UNION RESTORATION - THE NATIONS TRUSTED MOLD REMOVAL COMPANY
Union Restoration offer water damage, fire/smoke damage, plumbing and mold remediation services.Mold Remediation without Destruction is our specialty! We understand that your safety and security are very important, and our goal is to restore health to your home or business. Union Restoration believe healthy homes promote healthy, happy lives.
Our focus is on providing high quality mold inspections, mold testing, and mold & mildew stain cleaning for various types of mold, including toxic black mold, water damage, leak detection, leak inspection, and Fire/Smoke clean up.
Our team is committed to addressing your mold concerns with experience and professionalism. As a result, a high percentage of our business is generated from referrals. We help those who need mold stain removal and even guide those who are spending unnecessarily.
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Union Restoration Water Damage division is available for all emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We perform immediate dry out, water removal & flood repair.
If you have a leak but don’t want to break your walls just to find it, contact us to perform leak detection using technology that doesn’t require damaging your walls.
It’s hard to imagine anything more traumatizing than a fire in your home. Even a small fire can cause extensive damage and threaten your family’s sense of security.
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Union Restoration provides services to commercial and industrial clients in our service areas. Our staff has numerous years of experience and is knowledgeable about mold remediation, water damage, fire restoration, plumbing and other restoration projects. Call us immediately for emergency response service or for general cleanup damage questions.
According to the EPA,
Molds are a natural part of the environment and can be found almost anywhere that moisture and oxygen are present. They belong to the kingdom Fungi and live in moist places such as soil, plants and dead or decaying matter. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead trees and other debris; however, indoors mold growth should be avoided.
There are many types of mold – all of them need water or moisture to grow. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth often occurs, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. Mold growth can occur on:
Health risks associated with indoor mold growth include:
- Runny nose
- Red eyes
- Skin rashes
- Asthma attacks
These risks are especially harmful for children, elderly people and those with pre-existing respiratory illnesses.
When mold spores land on damp spots or surfaces, they may begin growing indoors and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Eventually molds will destroy the things on which they grow.
By controlling moisture and reducing mold growth, you can:
- prevent damage to building materials and furnishings,
- save money, and
- avoid potential health risks.
- Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.
- In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children. Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies, but more research is needed in this regard.
Molds are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors, year round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions. Outdoors they can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements or showers.
Sensitive individuals should avoid areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas. Inside homes, mold growth can be slowed by controlling humidity levels and ventilating showers and cooking areas.
If there is mold growth in your home, you should clean up the mold and fix the water problem. Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water.
If you choose to use bleach to clean up mold:
- Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Mixing bleach with ammonia or other cleaning products will produce dangerous, toxic fumes.
- Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
- Wear non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using bleach or any other cleaning product.
- Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
- Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
- Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
- Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
- Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
- Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
- Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.
- Antique shops
- Construction areas
- Flower shops
- Summer cottages
Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence. Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds.
Since the susceptibility of individuals can vary greatly either because of the amount or type of mold, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk.
If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal.
Furthermore, reliable sampling for mold can be expensive, and standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable or tolerable quantity of mold have not been established.
Standards for judging what is an acceptable, tolerable, or normal quantity of mold have not been established.
If you do decide to pay for environmental sampling for molds, before the work starts, you should ask the consultants who will do the work to establish criteria for interpreting the test results.
They should tell you in advance what they will do or what recommendations they will make based on the sampling results.
The results of samples taken in your unique situation cannot be interpreted without physical inspection of the contaminated area or without considering the building’s characteristics and the factors that led to the present condition.
You should first consult a family or general health care provider who will decide whether you need referral to a specialist.
Such specialists might include an allergist who treats patients with mold allergies or an infectious disease physician who treats mold infections. If an infection is in the lungs, a pulmonary physician might be recommended.
Patients who have been exposed to molds in their workplace may be referred to an occupational physician. Union Restoration is not a clinical facility. Union Restoration does not see patients, diagnose illness, provide treatment, prescribe medication, or provide referrals to health care providers.
If you feel your property owner, landlord, or builder has not been responsive to concerns you’ve expressed regarding mold exposure, you can contact your local board of health or housing authority or contact Union Restoration.
Applicable codes, insurance, inspection, legal, and similar issues about mold generally fall under state and local (not federal) jurisdiction.
You could also review your lease or building contract and contact local or state government authorities, your insurance company, or an attorney to learn more about local codes and regulations and your legal rights.
Union Restoration does not have enforcement power in such matters, nor can we provide you with advice.
You can contact your county or state health department about mold issues in your area to learn about what mold assessment and remediation services they may offer or contact Union Restoration.
If you believe you are ill because of exposure to mold in the building where you work, you should first consult your health care provider to determine the appropriate action to take to protect your health.
Notify your employer and, if applicable, your union representative about your concern so that your employer can take action to clean up and prevent mold growth.
To find out more about mold, remediation of mold, or workplace safety and health guidelines and regulations, you may also want to contact your local (city, county, or state) health department.
If you believe your children are ill because of exposure to mold in their school, first consult their health care provider to determine the appropriate medical action to take.
Contact the school’s administration to express your concern and to ask that they remove the mold and prevent future mold growth. If needed, you could also contact the local school board. If all this fail, then contact Union Restoration now for all your Mold issues.