Bel Air Waterproofing performs both residential and commercial mold remediation services. If you can see or smell mold there is no reason to waste money testing. The source of the water must be fixed and the mold cleaned up. While there are mold spores in the air pretty much all the time, mold colonies (visible mold on the wall, ceilings and floors) only grows in damp, wet areas.
Mold remediation is more than just mold removal. Mold remediation is the process of not only removing the mold, but fixing the underlying issue that allowed the mold to grow in the first place.
There are mold spores in the air at all times, many of which are harmless and not visible to the naked eye. When we talk about mold remediation, we are generally referring to the cleanup and removal of toxic mold. Toxic mold, also known as black mold, is a dangerous mold that can enter your home and cause serious respiratory illness or worsen underlying respiratory conditions in family members.
Areas of your house with water damage are breeding grounds for toxic mold. These areas include, but are not limited to wet basements, under sinks, bathrooms, laundry areas and crawl spaces. Any area where water has leaked, or water has infiltrated can harbor toxic mold.
Inspect your walls for black patches of mold. These areas would likely be near the floor, or at the corners of your basement. If the house has flooded, toxic mold can grow in the insulation and drywall, traveling upwards.
In our mold removal and remediation process, we’ll tear out rotted wood, affected drywall, insulation, flooring, etc. and clean anything with visible mold that we can salvage. We’ll recommend remediation options such as basement waterproofing if the mold is in the basement, or restoration of the damaged areas if the problem was caused by leaky pipes that have been fixed.
If you don’t get rid of the source of the moisture with waterproofing, fixing the leak, etc. your mold problem will return. Contact us today or call 410-879-0008 about our mold remediation and waterproofing services. We offer free estimates.