Mold Removal Chandler, AZ
Mold is a direct result of water damage. A mold problem can happen in any property that has plumbing. It’s probably safe to assume that the majority of properties in Chandler have plumbing. This means that any property in the Chandler is a potential candidate for a mold problem. Mold growth can also stem from storms that cause roof leaks and ground flooding.
Furthermore, mold is a natural part of the environment so when water damage goes unnoticed, or is not dried quickly or thoroughly enough, a perfect environment is created for the present spores to multiply.
There are thousands of species of mold. Many spores found in buildings with water damage are capable of producing mycotoxins. One particular mold type that is most famous for this is stachybotrys, or as most people refer to it as – BLACK MOLD. These toxins can be harmful to those who are exposed to them. This is why mold removal is so important.
It is also important to make sure the mold is removed correctly. Whether it is black mold or not, any elevated microbial growth inside of an occupied structure should be remediated the same. There are many remediation companies who do not follow industry standards and who do not have the certifications or necessary equipment to provide proper mold removal services. We are capable of handling remediation correctly and in a professional manor. We want you to be confident when contracting our company which is why we have the proper insurance, licensing, equipment, and experience to handle any mold project.
Because mold spores are microscopic, mold cleanup requires a special skill set and attention to detail. Arizona Disaster Service’s technicians are certified and trained mold removal experts. They have the skill and experience needed to help you with any mold problem you may have, including black mold removal.
Basic Steps to Removing Mold Correctly
There are 4 basic steps to proper mold removal. The basic steps are as follows:
1. Identify the source of the excess moisture or water intrusion. Mold requires moisture to survive so whenever there is a mold problem there is or was a water source supplying it. The source should be fixed if there isn’t a risk of spreading contaminates.
2. Separate the contaminates (or work space) from the “clean” areas of the property by the proper containment method recommended by industry standards.
There are three types of containments that can be used. The first is called a source containment. This type of containment is typically used when there is less than 10 square feet of contaminated material. Source containment can be achieved by using a HEPA vacuum and/or an air scrubber. The second type of containment used in mold remediation is called a local containment. A local containment is recommended for areas contaminated with 10-100 square feet of mold. This method is achieved by erecting barriers using plastic sheeting and tension poles. Local containments are usually placed under a negative pressure with the use of a negative air machine often referred to as an air scrubber.
The third type of containment used during mold removal services is a full containment. A full containment is for situations with over 100 square feet of mold contaminated materials. This containment is more elaborate and uses plastic barriers, negative air pressure, and what are called decontamination chambers.
3. Removing the contaminated materials deemed not salvageable. This process is done in a controlled manor to mitigate the spread of spores and dust within the work space. The certified mold technicians will follow industry standards when removing the contaminants. the goal of a successful remediation is to return the contaminated environment to a normal fungal ecology.
The success of any remediation should be evaluated / verified by a third party environmental / mold testing company.
4. Reconstruction. After the remediation has been verified as a success by a qualified mold testing company, the reconstruction of the materials removed can begin.
Black mold or not… The process is still the same
There is no room for error when repairing mold damage in a home or business. Whether it is black mold, brown mold, or green mold the process is the same. Following are 4 basic signs you can look for to determine if you have a possible mold problem.
1. An earthy or musty / moldy odor
2. Abnormal allergy like symptoms
3. Knowledge of a past or active leak that wasn’t dried properly
4. Visual signs of water damage such as: staining, swelling, buckling, bubbling, rusting, wood rot, etc.
5. Actual visual microbial (mold) growth
Whatever your water damage or concerns about mold may be, our company can help. We have the most reputable mold removal services Chandler has to offer. Don’t put your health at risk. Call us to come out and give you a quote for mold remediation today.