Clear Lake Mold Removal and Mold Inspection Services
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Clear Lake Mold Removal and Remediation Company
When it comes to Clear Lake mold removal, you deserve the best. But in many cases when homeowners are confronted with mold in their homes, they are tempted to go the DIY route. Whether it’s an attempt to save money or not, this is not recommended. As many later learn, DIY mold removal is a complex and often hazardous task. It is highly recommended that you consult with a professional and licensed mold removal and remediation company. Unfortunately, the company with the closest proximity to your home may not necessarily be the best choice. You need to perform due diligence before choosing a mold remediation company.
One of the best ways is to go through the customer reviews on the company website. If possible, you may try to contact a few customers.
About Clear Lake
Located in Collin County, Clear Lake is a suburb located in the Southeastern part of Houston. It’s attraction and population boom has been attributed to its large number of fishing and water sports venues. The city boasts a generous number of rental properties that charter boats and other crafts. The area’s close proximity to both Houston and Galveston make it a magnet for those who want to enjoy big-city amenities combined with waterside living. Clear Lake is also close to other popular hubs such as Galveston Bay, Kemah, League City, Nassau Bay, and Seabrook.
Avoid low-cost companies
We understand that everyone wants to save money. But when it comes to mold removal, choosing low-cost unverified contractors or vendors can end up being more costly in the long run. In a bid to make a profit, cheap companies often embark on shortcuts to conceal visible signs of the mold rather than fixing the root of the problem. This can come back to haunt you later in terms of health risks.
Choose a licensed company
As we’ve discussed, its critically important to select the right company when it comes to mold removal. Unlicensed and unverified vendors tend to sugar coat the problem rather than fix the root cause. These companies also lack the necessary knowledge, expertise and equipment to deal with mold in difficult-to-access places. This leads to mold recurring in the future and potentially becoming a major health hazard.
As a Clear Lake mold removal company, Air Quality Express has a deep knowledge of mold removal and remediation techniques. Avoid unlicensed companies as they may do more harm than good.
What to expect from Air Quality Express' Mold Removal Service
Mold removal is a delicate process. It can be both lengthy and complex depending on the extent of the mold. Here are the different factors regarding the mold removal process:
Your Insurance May Cover Mold Removal Costs
Mold removal in Clear Lake can be costly. But if you have homeowners insurance, you may be able to offset the costs especially if the mold proliferation is over 10 square feet. You’ll receive a quote based on the degree of damage, equipment to be used, and labor cost. But its worth noting that the cost of mold remediation is miniscule compared to the financial impact related to chronic health-related issues or a severe structural problem. Fortunately, costs associated with mold remediation may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. You can check it with your insurance agency.
Yes, Some Mold Removal Can be Performed Without a Professional
If your our mold inspection only shows small spots of mold growth, you can probably clean it yourself. Our technicians will provide the necessary guidance on how to clean mold that is less than10 square feet.
But if you have more mold, or its located in difficult-to-access areas of your home or office, then you need our professional mold removal services.
Proper Removal is a Licensed Trade
Avoid unlicensed vendors at all costs. Understandably, some homeowners are on a budget and want to save money by hiring the cheapest mold removal and remediation technician. While you may save money in the initial bill, you will incur more serious costs related your health when the mold problem recurs in the future.
Mold Removal Process
Mold grows in moist and humid conditions such as those that are prevalent in many places in Houston and Clear Lake. Mold can also proliferate due to water leaks or intrusions. That is why before we tackle the mold problem, we must first address the water problem. Then the mold problem is documented for making a proper remediation plan based on the degree of contamination.
We always make sure that neither our technicians or the homeowners are exposed to airborne mold spores an to the chemicals used for the cleanup process. Our technicians always wear vinyl or neoprene gloves and N-95 respirators to avoid exposure. They also were protective suits if there is widespread mold contamination.
Water Leak Repair
Behind mold growth is a water problem. Our professionals will locate and fix any water leaks that are causing mold growth. Other than repairing the leak we also employ sophisticated drying process to eradicate all the water and moisture.
Isolating the Area
When dealing with All windows and doors between the contaminated area and other rooms must be closed to prevent mold exposure. Otherwise, mold spores could spread further during the removal process.
Dust suppression is performed to prevent the release of spores into the air. This is done by gently cleaning the contaminated surfaces using a detergent and misting the air. As an additional measure, HEPA vacuums are used at the dust production source to prevent exposure.
Removal of Porous Materials
Mold can damage porous materials like carpets, insulation and drywall. These materials are discarded in standard plastic bags.
Remove Wet and Moldy Porous Materials
Soft, porous materials such as insulation, drywall, or carpet can be compromised if exposed to mold. Our technicians completely remove affected porous materials and discard them in 6 mil thick double plastic bags. We then take these bags out via normal trash disposal once wiped down with the proper detergent.
Cleaning and Drying the Affected Areas
Once the damaged porous materials are removed, the surfaces are sanitized by our technicians. Mold colonies are uprooted by thoroughly scrubbing the surfaces using wire brushes. Then the surfaces are wiped down with antimicrobial cloths. Cleaning materials are then disposed of properly by our technicians. Finally, the contaminated area is dried rapidly using fans and dehumidifiers.
Rapidly Dry Surfaces
Afterward, fans and dehumidifiers will be used in the contaminated area to speed up the drying process.
Replacing Discarded Materials