Mold Remediation Services

Water damage left unattended can lead to a concerning growth of mold in your home or business, and this hidden menace may lurk undetected for some time. But don’t worry – if you identify the issue quickly enough you needn’t experience any negative impacts on your structural components, possessions, and overall health! In fact with prompt action, Free Mold Inspections are readily available to help address potential problems before they become serious issues so that everyone remains safe.

When mold does strike, it’s better to get rid of it as soon as possible. Don’t call just anyone to do the job.

Call iDry Columbus-  IICRC AMRT Certified mold removal and remediation experts.

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Making Sense in Mold Remediation Practices

Millions of people have allergies. Some even suffer serious allergic reactions to the spores, mycotoxins, and contaminants often found in properties that have suffered water damage.

There is mold in nearly every environment. It is part of the natural world we live in. Most of us inhale and exhale mold spores every day. There are individuals who have increased sensitivity to mold. Extensive microbial growth may be a cause for concern requiring professional mold removal. Home mold is a very common problem in many Columbus homes, so you are not alone.

Contaminants in the form of mold spores are a constant presence, being carried into any indoor space with ease. Although they usually remain at low levels and can be brought to acceptable limits with routine cleaning, certain conditions may lead to significantly higher concentrations – sometimes just opening a window is all it takes for them to creep up! Therefore, we recommend treating such cases accordingly by using commercial-grade disinfectant solutions.

Keep in mind that mold and mildew growth don’t necessarily require a major water incident. High humidity, condensation, or inadequate ventilation can have the same effect – not to mention devastating consequences for your possessions and health. Many molds form due to neglected moisture issues; it’s best practice to regularly monitor properties for potential warning signs so you avoid any unpleasant surprises down the line!

If you discover mold, educate yourself before you try attempting mold remediation. Never use toxic or caustic chemicals in your home or near your family. You can remove mold growth successfully in the home by using simple soap and water.

Be wary of over-the-counter chemicals and products that promise quick results or magic in a bottle. In return for these wondrous results, you are likely to be placing your own health and safety at risk, so read the small print carefully.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published some excellent information about preventing and remediating mold growth, as well as about knowing when to call a professional mold removal company such as ours.

Is Mold Remediation Expensive?

Mold remediation costs can vary widely due to the type and size of a given project. If there is significant growth present, or over large areas, it may be more expensive than smaller spots with less mold coverage. It’s also worth noting that where the mold appears in your home can influence cost too; for example, attic locations are generally pricier compared to basements. On average across the US you should expect prices around $2,231 total – but this figure could range from as little as $50 to more than 10K+

Average Cost of Mold Remediation?

If toxic mold spores affect the whole house, you have a serious mold problem on your hands.

You can do smaller mold remediation jobs in the home at little cost to yourself; however, be sure to have read up about mold and its causes and effects before you tackle the task. For bigger jobs, it’s better to hire a local mold removal company.

Several damage restoration companies in Columbus, such as ourselves — who are certified, offer this service.

The bottom line: Tackle mold spores sooner than later to keep your costs down and prevent health mold problems.

Will My Insurance Cover Home or Business Remediation?

Normally, insurance policies don’t include coverage for mold remediation at all, although there may be exceptions. This is the case even if a loss that the policy does cover has caused the damage.

If you have a damage claim in progress or even a previous one that resulted in suspected mold growth, contact your insurance carrier or adjuster to find out what coverage is available.

When it comes to insurance coverage, UPPA law forbids contractors from advising, discussing, or determining any coverage that may be applicable or where coverage is not applicable.

The EPA has published some great information in not only remediation of small mold removal projects but in protecting yourself as well as knowing when to call a professional mold removal company such as ours. You can find the information here.

What Exactly is “Black Mold”?

“Black mold” — also known as “toxic mold” is the common term for Stachybotrys chartarum. If you experience lots of sneezing, runny noses, coughing, itchiness, redness of the eyes, and watery eyes, these may be signs of black mold.

