Protect your health and property from Mold! Mold contamination is a growing concern for home and businesses owners of all sizes. Mold, a fungus found in damp places, can grow almost anywhere moist conditions exist. Therefore, it is crucial to call Precision Environmental to handle mold-related issues in today's litigious environment. Our team of specialists is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and is trained to use the latest techniques to eliminate harmful microbiological contamination properly.
Understanding The Mold Removal Process
Every mold remediation scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the standard best practice solution:
Step 1: Contact Precision Environmental 800-375-7786
The mold cleanup process begins when you call our customer service center. Our specialist will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed to begin the project.
Step 2: Inspection and Assessment
Precision Environmental professionals will carefully inspect the property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on water and can be hidden from plain view. Our team will use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Precision Environmental will deploy various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. Such as negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Our specialized filtration equipment allows the Precision Team to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. Then, we utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold-Infested Materials
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Precision Environmental uses antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. In addition, removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
Our team of professionals will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. We use various cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings, remove odors, and deodorize using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Reconstruction (Build-Back)
Depending on the level of water and mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Reconstruction may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, installing new carpet, or significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a property or business.
How common is mold in buildings?
Molds are very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
Structural Drying for homes and businesses | Moisture causing damage
Assisting home and business owners with Structural Drying, Mold Remediation, Water Damage, and answering the top questions surrounding building restoration services.
Structural Pasteurization is a logical solution for damp structures. Precision Environmental combines the processes of water damage restoration and structural Pasteurization. Our process utilizes clean, dry, odorless heat to create any property conducive to structural drying. This method is lethal to many biological organisms that often accompany a wet building.
Regardless of the cause, excessive moisture in structures is a significant problem for occupants, owners, and managers.
You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents report health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as the backside of drywall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes), the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).
Investigating Hidden Mold Problems
Investigating hidden mold problems may be difficult and require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth. For example, the removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores if there is mold growing on the underside of the paper. If you believe that you may have a hidden mold problem, consider hiring Precision Environmental.