Mold Remediation and Removal

Why Choose ASD Environmental?

  • We are quick and effective with our remediation process that will kill the mold and retards its regrowth
  • We will ensure the elimination of the moisture problem or the underlying cause.
  • We are educated, experienced, and fully trained mold experts.
  • We can protect other areas of your home from mold via partitioning, safety measures and thorough inspections.

 


 

While eliminating all mold spores in the indoor environment is not realistic, it can be controlled indoors by controlling the moisture levels and removing already present mold. Mold has been an ever increasing concern to the public as they have become aware of the variety of health effects and symptoms that can result from mold exposure. There are many types of molds and all of the types have a distinct potential to cause health problems. Molds can produce allergens which can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attackers in people who are allergic to them. Other molds can produce toxins and irritants. One of the major reasons to prevent mold growth, remediate (clean up) mold, and prevent recurrence is to avoid the potential health problems.

Molds can be found virtually anywhere because they can grow on almost any organic surface as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, insulation, and more! Mold growth often occurs because there is excessive moisture in a building-a leak or an unaddressed moisture problem. How do molds spread? Mold reproduces by creating spores that cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope. The spores can float through the air until the spore lands on a moist location and begins to grow and devour the surface, destroying it.

Some moisture problems have been linked to changes in building construction practices in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed but lack adequate ventilation. This can lead to moisture buildup. Drywall often does not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems may also include roof leaks, landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building and unvented combustion appliances. These cause mold buildup which then requires remediation.