Mold Remediation from GermiShield

 Water and a place to live is all mold needs to call home. Outside, mold is all around, ready to come inside with the breeze and set up house in the walls, furnishings, flooring, and HVAC systems. Once settled in, mold generates spores to expand its territory like an invading army, causing headaches, allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and even serious lung infections, creating a hazardous place to live or work.

At GermiShield, we’ve got a solution for that. Our mold remediation and cleanup services ensure your family can live in a healthy environment. Whether you’ve recently experienced an issue with a broken pipe, discovered a long-time leak, or found mold during a renovation, we’re happy to take a look.

What Are Some Different Types of Mold?

There are a lot of different types of mold, though some are worse than others. Mold grows everywhere, so there will always be a small amount in your home, no matter how hard you try to get it out. The trick is having the professionals remove the dangerous mold that is going to cause a health issue to you and your family members. There are some common molds found in homes you should be aware of:

  • Aspergillus – This is often found on foods or in HVAC systems and is found in multiple colors. It is allergenic and can become toxic in some situations.
  • Cladosporium – This is found on painted surfaces, on the back of a toilet, or in other moist areas, and looks like black pepper. It is considered non-toxic but has been found to cause an allergic reaction in some individuals, so it’s best cleaned up by professionals.
  • Stachybotrys – Also known as black mold, this is what you really need to watch out for, as it causes a host of health issues. If your home has black mold, your family members might experience a chronic cough or sneeze, as well as have irritated eyes. Prolonged headaches and chronic fatigue might be present, and someone might irritate the nose and throat.
  • Aureobasidium – This is allergenic, and is often found on wooden or painted surfaces. It can also be found underneath wallpaper and may cause infections to the skin, nails, and eyes.
  • Alternaria – As the most common type of allergenic mold worldwide, Alternaria will grow wherever you have a damp area. This includes bathtubs, showers, and sinks, as well as around inefficient windows.
  • Ulocladium – This is often mistaken for black mold, as it is black in color, and it can also cause some of the same health concerns. It grows and thrives in wet areas so that you might find it in your bathroom, the kitchen, around inefficient windows, and in damp basements.

As you can see, there are a lot of different mold types. Not every mold is dangerous, but there are quite a few that will cause health issues. Because many of these molds are difficult to determine, it’s best to get professional help.

How Does Mold Remediation Work?

When you call us for mold cleanup and remediation, we take the situation seriously. Only the safest measures should be taken to remove the mold, and that’s how we do business. Our process includes:

  • Our Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Environmental Infection Control Remediator (CEICR) systematically dry affected areas and remove the water-damaged building materials and contents for repair and cleaning to prevent or limit microbial growth.
  • To fully remediate mold infestation, GermiShield Environmental Service Building Experts will identify and address the source of the underlying moisture problems from façade, plumbing or roof leaks, floods, condensation, or humidity levels.
  • Our Technicians ensure that proper repairs are made to stop water intrusion and moisture accumulation to prevent future growth.
  • With its HVAC Cleaning and Sanitation and Soft Materials Cleaning and Disinfection Services, GermiShield Environmental Service can provide unparalleled mold remediation to return a facility and its contents to pre-damage condition.

Why Does Mold Remediation Work?

The trick about mold remediation is you have to hire a professional if you want it to actually work. At GermiShield, our professionals know how to properly isolate an area, remove hazardous materials, properly clean and disinfect an area, get it all completely dry, and test it to ensure all the mold has been removed. When all the right steps have been taken by professionals who are certified to do the job, the mold doesn’t have the same areas to grow on again.

When Do You Need a Professional?

When it comes to mold, it’s always best handled by professionals. At GermiShield, we have the experience and training it takes to get your mold cleaned up and eliminated for good. With our quality processes and equipment, we’ll be sure the issue is handled properly and safely. You don’t have to wait for a severe mold infestation. Call in our professional technicians when:

  • Someone in your family is dealing with asthma, respiratory issues, auto-immune diseases, compromised pulmonary function, or another similar allergy or illness.
  • There is green or black mold in your home. Orange and pink are less severe, though they should be cleaned up as well.
  • Any color of mold has shown up in multiple areas of your home at the same time.
  • Multiple people in your family suddenly came down with an unexplained illness around the same time as each other.
  • You are moving into a new home.

Why You Should Contact GermiShield

At GermiShield, we take decontamination to a whole new level. When disinfection is needed, we blow it out of the water. Every surface should be clear of mold, and our experts ensure that happens. Partnering with public and private sectors, we offer an environmentally friendly solution that puts health and safety at the top of the priority list. We have a set of core values that guide everything we do, and our long-term reputation proves the success of those values. Whether mold has been an ongoing issue, or you’ve recently discovered it for the first time, we can help.

Contact Us To Learn More

Mold isn’t something you should ever just live with. Because it can cause serious health issues and structural damage, you should always be proactive at eliminating it for good. At GermiShield, we’re happy to assist you with that. Contact us today at (334) 650-1353 to learn more about mold remediation and cleanup.