MOLD ABATEMENT

Removing mold. Our technique is effective and our hazmat suits are adorable!

Removing mold. Our technique is effective and our hazmat suits are adorable!

Mold is ubiquitous in nature; this may not be comforting. We can help you figure out whether you can clean it yourself or whether you need to call us in for anti-mold muscle.

Disgusting as mold is, we come in contact with it on a daily basis. There are thousands of species of mold. Most of them are harmless. We would have neither penicillin nor beer without mold. In fact, our ecosystem would not function without mold: Mold turns leaves and other yard waste into topsoil. No mold will grow in the absence of water or moisture; therefore, water damage leads to mold.

Home damaging mold has become more prevalent, particularly in structures built during the past 25 years. The focus on improving energy efficiency has resulted in more airtight homes that don’t breathe like older structures. More complex home designs create increased potential for moisture intrusion. Additionally, under today’s accelerated building schedules, buildings are subjected to the elements during all phases of construction, which can introduce and trap moisture within a building. It’s important to note, however, that an energy-efficient home is not necessarily susceptible to mold. With proper design and construction, a home can be both energy-efficient and free from moisture-related problems.

Mold cannot be eliminated in normal conditions. Only “clean room” technologies┬á- which are very expensive and unnecessary for the home and office – can eliminate mold spores 100%. The only thing you can control in your home or office is moisture.

Homeowners can clean small patches of mold using household detergents and warm water. After cleaning, rinsing, and drying the spot where mold has grown, rubber gloves and cleaning cloths used in the process should be discarded. Larger patches of mold may need to be eliminated by trained professionals. We can determine what kind of mold you have and what kind of approach to take in its removal.