When mold damage is present, it’s time to call in the mold removal experts. PHC Restoration is staffed with experienced technicians that are extensively trained in mold remediation. Experts in the mold remediation process, they know how to safely contain, clean and remediate mold while returning your property back to normal.
Excessive moisture can cause mold growth to occur, particularly when water damage is not promptly and correctly repaired, often resulting in hidden mold. Common sources of excessive moisture include:
- Water damage left untreated
- Improper drainage
- High humidity levels due to inefficient HVAC systems
- Insufficient ventilation
- Construction defects
- Water intrusion
Mold Remediation Plan
Our highly skilled mold remediation team can tackle any mold removal project, big or small. Leveraging our 25 years of experience, we begin by creating a custom remediation plan to safely contain the affected area. This prevents any further contamination. We look for surface mold on wood surfaces and any porous materials as well as any hidden mold. We discard any materials that are unable to be cleaned or disinfected. Our cleaning process includes using HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping with an antimicrobial solution which allows the removal of potentially harmful mold spores, ensuring indoor air quality.
Mold in Crawl Spaces
Mold in a property’s crawl space accounts for the majority of requests we receive for mold evaluations. A variety of factors can cause mold to grow in a crawl space, including:
- Excessive ground moisture
- Damaged ductwork
- Undiscovered water leaks
To learn more about mold in crawl spaces, visit our blog: https://phcrestoration.com/healthy-crawl-space-healthy-home/
The Environmental Protection Agency says: “Is sampling of mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold-sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.” (Source: EPA)
When should you consider a mold inspection or testing?
- When you can’t see mold but you can smell it–testing can show elevated mold levels and where it is located
- If you’ve experienced a plumbing leak or water issue and you suspect mold could be growing behind the walls
- To ensure the mold levels are back to normal after mold remediation has been completed
- You have an allergic reaction (runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes) associated with being in a certain room
- Settle any landlord or tenant dispute
- When buying a new home
What you should know about a mold inspection
- should be conducted by a qualified mold inspector
- should look for mold within the building and inside walls
- should look for sources of moisture
- should look for evidence of past or current mold growth
Mold Remediation Team
Our mold technicians locate the source of the moisture problem. Then we correct or repair the issue that is encouraging mold growth quickly and thoroughly. To ensure we deliver superior mold remediation services while adhering to industry standards, we employ numerous technicians and managers certified in the following mold-specific concentrations:
- IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
- Mold Supervisor
- Certified Mold Professional® #36
Our friendly and experienced team is ready to help! Contact us if you experience any mold problem in your business, home, or crawlspace. PHC Restoration proudly offers top quality mold cleanup services in Raleigh, Cary, Lillington, Sanford, Southern Pines, and the surrounding areas. Call your local mold remediation professionals today!
Mold Remediation & Restoration FAQs
What is the difference between mold removal and mold remediation?
These two terms are typically interchangeable. Regardless of what term is used, mold remediation involves either cleaning to remove mold from an affected material, or the disposal of materials affected by mold.
Can I remediate mold myself?
Technically, yes. You should use proper PPE and an antimicrobial product according to the directions on the label.
Does mold remediation really work?
Yes, as long as the moisture source is corrected and the mold remediation standard is followed.
What is the best way to remediate mold?
Following the IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation is the best way to remediate mold.
How quickly do you need to remove mold?
It takes time for mold to grow, and there’s usually a moisture source feeding mold growth, therefore it’s more important to address the issue that’s causing mold growth first. During that time, if needed, containment can be set around the affected area to prevent contamination of unaffected areas.
Do you have to leave your home during mold remediation?
Not usually. The area to be remediated can be contained.
Does mold need to be professionally removed?
It depends on various factors such as the amount of square footage affected and the type of building affected. Professional mold remediation by certified technicians is always recommended in commercial and educational facilities.
What are the benefits of mold removal?
Professional mold remediation results in a property that’s safe for occupancy.
What is the best cleaner to remove mold?
The best cleaner for mold is the one that’s effective against microbial growth and also safe for building occupants.
How do you know if you need mold remediation?
If you can visually see microbial growth, or if you are experiencing symptoms of mold sensitivity, you may need professional mold remediation services.
Is all mold harmful?
Mold is present everywhere and not all mold is harmful. Some individuals are more senstivie to mold than others, and some types of mold produce mycotoxins, which can be harmful to humans.
Why is mold growing in my home?
Typcially, elevated moisture content, increased humidity, and insufficient ventilation causes mold to grow.
What's the first step in mold remediation?
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