Your Trusted Partner in Mold Removal and Remediation
A top Mold Remediation Company, True Restorations specializes in complete mold removal and damage restoration in the counties of Suffolk and Nassau of Long Island NY covering mold cleanup, mold mitigation, and mold abatement. Being at the top should make them trustworthy, right?
At True Restorations, it is not the company that upholds our service, it is our people. Composed of a team of mold removal experts who have experience remediating mold, True Restorations ensures that the NY state mold testing & remediation guidelines are followed. The guidelines dictate that only a licensed mold testing company can determine the type of mold along with developing a remediation plan to safely remove all mold affected interior finishes affected. Additionally, the testing company cannot perform the remediation work, a separate licensed mold remediation company is needed to execute the mold remediation plan….True Restorations possesses the NY state licenses for mold remediation & license to provide supervisory of the mold remediation plan.
Mold infestation can attack anyone’s home or business. So long as you have a water source in your working or living space, you are at risk of getting exposure to mold.
Mold can generally spread within 24 to 72 hours but there are different strains of mold, some more aggressive than others. True Restorations are experts at solving mold-related problems just one click and you can consult them to know what kind of mold you’re dealing with.
Do you reside in Long Island? Our mold specialists in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Massapequa, Northport, and Sayville of Long Island NY are just one call way to help you guide with the whole process for elevating the levels of the mold by identifying & testing the issue. True Restorations is an NYS Licensed mold remediation contractor who not only remediates the mold condition but also provides the necessary repairs to restore the interior finishes removed during the process.
Understanding Mold And It’s Effects
The truth of the matter is, mold is found everywhere in the atmosphere both indoor and outdoor. Mold spores are microscopic and can enter your home through doors, windows, air vents and even air conditioning systems.
However, once mold spores start growing into colonies as a result of exposure to water, then you have a problem. Mold spreads by attaching onto biological food sources such as cellulose that is found in some building constituents such as drywall and wood. Once exposed to water, mold grows fast.
Exposure to mold can cause breathing difficulties, allergic reactions, skin irritation, headaches and even aggravation of asthma symptoms.
How To Detect Mold
A visible indication that you might have mold are dark spots on your walls, floors, and/or ceiling. Mold also produces a musty odor which may precipitate respiratory and allergic reactions. A definitive identification can only be made by having a mold sample taken & sent to a lab for evaluation, this is typically done by an industrial hygienist (IH). The IH (mold identification expert) will not only determine the type of mold but will also establish a mold removal protocol for the licensed remediation contractor. Upon completion of the mold removal, the IH will also provide site testing to ensure the complete removal of the mold.
Mold can also compromise the physical structure of your residence so ignoring it is not an option. You should also note that mold is not always visible; sometimes it grows in walls and under floors, therefore, you can’t rely on the visible signs exclusively to determine if there is mold in your home.
If you suspect or notice any of the signs above, call our mold specialist for a consult and they will be able to coordinate a mold inspection by an IH and determine the best course of mold cleanup.
Mold Removal And Remediation
The truth of the matter is that it is impossible to get rid of mold entirely. Why? Mold spores exist naturally in the atmosphere.
A competent company such as ours keeps it real with you. We understand the science behind how mold develops and grows. Our mold specialists carry out a thorough mold inspection and assess the mold damage if any. Next, they determine the cause of mold growth and develop a strategic plan to fix it; be it a leaking pipe or roof.
Next, we develop a mold remediation plan which includes first cleaning up existing mold while avoiding exposure to oneself as well as the home/office residents.
Once the cause of mold growth; be it from a leaked piped or roof has been fixed, we isolate the contaminated area. This means closing all doors and windows in the area. Doorways and any other openings should at this point sealed with polyethylene paper and duct tape to ensure the infestation doesn’t spread to any other parts of your home or office.
After that, you need to suppress dust and this is done by misting the contaminated space. Once misting is complete, all the wet and mold damaged permeable items are removed from the space.
Mold clean up follows thereafter to get rid of any visible mold from non-porous surfaces and items. Depending on the environment and extent of damage, we may use simple cleaning tools such as wire brushes and disposable wipes, or detergent solutions with vacuum cleaners.
Once cleaning is done, the space and all items therein must be air dried to allow any leftover moisture evaporate. Remember, mold thrives in moist environments so keeping the space dry and airy is key.
Lastly, replacement of the porous damaged items earlier removed is done. And Voila! Your home and/or business are now mold free.
Ascertaining If Remediation Worked
So your space is not cleaned up, dry, and airy. But how will you know if the mold clean up worked?
To be 100% sure that your mold problems are over, you must ensure that the issue which caused molding in the first place has been adequately fixed to avoid a recurrence.
Secondly look out for health symptoms that were present during the mold manifestation. If you and/or your family/ colleagues continue to have allergic reactions or irritations even after the mold cleanup, consult a mold specialist to come do another inspection so as to ascertain if the health conditions are as a result of a greater underlying issue.
Keeping Mold At Bay
Like earlier mentioned, mold spores are in the atmosphere and it’s impossible to get rid of them entirely but you can prevent an infestation or recurrence using the following simple guidelines:
1. Keep the humidity levels in your home or office low. How you wonder? Opening windows or running fans when showering is a good start. Ensuring that all appliances that create moisture in your home have a vent is also a great way of managing humidity levels.
2. A good number of mold infestations stem from leaking roofs because most homeowners don’t pay much attention to their roof until a problem arises. Keep tabs on your roof ensuring that there are no leakages; the gutters are clean and stable.
3. Clogged air conditioner pans and drain lines can contribute towards moisture buildup so ensure they are always clean.
4. You may consider investing in a dehumidifier which helps keep the temperatures in your space up while getting rid of excess moisture.
Remember, mold removal, clean up and remediation is not a Layman’s task especially if the damage is severe. We at We at True Restorations and Construction are absolutely available 24/7 to help you deal with your mold challenges.
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