Mold can damage or even destroy your home. Mold remediation services can do the same job as a rebuild in a fraction of the time and cost. By getting rid of the mold quickly, you’ll also avoid any risks to your health and wellbeing.
Let’s discuss how a mold remediation company like Green Clean Restoration can help you get rid of the mold infestation in your home!
What Is Mold?
Mold is a fungus that exists naturally in the environment. Mold spores exist everywhere, and it is only when there is moisture that mold can grow. In some cases, mold can grow where there is no moisture. While mold is more prevalent in warmer climates, it can grow in every area of the world. Mold growth can be present, even if you cannot see it.
Mold growth is determined by two factors: the amount of moisture and the temperature. Mold growth primarily occurs in damp, warm places like basements, attics, and bathrooms. However, mold can also grow in areas that are not typically damp, such as closets and cabinets.
Is Mold Dangerous?
Mold can be both dangerous and damaging to your health and your home. There are thousands of different types of mold. Most of the time, homeowners encounter black mold. Black mold is most commonly found in damp, warm conditions. It is toxic and can cause serious health problems. However, mold can also cause structural damage to your home.
When mold grows, it releases spores into the air. These spores are so light that they can remain airborne for up to a year. The spores can travel on objects and through ducts, even if there is no visible mold growth.
Signs of Mold Infestations
The signs of a mold infestation can be subtle. Depending on the type of mold, there can be a musty odor and visible mold growth, like stains on your home’s drywall. Other times, there may be no signs at all. You may simply begin to feel sick, or you may see an unexplained pattern of water damage on your home’s ceiling. However, there are also instances when a severe mold infestation may go unnoticed without any signs at all. Luckily, Green Clean Restoration knows how to recognize a mold infestation.
What Does Mold Look Like?
Mold can take many different forms. There are many types of mold that each look different. Each type of mold is named according to its appearance. The most common types of mold include:
Mold can be in almost any color, including green, yellow and brown. However, mold is usually black, gray, or green. Mold can be in almost any form, including spores and colonies. Mold colonies are usually visible and look like a piece of fabric or a cotton ball. Molds can come in different textures as well. The texture of mold can range from smooth to furry to grainy.
Does Mold Have a Smell?
Mold occasionally produces a musty smell, similar to the smell of damp paper. However, mold can also smell like vegetables or fruit. While mold can sometimes smell bad, the smell is not always a sure indicator of mold.
However, as mentioned earlier, mold can grow without any sign of a smell. The smell of mold is only released when the spore is disturbed. This means that mold with a musty smell is much more likely to be alive than mold that does not have a smell. Even if the mold does not have a smell, you may notice an odd smell coming from certain areas of your home, even if there is no visible mold growth.
What Happens if Mold Is Left Untreated?
Mold can grow and spread very quickly. Mold can spread through ventilation systems, ductwork, and water damage. If you do not get mold remediation services, the mold can quickly spread and damage many parts of your home.
Mold can damage your home in a number of different ways. For example, mold can reduce the value of your home and can cause structural damage. Mold can also cause health problems and increased energy bills.
Mold Remediation Services at Green Clean Restoration
If you are looking for specific mold remediation services, here are the ones that Green Clean Restoration can offer.
1. Mold Inspections
If you have any signs of mold growth, it is always a good idea to have a mold inspection performed. A mold inspection can be performed by a mold inspector, or you may be able to conduct an inspection yourself. This inspection can help you to pin down the source of the mold growth, both in your home and in the surrounding area.
2. Mold Testing
Mold testing is a relatively new process. It can help to determine whether or not there is contamination present in your home, even if there is no visible mold. Mold testing can also be used to determine the type of mold present in your home. This is helpful because not all mold is toxic.
3. Mold Removal
Once mold has been identified, the mold must be removed. Mold removal is the most important part of the mold remediation process. At Green Clean Restoration, we work hard to remove mold completely from your property. We employ a two-step process that removes all mold from both your home and your belongings. During the first step, we remove any visible mold growth. During the second step, we remove the mold from hidden areas that are difficult to access.
4. Mold Containment
Mold containment is necessary for all areas that have been contaminated with mold, even those that are visible. Mold containment is critical because mold spores can be carried in the air and can spread to other areas of your home. Mold containment is also important for protecting your health.
5. Sanitation and Deodorization
Sanitation and deodorization are very important in the cleanup of any mold remediation. A sanitizing agent is used to kill any mold that remains in your home. A deodorizer is then used to remove the musty smell left behind by the mold.
6. Mold Prevention
Mold prevention is an important part of the mold remediation process. If you remove the mold but do not prevent it from coming back, it is likely that the problems will continue. To prevent mold from coming back, you must identify the cause of the mold infestation and address it. Green Clean Restoration offers mold prevention services that can allow you to prevent mold from growing in your home.
We Can Help Get Rid of Mold
If you are experiencing any problems with mold in your home, it is very important that you take action right away. If you try to remove the mold yourself, you may do more damage to your home and put yourself at risk.
You can call usto discuss your mold remediation options. Call now, and we can start working on a solution right away!