Mold growth inside homes or businesses is usually the result of a previous water damage, an undiscovered water leak, or elevated humidity levels. Mold can be visible and growing on walls, floors or ceilings, or it can be hidden inside walls, below flooring materials, or in the attic or crawlspace. In any instance, mold growth in your home or business should be cause for concern – both for your health and the health of your property.
While some types of mold are more toxic than others, any type of mold can result in an allergic reaction or cause cold-like symptoms including stuffy noses, throat irritation, and itchy, watery eyes. Those with a compromised immune system or those who are elderly or pregnant may be at a greater risk due to mold exposure.
After a water damage, mold growth can occur if the water was not removed quickly enough, drying was not thorough, or if humidity levels were not effectively managed during the drying process. This is often the case if the water damage was not handled by a professional, or if it went undiscovered for an extended period of time.
If you do not have visible mold growth, you may suspect a mold problem if you notice a musty or damp smell. Mold growth can begin in as little as 24 hours after water damage.
Once you have had your home or office tested by an Environmentalist/Licensed Mold Assessment Consultant, we are able to swiftly assess the required remediation. Our Expert Mold Remediation Contractors will evaluate steps necessary to safely remove mold and prevent future growth.
Before mold can be effectively removed, the source of the water must be identified and eliminated. If moisture is still present, mold growth will return. Total Restoration is a certified Mold Remediation Company (RCO1206) with the Texas Department of State Health Services. We have 2 certified Mold Remediation Contractors along with over 20 certified Mold Remediation Workers. We are also certified in water damage restoration and can effectively treat the water damage while proceeding with the mold removal process which may allow for faster remediation of your property.
Throughout the mold remediation process, our team will follow strict protocols and safety procedures to prevent spreading mold spores to other areas of the property. We are IAQ certified for mold removal and remediation, and follow best practices for effectively and efficiently removing mold from your home or business.