Mold Removal Hollywood, FL

MOLD REMOVAL HOLLYWOOD, FL

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    Finding mold in your home is never beneficial. In fact, mold can pose a threat to your home as well as your overall health. Therefore, it must be taken care of immediately. Aside from the fact that it looks unsightly and unclean, mold has ramifications for people’s health. Mold spores that land in a wet or damp location can begin to grow and can produce allergens, irritants, and potentially toxic substances, affecting indoor air quality and occupant health.

    Continuous exposure to mold in home environments can cause or worsen homeowners’ pre-existing health conditions.In this article, we will be going over the many different types of mold as well as go into detail as to how to remove this mold. Continue reading below to learn more about this process and how to take caution when it comes to dealing with mold infestation.

    What are the different types of mold?

    Before we go into the detail of the different steps to take in order to prevent the growth of mold throughout your home, it is important to first understand the different types of mold. Each different kind of mold has its own characteristics; therefore, it is important to understand what you may be dealing with. Harmful molds include:

    Allergenic

    Allergenic mold causes and produces allergic reactions including mold-induced asthma attacks, hypernasality pneumonitis, allergic fungal sinusitis and more.

    Pathogenic

    Pathogenic mold is known to cause health problems among anyone who may be suffering from an acute illness such as the flu, the common cold, pneumonia, asthma, high fevers and more.

    Toxigenic

    Toxigenic mold is one of the most dangerous as it can produce toxic substances that can lead to serious health conditions which may even lead to death. Toxigenic mold is also referred to as “toxic mold”.

    What is Black Mold?

    Not only is black home extremely harmful for your home but it can also cause harm to your overall health. Therefore, it is important to catch black mold before in the early stages or work to prevent it at all costs. In order to learn how to eliminate as well as prevent black mold, you must also first be able to identity it. With that being said, how can you identify black mold?

    Black mold typically grows on drywall or wood and thrives in specifically damp areas. Due to the fact that black mold often grows inside walls, most people within the building can smell the black mold before it is even visible.

    Therefore, if you find that there is a lingering smell within the building, it might be a good idea to have this looked at sooner than later.

    Steps to prevent the growth of mold

    In order to prevent any dangers to your health, here are a few simple steps to take in order to prevent the growth of mold within your building:

    • Step 1: Control moisture. Wherever there is moisture, there can also be mold. Therefore, it is important to try to keep the humidity level in your home as low as possible.
    • Step 2: Keep things dry. Mold can grow very quickly, therefore, be sure to dry up any wet materials and surfaces as quickly as you can in order to prevent any growth.
    • Step 3: Clean. Keeping a clean home is one way to help prevent mold from growing. It is especially important to be on top of cleaning the mold-prone surfaces.
    • Step 4: Repair any leaks quickly. If you find yourself noticing any leaks throughout your home such as leaky roofs, leaky toilets, or broken pipes, be sure to tend to them as quickly as possible. More often than not, leaky roofs are often a result of older or more damaged roofs. These tend to get worse with heavier rainfall or snowfall during the colder months. However, leaky roofs can also occur slowly and over time. This is when it can be a potentially dangerous situation as many homeowners often will not notice their leaky roofs until the damage has already began taking its toll on the home.
    • Step 5: Monitor the ventilation throughout your home. If you are constantly and properly monitoring the ventilation throughout your home, you can keep condensation to a minimum. Condensation often occurs when air conditioning units begin to leak. This often occurs when these air conditioning systems fail to be properly maintained, causing them malfunction over a period of time. This can result in condensation which can penetrate through walls, floors and ceilings. If this is not treated immediately, this condensation can often to lead to mold causing larger health risks.

    Mold Removal Process

    As we all know, mold can cause severe problems for anyone involved and should therefore be taken very seriously. Mold is known to release microscopic spores that may cause allergic reactions, runny noses and sneezing, as well as irritating and even injurious odors. With that being said, let’s go ahead and dive into the details of the mold removal process.

    Step 1: Educate yourself on the role moisture plays when it comes to mold growth

    Assessing mold growth involves more than just looking at what is clearly visibly growing on the walls or in a corner. Mold can be an invisible intruder, growing behind and around what you first see. Such devious behavior requires inquisitive thinking.

