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When you find mold in your property, it’s understandable to feel anxious and concerned. Mold is a serious problem and is not something that should be ignored, but it can be difficult to know what to do next. Let the professionals help. Maxons’ team of mold removal specialists can set you on the right path to a clean and healthy environment for your property.
Proper containment and removal of mold growth are essential to preventing further spread and contamination of the air with mold spores or toxins and protection of your health. Attempting to remove mold yourself can make matters worse. Save yourself the hassle and enlist the help of Maxons to assure the highest level of cleaning performance and protection for your furnishings, structure, personal belongings, and property. We are available 24/7 – don’t hesitate to call us right away.
Mold spores have been around for millions of years. Their natural purpose is to break down organic materials like wood, cellulose and other natural fibers. Prolonged exposure to excessive moisture can cause mold to grow behind walls and in other hard to reach areas. Certain types of mold can cause damage to furnishings, destroy wood and compromise the integrity of a structure. Responding quickly to suspected mold infestation will reduce structural damage and prevent possible chronic health problems.
Mold remediation is much more than just cleaning up the mold. At Maxons, we pride ourselves in following the strictest of industry protocols as defined by the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) and the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Frequently, the two best senses in determining a mold problem are your eyes and your nose. However, some of the most dangerous microbes often flourish in areas behind walls, under insulation, crawlspaces and attics.
Assessing mold contamination through lab testing is key and we recommend you use an environmental consultant for this service.
Determining the cause of your mold infestation is key to preventing recurrence. Once the moisture source is identified and controlled, our system of containment, removal techniques and analysis will be shared with you. In most cases, a containment area will be established using impermeable plastic barriers and utilizing negative air pressure to contain spores. The HVAC system will be isolated if necessary.
Proper disposition of the mold is determined by its location type and the specific materials it has colonized. Removing the mold includes several options: wet washing, wire brushing, and HEPA vacuuming, to name a few. In some cases, complete removal of infected materials is mandatory (i.e. drywall). Once cleaned, an area may require the application of biocides, based on the written protocol.
Third party, post-treatment testing is required, especially, if airborne mold spores were detected in the evaluation phase. Samples will be taken to verify that the mold has been removed to a safe, acceptable level during the remediation process.
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