Once mold has been identified, it is time to remediate. The team at KICK Restoration always makes sure to find the source of the mold problem and eliminate it so that it cannot spread or come back. Do it right the first time with KICK Restoration!
The first step in mold removal is to find the source of the mold, remove it, and control the amount of moisture getting to the area. This is usually achieved by a thorough mold inspection. Mold is lightweight and can be difficult to detect – often it is not detected until it is too late and damage has already happened. Mold often grows in dark humid areas and can survive in any condition provided there is moisture. It does not take long for mold to blossom and spread so it is important to have it remediated right away.
Successful mold removal could include removing standing water, fixing leaks, repairing cracked masonry and separated roof shingles, installing a proper gutter system or repairing seals around windows and doors.
Mold is never a welcome visitor in a home or business. However, it is everywhere and can grow virtually anywhere, both indoors and outdoors, and is usually accompanied by a much larger issue such as water damage. Mold spores reproduce through the air and are not harmful and do not have disastrous effects unless there is water damage present. The presence of mold in an indoor environment not only can cause structural damage but can also have terrible effects on the health of those who are otherwise healthy and those with existing conditions, especially respiratory. The good news is that there are certain precautions that can be taken to prevent mold from developing in your property.
Most homes and businesses are carpeted and can take quite the beatings of wear and use over the years. Accidents also inevitably happen and when any kind of spills take place, it is important to address the excess water as soon as possible. Carpet is highly absorbent and can be an easy culprit for new mold growth and water sources in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry rooms can serve as great possibilities for water to spill. Even everyday occurrences such as wet clothes or umbrellas on a floor can be an excuse for mold to be able to grow if left unaddressed.
Mold requires water and humidity to thrive and proper ventilation can help to ensure that these conditions are not met. Several activities produce a lot of moisture in your home. For instance, there may be moisture in the bathroom when taking a hot shower or in the kitchen while cooking. Keeping your windows open allows enough air circulation to the rooms making it easier to prevent moisture from settling on surfaces and encouraging mold growth. It is also necessary to check your dehumidifiers and AC units to ensure they do not produce excess moisture.
It is important to conduct a regular audit or inspection to your home or business to identify any problematic areas. It could be either a flooding basement or a leaky pipe that can be caught before it becomes a larger issue. Conducting such audits helps you identify areas that require improvement and repairs and identifying problematic areas makes it easy to repair before there is major damage. This helps to save on costs and avoid paying too much in replacing damaged surfaces and items.
Typically, when mold becomes apparent by smell or sight, it’s had some time to develop and grow. Many times, the reason for water damage, which subsequently leads to mold, is a leak in a roof or improper drainage. Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris can help to ensure water is being drained and diverted to where it is intended to go and not clogged into a certain area. If gutters are clogged, water can then trickle down into the siding, attic or walls and enter into the home, causing major issues. Your property’s drainage system should also be evaluated to gauge risk of water pooling.
Although it may be that some cases of mold growth are unavoidable, such as storms or perhaps you moved into a new property and were not aware of any previous damage, there are many proactive ways that can be adopted to attempt to prevent mold as much as possible. But if your home or business is in need of professional mold removal or mold remediation, it is best to rely on the professionals to ensure a complete restoration to restore your property back to safe and sound conditions.
KICK Restoration & Disaster Cleanup is a locally owned and operated property restoration and carpet cleaning company. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, The Carpet and Rug Institute, and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors. Our experienced team of technicians have received extensive training to ensure we deliver consistently high-quality results for our customers. We pride ourselves on our quality service and competitive pricing and are committed to providing our customers with only the best. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and if you are ever not totally happy with the results, we’ll make it right. We also offer a 30-day service warranty on all completed jobs. Conveniently located in Marietta, GA, we service Cobb, Paulding, and Douglas Counties. For disaster cleanup and restoration services, our team is on call 24/7 and will respond day or night to begin cleaning up and mitigating the damages.
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