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Mold problems that we see today are problems that we unknowingly created ourselves, and they are not problems we had only a few decades ago. Since the mid- to late-1970s, federal requirements have directed that homes become more energy efficient. The more energy efficient the home, the tighter that home is sealed, and the less natural breathability the home has.
Before we begin our mold removal treatments, we’ll send one of our highly-trained and caring professionals to your home for mold inspection, air quality testing, and sample collection. When we detect mold, we’ll send your samples to an accredited third party lab for testing so we know exactly what we’re up against.
Give us a call today for more information regarding our San Francisco mold services and learn how we can protect your family and the environment with our eco-friendly products. You can also fill out the form above to get in touch with us and to schedule your mold audit and inspection.
Once you’ve identified mold within your home or business, the next step is to ensure its effective removal from the property. Considering the potential property damage and health issues that mold can cause, it’s important for you to make sure this mold is removed from the property as quickly as possible.
Despite some resources suggesting a simple spray and wipe, it is a detailed and controlled cleaning process. Water Intrusion. Here’s BELFOR’s guide to how to remediate mold. How Does A BELFOR Mold Removal Specialist Remediate Mold? Professional mold remediation is often a necessity in the event when mold is encountered in a property, requiring specialist equipment and expertise.
This, and the potential health hazards and risk of recurring issues, means that most mold damage scenarios are often best treated by mold remediation professionals. If you call on a BELFOR mold remediation team to assist in your property, these are some of the steps that may be taken to treat the problem.
All visible traces of mold will be removed before an antimicrobial or biocide spray is used to clean the surfaces during a wet wipe. You may have heard of "mold removal spray" products; however, these are not known to actually remove mold and only assist in cleaning after removal. A thorough drying process is required to complete mold remediation - Water Intrusion.
Mold removal isn’t a job that should be taken lightly, and it requires a great level of care. BELFOR’s mold remediation specialist teams always wear protective clothing, that can be laundered or discarded after use. They also use gloves, goggles and, at a minimum, an N-95 mask in order to avoid inhaling mold spores and encountering any health problems.
Listed below are several other situations in which a mold removal specialist is required in order to guarantee effective mold remediation, regardless of the size of the impacted area. Proper Structural Drying In order to reduce the chances of mold reappearing in your home or business, or returning after a clean-up, proper structural drying should take place.
This type of large-scale work is particularly important after significant flooding or a large leak in the property (Restoration Service Company). Simply cleaning away the mold without thoroughly drying the property out will mean that remaining moisture leads to reoccurrence. Disaster Recovery Any mold that comes as a result of flooding should be removed by a professional mold remediation expert.
Similarly, contaminated materials must be dealt with professionally as they pose serious health risks and can cause problems long after the flood. Specialized Item Cleaning Different items require different methods and approaches to cleaning and decontamination. If you have an item of personal or sentimental importance that has been affected by mold and are not sure how it can be cleaned, this should be done by a professional team.
Mold removal spray does not actual exist; mold must be removed professionally and any spray will just form part of a wet wipe after. HVAC System Contamination Any situation where there is or could be mold growth or settled spores impacting the HVAC system of a property requires a mold removal specialist.
Not only would the entire HVAC system need to be cleaned and decontaminated, but any of the spaces warmed or cooled by the air system would also need to be tested and potentially treated for mold due to possible exposure. BELFOR offers a complete mold remediation process. This includes full structural drying and dehumidification, containment, and decontamination, as well as disposal of contaminated materials.
BELFOR’s mold removal teams are considered the best in the industry and were the first to issue mold guidelines in 2002. We were also the contributing authors to the official industry Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation. This all means that we are passionate and professional in the work we do.
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