Mold Remediation -The Importance In Removing Mold
Mold is a dangerous substance when found in a home or any place where people live. Black mold can be extremely dangerous by causing all sorts of health issues because the spores grow rapidly. Experts recommend that homeowners look in areas where water may have accumulated and left to provide the black mold spores with an ideal place to grow. Also look in places where water travels through pipe joints such as under the sinks for leaks that may have provided ideal conditions for mold to grow. Undetected leaks are a prevalent source for mold growth.
Mold Consulting is recommended as a safety precaution to examine the home for mold growth. There are nearly 1,000 types of household molds. The dreaded black or toxic mold that you hear about, Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as Stachybotrys atra, will look dark green or black
Mold inspections, mold removal, testing and consulting is performed by people who are highly trained in finding mold and mold testing. One home buyer in Plymouth, Michigan hired a Mold Consultant before finalizing the purchase of the home. Testing was done and it was decided that Mold Remediation would cost more than demolishing the house. Thus, the decision was made to demolish the house completely and the demolition process required such action as to protect the immediate neighbors from breathing in any spores that would become airborne. Homeowners insurance does not cover black mold problems.
Mold Testing must be done by a professional environmentalist certified by a local authority to do the testing. The testing company and the mold consultant will then decide on how much mold is in the house and where. However, mold testing is necessary expense and requires a very good expert to interpret the results. If mold is discovered the next step is developing a plan for mold remediation.
The mold remediation methods will depend on where the mold is at. Mold can be found in the walls, under the carpet, around windows, under sinks and under bath tubs, and many other places. If mold is behind the sheet rock then all of the walls have to be removed and the studding examined for mold growth. It may be possible to dry out the studding or it may be necessary to replace all of it. The attic is another ideal place where black mold can grow because of the high water leak potential. It is necessary to find all of the black mold because any left behind will continue to grow and spread. It is also necessary to find the source. Contact the Martech Group for a FREE consultation. We would be happy to discuss any potential problems you might have. Our trained professionals can offer you mold inspections, mold removal, testing and consulting for the Hamilton, Burlington Toronto and the surrounding areas of the GTA.