If we discover that your home has a mold problem, the next step is mold removal followed by mold treatment and remediation. This involves a clean, kill and barrier cover approach. Our technicians will isolate the area of contamination and contain it, preventing the spread of fungi and dust. We then clean the entire area, removing contaminated materials with the application of cleaning solution that removes organic debris. Then we kill the mold pathogens using the most suitable methods for your situation. In the remediation process moisture barriers will most always need be applied. Call Now
Voila! No more mold problems.
Mold can truly endanger your family’s health. Contact the mold remediation experts of All-Dry of Missouri, Inc. today at (573) 893-9434 to schedule mold removal services in the Central Missouri Area. In addition to testing for mold, our services include basement waterproofing and water control providing the most complete solution to your problem.
From the EPA:
Ten Things You Should Know about Mold
1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.
2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
3. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
4. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
5. Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-50%) to decrease mold growth by:
• Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside
• Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers
• Increasing ventilation
• Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning
6. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
7. Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
8. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
9. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
10. Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.
Bottom Line on Mold
Water seepage and its condensation are warning signs that your house is likely a breeding ground for mold. If you suspect some areas of your home may have mold problems, you should take action immediately. The most common symptoms of mold-related health problems include a runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, and asthma attacks…or worse.
Mold needs an organic food source (wood, cardboard, etc.), high humidity, and a suitable air temperature in order to grow. Although waterproofing your basement can help keep mold levels to a minimum, removing mold that already exists is still necessary in order to keep your home healthy. A mold inspection and removal specialist from All-Dry of Missouri, Inc. will use a humidity gauge to find areas of your home that have the requisite conditions for mold growth.