Mold Inspection Tips

Commercial Inspection

Inspection can help you with all your commercial inspection needs. From roof to slab, inspect everything in between. can make sure that your parking area and building is ADA compliant. inspect all the systems and functions of your property as you need. can arrange for septic inspection, underground storage tank sweeps, and more

Mold Inspection & Testing

Inspection provides certified mold inspections and testing. Testing includes air samples & surface samples, along with a mold analysis report. A separate mold test analysis report id provided in addition to the lab analysis report. The assessment report will explain the mold test results in layman’s terms.  You will also be provided phone access to mycologists on staff who can answer any questions you may have about the mold test results.

Underground storage tanks are an important issue to recognize during a real estate purchase. If an underground storage tank is present, there is the potential of an environmental hazard if the tank has leaked it’s contents into the surrounding area. If not disclosed or discovered, the financial burden of the environmental clean up would then fall upon the shoulders of the new owner of the property. The cost of an underground storage tank leak has the potential to be financial devastating to the property owner. For a small investment during a real estate inspection, we can arrange for an underground storage tank sweep. If an underground tank is found, it is often the responsibility of the seller to remove the tank and pay for any environmental clean up. Wouldn’t you like the peace of mind knowing that there are no underground storage tanks on your property that could cause you financial distress in the future ? Investing in a tank sweep becomes priceless if an underground storage tank is discovered

Certified Radon Testing

Radon is a colorless and odorless naturally occurring radioactive gas that seeps from soil into homes through cracks and other openings in the foundation or walls in contact with the soil

WATER DAMAGE & PROPERTY RESTORATION

usually consider a home disaster to be something like the Internet crashing or the pool turning green. But really, a home disaster is a pipe bursting and having water cover your entire home. You would be surprised to learn that leaking pipes, floods, or burst sewage mains are quite common. And damage such as this can be devastating to your property.

expert technicians and professional customer service, Restoration 1 is a cut above the rest. A company that you can depend on when dealing with difficult situations such as these.

Services Include:

Biohazard Cleanup

Odor Removal

Carpet Cleaning

Crime Scene & Trauma Cleanup

Crawlspace Encapsulation

Emergency Services

Commercial Restoration

Mold Damage Restoration

inspect your property and find even the smallest traces of mold. then remediate your property to make sure any mold spores stay away.

Water Damage Restoration

experts have experience dealing with property water damage after a major storm, a hurricane, a flood or even a hidden or burst pipe.

Mold Remediation

Mold Remediation & Repairs

understand that dreadful feeling you get when you discover mold indoors. You want to feel safe in your living spaces, and finding mold in your bathroom, kitchen, basement or elsewhere in your property can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed.

A mold problem is always a moisture problem. Moisture problems in commercial buildings can be caused by emergency water damage from floods, broken pipes, failed appliances, etc., as well as by on-going and unnoticed leaks from pipes, roofs or around doors and windows. In some cases, building design issues that cause high humidity levels also can support mold growth.

When mold is discovered, trained technicians will locate the source of the moisture and recommend a course of action to eliminate the problem quickly. In commercial buildings, will work with you to minimize the disruption while our team works quickly and efficiently to remove the mold.

you are assured:

Consultation, including environmental testing to identify the source and extent of the mold.

Full service remediation, involving controlled demolition and safe disposal of mold contaminated materials, as well as thorough cleaning and sanitizing of any affected areas.

A variety of other techniques appropriate to the project conditions as required.

All necessary restoration and reconstruction services provided through a single point of contact.

An IICRC certified technician on every loss, with all work done to the proper Standard of Care.

Mold remediation done in conjunction with an Environmental Consultant or Certified Industrial Hygienist, if desired.

Mold Remediation & Removal

Don’t jeopardize your health with mold in your home.

Mold spores are present almost everywhere, but when mold colonizes in your home’s crawl space it’s time to consider mold remediation

There are several reasons why mold can be become an issue in your home:

Improper ventilation

Blocked bathroom vents

Crawl space flooding

Natural moisture generated in all homes

Mold build up in your home can lead to several health risks.

Your health is the primary consideration when faced with mold issues because mold can cause serious respiratory system health issues. Symptoms may include:

Itchy eyes

Scratchy throats

Difficulty breathing issues

Mold can also impact the resale value of your home.

Studies indicate an average property devaluation of 17 to 23 percent because of the presence of mold. Other issues such as the unavailability of insurance can make it difficult to sell any property that is infested with mold.

Aspergillus, the mold (a type of fungus) that causes aspergillosis, is very common both indoors and outdoors, so most people breathe in fungal spores every day. It’s probably impossible to completely avoid breathing in some Aspergillus spores. For people with healthy immune systems, breathing in Aspergillus isn’t harmful. However, for people who have weakened immune systems, breathing in Aspergillus spores can cause an infection in the lungs or sinuses which can spread to other parts of the body

Penicillium, a genus of ascomycetous fungi, has a long history of interaction with mankind; sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful, the genus Penicillium contains over 300 species and remains poorly understood by the general public despite its widespread medical use. Penicillium is best-known as an agent of food spoilage; many species prefer to live on organic biodegradable substances and as such, they contribute heavily to the growth of visible mold on food products which are stored improperly

Stachybotrys chartarum (also known by its synonym Stachybotrys atra) is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. Growth occurs when there is moisture from water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration, or flooding. Constant moisture is required for its growth. It is not necessary, however, to determine what type of mold you may have. All molds should be treated the same with respect to potential health risks and removal

All About Mold and the Dangers of Mold

Mold results from water damage and excess moisture and can form as quickly as within 24-48 hours. If you experience flooding or other water damage, you must address it as quickly as possible to avoid health hazards and damage to your property. The longer it is left, the more difficult it is to remove, and the more damage will be sustained.

Mold can leave stains on walls, furniture and important documents. Mold is a toxin and can cause health problems like allergic reactions, asthma attacks and more. Depending on the extent of the problem, you  may be able to handle it yourself, with proper precautions. More on this below. When in doubt, call a professional mold and water damage expert who will have the proper knowledge and equipment to safely and quickly remove the problem.

What is mold?

Molds occur outdoors as part of the environment and have a role in nature by breaking down dead matter such as fallen leaves and trees. They reproduce by means of tiny spores that are invisible to the naked eye. Mold grows when these spores land on a damp surface. Mold can occur anywhere that moisture is present, whether it is from a leaky pipe, flooding, or spilled water left unattended. There are many types of mold.

Black mold  (stachybotrys chartarum) is one of the most known toxic molds and can grow very quickly in your home. It is a greenish-black color and can grow on materials with a high cellulose content such as fiberboard, cardboard or paper. Black mold thrives in warm, moist environments such as baths, showers and toilets, basements or kitchens. Pink mold is common in bathrooms, aspergillus mold, which is prevalent even in arctic regions is less dangerous to those with healthy immune systems but can be detrimental to those with compromised immune systems and lungs. And don’t forget your pets! Pets can also be susceptible to health issues from mold. This mold can even be found in your kitchen on starch items such as bread or potatoes

What causes mold?

In a word, water! Every type of mold needs water to form. Moisture is the key cause of mold growth in a home. High humidity from extensive rain, or by the coast or other large bodies of water increases indoor humidity. It is important in those conditions to keep your home well vented. Other causes of mold are leaking pipes, roof leaks, condensation, poor ventilation, wet clothes, a water-saturated floor that is not promptly dried and of course, flooding and other water damage. Mold will form in a damp basement, or at a house’s foundation if the water run off is toward your foundation.