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Mold Removal

With the first suspicion of a mold problem, a call to certified restoration technicians must be made, as mold can colonize within a 24-hour period. Our restoration technicians have the skills and training necessary to remediate mold from your home or business. Unchecked, mold will continue to grow at an astounding pace, eventually affecting the health of your building’s occupants and the integrity of the structure itself.

The first step in mold abatement is identifying the source – moisture. Without knowing and addressing the source of the mold growth, it will return. Before beginning the remediation process, it may be necessary to establish a containment area with negative pressure to prevent the spores from traveling to unaffected areas. Mold on porous material must be removed, as simply killing the mold is not enough. Even dead mold spores can continue to affect the health of humans and pets. To assist in the prevention of future mold growth, the effected area, especially non-porous materials, will be treated with an anti-microbial agent.

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Mold Damage

It is important to contact your insurance company to inform them that a loss has occurred.

Mold Removal FAQs

What is mold?

Mold and mildew are fungi. Though no one knows exactly how many species of fungi exist, estimates range from 10,000 to 300,000 or more.

How much does it cost to repair water damage and do I need an estimate prior to the work beginning?

The most common indoor molds include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, Alternaria and Mucor. Various household molds affect people differently, nearly all with the potential to affect the health of humans and pets. Common household molds come in a rainbow of colors.

Where does mold grow?

Mold commonly grows in places where water leakage or seepage is an issue – particularly in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots and anywhere flooding has occurred. Building materials provide organic nutrients that support mold growth. Wet cellulose materials, including drywall, paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood and wood products support the growth of mold. Other common materials that can support mold growth include dust, paint, wallpaper, insulation, carpet and various fabrics.

How does mold affect people?

Mold causes inflammation, infections and, most often, allergic reactions. Symptoms similar to asthma and other allergies may appear. Typical signs include:

  • Respiratory problems such as wheezing, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Eye irritation such as burning, watery eyes and reddened eyes
  • Coughs
  • Nose or throat irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches
  • Reports of these symptoms at home or in the workplace may be an indication you need to have the building inspected for fungal growth.

What are common signs of a mold problem?

Look for the following conditions that suggest you have a mold problem:

  • Visible mold and/or mildew – Fungi grow in damp areas and causes discoloration, musty smells and moldy odors. The mold may be nearly any color.
  • Damp spots on walls – Gray splotches are signs that water has absorbed into the wall. Mold grows in the presence of moisture.
  • Cracked walls – This is a sign the foundation has moved or shifted and should be inspected to determine the exact cause. Moisture may enter the foundation through such cracks.
  • Peeling paint – This sign suggests the wall has absorbed moisture. Paint will not stick to wet surfaces.
  • Rust on appliances or furniture – Rust on the bottoms of furnaces, water heaters and other metal appliances is a sign of dampness.
  • Rot – Mold causes both dry and wet rot.
  • Warped paneling – Moisture will cause paneling to bow and discolor, often at the bottom portion of the panel.

Testimonials

At Quick Response, we minimize the chaos property owners experience after a disaster by providing comprehensive and well-coordinated cleaning, restoration, and reconstruction services. Our business grows as our satisfied customers and insurance contacts recommend our services to those in need.
- Vincent Laurenzo
President, Quick Response

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