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Professional Mold Removal & Damage Repair in Houston, TX
Is your mold infestation bad enough that you can see it? Conversely, you may have scheduled a professional mold inspection. That inspection likely further recommended mold removal services.
Regardless, you might need to hire a company for professional mold removal services. This can be a daunting undertaking. Occasionally, you may have to leave your home for a lengthy period of time. You might even need extensive repairs to your home.
However, if you already need mold repair services, then you must act quickly to prevent further damage.
What to Expect from Professional Mold Removal
Of course, mold removal and damage repair is a lengthy, complex process. You should therefore keep in mind several factors regarding the mold removal process, including:
Proper Mold Removal is Justifiably Expensive
You will receive a quote for mold removal determined by extent of damage, labor cost, and necessary equipment. You may think this quote is steep. However, it won’t be as costly to you as structural failure or chronic health issues.
Fortunately, your homeowner’s insurance may cover mold damage. Check with your insurance agency to determine whether your case will be covered.
You know the costs associated with a proper mold removal job. Therefore, you must be wary of companies offering low cost of removal. Cheap companies take shortcuts to cover up noticeable signs of mold. Often, they never fix the root of the issue.
Some Mold Removal Can be Performed Without a Professional
If your mold inspection only shows small spots of mold growth, you can probably clean it yourself. And our technicians will give you advice on self-cleaning in the case of mold proliferation under 10 square feet.
What if your mold damage is more widespread? If so, we recommend you use our professional mold removal services.
Proper Mold Removal is a Licensed Trade
Professional mold removal requires extensive knowledge the dangers of mold exposure. Professionals also must know thorough mold removal procedures. Therefore, mold removal technicians must be licensed, like a plumber or an electrician.
Thus, you need to contact a licensed mold removal company. You should avoid unlicensed companies claiming to be able to conduct your mold damage repairs. These companies can cause more harm than good.
Mold Removal Process
Knowing how important it is to hire a professional mold removal company is the first step. The next step is understanding the process that goes into a mold removal job. An experienced, licensed mold professionals knows the importance of a safe, thorough procedure, which includes:
Wearing Proper Protective Gear
Mold spores can be toxic to the respiratory system and some cleaning chemicals can also be dangerous. Therefore, our technicians wear N-95 respirators and vinyl or neoprene gloves. Depending on the extent of the mold removal job, a protective suit may also be required.
Repairing the Existing Water Leak
Our licensed technicians will stop the source of the water leak and fully dry the affected area.
Isolating the Contaminated Area
Our technicians will close all doors and windows connecting the mold contaminated room(s) to the other areas of the house. We also use seal off doorways and other openings with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting and duct tape. This containment procedure stops mold spores from spreading further in the course of mold removal.
To further prevent the presence of mold spores in the air, we perform dust suppression. This includes gently cleaning affected surfaces with a special detergent and misting the air to bind to mold spores. We then use HEPA vacuums at the source of dust production.
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.
Clean the Affected Area(s)
Our technicians fully sanitize the remaining surfaces in the containment area after removing the infected porous materials.
First, we thorough scrub surfaces with wire brushes to uproot the mold colonies. We then wipe surfaces down with disposable antimicrobial cloths. Finally, we clean them with damp rags and detergent. Our technicians dispose of cleaning materials the same way as the porous materials.
Depending on the extent of the mold contamination, surfaces may also be cleaned with a HEPA vacuum.
Rapidly Dry Surfaces
Afterwards, fans and dehumidifiers will be used in the contaminated area to speed up the drying process.
Replace Discarded Materials
Finally, mold damaged and removed materials will be repaired or replaced. If replacement is outside of Air Quality Express’ expertise, we will happily recommend a trusted contractor to perform the repairs.
Choose Air Quality Express for your Houston Mold Removal Experts
Mold removal is a complex, thorough process. You need a licensed company well-experienced in mold removal to ensure spores are eradicated from your home.
Air Quality Express has been in the mold remediation business for over ten years. You can trust that we’ll get the job done the right way, the first time.
Call us at (832) 781-0105 to schedule an appointment for professional mold removal services in the Houston area today!