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We’re certified for mold inspection and remediation through the Mold Inspection, Consulting, and Remediation Organization (MICRO), and we guarantee our work follows industry standards set forth by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
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What is Mold?
Mold is a term that describes fungi that grow in the form of multicellular, thread-like structures called hyphae.
While some mold is used in food production and medicines, it’s also in your home. It’s at your office, and it’s outside. It’s just about everywhere (except where it’s very cold). But don’t be alarmed.
Mold helps to break down dead plants and animals, and it is a natural part of our ecosystem.
Mold is also found in damp building material where it often appears like stains and comes in a variety of colors. Musty smells may indicate microbial (mold) growth even when there are no visible signs. If you allow mold to grow in homes or offices, it can lead to poor indoor air quality.
To grow, mold needs moisture (water). Sources could be plumbing leaks, faulty appliances (like washing machines, dish washers, and ice makers), heating and cooling systems, or it could come from outside (rain or flooding).
Poor ventilation can also contribute to higher humidity and lead to condensation – this also allows mold growth.
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Why Clean Up Mold?
Mold releases small “spores” into the air. Most are so small, you can’t see them. So, when excessive mold grows indoors, the number of mold spores and fragments is usually higher indoors than outdoors.
This can lead to respiratory and other health issues.
Mold spores are small enough that people can actually inhale them deep into the lungs. The effects vary from person to person, but they could lead to headaches, nausea, and general feelings of discomfort.
Typically, the elderly, infants, or others with compromised immune systems experience other adverse health effects.
How Do I Clean Up Mold?
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Leave it to the professionals. Cleaning it up yourself or hiring unqualified people to do the work may lead to more problems.
The industry-recommended way to remediate (clean up) for mold is to remove it. Simply spraying a treatment on affected areas will not work alone. AdvantaClean follows a number of steps for mold removal and remediation.
In general, we determine the source of moisture and make recommendations on fixing it. We determine the affected area. We provide you an estimate for mold remediation. This may involve removing contaminated materials in ways that minimize the spread of mold spores (e.g., setting up containment chambers, bagging, and sealing). We use High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums, air filtration devices, and other methods that remove mold from the affected area. We always provide treatments with an EPA approved antimicrobial (mold killing) agent.