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Mold Removal

Mold Removal

If there is a problem with fungal growth in your home or business, the experienced technicians at Union Restoration Mold Inspection FL will identify the issue!

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

Symptoms of mold exposure can include:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Eye irritation
  • Respiratory problems
  • Coughing
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches
  • 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.

Mold Testing

The results of mold testing will help you determine your next step, whether it is to remove the contaminated areas, to clean the contaminated areas, to condemn the property, or take no action. The documented results of mold testing are considered a government document and can be presented in the court of law as well as to a licensed third-party contractor.

 Union Restoration scientists use diagnostic scientific equipment during the inspection, and independent accredited laboratories certify all results. Union Restoration’s mold testing report documents problems identify the causes and provide written protocols detailing how to remove and correct the mold problem.

Environmental events can occur at any time and include 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 to minimize the risk of mold-related health issues to the building’s residents.

Mold Test Kits: What to Look For

There are many different types of mold tests with varying ways to collect mold samples and to analyze the collected samples. As you determine the type of mold test you need, we suggest using the following criteria.

Testing Capabilities

The best mold detectors include multiple testing methods and can help you identify several indoor particles. In addition to testing for mold, you should look for a kit that identifies pathogens like yeast and bacteria. Timeliness is a major factor; the sooner a kit can provide results, the sooner you’ll know the severity of the mold problem. Finally, if a test works outdoors, you can compare your indoor results to your immediate environment.

Test Analysis

Many mold tests include mailing instructions for laboratory analysis. Most of these tests have an extra fee. Typically, the lab emails the results back to you. It is important to review your lab report and examine your solution options immediately. Make sure that the lab is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) before purchasing the mold test kit. Many specialists will not accept mold reports unless they are from an AIHA-certified lab.

Test Supplies

It is important to find a mold test kit that includes all of the equipment necessary to collect complete samples. If a test kit can collect surface samples but does not include swabs or adhesive strips, you’ll have to spend more money to properly collect the samples. Usually, you can determine the types of tests the kit can perform by looking at the included supplies.

Mold Testing: Surface Samples

The three most common methods of collecting surface samples are:

Bulk samples

A piece of the sampled area is physically removed and sent to the mold testing laboratory.

Swab samples

A swabbing tool is rubbed across the area being sampled and subsequently sent to the mold testing laboratory.

Tape samples

A piece of clear tape is pressed against and removed from the area being sampled, picking up part of any mold present on the surface, and the tape sample is sent to the mold testing laboratory.

Mold Cleanup

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 Techniques

The 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

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.

Mold Removal / Remediation Procedure

  • 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.