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Mold can be a serious problem for business owners. By taking simple steps to prevent it from growing, you can help keep your building safe and healthy. As a commercial property owner, having mold in your property is a tremendous financial liability. A mold problem exposes customers, employees, and anyone else who comes into contact with such buildings to health complications. If you encounter a mold problem, be sure to take action immediately and consult with a professional. Mold can cause extensive damage if not treated properly. Prevention is always the best cure!
As a leading mold remediation company in New York, iFlooded’s mold remediation specialists help owners of commercial buildings assess the mold damage, contain it, clean up and provide restoration services depending on the extent of the damage to the building. We use the most advanced technology in removing mold and mold odor and in the restoration process. With iFlooded’s mold remediation services, you get to the root cause of the mold infestation and resolve it, eliminating any potential dangers of toxic mold to family, associates, and your building.
Why choose iFlooded Restoration?
What Is Mold and How Does Mold Growth Occur?
Mold is a fungus that grows in multicellular filaments called hyphae. These hyphae can grow into long, branching networks that spread through many different types of materials. Mold spores belong to kingdom fungi together with organisms like mildew, mushrooms, and yeast. Mold spores occur naturally in the environment but only pose a problem to humans when they happen in a large number.
Similar to how plants reproduce through seeds, mold growth occurs when it releases microscopic mold spores into the air. Mold needs three things to grow: oxygen, water source, and food source. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye and can be found in the air and on many surfaces. When these spores land on a moist surface, they can grow and form new mold colonies. Mold growth can occur very quickly under the right conditions, so it’s essential to clean up any mold you see as soon as possible.
Mold colonies thrive in damp or humid areas. So, in case of floods and pipe leaks, mold finds its way to your walls, ceilings, kitchens, bathrooms, crawl spaces, attics, and basements. The spores attach themselves to places with poor ventilation that lack exposure to sunlight or in building materials that retain moisture, such as drywall.
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Common Types of Mold
There are many types of mold, and some are more harmful than others. Some people are allergic to mold, while others can have serious health complications if they’re exposed to it. It’s important to identify the different types of mold, so you can take the necessary precautions if you or someone in your family is susceptible to its effects.
Here are some of the most common types of mold:
This gray or green-looking mold often appears on wooden and paper surfaces. It can also be found on fabrics, such as ceiling tiles and carpeting. Aspergillus mold releases toxins called mycotoxins, which can cause many health problems in both people and pets. Symptoms of a mold problem include respiratory problems, skin infections.
Cladosporium appears brown to blackish brown and grows on damp surfaces, such as walls and floors. It often causes an allergic reaction and creates a musty smell. In some cases, it can cause lung infection and other respiratory problems when inhaled.
Penicillium is found on many different surfaces, including walls, ceilings, and floors. It often looks blue or green. Penicillium mold can cause respiratory problems, skin infections, and other health complications.
4. Stachybotrys chartarum/ Black mold
This type of mold is the most dangerous kind of common household mold. It’s black and releases toxic spores into the air that can cause severe respiratory problems. This mold grows on ceiling tiles, insulation, and carpeting materials. You can also see black mold growing on dirt, wood, paper, and other materials rich in cellulose.
Alternaria is a brownish-black mold that often grows on plants. It can also grow indoors on wet surfaces like wallpaper and carpets or near sinks and showers. Alternaria mold can cause respiratory problems and skin infections.
Why Do You Need Professional Mold Removal?
Once you discover mold in your property, it’s only natural to want to eradicate it by yourself. However, you should call professionals like iFlooded to deal with mold removal because you may lack the knowledge of how to properly handle mold growth, water damage, contaminated water, or mold spores in your HVAC system.
Mold produces irritants and substances which cause an allergic reaction. Inhaling mold spores can lead to severe reactions in hypersensitive people. Coming into contact with the mold spores by touching or inhaling can cause red eyes, skin rashes, trigger asthma flare-ups, cause shortness of breath, and other respiratory problems.
