Mold Removal – Mold Remediation
Mold Removal – Mold Remediation
If there is a problem with fungal growth in your home or business, you’ll need mold removal, mold remediation, and inspection services.
When it comes to mold, testing is the only means that can get you the answers you need. Our professionals at Union Restoration send all collected mold samples to an independent laboratory.
We receive a thorough report of our findings. With this report, we will explain to our clients which species of mold are present in the building, how much mold is present, and the severity of the mold problem.
Also, this report can be used as proof for disputes with landlords, sellers, building managers, and other property-owning entities.
The only way to precisely determine the type of mold, the total amount, and the damage that the mold causes is to mold test the building.
Our professionals at Union Restoration use state-of-the-art technology including infrared cameras and moisture meters to detect mold.
Our inspectors collect air samples and surface samples to reveal what types of mold are present. In addition to quantifying the visible mold, our team can clearly reveal the effects of the mold on the building’s air quality.
If mold does exist, our professionals will provide you with a step-by-step protocol to eliminate the mold and its risks to the building’s residents. We can also recommend professionals that can perform the work we recommend.
Knowing the exact steps required to solve the mold problem will save time and money by preventing overlooked problems, unnecessary upsells, and rework due to poor communication.
Our professionals will execute a clearance test after the work is completed to verify that the dangers caused by the mold have been resolved.
Where Does Mold Exist?
Mold and mildew can grow in virtually any part of a building: in caulking and sealing, in clothes that have been wet for extended periods of time, and on most types of walls and ceilings. Union Restoration’s expert Residential Mold Inspectors will personally explore the entire building, monitoring for wet conditions, low circulation, and humidity.
Why You Should Have a Mold Inspection
Any visible sign of mold should prompt a mold inspection immediately. In addition, unidentifiable odors are a strong indicator of mold that cannot be easily seen. Even when visible mold appears to be small or mild, you should let our team perform a mold inspection to search for mold that is out of view and to identify the types of mold present in your building.
Symptoms of mold exposure can include:
- Nasal and sinus congestion
- Runny nose
- Eye irritation
- Respiratory problems
- Throat irritation
- Skin irritation
- Sneezing fits
- Difficulty breathing in specific areas
We offer free visual mold inspections for all homeowners. Our certified mold inspectors are equipped with cutting-edge technology and have years of experience and quality training.
Our mold inspections will include a thorough analysis of visible mold and a mold detection service for those who believe mold is present and hiding.
The mold testing results will help you determine your next step, whether it is to remove the contaminated areas, clean the dirty areas, condemn the property, or take no action.
The documented mold testing results are considered government documents and can be presented in a court of law and by a licensed third-party contractor.
Union Restoration scientists use scientific diagnostic equipment during the inspection, and independent accredited laboratories certify all results.
Union Restoration’s mold testing report documents problems, identify the causes, and provides written protocols detailing removing and correcting the mold problem.
Environmental events can occur at any time, including floods, water leaks, or building design failures. Mold testing and inspection are necessary when these situations happen and should only be performed by qualified scientific personnel.
Mold testing and inspection should be completed as quickly as possible after an event to prevent further damage and minimize the risk of mold-related health issues to the building’s residents.
Mold Testing: Surface Samples
The three most common methods of collecting surface samples are:
Who should perform the mold cleanup depends on several factors:
- One consideration is the size of the mold problem. If the moldy area is less than 10 square feet, you or another building resident can safely and effectively remove the mold without third-party assistance. However, you should contact Union Restoration Mold Cleanup Services when the mold growth covers more than 10 square feet of when there is significant water damage.
- If you suspect that the heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) system is contaminated with mold, contact Union Restoration immediately. Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold; running a contaminated HVAC system will spread mold throughout the building.
If the mold damage is caused by sewage or other contaminated water, call in a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.
Mold Cleanup Tips and TechniquesThe tips and techniques presented in this section will help you clean up your mold problem.
- Fix plumbing leaks and other water problems as soon as possible. Dry all items completely.
- Scrub mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely.
- Absorbent or porous materials, such as ceiling tiles and carpet, may have to be thrown away if they become moldy. Mold can fill in the empty spaces and crevices of porous materials, so the mold may be difficult or impossible to remove completely.
- Use protective gear such as gloves and masks to avoid exposing yourself or others to mold.
- Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces. Clean up the mold and dry the surfaces before painting. Paint applied over moldy surfaces is likely to peel.
- If you are unsure about how to clean an item, or if the item is expensive or of sentimental value, you may wish to consult a specialist. Be sure to ask for references, then verify the references. Look for certified specialists.
Mold Removal Services
Union Restoration Mold Removal techs are certified, experienced, and have a minimum of 2 years of field training, giving us the ability to perform a thorough and professional mold removal service and to ensure that your property is mold-free for a significant amount of time as opposed to a temporary fix.
Our mold remediation service comes with a Government Issued Clearance certificate of sanitization. Union Restoration Mold removal techs provide a 100% Pass Clearance Guarantee, or the services will be performed at the company’s expense.
Complete Mold Removal
Union Restoration Professional Mold Removal technicians are certified and experienced with mold removal for residential & commercial properties.
The Union Restoration team is equipped with technology and training in multiple skill trades associated with mold removal and similar restoration services.
Once you have the results from your mold inspection, you can schedule a date for remediation services. To perform mold removal in a safe matter, you must follow some precautionary yet necessary steps to achieve a mold-free property.
- Complete suit-up for personal protection. (technicians only)
- Set containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination from one area to another.
- Extract and/or treat all contaminated materials such as walls, flooring, ceilings, and furniture.
- Treat and/or clean all remaining surfaces and materials with microbial treatments.
- Sanitize with micro-ban wash to all surfaces.
- Perform ULV Fogging to treat all airborn and surface mold.
- Clean treat complete AC system and air ducts when necessary.
- Install machinery to scrub the mold from the air and reduce high moisture levels.
- Have a third-party inspection team perform a Post-Remediation Verification test.
- Perform build-back and construction services upon request.