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Mold Removal Experts in Tucson
Preventing and removing mold growth should be a concern for homeowners and businesses. Mold can be hazardous to your health and can negatively impact your indoor air quality. Commercial Cleaning & Restoration helps homeowners and business owners correct health hazards associated with mold by offering full-service remediation. Mold Remediation is the process of removing mold and/or the cleanup of mold from an indoor environment.
There are thousands of different types of mold, and while most forms of mold are not harmful, there are other types of mold that release harmful toxins that, when inhaled or ingested, can cause serious health risks. And even if the mold is harmless, those allergic to mold may suffer headaches or sinusitis, among other symptoms. The EPA recommends immediate removal of any active mold growth inside of a structure, regardless of the type of mold that may be present. Commercial Cleaning & Restoration is a certified member of the Indoor Air Quality Association.
At Commercial Cleaning & Restoration, we want the best for you and your home and we will work to prove it to you.
Mold Containment Services
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Mold containment is the most important step in the mold remediation process. The infected area has to be isolated from rest of the house. Containment ensures that mold in the area being remediated does not spread into other areas of the home when it becomes airborne. And it WILL become airborne.
Mold Containment Step 1
Physical barriers need to be installed around the infected area. Heavy duty plastic sheets and duct tape are used to secure the area. The main goal for the barrier is to completely contain the infected area from any non-affected areas of the home.
Mold Containment Step 2
We cover ALL openings inside the barrier with heavy duty plastic and tape. This may include:
- Hallway entrances
- Air vents
- Electrical outlets
- Light fixtures
- Exhaust fans
While Commercial Cleaning and Restoration does not recommend DIY mold removal, we know that there are a lot of people out there who do NOT properly contain the infected area. Many DIY have found that didn’t have the right safety equipment or they found a larger issue than they expected.
Mold Removal Step 1
A containment area is created with enough space to work INSIDE including bagged materials that need removing and HEPA air filter.
We install tape on each side of the plastic for entrance/exit into the containment barrier.
Mold Removal Step 2
To haul the moldy materials outdoors, we create a path all the way from the containment area to the outside.
Mold Removal Step 3
We install a HEPA filtered negative air machine in the contained area. This fan will pull air from the affected area and via flexible tubing will expel the contaminated air outside.
Mold Removal Step 4
We outfit ourselves with personal protective equipment before we remove any moldy materials. We use gloves, googles, a respirator, and disposable clothing.
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Indicators That You May Have Mold
Does bleach kill mold?
Can mold cause health problems?
Yes, typical symptoms reported from mold exposure include:
- Respiratory problems – wheezing, asthma attacks, etc
- Nasal and sinus congestion or dry, hacking cough
- Eye irritation – burning, watery, redness
- Nose or throat irritation – sneezing fits, bloody noses
- Skin irritations – rashes or hives
- Nervous system – headaches, memory loss, mood changes
- Aches and pains
Can mold affect your house value?
There’s no question that part of maintaining a healthy home involves mold prevention and quick mold remediation. The longer mold is allowed to thrive and colonize, the more difficult it will be to remove the infestation completely.
Does mold really affect your home’s value that much? The answer is yes. According to researchers who conducted a detailed study in 2001, researchers found that 25% losses in value were common as a result of large scale mold infestation.
There’s only one logical conclusion: It should be removed by a mold remediation professional before the problem grows larger. Once mold has been located, removed properly, a clearance test (air sampling) should be done. Mold is visible when colonizing, however the spores are so small you can not rely on your eye that all the mold has been dealt with properly.. A clearance test is done exactly like the initial test and will be a documented evidence that the mold issue has been properly removed when the test comes back clear.
Once the remediation is complete and your insurance company has sent you the restoration funds, we suggest ordering materials. Be prepared for a process. The repair stage has a lot of moving parts – Commercial Cleaning and Restoration’s scope of work; materials must be ordered and received; a specialty contractor may be needed for an upgrade; etc. Be patient and stay focused on a beautiful outcome!
What are some causes of mold?
- monsoon flooding
- sewage back-up
- plumbing leaks
- roof leaks
- bathtub and/or sink overflows
- washing machine water supply line leak
- condensation from your AC
- water heater malfunction
Do you do mold inspections and air testing?
If you suspect mold is growing in your home, Commercial Cleaning & Restoration can perform a mold inspection, take air or surface samples for testing and test moisture levels in your home to determine the possibility of hidden mold. We will help put your mind at ease and make sure your home or office space is safe.
If mold containment and remediation are necessary, we offer full-service mold remediation with 24/7 Emergency Services.
Call for Mold Containment and Remediation
If you suspect mold is growing in your home, Commercial Cleaning & Restoration can perform a mold inspection and test moisture levels in your home to determine the possibility of hidden mold. If you have a large area of mold that is visible, it is best to let a professional remove the mold to prevent spreading mold throughout the home. There can be as many as 1-12 million mold spores per square inch, and when disturbed, these spores will become airborne and can travel to other areas.