?

If you have been in a bad situation such as Harvey and are unsure what the next steps are in rebuilding your home call us.  We can guide you in the right direction by presenting the facts on what needs to be done to protect your investments and ensure good health.   All advise given is based on extensive training and hands on experience.  We also provide full inspections, moisture testing and air quality testing.  Texas License number MAC 1273.

Here are the basic steps if you ever find yourself in a moldy situation

A Mold Assessment Consultant should assess the issues and write a Mold Remediation Protocol if necessary.  A Professional Licensed Mold Remediation Company should perform the Specific Remediation Activities.

  1. Set up containment around the affected area to prevent cross contamination.  This will help contain and confine the mold spores to the work areas.
  2. Install hepa air purifiers inside the contained area.  This will help capture the mold spores and filter the air.  Negative air pressure should be established during the remediation process.  This method prevents spores from escaping the contained areas.
  3. Dehumidifiers should be installed if affected area is still wet or moist.  This will help dry down the structure during the remediation process.  Also dehumidifiers help control the humidity inside the contained areas.
  4. Wear proper PPE when performing the remediation activities.  Wear tyvek suits and N-95 masks as a minimum.
  5. Remove affected materials (Cabinets, drywall, flooring etc.).  Make sure all affected materials are bagged properly before removing from containment.
  6. Hepa vac. and wet wipe all affected areas and all surfaces inside contained areas.
  7. Apply antimicrobial treatment to affected areas.
  8. After remediation process is complete encapsulate affected wall cavities.
  9. Clearance Testing after the wok is complete is very important.  It is a visual, moisture and analytical inspection that must pass a the clearance criteria.
Call us to further your education. It would be our pleasure.