Florida Mold Remediation

Mold spores are everywhere. Every time you open a door or window mold spores can enter your home. Molds are simple microscopic organisms. They actually have a purpose, which is to break down dead material and recycle nutrients into the environment. As you can imagine, if we did not have mold then we would be walking in muck in the outdoors. Mold is needed to break down leaves, trees, plants, and other dead plants in the outdoors.
Mold can become a problem indoors however. Whenever you have water intrusion such as a plumbing leak, slab leak, roof leak, sink or tub overflow, broken toilet line, etc., this can make the environmental conditions ready for active mold growth. Molds will grow and multiply whenever sufficient moisture and organic material is present. Molds grow by digesting the organic material such as drywall, wood, clothing, and carpeting, and gradually destroy whatever it grows on.
Everyone is exposed to some mold on a daily basis without evident harm. Mold spores primarily cause health problems when they are found present in large numbers. This occurs when there is active mold growth within the indoor environment where people live and work.
Make sure when hiring a company that is responsible for performing water damage restoration or mold remediation in your residence or business that they have the proper qualifications. Are they certified by the IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association), the ACAC (American Council for Accredited Certification), and the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Services)?
When West Florida Contractors takes on mold, contaminated areas are contained with a Containment Barrier/Airlock/Decontamination Chamber. This allows mold spores to be safely removed and from contaminating other areas of your home.AFD’s (air filtration devices) are set up under negative air pressure and ducted to the outside. Dehumidifiers are placed in areas to stabilize the environment, and to maintain conditions that will not support additional mold growth. All contaminated drywall and materials are cut, double bagged, and disposed of. All affected areas are hepa- vacuumed and damp wiped with an anti-microbial.

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