Be sure you choose a properly trained company for your mold remediation project. All of Restore Force’s technicians are IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, ensuring that the job is done correctly, the first time.
Did you know?
Mold assessment and mold remediation are techniques used in occupational health: mold assessment is the process of identifying the location and extent of the mold hazard in a structure, and mold remediation is the process of removal and/or cleanup of mold from an indoor environment.
A Mold Inspection Business is different than a Home Inspection Business.
In an effort to protect the citizens of Florida, Florida Governor Crist signed inspection legislation (SB2234) into law. This law regulates the Mold Inspection industry and Home Inspection businesses and individuals. Individuals now need a Florida DBPR Mold Assessor license. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation handles the licensing and necessary licensure requirements/qualifications.
Comprehensive Structure and Content Damage Assessment
Remediation teams record the extent of the contamination and moisture saturation levels to determine existing health hazards and develop a remediation plan. Lab tests are taken whenever necessary.
Controlling Mold Contaminant at the Source
This step is taken to isolate mold contamination and prevent it from becoming airborne. Once isolated, health threats are reduced as mold will not further spread to clean areas.
Disinfecting and Eliminating Mold Contamination, Anti-Microbial Treatments
The best way to eliminate mold is to remove the excess mold contamination by:
- Wet vacuuming water from floors, carpets, and hard surfaces where contaminated water has accumulated.
- Damp-wiping and scrubbing mold off nonporous (hard) surfaces using a water and detergent solution.
- High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuuming for final cleanup of remediation areas and after all materials has been thoroughly decontaminated and dried.
- Discarding materials and furnishings that are contaminated with mold growth and cannot be salvaged.
MOLD VS. YOUR HEALTH
Mold is a major health concern, especially when dealing with infants and the elderly. Most health problems from mold come for the abundance of mold spores in an indoor environment, prolonged exposure to such an environment can cause many health issues. Such as, fever, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, respiratory dysfunction, headaches, dizziness, etc…
Mold is not just an ugly sight that can ruin clothing or furniture; it is a health hazard that can seriously contaminate the air you breathe. Mold produces microscopic cells called “spores” that can be spread through air, water, or even on the bodies of insects.
Mold Related Symptoms
- Causes allergic reactions
- Triggers asthma attacks
- Increases susceptibility to colds and flu
- Causes sinus infections
Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. There does not have to be an extensive amount of mold in an area to affect certain people.
- Immune-compromised patients
- Pregnant women
- People who have respiratory problems
- People with allergies or asthma
- The elderly
Toxic Mold Exposure
Toxic Mold, such as Stachybotrys and Memnoniella, can cause serious and sometimes fatal health conditions. Remember that all molds can be harmful to your health, especially in your home and especially to people with allergies.
- You may develop a skin rash.
- Flu like symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, fever, headaches, abdominal pain and diarrhea may occur.
- Can induce serious respiratory problems.
- Causes eye irritation.
- May cause wheezing or shortness or breath.
People with chronic illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.
Symptoms of black mold or toxic mold exposure may not seem life threatening at the onset. Over time more serious illnesses may develop.
- Nasal Congestion
- Irritation of the eyes
- Inflammation of the sinuses
- Irritation of the skin
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
More serious symptoms
- Inflammation of the ear
- Bleeding Lungs
- Nose Bleeds
- Memory Loss
- Arthralgia ( Pain in the joints without swelling )