Mold Testing and Remediation Services in Houston, TX
Mold Spores can grow on almost anything. Unfortunately, this includes almost every material your home is made up of. As long as moisture and oxygen are present, mold will grow. Mold reproduces by releasing small particles called spores, which are invisible to the human eye, into the air. When mold lands on a moist surface, they can begin to grow very quickly. Lately, there has been a growing concern for mold as it can cause a variety of health issues and symptoms.
Just killing the mold with a biocide is not enough these days. The mold must be removed since the chemicals and proteins, which cause an allergic reaction in humans, are still present even in dead mold. When removing mold and fungal growth, all areas are cordoned off to avoid cross contamination. All mold remediation technicians use protective equipment, and the proper gear is used and set up such as HEPA Vacuum, dehumidifiers, and air scrubbers to dry the air and remove airborne mold spores.
It is also important to know that if there is visible mold in excess of 10 square feet, it is required that the affected area be tested by a certified hygienist. The hygienist will take surface and air samples to be sent to a lab for results to verify which type of mold exists and if there might be mold in other surrounded areas that are not visible. After which the hygienist will submit his results along with a protocol report in which our mold technician will follow when removing/remediating the mold accurately.
Once the mold eradication is complete, the hygienist will once again test the affected areas for clearance of the mold and provide a “Clearance Certificate.” At that time your reconstruction process is ready to begin.