Black mold can grow inside buildings. It can be extremely harmful to the health of those who are living or working in the space. Black mold can be toxic to humans and may lead to many health issues. The scary part of black mold is that it can sometimes go undetected. When it’s lurking behind the walls and beneath the floors, sometimes property owners do not even know the mold is present. If you sense mold in your environment and have had a recent flood or water leak, mold remediation might be needed. Read on to learn about the causes of black mold and the steps to remediation.
Causes of Black Mold
The most common causes of black mold are flooding and water damage. After a flood, it can be hard to get everything dried properly. Even though the building may appear dry, black mold could be growing undetected behind the walls, in the ceiling, or under the floor. Mold can also grow due to water leaks. Sometimes toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, and sinks might have a slow leak behind the wall or cabinets. The homeowner could be unaware of the leak, and it could be causing mold growth. Occasionally mold can grow from the building’s location in a hot, humid area. Constant humidity increases moisture in the air, which can encourage mold growth. Investing in a dehumidifier is a good option for anyone working or residing in humid buildings.
Steps to Mold Remediation
The first step to mold remediation is calling a professional right away. At Soil-Away, we are on call 24/7. As soon as mold is detected, or even if you are just worried about it, call Soil-Away. Because of black mold’s toxicity, it must be remediated as soon as possible.
First, the situation will be assessed, and a plan of action will be formulated. This is typically done with the help of a certified industrial hygienist. They will test for mold and produce a report giving a summary of what is growing in your property. Next, the mold remediation starts. It may include a variety of methods. In addition, these methods may include controlled demolition. We will also remove and immediately dispose of any affected porous building materials, like drywall and carpet. We also use a HEPA vacuums and HEPA air scrubbers to remediate mold spores in the area. Another method or tool potentially used is dry-ice blasting. Finally, after the removal and remediation, we ensure the area is dry. We use our Esporta Wash System to sanitize soft contents like bedding and curtains. After this thorough remediation process, we will get post-verification testing from the industrial hygienist.
Trust Soil-Away For Mold Remediation
Black mold is nothing to play around with. It can cause all sorts of health issues, from respiratory diseases to skin conditions. If your property has experienced flooding or water damage, contact Soil-Away today. We will begin the mold remediation process as soon as possible.
Spring is a wonderful time of year! Flowers are blooming, trees are putting out leaves, and the weather is finally warming up after a long winter. But as the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Spring can also be a time of heavy rain and wind. These spring storms can bring storm damage to homes. This may include flooding from the rain or structural damage due to winds. Whatever the damage is, Soil-Away is here to help. Read on to learn about some of the services we provide to help restore homes from storm damage.
Flood Damage Restoration
One minute it is raining, and the next minute your house is flooded. Flooding can happen quickly and can cause extensive damage. Don’t panic! Simply call Soil-Away! We are open 24/7 and will get to your property as soon as possible. First, we will inspect the property and come up with a plan of action. Next, we will bring in heavy pumps, fans, and dehumidifiers to get the space dry. Then we’ll begin the restoration process. We will remove anything that is ruined, like carpet, flooring, or drywall, and then replace it. Anything salvageable will be removed from the house and cleaned. During the restoration process, we can help you properly document the work for your insurance company when filing the claim.
Construction Restoration and General Contracting
Spring storms often bring heavy winds, which can also cause storm damage. From the tearing of shingles to blowing trees or power lines into the home, damage can be extensive. Soil-Away offers construction restoration and general contracting services to help your home look as good as new after a storm passes through. At Soil-Away, we are licensed, bonded, and insured. We can help with structural repairs, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing needs, and various other general contracting services. If your home was damaged by winds in a storm, call Soil-Away as soon as possible. We will work to get your home in tip-top shape as quickly as possible. To further reassure homeowners, we offer various warranties on our construction restoration services.
Storm damage is something homeowners never want to see in their home. Spring can be a risky time with spring showers and high winds. Soil-Away is available and on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to restore your home from any storm damage. For more information about the services we provide, contact us today.