Mold Removal in Parkland, Florida
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
We all store things in our garage- sports equipment, toys our kids have outgrown, a freezer full of fish, and the Christmas decorations we are about to pull out for the holidays this year. We put things in those huge plastic bins, hoping that they are protected at least until we get around to having that garage sale we have been meaning to have for a year. But what if mold moves into the bins we thought were sealed or into the garage in general? Suddenly, we are no longer concerned with the possibility of a garage sale, but instead, with mold removal for the health and safety of our families and pets.
Recently, a couple in Parkland, Florida were probably looking for those Christmas decorations in their garage, and instead discovered a huge mold problem that came as a result of a leak from their AC unit.
The mold remediation process in this case was quite extensive, beginning with water restoration and setting up airlock containment. Mold removal included tearing out baseboards, drywall, and insulation, sanding exposed framing, and decontaminating the stud walls, concrete floor and walls, and the ceiling. In addition, the AC unit had to be repaired and cleaned, and HEPA vacuuming, HEPA filtration, and air scrubbers were utilized. Unaffected material had to be put in a storage facility, and the rest had to be cleaned and decontaminated if possible. The things that were not salvageable had to be disposed of properly.
Considering the above, we completely agree with the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) when they say that it is essential for a property owner to hire a certified professional for mold removal and remediation.
According to the IICRC, certified professionals have the training and experience to:
- Identify moisture sources
- Evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected)
- Contain damage to the smallest area possible
- Physically remove contamination
- Dry materials to ensure that mold will not return
- Perform or recommend procedures for returning property to a pre-loss condition
If you are hunting for your Christmas lights the day after Thanksgiving, and discover mold in your garage, or anywhere in your home or business, do not hesitate to contact Joe Taylor Restoration. We are certified by the IICRC, licensed and insured. We will perform your mold removal and remediation in a timely, professional, and effective manner, ridding your property of a dangerous microbial intruder and restoring it to a pre-loss condition.
For more information about our mold removal services, please visit our Mold Removal page at https://jtrestoration.com/mold-removal.