Black Mold Removal Protects Property and People

A specific type of black-colored household mold, Stachybotrys chartarum, has gained much traction in the media. Concerns raised include the potential for this strain to cause respiratory irritation for some individuals who experience allergic reactions to the overabundance of black mold spores and the mycotoxins released during an active infestation. Black mold, just like other species, requires particular conditions to grow and spread. Oxygen, temperatures similar to those found in most homes, and a moisture source, often from unresolved water damage or excessive humidity, create the conditions that support the fungal invasion. Although the possibility of adverse health effects from black mold is a significant worry, the primitive organisms, if allowed to spread, weaken, and destroy structural materials and contents in residences, imperil your home.

The Industry Standard for Mold Removal

Fortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol for safe and effective mold remediation works well to mitigate microbial infestation, including black mold removal in Buford. The skilled team at AdvantaClean of Norcross and Buford is proficient in EPA researched-based mold remediation, including the standardized removal of active colonies and inhibition of continued growth of any species during certification training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI). Homeowners faced with a black mold problem need not panic as we constantly prepare to respond immediately, following a research-based procedure that safely and efficiently provides professional mold remediation:

  • Locating the mold colonies with visual inspection 

  • Confirming any migration of microbial colonies into hidden spaces and building cavities using moisture detection and metering tools

  • Containing the affected space with physical barriers like polyethylene sheeting and negative pressure air scrubbing equipment to avoid the spread of moldy residues

  • Mechanical removal of mold organisms using scrapers and brushes, adding media blasting in circumstances where retaining porous building materials like framing and recessed or hard-to-access structures like roof decking is more cost-effective and less disruptive than demolition 

  • Wipedown of infected surfaces with EPA-registered cleaners and antimicrobials (biocides) that kill or inhibit the viability of the hyphae that make up mold organisms

  • Vacuuming debris and residues using HEPA-equipped units to trap moldy particles  

  • Disposal of moldy materials according to local regulations as hazardous waste

  • Resolving the moisture issues underlying the mold growth--managing moisture is the only way to ensure that black or other species of mold fail to take hold

Comprehensive Mold Removal 

Resolving black mold growth and damage addresses potential health issues and catastrophic property devastation. However, homeowners in Buford must be vigilant in responding to mold growth of any kind. The life cycle of mold spores of all kinds and hues is a substantial danger to building material sustainability. Molds activate with moisture but then live on nearly all types of structural components and contents, consuming cellulose-based materials like wood, drywall, insulation, and more. Eventually, the strength of supporting structures will fail if mold continues to use them as nourishment. Respiratory irritation is a critical concern with black mold, but progressive deterioration of your home's walls, floors, and ceilings is unsustainable. 

Our facility is nearby at 3050 Business Park Drive # D, Norcross, GA 30071. For assistance with black mold removal, Contact AdvantaCkean of Norcross and Buford at (470) 819-2070 around the clock and every day of the year.

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