Mold and mildew in your home is a very serious situation, and can take less than 48 hours for spores to grow, making it a crucial situation that needs to be handled as urgently as possible. Mold and mildew can affect your home’s structural integrity, and more importantly can cause allergic reactions and even death in certain individuals.
At Connected Restoration, we are aware of the serious health dangers and liability factors associated with mold damage remediation. It is crucial to handle these situations as urgently and efficiently as possible. Our highly trained mold damage specialists are equipped with the training, equipment, and expertise, to handle these situations with care.
Mold Damage Remediation Process
- Step 1 – Emergency contact
- Step 2 – Damage evaluation and assessment
- Step 3 – In depth knowledge of insurance policies to understand specific coverage in any situation
- Step 4 – Removal and sanitizing of all affected areas
- Step 5 – Proper disposal of affected materials per EPA and NESHAP regulations
- Step 6 – Air clearance tests if requested
Mold Damage Emergency Tips
- Call a specialist immediately at the first site of a possible mold or mildew outbreak.
- Make sure to remove all young children, elderly, or those with known allergy issues from the immediate vicinity.
- Turn off any heating or cooling systems as well as fans currently operating in the home.
- Block the affected area from the rest of your home as much as possible.
- Stay away from any and all affected areas.
- DO NOT try to blow-dry any areas that may be contaminated or place any form of air movement in the general vicinity.
- DO NOT spray any bleach or disinfectants on the contaminated area.
- DO NOT paint or scrub over the contaminated area.
What is Mold?
Molds are vital to the natural environment and part of the kingdom known as Fungi. Molds decompose dead organic matter in the environment, but can also destroy property and pose serious health risks for some individuals. They are found almost anywhere, indoors and outdoors.
Molds reproduce by releasing spores. Mold spores are microscopic organisms, which float through outdoor and indoor air, attaching themselves onto moisture rich surfaces. As long as moisture is present, mold will continue to reproduce and spread rapidly. Suprisingly enough, mold can begin growing and spreading in less than 48 hours.