Mold Remediation

Coppell’s Mold Remediation and Removal

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It is undeniable that taking the right steps for mold removal mold can make a big difference when it comes to minimizing the damage to your home as well as minimizing the health implications for your family.

The first priority should be removing mold from your home as soon as possible after it has invaded. The spread of mold within your home can cause serious health problems for your family and damage to your property in less than 72 hours. Our goal is to assess the situation as soon as possible after receiving your call at AquaTex Water Damage Restoration.

To determine the source of your mold problem and to mitigate it to the best of their abilities, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration professionals use advanced equipment and extensive mold removal experience. In order to minimize the disruption to your family, we aim to clean up mold and remediate mold as soon as possible.

Mold Remediation for Business

Mold can easily spread throughout a business causing excessive downtime for the business if not addressed as soon as possible. Business owners can prevent this by taking immediate action as soon as possible. In the same way, homeowners should act when they discover mold growing in their home.

Throughout the remediation process, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration professionals work with you and your building’s occupants to ensure the least amount of interruption possible to your business.

Mold: What is it and what are its effects?

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Understanding mold begins with understanding what it is not. Since these natural elements are a part of nature, they cannot be completely controlled in a living space. Whether indoors or outdoors, mold can enter your home via doors, windows, heating and cooling systems, even on your pet or clothing. Microscopic spores will thrive in moist air and can become a serious problem very quickly if exposed to moisture.

Once you notice that a musty odor is growing in a room, you should take action. Mold remediation begins by identifying and repairing the mold’s water source, otherwise, the mold may return at a later time. Mold growth is minimized and microorganisms are prevented by maintaining a humidity level of 20%-50% indoors.

Does Mold Remediation Really Need To Be Done?

In order to prevent any further damage, it is only natural that you want to get rid of mold as soon as possible in your home or business. In cases where mold has spread rapidly, and sometimes cannot be detected by the naked eye, it might be a good idea to contact a professional, like AquaTex Water Damage Restoration, for assistance.

During mold remediation, will I be able to stay in my house?

Depending on how serious the mold is, mold remediation may be possible in your home while you are still living there. Before beginning remedial work on the affected area, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration constructs containment around the affected area to avoid cross-contamination of non-affected areas.

Is it Possible to Clean Mold Yourself?

Professionals who have been trained to clean mold should be entrusted with the task. Identifying what is feeding the mold growth and stopping the source of water that is feeding it might be helpful in stopping or shutting down its growth. If you want to prevent disturbing the mold, you should make sure you do not disturb it when doing this.

An additional tip you may want to consider

To prevent mold growth in your home, you should also shut the HVAC system off until a professional inspects your home. It is possible that mold spores will spread throughout your home if you leave your fans running.

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What to Do About the Mold Until Help Arrives

What To Do

  • When not in use, you should turn off your air conditioning system, your fans, and any other equipment that moves the air in your home.
  • If mold is growing in an area, you should not allow pets, children, or even yourself to enter.
  • It is important to close the door or cabinet back if the mold is contained within an area with a door. This will assist in keeping the mold contained.
  • If you want to stop further mold growth, remove the source of the water as soon as possible by identifying the source of the water and removing it as soon as possible.

What Not to Do

  • If you want to prevent mold from spreading further, do not disturb it in any way.
  • Blowing air over visible or suspect surfaces is not recommended if mold growth is visible.
  • Drying the area on your own is not recommended.
  • Preventing the spread of mold requires that bleach or any other disinfectant not be sprayed directly on it.
  • Check to see if the paint hasn’t been applied.

Mold Remediation: Understanding the Process

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Despite the fact that there are many mold damage scenarios, each requiring a different mold remediation process, the general mold remediation process remains the same regardless of the mold damage scenario. Following are some examples of typical processes, as shown in the example below:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

In order to start the mold cleanup and restoration process, you need to contact us. Our consultants will ask you a series of questions during the consultation process to determine your project’s equipment, resources, and personnel requirements.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

A thorough inspection of your property will be performed by AquaTex Water Damage Restoration technicians to ensure that there are no visible signs of mold. A number of molds feed on cellulose and water, and some of them can go undetected for quite some time. Detection of hidden water sources and mold requires the use of several technologies.

Step 3: Mold Containment

Containment procedures will be used to prevent the spread of mold by containing it and preventing it from spreading. In order to ensure that mold spores do not spread from the contaminated area to any other part of the home, we may use some advanced containment procedures during the cleanup process, such as a negative air chamber, which allows us to isolate the contaminated area using physical barriers and negative air pressure. Mold must be prevented from spreading by turning off all fans, heating systems, and cooling systems.

