Mold removal can be very hazardous, and it should only be done by expert mold removal professionals. Mold can be caused by a variety of factors, and it can lay dormant for long periods of time. Once activated and no longer dormant, it can spread throughout a structure via HVAC ducts. Signs of mold can be range from a subtle smell to visible mold growth.
At Empire Roofing and Restoration, our certified professionals will safely remove all mold and mold sources from your property.
When visible mold growth is present, it needs to be remediated immediately. Depending on the extent of the mold contamination, we can assist in making remediation suggestions, which may include the consulting or air testing services of a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Like water damage and fire damage, we follow the guidelines established by the IICRC, as well as the EPA-published industry standards, to safely remove and dispose of mold and mold contaminated building materials.
When Empire Roofing and Restoration’s experts begin developing a work plan for mold remediation consideration is given to the following factors (among others):
- Pressure differentials
- Hazardous or regulated materials
- Safety and health provisions
- Contaminated material removal and handling
- Detail cleaning
- Post-remediation evaluation
- Post-remediation verification
- Containment removal
Mold can be present for several reasons, including:
An easy way to spot a roof leak is to look for visible damage to the ceiling below the attic. As soon as a spot is visible, call us for a free inspection.
The pressure in the soil around your foundation can lead to cracks in poured concrete walls and mortar joints. This happens when the soil becomes oversaturated, which causes swelling and forces the structure inward.
Mold needs five basic ingredients to grow: an organic food source, moisture, proper temperature (68F-86F), stagnant air (only in the early stages), and time.
Improper dry out after water damage:
If less experienced company took charge of drying and failed to remove all the moisture inside your property, this can cause what is known as secondary damage. Secondary damage affects materials that weren’t originally impacted by water or mold damage – but due to prolonged moisture exposure, they have become damaged. The company may have had the best of intentions, but misguided repairs can lead to more costly fixes down the road.
Using paint to simply cover over areas that should be waterproofed, and using cheap paint, while cost-effective in the short run, can lead to expensive repairs in the future. Over-waterproofing a house can also lead to moisture buildup, since buildings need to breathe (just like humans!). Whether your property’s waterproofing problems stem from a fizzled DIY project or a company that cut corners, we can get it fixed.
Proper drainage is important for preventing water damage, and keeping downspouts and gutters free of clutter can go a long way toward preventing drainage problems. Exterior surfaces need to be able to shed rainwater effectively to work properly.
Condensation in your attic or crawlspace:
Condensation can build up over time and lead to water damage. Problems start when water and mold are excessive in our indoor environments. When visible mold growth is present, it must be remediated. Depending on the size of the mold contamination, Empire Roofing and Restoration can assist in making remediation suggestions, which could include the consultative or air testing services of a Certified Industrial Hygienists.
If you see any signs of mold growth in your home or business, call for a mold inspection immediately. Let the experts at Empire Roofing and Restoration make your home or commercial structure as good as new!
Like water damage and fire damage, we follow guidelines for the safe removal and disposal of mold and contaminated building materials. We follow guidelines that are published by the IICRC and the EPA.
For more information, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Empire Roofing and Restoration, a locally owned Colorado company for over 25 years.
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