Mold Removal & Restoration
Able Restoration, a wholly owned subsidiary of Able Builders Inc, in Clearwater, FL has been helping homeowners, property managers and commercial building owners with mold removal and mold remediation in Clearwater, FL since 1991.
Choosing the Right Mold Removal Clearwater FL Company
The pros at Able Restoration know that choosing the right Mold Removal Clearwater FL Company is vital because it mold can impact your health, where you live, or your office. Mold is a harmful micro-organism that grows on organic material when a water source is present. Mold may also grow on dry inorganic material using organic material and moisture found in the air and on its surfaces.
When your home or commercial property is in need of Mold Removal in Clearwater FL, you should always hire a licensed contractor who is certified by the State of Florida for Mold Remediation. The best Mold Restoration contractors can take care of everything from A to Z. Only a licensed contractor with a license for mold removal is qualified to perform mold remediation and then rebuild.
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Our Mold Removal Clearwater FL Process
The process in your home for Mold Removal in Clearwater consists of multiple items including:
- Establishing containment around the affected area
- The removal of damaged materials
- Cleaning and HEPA vacuuming to remove mold spores on surfaces
- Running air scrubbers with HEPA filters to eliminate or drastically reduce airborne mold spores.
Our Mold Removal services are performed by The Able Logistic Emergency Response Team, or ALERT, and performs a variety of additional emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ALERT team is trained in mold removal by the IICRC and follows S-520 standards for the removal of microbial growth. Proper removal also always includes clearance testing from a licensed industrial hygienist or laboratory to assure the work has been completed successfully.
Once the Mold Removal job passes the clearance test, it is time to put your home back together again. Able Restoration in Clearwater has a great reputation for both, mold removal and home remodeling services. If you are experiencing problems with mold, or think you may, call Able Restoration today at (866) 331-3770.
Mold Removal FAQs
What is Mold Remediation?
Mold remediation is the process of removal and/or clean up of mold from an indoor environment, such as a home or a business. If a home or a business has serious mold damage, it is best to Able Restoration, Inc as specialized equipment and methods may be required to remove the mold completely.
What Makes Mold Grow? – Mold enters your home as tiny spores. The spores need moisture to begin growing, digesting and destroying. Molds can grow on almost any surface, including;
- Ceiling tiles
The mold grows best when there is lots of moisture from a leaky roof, high humidity, or flood. There is no way to get rid of all molds and mold spores from your home. But you can control mold growth by keeping your home dry.
What Are Molds?
Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.
What Are Some of the Common Indoor Molds?
How Do Molds Affect People?
Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.
In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children. In 2009, the World Health Organization issued additional guidance, the WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mold. Other recent studies have suggested a potential link of early mold exposure to the development of asthma in some children, particularly among children who may be genetically susceptible to asthma development, and that selected interventions that improve housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies, but more research is needed in this regard.
How Long Does Mold Removal Take?
The time it takes for the mold removal process depends on many factors such as how much mold is present, where the mold is growing (behind walls, etc.), and the materials it grows on. Most mold removal (remediation) takes anywhere from 1 day to 5 days.
How Do I Know the Removal Worked?
There are two different ways to know when mold is removed.
- Visual: You might see that all mold is gone is away, but hidden mold colonies and mold spores can linger in hidden places and in the air. So visual inspection is not the best way to insure complete removal.
- Third party testing is usually the best way to test for complete mold removal verification.
Able Restoration, Inc will not test as this is a conflict of interest, and State Of Florida residents be aware that there is a law that states that a mold removal company must have certain certifications and cannot test at the same time as the remediation. Please also beware that there are different kinds of testers ranging from home inspectors to industrial hygienists. Please ask your independent tester if their tests, in writing, will stand up in court.
Remember that you need to have a pre-testing procedure (mold spore tests, etc.), protocols (a list of how to remove the mold), and a clearance test after the mold removal to ensure that the mold spore count is at acceptable levels.