To ensure you are completely removing mold in your home, a customized mold
inspection and mold cleanup process will be followed to properly remove
and treat the contaminated areas. Mold testing options include air-o-cell
tests and swab samples to identify the types and concentrations of mold
present in an environment. Once the source and types of mold are identified,
a mold removal plan will be developed and executed, including containment
of the work area to control and limit the spread of mold in the house
or other contaminants into surrounding areas of the home.
AdvantaClean specializes in removing mold, and their mold specialists use
HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums for final mold removal
after affected areas have been thoroughly dried and contaminated materials
have been removed. HEPA vacuums have specialized filters that capture
tiny mold particles that would typically pass right through a normal vacuum
filter. HEPA vacuums are also used for the cleanup of dust that may have
settled on surfaces outside of the mold remediation area.
WHY HIRE A MOLD SPECIALIST FOR REMOVING MOLD?
Mold removal is not a “do it yourself job”. Mold removal requires
professional chemicals, equipment and training. Treating mold with household
chemicals such as bleach can cause mold to spread and create more costly
issues in your home, especially if you're dealing with black mold. Contact
AdvantaClean for professional mold removal.
AdvantaClean is certified for removing mold and our mold specialist will
meet with you to discuss a plan for mold testing and remediation. Each
AdvantaClean technician is trained on proper mold removal / mold remediation
procedures in accordance with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and
Restoration Certification (IICRC) S-520.
WHY SHOULD I CALL A MOLD SPECIALIST?
Most chemicals, including bleach, have been proven ineffective against
eliminating mold in the long run. Contrary to popular belief, when you
apply bleach to kill mold on a porous surface, (i.e. wood, drywall, grout,
carpet, etc.) it actually facilitates mold growth. The chlorine molecules
stay on the surface and will only kill a fraction of the mold while the
water in bleach (bleach is mostly water) sinks into the material, promoting
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MOLD INSPECTIONS?
A mold inspection is the first step in the process of determining if you
have a mold problem. During a mold inspection, AdvantaClean’s certified
mold specialists, will inspect, sample and test the air in and around
your home for mold detection. A mold specialist will use a variety of
mold detection techniques to look for mold and mildew, identify the types
of mold present and offer suggestions for cleaning mold or removing mildew.
Mold inspection is important to both the safety and health of a home and
its occupants. Since mold remediation can sometimes be costly, a mold
inspection performed by a mold specialist is highly recommended.
Mold inspections should be performed by a qualified mold specialist who
has formal training and experience.
Mold inspections look for evidence of mold or mildew growth which indicates
a water or moisture issue. They can include mold growth around vents,
on walls or baseboards, even in your HVAC ductwork! Because the source
of mold growth can often be hidden, you should hire a mold specialist
who knows where to look and has the equipment to assess your situation.
A mold specialist will also look for mold in areas where it could be causing
structural issues, such as attics, basements and crawlspaces.
Mold or mildew cannot grow without water. A mold specialist will determine
the moisture source and recommend options for mold removal. If the source
is not found and eliminated, mold will return and mold remediation will
have a negligible long term effect.
DO YOU NEED A MOLD INSPECTION?
Call (877) 800-2382 TODAY