Mold Remediation Service
Mold removal is one of the most critical issues faced by homeowners in the wake of a natural disaster or other forms of water damage. The water intrusion levels during such catastrophes can destroy water pipes which can lead to flooding within the home. Did you know that hidden water is the main reason for mold growth in San Diego properties? After a water emergency, mold remediation is essential because water creeps into places you can’t see. For example, it could gather deep in your interior walls, flow beneath flooring or become absorbed by drywall. Mold remediation is critical step in restoring your property, but it can also prevent possible health problems. If you are experiencing a mold issue, Resicom can thoroughly inspect your property to ascertain the causes of the mold while ensuring every trace of it is destroyed.
Here’s What Our Mold Remediation Team Will Do
Our mold remediation team is trained to discover hidden mold in areas of your home you didn’t even know existed! We have the latest equipment and tools to find and remove these harmful fungi permanently. Our moisture detection equipment checks for moisture hidden beneath your flooring, behind your walls, or in other areas of the property. We will find all areas where mold is capable of hiding as well as identify sources of moisture.
Once you call Resicom to assist with your mold remediation, we will arrive on the scene quickly and go through the following process:
Proper mold remediation begins with a set-up designed to ensure your home is safe for habitation by setting up proper containment in affected areas. Although some fungi types are non-toxic, we do not want you to make close contact with it, especially if you or anyone in your family has any underlying health issues.
Our mold remediation team uses state-of-the-art moisture meter equipment to measure the level of moisture in all areas of the home including the walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture. We will also hire a third-party company to test for specific types of mold and levels of mold within the home. Based on this testing, Resicom is able to determine exactly which building materials and potentially furniture, soft goods, etc. will need to be removed and/or remediated.
Our mold remediation team utilizes sophisticated tools such as premium-quality dehumidifiers, negative air machines, and water extraction equipment throughout drying and remediation. This process keeps damage to a minimum and prevents mold from growing.
Secure the Area
We will set up proper containment to prevent the spread of mold spores and contain any areas of concern. The negative air pressure machine ensures the mold is trapped in the HEPA filter and clean air is exhausted outdoors.
Although our technicians will do everything in its power to save your possessions, it may be necessary to dispose of certain items for safety reasons. Typical items which we may not be able to salvage include books, carpet, clothes, insulation, and anything made from paper. Glass, metals and hard plastics are typically non-porous and will not absorb moisture. As a result, we can clean them for reuse.
HVAC System Treatment
One of the most important tasks carried out by our mold remediation team is the drying, cleaning, and treating of your HVAC system. Crawl spaces, in particular, are hotbeds of mold growth and require special attention.
We utilize science via the use of electrically-charged particles which remove rid of mold spores permanently. We do our best to ensure that your mold never returns!
When it Comes to Mold Remediation, FAST Action is Essential!
Once your home has been struck by a natural disaster that floods your home, it is critical for you to get in touch with Resicom. Although it is only natural to try and return to your flooded home to assess the damage, we urge you to limit your exposure and get in touch with our mold remediation team instead. Properties damaged in this manner could be structurally unstable, and the air is likely to be filled with harmful mold spores.
Because mold will grow on virtually any material that stays wet for two days or more, it is imperative to begin mold remediation as soon as possible. The longer mold and moisture remain, the faster these fungi can spread.
Why Do I Need Mold Remediation?
Molds are types of fungi and thrive in warm and moist environments, such as a San Diego home that has suffered water damage. They digest decaying organic materials to survive, and since they don’t need chlorophyll to produce food, they can grow without sunlight and can be incredibly harmful when allowed to grow in homes and businesses.
Without proper remediation, it can grow unnoticed in your home, potentially leading to health issues such as breathing difficulties, skin irritation, headaches, and allergic reactions. Because mold can act as an irritant, it is capable of triggering asthma attacks in people allergic to it. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include red eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.
Mold remediation can also prevent the long-term health problems caused by these fungi. Molds produce mycotoxins, toxic substances found on the surface of their spores. Once these mycotoxins enter your system, (which could happen via inhalation, skin contact or ingestion) they can cause terrible damage to your health. One of the best-known mycotoxins is Aflatoxin B1, a carcinogen which increases your risk of lung cancer.
If you suspect that your home is infested with mold, act fast and contact us today.