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Mold Damage Restoration Services

Exposure to significant moisture, like a leaking roof or flooding, puts your home or business at risk of mold damage.

Many mold varieties can start growing within 48-72 hours of water exposure.

This can turn your property into a breeding ground for allergens and irritants.

ASAP Restoration stands out as Phoenix’s premier mold removal service.

Our team stands out by offering the safest, quickest, and most effective solutions with 24-hour emergency support.

Our IICRC certified specialists, equipped with training and expertise, can safely combat any mold infestation.

Throughout the restoration process, we prioritize your safety, ensuring your satisfaction while minimizing asbestos exposure.

Identifying Mold Damage & Mold Types

Some mold varieties may initially appear similar, but different types can vary in danger.

We do not recommend identifying mold strains yourself, as disturbing the surface can release spores.

Accurate identification requires microscopic testing.

  • Aspergillus: Found in food and home air conditioning systems, it can cause allergic reactions in humans.
  • Cladosporium resembles black pepper, and considered non-toxic.
  • Stachybotrys: Known as black mold, it’s toxic and poses serious health risks.

 

Mold comes in a variety of colors shapes and textures. Some may appear like black mold, but aren’t.

Some may be black mold and not appear that way too. 

Conditions that Cause Mold Growth

Mold requires specific environmental conditions to thrive. Your home or business might harbor mold if the following conditions are present:

  • High Humidity: Properties in high humidity areas are more susceptible to mold growth. 
  • Water Leaks: Unresolved water intrusions, like roof or pipe leaks, lead to moisture buildup. 
  • Flooding: Whether from broken plumbing or heavy rains, flooding creates an ideal setting for mold growth. 

 

Mold, a common household nuisance, thrives in damp environments.

It poses health risks and can rapidly spread if left unchecked.

Leaky roofs or flooding create ideal conditions for mold growth.

Visible signs, like black spots on walls, often indicate a larger infestation.

Prompt action is crucial, as mold can take hold within 48-72 hours of water exposure.

Attempting DIY removal can release harmful spores.

Identifying mold strains requires professional testing under a microscope.

The Mold Removal Process: Explained

Mold can contaminate the insides of walls and flooring, long before you notice the signs of its presence.

To address the issue, you’ll want to call a certified mold cleaning and restoration service immediately.

Mold Inspection

We initiate the mold removal process with a comprehensive property inspection, pinpointing areas requiring mold removal.

Our technicians examine for visible signs of moisture, water damage, leaks, and water intrusion.

The investigation prioritizes high-growth areas like the interior living space, basement, attic, and crawl spaces.

Mold Testing

After identifying visible mold formations, we collect samples for in-depth analysis and testing.

We promptly send carefully extracted samples to a reputable laboratory for critical testing.

This step is crucial as diverse mold strains demand distinct remediation strategies.

Additionally, the testing aids in assessing whether the mold damage in your property poses a health risk.

Mold Removal

After receiving the test results, we determine the mold’s toxicity levels, shaping our strategy for spore containment.

This requires industrial-grade tools like HEPA air scrubbers, zip walls, mold coatings, and sealers.

Our mold removal specialists, equipped with protective gear and specialized systems, ensure safe and effective eradication.

After containment, we dry all humid or moist areas to deprive mold of the conditions it thrives in.

If mold growth is inside a wall, the only viable option is removing the likely wet, moist, and mold-damaged material.

Mold Damage Restoration

After eliminating all signs of mold, we initiate the property restoration process.

The specific restoration steps depend on the areas damaged by the infestation.

It may involve rebuilding interior walls or replacing flooring.

After restoring your home, we conduct a thorough inspection to ensure no visible trace of mold remains.

To prevent further mold growth, we dry out all humid or moist areas.

We then apply industrial-grade chemicals to affected floors and walls.

Mold Removal Phoenix – What you need

Getting rid of mold isn’t always straightforward.

DIY methods may eliminate some, but microscopic spores linger, leading to potential re-infestation.

For effective mold removal, hire professionals with the essential tools, knowledge, and experience in remediation.

If opting for DIY, you’ll need:

  • Drywall saw
  • Paintbrush
  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • N95 respirator
  • Vacuum and
  • Scrub brush

From the list of material required for mold removal you need:

  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Bleach
  • Plastic sheets
  • Primer and
  • Heavy-duty cleaner

Mold poses a significant nuisance.

It can cause black grout in showers, discoloration of drywall, and darkening of decks in damp, warm environments.

Beyond cosmetic issues, it leads to health hazards like allergies, runny nose, difficulty breathing, and unpleasant odors.

The necessary tools and materials may not be readily available at home.

It’s advisable to entrust the removal process to professionals like ASAP Restoration.

Step 1 for Phoenix Mold Removal – Safety

When conducting mold remediation on large areas or removing black mold, it is useful to follow these safety precautions:

  • Wear old clothes that you can launder or even better, throw out
  • Set up a fan in the window that will keep the room ventilated
  • Use garden sprayer to moisten moldy areas – this will help control airborne spores
  • Make sure to cover the AC vents with tape.

 

Mold removal is a complicated process that needs to be done correctly.

If this process isn’t followed precisely it may lead to more infestations down the road. 

Step 2 - How to remove carpeting infested with mold damage?

If you see signs of mold infestation on your carpeting, you should

  • Cut the stained carped into smaller pads using a utility knife
  • Mist the carpet with water to control airborne spores
  • Roll up every carped pad, put it in the bag and seal it. 

 

Many homeowners try to paint over mold spores. This doesn’t work. 

Step 3 - Sealing off non—infested areas

If you see signs of mold infestation on your carpeting, you should

  • Cut the stained carped into smaller pads using a utility knife
  • Mist the carpet with water to control airborne spores
  • Roll up every carped pad, put it in the bag and seal it.

 

Mold removal is dirty work, and potentially dangerous if you have health related issues. 

Many times i is best to let professionals handle this work for you for peace of mind. 

Step 4 - Mold damage remediation

If you spot black stains or spots on your wall, it’s likely your drywall harbors mold damage.

Take action by prying off baseboards and using a pry bar to remove contaminated pieces.

Use a screwdriver to probe stained walls and uncover hidden mold damage in insulation and wall framing.

Step 5 – Bag moldy material

After removing all mold-infested material from surfaces and inside walls, safely dispose of the debris.

Mist the debris with water using a pump sprayer to prevent airborne mold spores.

Carefully place the debris in a garbage bag and securely seal it with duct tape.

Step 6 - Cleaning and repair of mold damage

Once all the debris is out of your home, you can commence with the cleaning and repairing process.

We highly recommend purchasing an extra long hose so you could keep the vacuum outside and avoid spreading mold spores.

Once done, throw out the vacuum filter and clean it (along with all attachments) with a bleach and water solution.

This will effectively eradicate the remaining mold damage and its spores. Once the solution has dried, wipe it off.

After drying the mold-infested areas, use a humidifier to ensure complete air dryness before starting repairs.

Seal wood surfaces with an oil-based primer to protect from moisture.

Paint walls with mold-resistant paint containing mildewcide. Install new insulation, drywall, and repaint.

If your home or office is already dealing with a fungus infestation, contact ASAP Restoration today!

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