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Metro Floods Mold Cleanup - Mold Remediation

Mold is natural occurring organism, and is present almost everywhere. In an indoor environment hundreds of different kinds of mold are able to grow wherever there is moisture and an organic substrate (food source). Mold can grow on building and other materials including: the paper on gypsum wallboard (drywall), ceiling tiles, wood products, paint, wallpaper, carpeting, furnishings, books, papers, clothes and other fabrics. Mold can also grow on moist, dirty surfaces such as concrete, fiberglass insulation, and ceramic tiles.


Water accumulation in indoor environments can lead to mold growth. Removing mold growth and correcting the underlying cause of water accumulation can help reduce mold exposure. The presence of mold growth, or water damage should be addressed quickly. Water damaged materials should be removed and the structure of the home should dried and treated for mold. The underlying moisture problem must be corrected to prevent recurring mold growth.

We have the right training and the right tools to identify and remediate mold.


Our process:

A visual inspection will be done in to identify a possible mold problem, and determine remedial strategies. Crawlspaces, attics and behind wall board will be checked. Carpet, carpet backing and padding, wallpaper, moldings, and baseboards, and will also be inspected. We utilize infared cameras which detect moisture, moisture meters, and borescope to view behind walls. The extent of mold growth will be assessed and affected building materials identified. At this time a scope of work will be written up and remediation can begin.


About Mold

"Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and diigesting whatever they are growing on to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture."


"Molds have the the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (myotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions to sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rashes (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people."




What Does Mold Need in Order to Grow?

Like any other living thing, mold needs water to survive. So, damp areas within homes and workplaces are prime ares where mold might grow. Mold has to have moisture to grow! So the key to avoiding mold growth inside homes and workplaces is to keep them dry and maintain them.


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