Mold is the single most common after effect of water damage. It shows up a few days after the initial event, establishes itself, and then proceeds to grow quickly, causing further damage to your home and resisting most any effort to clean it up or get rid of it. Mold also knocks the legs out from under your home’s resale value, since no one in their right mind is going to take out a mortgage on a mold-ridden property. Mold only gets worse over time, not better, and the problems that it presents to your home and your family will only multiply, as will the repair bills.
At Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services, we are an IRI and IICRC certified mold remediation service provider, and everyone on our team of professional technicians is equipped with the necessary skills and training to eliminate any kind of mold problem that you may be dealing with. We also properly treat the area to make certain that the mold does not grow back at a later time. Mold can lie dormant for decades if there is not enough moisture for it to grow.
Mold is a natural organism found almost everywhere but usually unseen to the naked eye. They come in a variety of colors such as black, white, purple, and green, and are essential in nature to break down dead organic matter. Mold needs moisture to survive, and while most molds are harmless, they can become a health threat when they find a place to establish and grow within the walls of the home. When mold is growing it releases spores into the air where they can be easily inhaled. Elderly folks, infants, and people with asthma or immune deficiencies are at higher risk for problems from mold.
It may not be possible to eliminate all of the mold in your home, but because mold cannot grow without moisture, reducing the moisture and humidity levels in your home is the most effective way to prevent or eliminate the growth of mold. If you find mold growing in your home, it is important to have it cleaned up and removed, as well as finding the source of the mold growth and eliminating it. If you remove the mold but fail to fix the original problem that caused it, the mold will return.
Your home may have a mold problem if:
Due to NYS regulations, anyone who suspects the presence of Mold in their home or business, must hire a NYS Licensed Mold Assessor to do an assessment prior to having the mold abated or remediated. We will be more than happy to provide you with names and numbers of various assessors we have worked with.
Source of Mold – Once the mold is confirmed to be living and growing in the home the moisture intrusion must be located and repaired before the remediation process can be started. We use a thermal hydrometer to detect the moisture within the walls and ceilings.
Once these steps have been taken, we begin the mold remediation process by placing fans and blowers to move stale air outside. Containment barriers are set up to avoid cross contamination to unaffected areas. With full PPE (personal protective equipment) we then deconstruct the affected area and prepare for mold removal. Dehumidifiers, heat, air circulation and anti-microbial biocides eliminate the growth of mold and fungi, bringing the area back to a safe, dry standard.
24 Hours Later
The licensed mold assessor who did your original assessment will return 24 hours after completion to do a follow up assessment to make sure there is no further mold in the previously affected area.
With decades of combined experience, Advanced Cleaning & Restoration Services is the leading authority in Upstate NY for water damage mold and other related.All of our technicians are trained and IRI and IICRC certified in every aspect of the restoration industry; this ensures the fastest and most thorough cleaning and restoration job that you can ask for. We will get all of the excess water out, repair the damage, dry out all surfaces, and then restore your property to its original pre-loss condition. You and your family can be assured of a first rate job, done right, the first time! We service Gloversville and surrounding counties, you can reach our office 24/7 at 1-518-773-2435, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org