You may not think you have to worry about finding professional mold removal services. You can always just take care of it yourself, right? Wrong! Professional mold removal services are the only way you should be dealing with black mold and other dangerous stuff in your home. Here are some reasons why you need to leave this messy job up to the professionals:
- They know what they’re doing – Mold isn’t something that everyone should be playing around with because you don’t want to make things worse for yourself. These guys have been doing their jobs for a very long time, and they’ve seen all sorts of inexperienced people try and get away with using cheap methods or using the wrong products in problem areas. Don’t become a statistic; let the pros take care of it.
- They have the right equipment – Mold removal isn’t as simple as just wiping down some surfaces with a bleach solution and calling it a day. It’s actually a very detailed and complicated process that often requires a lot of specialized equipment to get the job done properly. Trying to do this yourself could result in you making things worse and spending even more money on professional services later on.
- They know how to deal with dangerous molds – Not all molds are created equal. Some molds can be very dangerous if you’re not careful and can actually cause some pretty severe health problems. Professional mold removal services have the experience and knowledge to deal with these kinds of molds safely and effectively. Trying to do it yourself could result in some very serious consequences that you may not be able to undo.
Our Mold Remediation Services
We offer thorough commercial mold removal with proper mold testing, air filtration, and structure restoration. Our services fit into our clients’ budgets. We are available to help our customers at whatever time, and we also provide consultations.
Mold Odor Removal
Mold odor can be very stubborn to eliminate from a space. We use our experience and equipment to make sure your space smells fresh again after a mold infestation. You can then carry out your business like nothing happened.
Cleaning and Sanitization
iFlooded is committed to ensuring that we remove every trace of mold presence in your property. If you deal in renting out a property you can relax because our remediation ensures that we completely filter out any mold spores in the property, and there’s no visual evidence of the mold.
In cases where there’s extensive damage to building materials, and they cannot be restored, we replace and rebuild your property. Your business doesn’t have to worry about calling in other contractors; we’ll restore your property to its original state.
Our Commercial Mold Remediation Process
Assessment and Documentation
The first step in the professional mold remediation process is to assess the situation. Our mold remediation specialists will identify the type of mold to determine how dangerous the situation is to protect you and themselves. Since mold spores are not always visible and could also be found in HVAC systems of commercial property, the specialists could also sample the mold species for identification.
We also identify the source of the mold and contain any factors that may cause the mold to spread. An essential part of containment is identifying the water source and shutting it down to prevent more mold damage from occurring.
Once the assessment of the mold issue is complete, we seal off the area affected by mold contamination. We use poly sheets to cover the affected walls, carpet, floors, wood, and ceilings affected by the mold to stop the spread to other parts of the commercial property.
Our mold removal specialists use different equipment and techniques to remove the mold in your property. The type of mold present in your building determines the method of removal. However, we ensure health and safety standards for the people around us throughout the whole process.
We also use HEPA-equipped air filtration equipment to filter our mold contamination in the air. Using moisture meters, we’re able to determine the amount of moisture content in the materials present at your premises. Our team thoroughly cleans any building materials affected by the mold problem to erase any traces of mold.
After removing the mold from the affected areas, we conduct an air quality test to ensure that there are no mold spores in the air. Mold testing assures us that the building is mold-free and safe for occupation. Depending on the air quality testing results, we sometimes have to do another round of clean up to remove any remaining mold.
Clean-Up and Restoration
Successful mold removal projects result in the complete restoration of property to acceptable health and safety standards. Once our professional mold remediation experts remove all the mold growth, the last part of the remediation work is repairing or replacing damaged objects.
The amount of damage determines the appropriate restoration method. For example, severe cases of water damage and mold issues could need you to buy a new carpet or replace a section of your drywall.
It also entails the removal of visible molds from non-porous surfaces such as bathroom tiles, floors, walls, and ceilings. These surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected very effectively with the special cleaning solutions we use.
We also engage in the removal of hidden mold colonies by tearing down and rebuilding porous materials such as drywall and plasterboard, where the molds have grown deep into the material’s core. Once again, we use special equipment and cleaning agents for this job, so you never need to worry about any damage being done to your furniture or belongings in any way. We follow health safety measures during all stages of work, so you can always expect a safe environment after we are done.
Finally, there’s prevention of future mold growth by using advanced techniques and equipment that inhibit the growth of molds on any surface. For this, we use a variety of specialized sealants and coatings that are designed to keep molds at bay.