Step 4: Air Filtration

The spread of these diseases can be prevented by capturing microscopic mold spores from the air using filtration equipment. Our mold remediation procedures use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuum cleaners, and other equipment to limit the spread of mold spores during the course of the remediation process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

As a general rule, mold remediation depends on both the extent of mold growth and the type of surface affected. In order to eliminate mold colonies and prevent new colonies from forming, AquaTex Water Damage Restoration uses antifungal and antimicrobial treatments. Mold-infested areas may need to remove and dispose of porous materials like carpeting and drywall, which may have become infested with mold due to heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

As we clean mold-damaged items, we may be able to restore other items such as furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other items depending on how much damage there is. Cleaning and sanitizing service will use a variety of cleaning techniques to ensure that your belongings are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. As well as receiving training on fogging equipment, we have also received training on other methods to remove odors and deodorize using our deodorizing products.

Step 7: Restoration

There may be a need to remove drywall, subfloors, and other building materials from the house if mold damage is extensive. The process of restoring a property involves a number of steps. A home or business may require minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may require major repairs, such as rebuilding several rooms or areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Basically, mold remediation (removal) is the process of removing and/or cleaning up mold from an indoor environment, such as one in which a person lives or works, such as a home or a business.

In the event that a home or a business suffers serious mold damage, it will be in the best interest of the property owner to hire mold remediation and removal professionals since specialized equipment and methods may be required in order to completely remove the mold.

You can reach us at the number at the top of this page 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you require mold removal or removal services in Coppell.

As tiny spores, mold enters your home as a source of contamination. To grow, digest, and destroy themselves, the spores need moisture to do their job. There are a number of surfaces on which mold can grow, including;

  • Wood
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Wallpaper
  • Paints
  • Carpet
  • Sheet rock
  • Insulation

Whenever there is a lot of moisture present, such as from a leaky roof, high humidity, or a flood, the mold grows more rapidly. You will not be able to rid your home of all molds and mold spores as there is no way to do so. By keeping your home dry, you will be able to control the growth of mold in your house.

In order for mold to grow, it needs nutrients, water, oxygen, and favorable temperatures in order to survive. Mold is able to obtain nutrients from dead organic matter, such as wood, paper or fabrics. It can also derive nutrients from synthetic products, such as paints and adhesives, which are also nutrient-rich. In order for mold to grow, it requires moisture, although some mold species may be able to obtain that moisture in moist air if the relative humidity is higher than 70 percent.

Most molds are able to grow well at normal indoor temperatures; few, if any, molds can grow below 40 degrees or above 100 degrees. There is a possibility that molds can remain dormant or inactive outside of this range; however, they may begin to grow again when the temperature is more conducive to their growth. It has been proven that temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will kill mold and mold spores, but the exact temperature necessary to kill specific species of mold has not been determined yet.

The time it takes for the mold removal process to be finished depends on a number of factors, such as how much mold is present, where the mold is growing (behind walls, etc. ), and the type of material the mold grows on. As a general rule, mold removal (remediation) usually takes between one day and five days to complete.

Please call us at the number at the top of this page if you have any questions about the mold removal (remediation process) that we provide.

In order to determine whether mold has been removed, there are two different ways.

There may be a visual appearance that all mold is gone, but hidden mold colonies and mold spores can still remain in places that you cannot see and in the air that cannot be seen. As a result, visual inspection is not a good way to ensure that all of the debris has been removed completely.
If you want to verify that mold removal has been completed completely, you should usually seek the assistance of a third party.

Having your mold removal company test at the same time as remediation is a conflict of interest, and there is a law that says mold removal companies must have certain certifications and cannot test during remediation. You should also be aware of the fact that there are different kinds of testers ranging from home inspectors to industrial hygienists. Your independent tester should assure you that their tests will stand up in court if they are written and submitted in writing.

To ensure that the mold spore count is within acceptable levels after mold removal, you must have a pre-testing procedure (mold spore tests, etc.) , a protocol (a listing of how to remove the mold), and a clearance test after mold removal to verify that the mold spore count has been removed.

That’s a good question. We believe that anyone could remove mold from a home or business as long as they understand that when you disturb mold (clean it, cut it out, etc.) you will spread the mold spores throughout the home, causing additional mold problems to occur.

As a result, the only way to correctly remove the mold is to create a containment area using negative pressure and to wear the proper personal protective equipment in order to do that. Besides following the IICRC S-520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, you will also have to hire an industrial hygienist to ensure that the mold is properly removed from the affected area.

The staff of AquaTex Restoration is certified in mold removal and mold remediation by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification). You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the phone number above for mold remediation or removal services.