Steps required for complete removal and remediation:
- Perform a professional inspection and test to establish actions needed
- Find and fix the cause of mold (water leak, flood damage, improper ventilation).
- Isolate area where mold is found by create a negative pressure room and humidity free environment prior to removing infected material.
- Remove all materials where mold is visibly present
- HEPA vacuum all surfaces inside the containment area
- Damp wipe all hard, nonporous surfaces inside the containment area
- Bio-wash and seal all organic, porous surfaces inside the containment area
- Remove airborne particles and restore air quality to recommended levels by utilizing "air scrubbers".
We utilize the latest technologies, techniques and equipment to ensure successful remediation. We only employ certified technicians who continually attend advance training courses to ensure Advance Mold Solutions remains at the forefront of the remediation industry.
Advanced Mold Solutions employs a number of mold inspection methods and provide Commercial and Residential air quality testing - including aero-trap testing. We also provide bulk, tape lift and swab samples. We provide full building analysis with detailed scope of work and recommendations.
In order to restore a home to mold free status, the mold must be killed at its roots and complete remediation performed. Mold can grow on damp, porous surfaces and organic material in as little as 24 hours.
A common misconception is that bleach can be used to eradicate mold in all situations. This is simply a falsehood that can actually lead to a greater problem.
Household bleach is actually 99% water. Yes, water - the substance mold needs to thrive. Bleach CAN change the color of mold which is why many commonly believe it has removed the issue. In fact, using bleach may exasperate the problem by "feeding" the mold with the water portion of its composition. The ionic structure of bleach prevents chlorine from penetrating into porous materials such as drywall and wood therefore, just stays on the outside surface. Mold, on the other hand, has enzyme roots growing inside the porous materials. Since the water portion of bleach DOES penetrate, it actually FEEDS the mold which is why darker and more noticeable mold growth is often seen after bleaching.
Chlorine Bleach is NOT registered with the EPA as a disinfectant to kill mold and gives off harmful gasses which are a danger to humans and pets in addition to not being effective.
Advanced Mold Solutions utilizes methods and agents which are friendly to the environment, pets and all those residing in the household.