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Mold-Remediation

Any home or business can quickly become infested with dangerous mold from flooding or a leaky roof or plumbing.  Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours. This mold can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects to everyone housed inside the property.

 

If you suspect a mold problem, L & S Restoration professionals can inspect and assess your property.  If mold is found, we have the training, equipment and expertise to handle the situation

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.

 

Mold facts:

 

•  Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

•  Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and enter your home through windows, doors, the AC/heating systems or perhaps on your clothing or pets.

•  Mold spores thrive on moisture.  Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.

• Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed.  Otherwise, the mold may return.

•  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

• Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45%.

Benefit from state-of-the-art equipment to get rid of mold.

Every property is unique, so your mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.  

 

Typically this is what happens:

 

Step 1:  Emergency Contact

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you contact our company.  Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and team members needed for the project.

 

Step 2:  Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

Our professionals will carefully inspect your home and business for signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.  We use various state-of-the-art technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

 

Step 3:  Mold Containment

We use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold.  We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.  All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

 

Step 4:  Air filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air.  We utilize powerful "air scrubbers" and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

 

Step 5:  Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appear.  L&S Restoration uses antifungal, antimicrobial and essential oil treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming.  Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

 

Step 6:  Cleaning Contents and Personal Property

We use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings.  We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging/spraying equipment.

 

Step 7:  Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors and other building materials may be removed.

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