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Mold Removal for Houston TX, Mold Cleanup & Mold Remediation
Drymore | A Houston Mold Removal and Mold Cleanup company. BBB Awards 2010-2017. Over 15 Five Star Reviews, Free Estimates. Billed to Insurance. Licensed in Texas for Mold remediation.
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- Licensed & Certified Experts – Over 36 Years Combined Experience
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- Servicing the entire Houston area
According to the EPA’s a “Brief Guide to Mold”
– The key to mold control is moisture control
– It is important to begin drying areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent growth
– There are many types, and none of them will grow without moisture
DryMore is a Mold Remediation Company licensed by the state of Texas.
Understanding the Danger of Mold Damage?
MOLD is part of the natural environment in Houston and plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees. They reproduce by means of tiny spores that that float through the air outdoors, and indoors. When spores land on a wet surface indoors they begin to grow.It’s imperative that moldy air ducts be cleaned under negative pressure to prevent the spread of mold spores. Without mold removal, the growth indoors can produce allergens, irritants, and potentially toxic substances. Outdoors these irritants are so diluted that they don’t cause any problems except for the most hyper allergenic individuals. But in the confined spaces of the indoor environment, such as mold growth in air ducts, can reach higher concentrations and have the potential to cause health problems. Inhaling or touching mold spores may cause allergic reactions. Allergic reactions are common and include hay fever type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Mold can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. Research on the health effects are ongoing and those listed above are not all the potential health effects of exposure to indoor mold damage. Mold can hide very well as you may not immediately realize when there is mold in HVAC ducts until you start feeling symptoms, so it’s crucial that you get mold cleanup done as soon as possible.
Where does Mold Testing and Mold Inspections fit into my mold cleanup?
Houston mold cleanup and removal typically consists of Containment, Cleaning and/or Removal of Mold contaminated materials, a Mold inspection and Mold Testing.
After the Mold Testing and Mold Inspections are done, we can begin the cleanup process. The Containment usually consists of a light wood frame with plastic sheeting stretched over with a slit entry for the workers with a covering flap on the outside. For small areas, for example if one long wall was effected, the framework with the plastic sheeting would be open on the side of the mold infected wall, and would be fastened to the wall and ceiling with duct tape. Inside the containment area, all openings such as air vents and doors must be sealed with plastic to prevent spreading contaminants to other parts of the building.
A negative air machine with HEPA filtration is attached to an opening in the containment drawing air from the affected area, filtering it, and venting it outside the building. The negative air pressure that this maintains prevents any of the mold spores and other contaminants from escaping and effecting other parts of the building while the cleanup in progress. Once secure attainment is achieved, the mold cleanup can begin.
Porous materials such as drywall, carpets and upholstery are typically vacuumed and discarded. Wood surfaces are usually wet vacuumed, damp wiped, and HEPA vacuumed. Depending on the extent of mold contamination, wood surfaces might also be removed and discarded. Air duct mold is treated especially carefully as it can push spores into different rooms. Non-porous hard surfaces such as plastics or metals can usually be wet vacuumed, damp wiped, and HEPA vacuumed. After all of the contaminated materials are cleaned and/or removed, and the entire contained area has been cleaned, the mold cleanup company’s inspection can take place. The clearance must be done by a Mold Assessment Consultant licensed by the state of Texas, never by the mold remediation company that is actually doing the cleanup. This independent third party ensures that there is no conflict of interest and that the area is thoroughly tested and is safe to reoccupy.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mold Remediation
DON’T place fans on the damaged area. When you blow air onto mold it will disperse tiny harmful spores into the air, quickly and negatively affecting the air quality.
DON’T try to kill it. Dead spores are just as harmful as living spores.
DON’T spray it with bleach and other household chemicals. It’s futile and may actually stimulate more growth.
DON’T paint or varnish over the damage and assume it’s eliminated. There is still a reservoir of potentially damaging spores inside the structure, and paint will quickly peel to reveal the damage again.
DON’T think that it won’t hurt you. Black mold or toxic mold is an airborne pathogen and can adversely affect your health, no matter how healthy you are otherwise.
DO wear personal protection that includes a respirator with P100 HEPA filtration cartridges, gloves and a hazmat suit. Mold damage companies are prepared and equipped with these safety precautions.
DO put up containment with plastic sheeting to limit the spread of spores.
DO use a HEPA vacuum and negative air pressure to ventilate and filter the air in the space.
DO have professional mold testing and inspection to show where all the areas are that contain mold spores and to ensure that the problem is handled completely. Mold in your attic or crawlspace can be especially tricky to detect and remove, so Houston mold damage contractors are important in accomplishing complete attic cleanup and removal.
DO call a professional Houston mold damage company to get a complete evaluation of your situation and a quick remediation solution to your problem. Do-it-yourself work can be potentially risky to both your structure and your health, so bring in an experienced and trained technician to make sure you and everyone in your home or business remain safe.
We know there are many options when selecting Houston mold removal contractors, so we thank you for choosing us as your Houston mold remediation company.
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