AdvantaClean is a Licensed Mold Remediation Company
Mold can grow in any climate because water damage can happen in any climate. Sure, mold grows faster in humid climates, but anywhere there is moisture that goes unattended, mold can thrive. Mold appears in nearly any residential or commercial property where water can compromise wood or sheetrock, especially in kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, and basements. Active mold growth is a serious public health issue because the mold spores infect the facility’s air duct system, spreading disease and allergic reactions to everyone who lives and works there. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommends that mold remediation professionals be contacted immediately if mold is suspected or discovered in any property. You can trust the licensed professionals at AdvantaClean of East Central Ohio to remove mold in the safest, most efficient way possible.
Mold growth begins in areas that are out-of-sight, such as on pipe insulation, inside walls, or behind appliances. Mold thrives in dark, damp, warm environments but it can quickly spread throughout a building’s walls, floors, and ceilings. Then the mold begins to reproduce throughout the building by mold spores carried through dirty HVAC air ducts. That’s generally when people notice a musty, moldy smell as soon as they enter the building. In worst cases, people have severe allergic reactions.
SIGNS OF MOLD
Since mold grows out of sight, it can be very difficult to detect. Building inspections or complaints by building occupants with adverse health symptoms usually are the first warnings of a serious problem.
Mold spores in the air cause a variety of health problems in building occupants, including nose, throat, and eye irritation,
coughing, respiratory infections, and headaches. These issues can be mistakenly identified as common allergies. Have your property thoroughly inspected for mold if you or your property’s occupants are complaining of allergy-like symptoms.
Not only are the people feeling sick, but with mold, it’s as if 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. This 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. A licensed mold remediation company uses the safest and most effective equipment and procedures because of the risks and liability associated with mold contamination. A disciplined process typically comprised of containment and cleaning through the use of HEPA vacuuming, HEPA air filtering, antimicrobial wipe-down and often with the addition of other specialized process (where needed) can return your home or place of business to healthy environment where you can breathe easier.
When disturbed, mold releases airborne spores that seek out 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 mold spores that remain in the building could cause the mold infestation to return in several other places in the building. For this reason, AdvantaClean offers a third-party clearance testing by an expert mold assessment consultant after the remediation is completed. We have successfully removed mold from hospitals, offices, apartments, restaurants and, of course, homes.
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 East Central Ohio today. We serve the east side of Columbus, including Alexandria, Franklin, Gahanna, Johnstown, Mount Vernon, Newark, New Albany, Pataskala and Reynoldsburg.