AdvantaClean is a Licensed Mold Remediation Company
Mold grows in any climate because water damage happens in any climate. Of course mold grows faster in humid climates like the Greenville-Spartanburg area. But mold thrives anywhere there is moisture that goes unattended. Mold appears in nearly any home or business where water can compromise wood, especially in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, and basements. The moisture is like a petri dish for mold.
Active mold growth is a serious public health issue. Microscopic mold spores can infect the facility’s air duct system, spreading disease and allergic reactions to the occupants. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommend that mold remediation professionals be contacted immediately if mold is suspected or discovered in any property. Trust the licensed professionals at AdvantaClean of Greenville-Spartanburg to remove mold safely and efficiently.
Mold begins to grow in out-of-sight places, such as on pipe insulation, inside walls, or behind appliances. Mold lives in dark, damp, warm environments but it can quickly spread throughout a building’s walls, floors, and ceilings. Next the mold reproduces throughout the building as mold spores are spread through air conditioning ducts. Soon people will notice a musty smell as soon as they enter the building. In worst cases, people have severe allergic reactions.
Signs of Mold
Complaints by building occupants with adverse health symptoms are the first signs of a serious problem. Health symptoms of mold infestation include:
nose, throat, and eye irritation,coughing and respiratory infections
Often people mistake these symptoms for common seasonal allergies. But if your property’s occupants are complaining of allergy-like symptoms, have your property thoroughly inspected for mold.
Not only are the people feeling sick, but the building literally is sick. Visible mold infestations can reduce the value of a home or business by more than 10%. If you have a mold problem you are concerned about, most likely you can see visible growth somewhere.
Visual growth leads some general contractors, facility managers and handymen to think they can safely remove the mold. Mold removal should only be performed by a licensed mold remediation services provider such as AdvantaClean of Greenville-Spartanburg. Due to the health and safety risks – not to mention the liability - associated with mold contamination, a licensed, professional mold remediation company will use the safest and most effective equipment and procedures.
A disciplined mold remediation process will include containment and cleaning through the use of HEPA vacuuming, HEPA air filtering, antimicrobial wipe-down and other specialized processes depending upon the severity of the issues. If this process is not followed exactly, disturbed mold releases airborne spores that will find new places to grow. Mold spores are so tiny that you can fit 50,000 mold spores on the tip of a pen! If proper tools and techniques are not used, any remaining mold spores will cause the mold infestation to return in other places in the building. For this reason, AdvantaClean of Greenville-Spartanburg offers a third-party clearance testing by an expert mold assessment consultant after the remediation is completed.
Don’t take chances with mold remediation. Protect the people who enjoy your home or business, as well as the facility itself, by scheduling a mold inspection from AdvantaClean of Greenville-Spartanburg today. We have successfully removed mold from hospitals, offices, apartments, restaurants and, of course, homes. You can be confident in the experts at AdvantaClean.