In recent years, black mold has been thrust into the spotlight due to its substantial and potentially fatal health effects. Media coverage of this form of mold is often sensationalized leading some communities to experience heightened awareness when tragedies such as illness or death occur in those who are elderly or immunocompromised. Discussions around how best we can protect vulnerable members continue with the knowledge that a general understanding of the dangers posed by black mold remains uncertain for many people.

How Long Does Mold Remediation Take?

With our years of expertise in mold remediation, we can help you head off a potential issue before it starts. Areas like damp basements or bathrooms full of condensation are often breeding grounds for moisture-loving microbes and if left unchecked can cause serious structural damage. If your home smells musty or earthy then this is another possible indication that the environment could be hospitable to microbial growth – making sure these areas stay dry will reduce the chance that an infestation forms and requires costly repairs by professionals such as ourselves!

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To ensure your home is as healthy and protected from damage over the long term, it’s wise to take preventive measures against mold growth. Ignoring potential areas of moisture can make you susceptible to costly water or mold removal work down the road – not to mention air quality issues caused by airborne spores which could cause lasting harm on wood surfaces.

Here are a few common questions you should ask yourself:

Bathroom Exhaust Fans – Does it work? Is it used?

The bathroom exhaust isn’t only to remove foul odor. When bathing, water quickly increases the humidity or moisture in the air. If you close the door and don’t switch on the fan, the air can’t exchange or be removed, which causes moisture to build up.

Left saturated, the building materials such as the drywall absorb this moisture swiftly and mold grows soon afterward.

Does the Exhaust Fan Vent Outside the Structure?

Inspections of many attic spaces have found that improper ventilation of bathroom exhaust fans caused mold to grow. Venting of these units must be done to the outside to prevent a build of condensation in the attic space.

Is the Roof Ventilated?

There are many different forms of ventilation for the attic space. A very common issue that we see is the improper installation of insulation along soffit vents. If the roof is not properly ventilated it can cause mold growth and a bigger mold problem. Baffle vents must always be used to prevent insulation from covering the natural airflow of these vents. If you suspect a ventilation issue, contact a local licensed roofing contractor or our office for a quick inspection.

Attic mold is very common. Most houses have it in some form or another; however, the kind of mold depends on many factors. A visual inspection and onsite tools won’t determine this. We’d need to take a sample of microorganisms, and then test the sample at a certified laboratory.

Homeowners need to be aware that inside air can contain a diverse range of airborne spores, which are continuously changing and may differ significantly from what’s present outdoors. A single test won’t provide an accurate picture for the long term; instead, it should serve as only a snapshot representation of indoor air quality at one given moment in time.
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While mold’s outward appearance can provide a clue, it takes further inspection to definitively determine if the presence of mycotoxins is present. All too often these health-threatening spores are found in areas that have been exposed to water damage like basements and attics or where there has been high humidity such as bathrooms and kitchens–caution should be taken when inspecting these locations for signs of potential contamination.

For some quick tips on prevention, visit our water damage prevention page.

What is Mold Remediation?

Preventing mold growth in your home or office is a proactive measure that can save you the hassle of remediation down the line. To better protect against moisture and excessive humidity, consider using dehumidifiers for damp spaces such as basements and crawlspaces, turning on your air conditioning during warmer months when there are fewer openings to bring in fresh outdoor air, drying building materials quickly following any floor damage incurred by water leaks from windowsills or supply lines – promptly addressing all condensation issues immediately after discovery – plus ensuring roof systems remain well-maintained so as not to suffer any further interruptions due to improper drainage.

  • When dealing with basements, it is important to be mindful of foundation leaks and humidity levels. To tackle calcium and salt buildup from these issues, a dehumidifier should be used in combination with wire-brushing surfaces that have been soaped down. Reapplying waterproofing sealants may also help give your home the added protection needed against moisture damage. Aim for an indoor humidity level of less than 50% as this can go a long way towards keeping your basement safe over time; proper ventilation will further supplement healthy air quality within the space!

Mold Remediation Process

Mold may be very expensive. Bear these simple tips in mind and you could save money later. One consideration is the size of the mold problem. If the problem is less than 10 square feet, that would be a minor problem compared to 100 square feet of coverage.

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