Mold Removal Remediation
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Mold can have serious health consequences, especially for people with allergies or asthma. Mold can also cause discoloration and damage to your structure. Because mold grows fast, you need to move faster to prevent serious damage to your home and health. Our certified technicians are well-versed in identifying and eliminating mold's causes and sources and stopping mold colonies from spreading.
ServiceMaster® Medford is here to help around the clock. We work with nationally recognized testing facilities and can provide mold inspection, lab analysis and written remediation plans. For us, it’s all about helping you get your life back to normal as quickly and professionally as possible. We will work with your insurance company to keep the lines of communication open regarding proper procedures and prevent surprises on your bill.
Although the exact means of eradicating mold will differ from case to case, the basic process remains the same. When addressing mold contamination, we:
- Observe and assess
- Report our observations to your insurance company
- Establish extent of contamination; isolate/contain contaminated areas
- Determine appropriate procedures (e.g. environmental testing, establishing mold types and baseline levels, preparing a written remediation plan)
- Remove mold and protect against spore spread
Mold spores are everywhere in the world around, and in most cases, these spores are completely harmless. The spores are microscopic and completely invisible to the naked eye. These spores can enter your property through a handful of different ways but do not pose an immediate threat until exposed to elevated humidity or excess moisture and organic material. Once the spores have access to moisture and food, visible mold can grow within the following 24-hours. After the mold has started to grow, the colonies can emit allergens and different irritants that can cause various health effects, such as itchy eyes or watery, congestion, fever, etc.. The mold colonies may also emit musty odors, this is a big warning sign that mold has infested the property.
Types of Mold
All homes have some degree of mold contamination, whether its a mild mildew problem, or the serious black mold. This is due to many rooms in the house offering ideal growing conditions for mold colonies. Basements, bathrooms, and kitchens all have moisture and dark, cool spaces, which isare exactly what mold needs to thrive.
However, there are thousands of species of mold and not all of them are dangerous. Others release spores that cause immediate discomfort and illness. Molds are divided into three hazard classes:
- Hazard Class A: Extremely dangerous molds that can cause immediate health side effects. This class includes black mold.
- Hazard Class B: Molds that may cause an allergic reaction if people are exposed to them for an extended period of time.
- Hazard Class C: Fungi that cause no known health side effects. They still can damage structures and should be removed if spotted.
How to Identify Mold
Nearly all properties in the Medford area will experience a mold issue at some point, no matter the size. Thus, it is important to know some of the identifying characteristics of mold. If your problem, you will typically notice the following signs:
Moldy or Musty Odors
Many, but not all, molds will emit a persistent musty odor. If you have noticed an odor that does not seem to go away, we suggest hiring a professional mold inspection and testing company, like ServiceMaster of Medford.
Not all molds are clearly visible and sometimes will hide behind counters, showers, or in crawl spaces. However, if you can clearly see mold growing in your home or business, you should call us right away for mold remediation services. It’s important to know that not all molds look the same, and they can appear in a handful of different colors. Property owners often misinterpret black-colored mold as the harmful Black Mold or Stachybotrys.
Previous Water Damage
If you have experienced previous water damage or elevated humidities, there is a chance that mold has grown in the affected areas. Any source of moisture can lead to mold growth, so if you have water damage, it’s important to remediate the damages as quickly as possible.
Black mold in a home is often referred to as the killer ‘black mold’ Stachybotrys, but that is not always the case because other types of mold are also. The Stachybotrys mold is one of the most harmful mold species; is often found in dark, humid places such as basements, bathrooms, crawl spaces, and in-between walls in a home. The best process to follow when you find black mold in your home is to call an Industrial Hygienist for an indoor air quality test. The IH will test the affected areas in your home and gather an outdoor sample of the affected structure. Once the results come back, the IH can write a proper mold remediation protocol that you can provide to a certified mold restoration professional for an accurate quote for cleanup.
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Hire A Professional Mold Remediation Company
ServiceMaster Of Medford provides high quality, professional mold removal, and remediation services. We use the industry’s best practices and equipment to completely remove mold from the contaminated property. Our team is IICRC certified and has remediated some of the toughest mold damage cases. We have the resources to treat all affected areas and restore the indoor air quality of the property, creating a safer environment. If you suspect there is mold growing in your home or business call ServiceMaster Of Medford today and we will immediately send a team of professional mold technicians to inspect the damages.