Black mold needs a moisture filled environment to thrive. Mold is a generic term for any type of fungi. There are good fungi like those found in wine, cheese and of course mushrooms are a particular type of fungi. Black mold is hazardous to your health and can cause a myriad of health issues, namely upper respiratory infections and diseases. This is bad news for anyone suffering from allergies and asthma. If your health is uncompromised, your immune system may be able to fight off any spores that attempt to lodge themselves in your lungs - but you don’t want to take any chances. Those with existing health issues must take heed.
Signs of Mold
Any sign of mold in your home is not a good omen. It is always indicative of a persistent leak. The primary questions are where is the leak and how can we stop it? We have seen cases where the tiniest leak from a pipe is allowed to fester. Eventually, the water permeates the ceiling or wall and the paint begins to bubble. This is usually the first sign a homeowner recognizes. By the time Round Rock Water Damage Restoration arrives and peels back the drywall, the insulation behind it is covered in black mold. You may notice mold around your plumbing fixtures and pipes. It can line your baseboards and window casings. Regardless of where you find it, contact us right away for a swift remedy.
Round Rock Water Damage Restoration will employ a variety of tools to rid your space of mold. Our first mode of attack is a wet vac to remove any standing water. We will then put heat injectors under the flooring followed by high volume air movers. Our mold repairs tag team the moisture with heavy duty blower and dryers. We will steam vacuum any affected carpet and upholstery. The drying process is followed by a chemical compound that is applied to any and all surfaces covered in mold. To locate the mold, we utilize a sophisticated hand held device that detects moisture and mold on and behind surfaces.
Don’t be surprised to see Round Rock Water Damage Restoration mold repair staff wearing a protective suit when testing for mold. They will wear protective gear including a moisture resistant suit, goggles and breathing mask. This test is done before and after treatment. If a company comes to your home claiming to test for mold and they are not wearing protective covering, we guarantee that they are not a reputable company and cannot be trusted. Companies with poor business practices will abandon the job before it is completed. The will stop work prematurely and demand more money to finish the job. Incompetent service providers may even botch the task they claim they’re experts in. Avoid scams by hiring the best mold restoration company in Central Texas.
A HEPA vacuum is critical for ridding your home of fungi, dust mite feces and pollen. The high efficiency particulate air filter traps air contaminants and improves your indoor air quality. While removing toxic molecules from your environment it is simultaneously eliminating the horrible smells that mold can leave behind. A professional mold restorer will use this vacuum on every surface possible and then follow up with a disinfecting steam treatment. When you return to your home, you will experience a fresh environment that allows your to breathe easy. You can feel comfortable placing your furniture and other belongings back inside your home.