Common Questions Asked About Mold
We guarantee that our procedures and products used are industry standard. Upon request, we can take pre and post-test to show a comparison of bringing the area back to a healthy living space.
The owner is responsible for stopping or controlling water problems. Since mold requires water and or high humidity to grow, if the issues that originally caused your mold problem were not corrected properly or controlled, we cannot be responsible for re-occurrence. If they are worried about mold growing back, you may be able to benefit from our yearly inspection.
Currently there are no Alabama laws concerning residential or commercial building mold standard requirements. Since we will not be doing any structural repair, we do not require any contractor license
Each person is affected by molds differently. There is no Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) established by government agencies concerning mold (TLVs= Level to which it is believed someone can be exposed day after day for a working lifetime without adverse health effects.)
Visible mold comes in many colors: red, orange, black, white. Also some types can also look like disclosed spots, hairy or slimy.
Professional mold remediation company in Birmingham, al follow IICRC Guidelines S500 guidelines.
There is not a set price, because all situations are different. These are the factors we must consider by line item: square foot, man hour, which product or warranties you need or choose, how much equipment is needed and for how many rental days the equipment will be on the job (H.E.P.A vacuums dehumidifiers, containment, air scrubbers) and personal protection (suits, mask, gloves, etc.).
All molds has the potential to be dangerous. It depends on the person and their immune system whether it will affect them.
Mold spores floating into your breathing space can lead to respiratory illness and allergic reactions. Even if a person is not currently allergic to mold, exposure to such an environment can cause future health problems for some.
You would not know unless you have a physical sample taken. You cannot simply look at mold and determine what type it is. There are 200,00 types of known mold, your inspector can look at fungi, and give their expert opinion if it is suspect mold or not, but cannot suggest what type it is.
Air testing helps us to know what is in your breathing space that is invisible to the naked eye. Also, air sampling may be necessary when no current moisture source is present to document contamination in breathing space. The Indoor Air Quality samples that Mold & Mildew Solutions LLC take also test for counts of dander, fiber counts, and pollen counts. An air sampling can many times help your doctor in his/her care for you or a sick one by knowing what type of mold is present in the environment?
Also, air testing can be taken before and after remediation to. Also known as Pre-and Post-Remediation-verification Sampling.
Yes we can perform HVAC sampling. (We do not remove mold in ducts or units. We use a certified NADC Contractor / National Association of Duct Cleaners.)
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arresting and involves filtration that will remove 99.97% or more of particles the size of 0.3 microns in diameter; a size that can get deep into the lung. 0.3 microns is the size of most mold spores. These filters remove a greater percentage of particles that are 0.3 microns and larger. This commercial grade vacuum will trap all these mold spores without letting them escape back in the air. Regular household vacuums cleaner can do this.
No, but you will need to remove materials that are not salvageable. We try to salvage as much as possible to minimize the reconstruction.
Do not touch or disturb the mold, don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected old growth. Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself. Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
It is always a good idea to review your insurance policy before making a claim. It will be helpful to speak to a mold remediation company before you call so you know what all your options are. The insurance will not cover situation where the issue is because of a poorly maintained property or where a situation should have been prevented. If you are covered by your policy, there will likely be a limit on the expenses paid out.
No, but any type of mold can cause allergic reactions.
Likely a home mold test kit will not give you’re a correct analyzes of your situation. This test would be the same as leaving a piece of fruit out for a few days to see if mildew consumes the fruit. We live in a natural environment with mold spores everywhere. Mold spores land on the wet petri dish and start to colonize. This test doesn’t tell you the mold spore count in the air to see if the breathing space is contaminated, and unless you send the test of to a microbiologist you will not know what type of mold was collected.
It is common for buyers to request a mold or fungi inspection if they suspect mold or if a home or an inspector has made notes to fungi, water staining, or suspect mold on his report. It is possible for Mold & Mildew Solutions LLC to pick up where the home inspection ended. This may be as simple as a small consultation which may lead to an estimate; sometimes data confirms that we need to perform a moisture inspection, visual inspection, scoping, or indoor air quality sampling. Before visiting the property we must know what the client’s goals are.
You can research this subject at www.EPA.org for help. It is recommended that a mold removal specialist, such as Mold & Mildew Solutions LLC, perform a mold inspection to verify if self-remediation, removal, can be done safely. Mold & Mildew Solutions LLC has the ability to act as your paid mold remediation specialist during your project of mold removal. (Also known as an Indoor Environmental Specialist, I.E.P)
The answer depends upon what is meant by “completely eliminate mold.” To keep a building completely free of mold spores requires very efficient air filtration and is only accomplished in special situations such as hospital operating rooms and manufacturing “clean rooms.” Remember, mold spores are in the outside air virtually all the time and some of them will get inside buildings.
However, it is possible to keep mold from growing inside a building. Moisture control is the key to controlling mold in interior spaces. Air filtration can contribute to lowering mold spores in the air but is secondary to moisture control.
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