Water damage can leave your home or business open to many other potential threats. Mold being the most persistent and common problem after any amount of water damage. The reason behind this is that mold can survive and grow under nearly any environment.
The only thing mold needs to thrive and spread is moisture and organic material. It can grow on ceilings, walls, carpeting, furniture, and really anything placed in a common room and mold removal is essential.
Mold removal is essential to preventing a widespread problem that may pose a concern for your health and your property’s well-being. Mold removal should begin immediately once you notice the signs, too. This fungi can begin growing in as little as 24 hours after a damp organic item is available.
United Water Restoration Group would like to provide you with a better understanding of mold and our mold removal process. We understand that not everyone has experienced mold damage. You may not know what steps are necessary to bringing normalcy back to your home or business. This is why we at United Water Restoration Group would like to help!
Understanding Mold Removal
To understand mold, you should first know that mold is almost always present in a home or business. They are microscopic spores that are present nearly everywhere. These microscopic spores are impossible to entirely clear out of a home due to their size and natural occurrence. Mold colonies are what most people are seeking to remove when it comes to mold removal.
As large colonies may pose a potential health risk to those around them. While most mold is typically harmless, unless in large quantities, they still prove to be undesirable in a building. Mold’s most common offense is the musty, wet, old smell they produce. This smell certainly isn’t anyone’s favorite and the only way to remove it is with mold removal services.
The Mold Removal Process
The mold removal process is the best way to get your home or business back to normal. If a mold colony takes over a large portion of a property it can produce undesirable smells. This smell alongside the potential risk can make a room largely uninhabitable. While you can try mold removal yourself, it is keen to note that mold spreads quickly. Mold may also hide in places you may be unable to reach. United Water Restoration Group’s mold removal process can ensure your home or business returns to its normal state. Here is United Water Restoration Group’s mold removal process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact
The first step to our mold removal process is contacting our emergency hotline, (800) 430-5838. Our hotline is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and can place you in direct contact with one of our certified technicians within minutes.
Our technician will try to gain an understanding of your situation and schedule an on-site appointment that best fits your schedule. Depending on the services required in your local area, one of our technicians can be at your property in a matter of hours.
Step 2: Inspection and Assessment
Once our technician is able to get to your home or business at the scheduled time, they will begin combing over the property. While you may have noticed one mold colony, they could be others lurking in the building. Our technician will fully inspect and provide you with an assessment on what needs to be done to get your home or business back to normal.
At United Water Restoration Group, we focus on customer service and support. This is why our technicians are willing to fully go over their assessment. They will help you better understand what they found and what needs to be done to help your property return to normal.
Step 3: Mold Containment
The first step to truly bringing your home or business back to normal is containing the mold colonies. Our technicians use procedures such as negative air chambers to help isolate the mold colonies and prevent them from further spreading throughout the affected areas. During our clean up process, all fans and air/heating systems will be turned off to help prevent the microscopic spores from spreading. Our technicians may also place physical barriers in the affected locations to help prevent further spread.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Our technicians come equipped with specialized air filtration equipment that is designed to remove microscopic spores from the air. We utilize equipment such as air scrubbers and industrial vacuums to remove these particles from the air to prevent further damage.
Step 5: Mold Removal
Once we contain the mold we can begin the process of removing the affected areas from the home or business. This part of the process largely depends on the amount and size of the affected areas. Our technicians will use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments on the affected areas to remove mold colonies and prevent new colonies from forming in the room. Disposing of mold-infested materials, such as drywall, carpeting, or insulation may be required to prevent further growth.
Step 6: Cleaning Affected Materials
United Water Restoration Group technicians will also help prevent further damage by cleaning affected materials or belongings. Things such as furniture, rugs, curtains, and clothing are restorable items that can be cleansed of mold. Our technicians use a variety of cleaning techniques to ensure your items are sanitized and free of risk. During this part of the mold removal process we will also begin using fogging equipment to help remove the odors commonly associated with mold.
Step 7: Restoration
Depending on the severity of mold damage in your home or business, we will begin removal of certain materials or affected objects. These may include carpeting, drywall, subflooring, or ceiling. During this part of our mold removal process, we can replace these items or restore and repair them. Depending on the extent, our technicians are trained and equipped to paint walls, install new carpeting, and replace drywall. No matter how big the job is, United Water Restoration Group technicians are equipped to handle it!
United Water Restoration Group has offices located all around the United States. If you need assistance with mold removal, we have you covered! To find the closest United Water Restoration Group office to you, we encourage you to go to our website and search for an office based off of your zip code!