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Mold Removal VS Mold Remediation

These two terms are often used interchangeably. The difference between mold removal and mold remediation is that mold removal involves physically removing all mold spores, while mold remediation focuses on restoring mold levels to normal. They basically mean the same thing because there are no normal mold levels (meaning 0). So, you could say that mold removal gets rid of all traces of mold, and remediation refers to restoring things back to normal pre-flood condition.

Signs You May Have Mold

  • A musty smell
  • Tiny black or green spots on walls
  • Slimy feeling on the surface of woodwork along with spots

 

If you have an area greater than 10 sq. ft that is covered in mold, mold remediation services are recommended. Smaller areas won’t require as much work to clean up and can be done relatively quickly. It is vitality important to remove all mold spores in your home and make sure it has good ventilation. Mold grows on a surface and can spread to other areas if left untreated.

Mold spreads by releasing spores (its reproductive cells) into the air. Spores are microscopic and grow mold anywhere (indoors and outdoors) as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Surfaces that can harbor mold growth include insulation, tile, drywall, wood, and fabric.

 

Not only is it a problem for germs and bacteria, but it is not healthy to breathe in an area where mold or mildew is present. Eliminating mold from indoor areas is critical to preserving the health of inhabitants and the structural integrity of the building.

Why You Should Hire a Water Damage Restoration Company

  • Quick, accurate quotes
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • We work with insurance companies
  • Economical and convenient
  • Increases safety for occupants
  • Quick action reduces further damage
  • Peace of mind that your family is safe

Your Belongings Will Not Be Ruined

Trained professionals will do the best they can to save your precious memories and treasures from being ruined.  Family collections and keepsakes can be salvaged if done correctly and quickly. If the damaged items are allowed to sit for any length of time, they may not be able to be saved. No one wants to have to throw away things that are important to them.

Mold Removal Process

Cleanup crews wearing proper PPE, respirator, eye goggles, and long rubber gloves remove damaged materials and restore things back to the way they were following as process similar to this one:

They’ll Do the Job Right

 

Mold growth is the biggest challenge after mopping up water from your home or business. Something may look dry on the surface, but if there is moisture inside the wood it will quickly begin to show mold or mildew spots from lingering moisture. Moisture in the walls or floors of your home can lead to serious damage from wood rot. Mold is a health hazard as it affects the respiratory tract of people with breathing conditions like COPD and asthma. Doing the job right means following a certain procedure and ensuring that everything gets dried properly.

  1. Dry up all sources of water
  2. Use high-powered equipment to dry surfaces
  3. Remove soaked, contaminated materials
  4. Discard wet, moldy materials in plastic bags with a tie
  5. Clean surfaces with anti-microbial cleaners
  6. Dry the area thoroughly
  7. Repair any structures or replace drywall

Professional mold remediation processes clean and eliminate mold growth from the property. Materials that are heavily damaged by mold are appropriately disposed of in plastic bags designed for contaminated substances.

 

Certain areas of the home may be divided by barriers to contain mold growth while it is being treated. This process can take anywhere from 1 day to 5 days. Surfaces are then treated with chemicals that deter future mold growth to keep your home environment as healthy as it can be.

 

Contact the experts at Xpress Restoration, Inc. when you have fire and water damage, or if you need mold remediation services. We will respond quickly (in less than 1 hour) and are available 24/7 for emergencies. Call us today at 619-607-3857.

24 HOUR WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

Our certified restoration experts are trained to deal with water removal emergencies, and they will contact you within 15 minutes of your initial call. They will also advise you how to minimize the water damage until our crew arrives. We are locals and we have almost 15 years of expertise dealing with Water Damage Drying, Water Damage Cleaning, Flooded basement cleanup, Water Removal and all the related services. in San Diego CA, 91911

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

We respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, 365 days a year. Highly trained technicians are ready to respond now to your call.

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INSPECT THE DAMAGE

We will inspect the damage to ceilings, walls, floors and other parts of your property FREE of charge. We use state-of-the art infrared cameras and moisture monitors to find all areas of damage, even if they’re hidden.

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SECURE FURNITURE & BELONGINGS

We will move belongings to a dry place. If the damage is extensive, we will carefully pack and inventory the items for safe-keeping until your property is restored

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DRY OUT

We will ensure your property is completely dry by placing fans and dehumidifiers anywhere the structure is wet. For more severe damage, we may also remove drywall, flooring, and other material that is beyond repair.

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RESTORATION

After ensuring your property is dry, we will work with you to restore it to its pre-damage condition and return your belongings to get you BACK TO NORMAL.

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INSURANCE CLAIM SUPPORT

We have helped thousands of customers navigate the insurance claim process for water damage.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE XPRESS RESTORATION

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