If you think damage from water is the worst problem that your home or business can face, you might want to think again. One of the reasons that prompt water removal and drying are so strongly recommended is due to the onset of mold in the wake of such a disaster. Mold usually appears within a day or two of any flooding event, grows and spreads almost exponentially, and may become almost impossible for you to eliminate on your own. So when we use words like “prompt treatment”, we are letting you know that the clock is ticking, and before you know it, a bad situation becomes substantially worse. Mold is perfectly natural and common in nature, but becomes a threat when it is concentrated in interior settings such as a basement or crawlspace. Suddenly, those mold spores that are harmless in the outdoors are encountered and inhaled by the hundreds of thousands.
The Dangers that come with Mold
When you remember that mold exists for the sole purpose of breaking down dead organic matter, the threat posed to your health becomes obvious. Most molds are harmless, however exposure to certain species of mold may cause allergic reactions, itchy and watery eyes, skin irritations, and sneezing. Some molds such as the well-known Black Mold (Stachybotrys) can cause more serious respiratory and neurological issues. Total Services Restoration is the premier authority on all things related to water repair and restoration, as well as mold remediation and property reconstruction.
The damage caused by water or flooding can add an emotional toll to the physical damage that was already inflicted. Total Services Restoration will take proper care of your home or business, cleaning up the water or mold, repairing all of the damage, and returning your home to its original, pre-loss condition. We are a full-service company, and able to handle every phase of the project from beginning to end. You and your family can have your life back, and Total Services Restoration is there to make it happen for you.
The only surefire solution for the mold problem in your home is complete and thorough removal and remediation. Removal is self-explanatory, the elimination of the mold from your home. This must be done in a manner that will not end up spreading the mold around into to other areas of the property.
Remediation is the second step in the process, and this involves properly treating the affected area to make certain that the mold does not return at a later time. Smaller mold growths may usually be handled by property owners using commercially available mold cleaning agents, most of the larger growths will require professional removal and remediation services.
For the final step in the remediation process, once all of the mold has been removed, the area will have to be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized, sometimes more than once, and dehumidifiers and blowers may be utilized to bring the relative humidity levels back within normal parameters. Our technicians will do the proper testing in order to make sure the environment is no longer able to support mold.
Finally, you must always remember that mold is but a symptom of a much larger problem, most often damage from water, and it is of the highest importance to locate the source of the water or flooding and correct it, as this is the only way to make sure the mold problem can be successfully dealt with.
Professional Mold Removal Company
Armed with more than three decades of combined experience, Total Services Restoration is the leading authority in the state of Georgia when it comes to damage from water, fire, mold and other related problems. All of our technicians are thoroughly trained and IICRC certified in every aspect of the restoration industry; this ensures the fastest and most thorough restoration job you can ask for. We will get all of the excess water out, eliminate damage from fire, smoke, or mold, then repair the damage, dry out all surfaces, and restore your home or business to its pre-loss condition. You and your family can be assured of a first rate job, done right, the first time! We service the entire North Georgia area and you can reach our office any time day or night at 770-865-2390.