At Green Clean Restoration, we’re all about getting rid of mold from your life and your home using solutions such as mold inspection, air testing, and mold testing, as well as mold remediation.
To ensure you have a fair understanding of exactly what we do, here’s a quick and simple rundown of our services.
But first, let’s talk about mold and your health…
Mold is a type of fungus. It can be found virtually everywhere there is moisture and oxygen. In fact, it can grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, insulation, and other surfaces.
Mold growth often occurs when there is excessive moisture in a building. It can come from a leak or an unaddressed moisture problem.
There are many types of molds, and every one of them has a distinct potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, which can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks in people who are susceptible to them. Other types of molds produce toxins and irritants.
People who are sensitive to molds can suffer from throat, skin and eye irritation, nasal congestion, coughing or wheezing. Those suffering from mold allergies can have more severe reactions.
… and mold in buildings
Aside from causing ill health, mold can also cause property damage:
• Mold on wood: Wood is highly susceptible to mold growth. Over time, mold can destroy wood surfaces as it feeds on the nutrients on the surface of the wood.
• Mold on concrete: Mold cannot eat away concrete per se since concrete is a non-organic material. However, concrete walls and surfaces can hold organic materials that mold can feed on such as dust and dirt, so be on the lookout for this at home.
• Mold on insulation: Most insulation materials are porous, except for closed-cell spray foam. This means they can harbor molds that feed on the nutrient sources present such as water, dirt, and dust. Mold-infested insulation must be replaced completely after getting rid of the mold.
• Mold on drywall: Just like insulation, drywall has a very porous surface, making it susceptible to mold growth. So anytime mold is detected, contaminated sections must be cut out, removed, and then replaced.
• Mold on carpet: Carpet is a great dust, dirt, and moisture trapper so molds love it. Once mold starts to grow on a carpet, it's almost impossible to get rid of it completely even when you dry it out under the sun. Prevention is always better than cure in this instance. But if your carpet already has extensive mold damage, you need to get it professionally removed right away!
We offer an extensive range of services to ensure mold does not proliferate in your home or building.
• Mold inspection: If a building smells moldy but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and building occupants are reporting health problems, there may be hidden mold.
• Air testing: Sometimes the presence of mold does not necessarily mean mold exists in the air you are breathing. Air testing is important to understand the quality of the air. It also assists in our remediation efforts.
• Mold testing: To check what kind of mold your home is harboring and to see if your home is hiding any in certain areas, you can use our mold testing services.
• Mold remediation: Since mold destroys the surface materials it grows on, remediation can preserve the structural integrity of a building. Failure to address a mold problem can ultimately result in high replacement and rebuild costs.
Say goodbye to your mold problem and make your place a safe and healthy zone for you and your family.
Call Green Clean Restoration today.