Choose iFlooded Commercial Mold Remediation Services
We understand that mold growth is time-sensitive. Once a property has trapped moisture content, mold spores can grow within 24 to 48 hours. You need to work with a professional mold removal company that is available immediately to constrain mold growth to the affected area only. iFlooded provides commercial mold removal around the clock.
Mold growth can cause a lot of stress on property owners due to the potential health consequences and liabilities on a business it causes if not contained. Additionally, your insurance company most likely doesn’t cover mold issues, meaning you have to pay out of pocket. We provide 100% transparency in our assessment of the mold spread and water damage so that you don’t have to worry about being overcharged.
Licensed Mold Remediation Specialists
Contracting us to solve your mold issue assures you that you’ll not have sick building syndrome or recurrent mold problems at your workplace. Our highly trained and experienced experts ensure the success of all mold removal projects.
We Prioritize Our Customers
We value customer satisfaction, so we provide the best mold removal services and stick within customer budgets. Our customers can always rely on us to provide quality work on short notice and to provide honest assessments.
Commercial Mold Removal FAQs
There are many methods to prevent mold growth in buildings. The most important and effective step is to keep the building dry. This can be done by fixing any leaks, proper ventilation, and using dehumidifiers when necessary. If water does come into contact with the building, it must be cleaned up immediately. Mold spores can spread rapidly and cause extensive damage if left untreated.
Other preventative measures include using insulation and sealants to keep moisture out, regularly inspecting roofing and drainage systems, and avoiding the use of carpeting and other porous materials. In some cases, installing air purification systems may also be necessary to get rid of any airborne mold spores.
This depends on the size of the affected area, the type of mold, and the severity of the mold growth. Generally, the process will take at least a few days, but it could take longer if the mold is extensive. Black mold, for instance, takes longer to eradicate due to the extensive nature of its eradication problem.
The costs of commercial mold remediation depend on several factors. The size of the affected areas and the location of the mold affect the resources necessary in mold removal. The extent of the damage caused by the mold determines the cost since it also influences the kind of restoration efforts required to get your building into a habitable condition again.
Most home insurance policies don’t cover mold removal. Generally, mold removal is part of the exclusion in home insurance. However, water damage is sometimes covered in some home insurance policies, so you can have part of the restoration covered.
For example, if your mold issue stems from leaking pipes, your insurance company could cover the pipe leaks. However, if the cause of your leaks is negligence, insurance will probably not cover restoration costs.
Mold removal is a sensitive project because you need to ensure the mold is completely eradicated and there’s no cross-contamination during the mold remediation process. You need to pick the right mold remediation company to help you make your building or property a safe environment again.
The first item on your checklist should be getting a company with licensed and trained mold remediation specialists. You also want to work with a company with a lot of experience removing different types of mold infestation and in various affected spaces. Experience and training guarantee that the company uses the right equipment and technique to remove mold.
Customer reviews also inform you of the experience of others while working with the mold remediation company.
The choice of chemicals depends on the type of mold growth in the affected area. However, professional mold remediation companies generally use chemicals with bleaching properties to remove mold.
Mold remediation requires the professionals to wear gloves while touching the infested areas. The remediation could need air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums, air dehumidifiers, and moisture meters to conduct proper testing of moisture content in building materials and the HVAC system and for the elimination of the mold growth.
Got a Mold Problem in Your Commercial Building? Call Us Now!
If you see any signs of mold in your home or place of business, it is crucial to address the issue as soon as possible. Mold can cause serious property damage as well as pose a health risk, so it is important to take action quickly. And, whether you have a large office block, an independently-owned business complex, or any other commercial facility affected by mold, we can help get it thoroughly cleansed and returned to its normal pristine conditions as soon as possible. We use an ultra-modern mold remediation system to safely and completely remove dangerous molds from homes and commercial facilities alike.
Our team is available 24/7 to help get your life back on track. We have the experience and expertise necessary to handle even the most complex mold remediation projects. Plus, we’re backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure you’re making the best decision for your home or business. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation! Thank you for choosing our company as your go-to.