    First, is it important to understand that behind all mold growth is a water or moisture problem. Then, you must be able to become a master of moisture. This means that you will know where moisture comes from and how it gets into the home. The ultimate goal of these two steps is for warranty representatives to identify a moisture source and use its location to help locate all mold growth, not only what is immediately visible.

    Step 2: Document the mold situation and create a mold remediation plan

    Before beginning the mold removal process, it is important to ensure that you document the mold situation with photos or videos of the contamination. This will allow the warranty team supervisor to use the documentation to develop a remediation plan. In addition to this, the documentation the process can also help manage liability for your company or point to larger trends in mold growth.

    Step 3: Figure out the extent of the mold contamination

    Mold may not always grow in one area, so you need to figure out how much contamination you’re really looking at. Calculating the extent of the contamination will impact how you approach mold removal and clean up. The goal of mold removal is to clean up mold growing within the home, and to avoid exposing homeowners to large amounts of mold.

    Step 4: Remediate mold contamination

    Mold removal and remediation will always involve cleaning up existing mold while avoiding exposure to oneself as well as homeowners, as well as preventing new growth by addressing the moisture source. In order to properly remove the mold contamination throughout your home, it is important to follow these specific guidelines below:

    • Repair the water problem. This will help prevent new mold spores from growing. Isolate the contaminated area. Close all doors and windows between the contaminated area and other rooms of the home for both levels. For Level 2 remediation, also cover all doorways and any other openings with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting. Seal all seams of the sheeting with duct tape and slip openings in the sheeting to enter the contaminated area.
    • Suppress dust. Do this by misting the contaminated areas.
    • Remove materials. Remove all wet and mold-damaged porous materials. Check with your supervisor and reference Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents on mold remediation if you're not sure which materials to remove.
    • Place materials in plastic bags. Discard all wet and moldy materials in thick plastic bags. The bags can be disposed of as regular trash once the outside of the bags have been wiped with a damp cloth and detergent solution prior to leaving the contamination area.
    • Clean. All non-porous materials and wood surfaces that are moldy must be cleaned. Use a wire brush on all moldy surfaces and then wipe the area with disposable wipes. To dispose of as regular trash, discard wipes in 6 mil polyethylene bags, double-bag and tie closed. Finally, scrub all moldy surfaces using a damp cloth and detergent solution until all mold has been removed and rinsed cleaned surfaces with clean water. Ce sure to clean the affected area and egress.
    • Dry all cleaned materials. All cleaned materials should be dried to allow leftover moisture to evaporate. To speed up the drying process, use fans, dehumidifiers or raise the indoor air temperature.
    • Replace all materials. All materials that were moved should be replaced or repaired.

    Step 5: Ensure that the mold cleanup has been successful

    In order to properly ensure that the mold cleanup process has been successful, be sure to follow these guidelines below:

    • Ensure the moisture problem has been completely taken care of and properly fixed. Verify this by revisiting the home soon after remediation
    • Ensure that you are not seeing any signs of recurring water damage
    • No sign of visible mold, mold-damaged materials or moldy odors.
    • Homeowners should be able to occupy or re-occupy the home without physical symptoms or aggravated health complaints.

    Getting a Mold Inspection for your home

    Now that you have a better understanding on the different types of mold as well as all of the damage it can cause to your home as well as your health, it is important to get a mold inspection. Scheduling a mold inspection can help ensure everything in your home is operating safely. Get a free estimate for mold removal from a Licensed and Insured Company.

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    We have experience working with all insurance companies and can help you file a claim correctly, no matter where you are located.

    If your damage is not covered by insurance we will work with you at an affordable cost while still providing the same high quality work and desired results.

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      Highly recommend them, I was very impressed! After a bad experience with another company, I was referred to them by a relative. They reached out to me quickly to arrange assessment and quote. The report tested positive for mold and they worked fast to remove it. Friendly and efficient service!

      Michelle Vintimilla

      I was very pleased with the serviced provided by Cristina. I contacted them to inspect my father's apartment with health concerns and was very glad to find out I had nothing to worry about. It is better to be safe than sorry specially with all the health issues on the rise! I would recommend them to anyone that wants peace of mind and a healthy home. Thank you Cristina!

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      Very professional and followed all COVID protocol. Jose took his time explaining the process and all steps.

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      A neighbor recommended them and they were great to work with. Jose was very knowledgeable, professional, and was very mindful of following covid procedures.

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