Whether you are a homeowner, a landlord or a business owner, if you spot mold anywhere on your walls, ceilings or cupboards, this toxic substance needs to be removed as quickly as possible and the mold remediation specialists at Augusta Bio-One can help.
It might seem like simply wiping away the mold with a strong cleaner might be adequate, but there are several reasons why using professional mold remediation services is your best option, including:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, mold exposure can cause an assortment of health issues. Some of the most common issues include chronic sore throat, stuffy nose, wheezing, skin rashes and coughing. These symptoms can be especially severe for anyone with asthma or lung diseases or anyone immune-compromised.
If you’ve rarely been bothered by seasonal allergies but have noticed that you are suffering from a mild sore throat and a general feeling of malaise or allergies, mold could be the culprit. It can be smart to hire a mold detection service to come into your home or business and check for signs of mold. Once the mold is removed, you should notice an improvement in indoor air quality.
One of the best reasons to hire a professional mold remediation service is that not all mold is visible. While you might be able to wipe away some of the mold you see, there are likely mold spores behind the walls, and these are just as toxic as the mold visible on your walls.
It is crucial that the mold behind the walls is removed, as this will help prevent a recurrence. You may have noticed that after cleaning away mold, it doesn’t take long for new spots of mold to reappear. This is because you only removed the mold that you could see, while the mold behind your walls just kept growing and growing.
While homeowners and business owners can remove some visible mold, it can be tough to tackle issues such as black mold, which does not come off easily. We used special cleaners and equipment to ensure that no trace of mold remains. We also will locate the non-visible and remove that as well, which sometimes requires removing drywall or moving dryers and washers to check for mold behind these appliances. We also can remove mold from under sinks and in attics and crawlspaces or anywhere in your home prone to humidity and dampness.
Removing mold is not a simple or easy process, nor is it particularly safe for most homeowners or business owners. Coming into contact with mold or inhaling harsh cleansers can be dangerous, especially for people with allergies, asthma, or immune system issues.
Additionally, typical over-the-counter cleaning products just aren’t effective at mold remediation. At Augusta Bio-One, each member of our team wears special personal protective equipment and uses special chemicals to ensure that every trace of mold is removed from your home or office.
A mold remediation specialist can ensure all of the mold in your structure has been removed and this is one of the best reasons to hire a pro. Even just a few mold cells can begin to propagate quickly, and our team of mold remediation experts will ensure that everything is cleaned properly.
Additionally, there are steps that you can take to ensure that mold doesn’t become a problem again. Using an air conditioner or dehumidifier can reduce humidity in your home and ensure that the temperature stays cool enough to inhibit mold growth. Once the room temperature rises above about 77 degrees, this becomes an ideal breeding ground for mold, and mold grows quickly in our naturally humid climate.
Ensuring proper airflow throughout your home also can help. Installing ceiling fans and ensuring that all vents and HVAC systems are clean and clear can help improve the airflow. Ensure that all bathrooms have exhaust fans that vent to the outside of your home and ensure that these fans are clean and working properly. We also recommend using cleaning products designed to kill mold.
There are also mold-resistant paints available, and we highly recommend that you use this type of paint, especially in rooms prone to dampness or exposure to water, such as the bathrooms and your kitchen.
If you have any type of roof leak or window leaks, fix these as quickly as possible. Not only can this prevent mold damage, but this moisture also attracts pests such as termites and we all know how costly it can be to remove termites and repair the damage they cause.
While any structure can have a mold problem, the Augusta Bio-One team often is called in to remediate mold in homes with hoarding situations or in homes or structures with recent water damage or perhaps roof leaks, as any of these situations can cause a mold issue. We also are often called in after a mold inspection or mold testing to remediate the issue.
In addition to removing mold from surfaces, we also remove any contaminated material in the affected area, including drywall and furnishings that might have mold damage. All of these contaminated materials must be disposed of properly otherwise spores could travel to other areas of your home. During the mold remediation process, it also may be necessary to include minor or major repairs, depending on the level of mold damage in your home or business.
At Augusta Bio-One, we offer complete mold remediation services for homes and businesses throughout August and Richmond County, as well as Aiken, Barnwell, Burke, Columbia, Edgefield, Jefferson, Lincoln and McDuffie counties. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (706) 305-5029.
In addition to mold remediation services, we also can provide you with any type of biohazard cleanup or hazmat cleaning services, including hoarding cleanup services, trauma cleanup, crime scene cleanup, professional odor removal, emergency vehicle decontamination, rodent dropping removal, sewage backups and much more.