Mold is a serious problem. In 2016, it was estimated that 3.7 billion dollars were spent on allergic rhinitis caused by mold. Many studies have come to the conclusion that mold not only causes allergic rhinitis but also asthma and a host of other respiratory illnesses.
If you have a mold problem in your home, you will need to get some help. This means that you will need to employ a mold remediation company.
However, if you have never used a mold removal company, you may be wondering how you can choose a good company. Here are some tips that will help you to choose the best mold removal company for your needs.
When you are thinking about employing a mold removal company you should ensure that they are certified. Due to the attention of the media, consumers are extremely sensitive to mold growth and often panic at the first sight of it.
Unscrupulous persons who prey on people’s fears have cropped up offering mold services. Before you accept a consultation or pay anyone, ensure that they are certified to remove mold.
Go with Experience
Experience in the field is also something that is important. You want to hire a company that has seen, tested and treated all types of mold growth.
This knowledge and experience mean that you are more likely to get the job done right the first time. The last thing you want is for your time or your money to be wasted.
Availability and Speed
Mold grows fast and when allowed to spread it becomes more difficult to remove, which means it gets more expensive to treat. A fast response time saves your property, health, time and money.
If you find mold on your property you need a company that will respond quickly because they have an emergency mold removal service. When a company has emergency mold removal service, you are more likely to get service in 24 hours. At the very least service will be available within 48 hours.
Equipment, Techniques, and Communication
In addition to using the latest techniques and equipment to remove mold any company you use should communicate with you effectively. You need to know the progress being made at all times so that you can have peace of mind.
Choose a company that not only has the best removal techniques and equipment but also great communication skills.
Final Thoughts on Finding the Best Mold Remediation Company
Finding a good mold remediation company is a must when dealing with mold removal. Mold growth can get out of hand quickly and you need a company that can act fast and uses the right techniques.
You also need a company that seeks to give you the best service at the right price. Your mold removal company should also communicate with you effectively so that you are not left wondering about the progress of the job.
If you would like more information about removing mold please contact us. We are ready to offer you our expert advice.
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Sick Building Syndrome and Mold
The rise in indoor environmental health issues emerged due to new building codes in the 1970s that called for reduced energy and greater insulating factors when building built homes and businesses. As the structures became more air tight, it became more and more difficult for indoor air to exchange with outdoor air, and this increase the amount of overall indoor contaminants. Suddenly, “Sick Building Syndrome” became a thing and those with mold allergies suffered reactions every time they would enter.
How do you feel at home? Do you feel good? Can you breathe freely? No headaches?
Headache? Itchy eyes? Running Nose? No, it’s not likely to be just a case of the Monday morning blues. They’re one of the many symptoms that signal Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, contaminated HVAC supply lines, hidden leaks, untreated water damage, moldy ceiling panels and mold behind wallpaper etc. are all common causes.
Sick Building Syndrome is hard to diagnose sometimes. You may need to call a qualified mold removal company such as ours. We hold the Advanced Microbial Certification (AMRT) from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have years of experience of remediation projects in hospitals, retirement facilities and residential properties. We’ll provide the tools and implement the practices for a successful remediation. You can be sure of that.
Minor Mold Problems and Mold Removal
Most homes and businesses in Columbus, and in the wider of state of Ohio, will have a mold problem at some point or other. Most of the time the mold is harmless — if tackled soon enough.
Some good news. With a little education and precaution, you can solve minor mold problems yourself and not have to call a mold removal company.
Depending on the materials affected and the size of the area, you can find many publications that will guide you a successful cleaning process. Like anything you read on the internet, research it again.
You can visit the EPA or check out the New York City Guidelines in mold remediation. Of course, we’re also happy to help and arrange a no-obligation onsite inspection.
Stay Safe and Hire a Certified Mold Removal Company
For peace of mind, you should hire a certified mold removal and remediation company, such as ourselves.
The fact that the media have sensationalized black mold has triggered an entire industry in mold removal. Unfortunately, the ethics of this new industry are also questionable. The mantra is “Mold is Gold,” and has led to some rather unscrupulous practices.
Today, anyone who owns a shop-vac and household chlorine bleach is advertising themselves as a qualified mold removal company. This practice is leaving desperate property owners with homes and businesses that are in worse condition than they were before.
Some owners have even abandoned their property altogether after an unsuccessful removal job. Even worse than this, they must disclose attempted mold removal. They often have major trouble finding a buyer for the property unless they offer large discounts.
Pro-tip: If you suspect you have a mold problem of any kind in your home or business, you should contact an experienced mold removal company in the region (water damage restoration companies, such as ourselves, often provide this service). Insist on seeing certifications, past projects and positive online reviews from successful remediation projects.
Water damage and mold problems go hand in hand. If you don’t address moisture-related issues, they’ll lead to the discovery of microbial growth later. You can be certain of that.
Don’t take the risk, call us on 614-810-0000. We’re not like these unethical companies. We’re professionals. We can also come out at short notice.