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Professional Mold Removal Services
Mold is a serious threat to Colorado Springs properties, as well as the health of the inhabitants. For this reason, Rare Restoration quickly and efficiently tests and diagnoses for mold. We can determine what kind of mold, if any, is in your home and choose the best method for mold removal services. Not only do we offer mold testing, we also provide for full mold remediation services and mold damage cleanup for your home or business.
Rare Restoration takes mold seriously, and you should too! Contact us at the first signs of spores to eliminate the potential for health hazards and structural contamination.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mold
What is Mold?
Mold is a naturally occurring substance, which basically means that it can be found everywhere. A little isn’t harmful, but given the right conditions, mold can grow unchecked and unseen for weeks or months. That much mold can be damaging – to both your property and to your family’s health. If someone in your home has a respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD, they are at an even higher risk of being affected by indoor mold growth.
If you or a loved one has had unexplained symptoms – cough, eye irritation, tightness in the chest, or nasal congestion – maybe it isn’t the air outside that’s making you feel this way! In many cases, mold removal Colorado Springs customers have done by Rare Restoration quite literally clears the air of the majority of airborne and attached mold spores, making the customer’s home a safer place to be!
What is Black Mold?
You may have heard about black mold, also called “toxic mold,” and be worried that your family’s health is at risk when you see what you believe to be black mold. The truth of the matter is that all mold is dangerous. It can cause a wide range of allergic reactions, even in those who have never had allergies. If anyone in your home has experienced headaches, cold-like symptoms, or skin rashes, black mold – or any type, for that matter – could be to blame!
Our best advice is to leave mold alone when you find it in your home. Scrubbing and applying products will only release microscopic spores into the air, and it probably won’t produce any results anyway. Your best, safest bet is to call us as soon as you notice the mold. Let us identify it and then remove it for you safely! We have the tools and equipment it takes to remove dangerous mold for good!
Where Does Mold Grow?
After a roof leak or a burst pipe, it could be just a couple of days when the first signs of mold are visible, but the chances of the property owner actually finding it in that amount of time are slim. Mold likes to hide in dark, damp places, which typically means behind the walls, in the air ducts, and under carpets and rugs. By the time it is discovered, mold is usually a huge problem that needs to be handled by a professional cleaning team!
If you have had an unexpected water source in your home or business – anything from an internal water leak to outdoor flooding that has worked its way in – you should probably call for water and mold remediation Colorado Springs customers have been relying on for years, regardless of whether you actually SEE any mold yet or not.
How Long Does it Take for Mold to Grow?
Just 2-3 days after water is introduced into an area, by flooding, increased humidity, or even a slow leak, mold can spread and become a much bigger problem that you realize! Your first priority should be getting the water source under control. This may mean bringing in dehumidifiers or doing construction renovations and repairs to remove all signs of water damage.
It’s best to choose a company like Rare Restoration – one that can handle the entire project start to finish – right of the bat! Rare Restoration supplies the mold mitigation Colorado Springs has come to expect.
Do I Need a Mold Test?
Many mold testing and remediation companies will oversell their testing services, claiming that you need testing when you actually don’t. Did you know that if you can see mold growing, you don’t actually need to test for it? If you can see a small section of mold, there is definitely more – or the condition for more – to grow in other parts of your home or business.
You may think that a home mold test kit is sufficient to get the job done, but these products are often expensive and ineffective to do adequate mold testing in Colorado Springs. You’ll waste your money without actually finding out if you have mold, and you’ll still need to call a professional team like ours anyway to get the mold identified and removed without causing any further damage or putting your family at risk.
When you choose a company like Rare Restoration, we’ll test for the type of mold when we get ready to remove it. Therefore, charging for mold testing is something that Rare Restoration doesn’t do if we visibly, logically can tell that mold is present.
Professional mold testing in Colorado Springs is done in order to identify the type, primarily. Some types of mold are more toxic than others and require special techniques and equipment to remove them safely.
Is it Possible to Remove all the Mold?
Mold removal is a faulty term in the first place, and therefore, it’s something that Rare Restoration won’t guarantee. You see, removal gives property owners the impression that every microscopic mold spore will be eliminated from their home or business. Rare Restoration knows that this simply isn’t possible, since mold is a naturally growing substance in virtually every climate, region and habitat, inside and out.
Instead of promising the impossible, we stress mold remediation Colorado Springs customers can trust to get their mold situation controlled in a safe, no hassle way. When we’re finished, you and your family will be at no risk for all the negative side effects overgrown mold can cause, and there will be no evidence of the mold growth inside your home or business!
The Mold Remediation Process
Mold removal is a project for the professional. Mold remediation requires proper training and the proper equipment to do it correctly. Treating mold with household products such as peroxide or bleach can cause mold to spread and create more damage in your home.
Rare Restoration & Cleaning is certified for remediating and removing mold. We will meet with you to discuss a plan of action, pricing, and scope of work including completion goals. We can answer any questions you may have at this time.
Inspection & Testing
Removal & Cleaning
Containment & Filtration
1. Inspection & Testing
A certified and trained technician will inspect any visible signs of mold. We may also use moisture detection equipment to determine the source of the moisture so that we can get to the root of the problem. After the inspection your technician will determine whether or not additional testing is needed.
In the event further testing is needed we may collect air and surface samples to send to a third party lab testing facility who will provide a report of what kind of mold(s) are present and how much. Following the testing and inspection we’ll write a mold remediation protocol and scope of work to properly remediate the mold.
2. Containment & Filtration
To prevent the mold from spreading to unaffected areas of your property we’ll create a containment chamber. We utilize HEPA filtration machines that are constantly filtering the air to place the containment chamber under negative pressure.
During the next phases of the mold remediation process we will disturb the mold spores that are present. The containment combined with the HEPA filtration ensures that the mold spores stay within the chamber and are also being immediately removed from the air.
3. Removal & Cleaning
We will remove any affected materials such as drywall, doors, door trim, and baseboards, and place them in plastic bags for disposal. When all of the affected materials are removed the cleaning process begins. We have a very thorough process that involves wet cleaning and HEPA vacuuming to remove the mold spores from the affected area. Not only will we be cleaning the directly affected areas but we’ll also clean and sanitize the adjacent walls and ceilings during our cleaning process.
4. Final Inspection
During the final inspection phase post testing may happen before we remove the HEPA filtration and the containment. This is to ensure that mold levels are at the appropriate and safe levels. In the rare event of an issue we’ll address it immediately. We’ll remove any remaining equipment and containment to allow access to the area once again. We can work with you to replace any materials that were removed during the remediation process to get your property back to normal. Depending on the scope of work to do so we may refer you to one of our trusted partnering contractors.
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Mold Removal Colorado Springs CO
In Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, mold can be a serious problem. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also be very dangerous if it is breathed in for too long or in extremely high amounts. The services that you need when mold has taken over your home, mold removal Colorado Springs desperately needs, is readily supplied by the best remediation company in the business, Rare Restoration!
Not only will your home be cleaner on an invisible level, but the surface of any mold-covered surface will appear 100% restored. We will remove mold from any surface, and our mold remediation services will also make the air smell fresher, since mold tends to give off a musty odor.
Rare Restoration does everything, from mold sampling to remediation and air testing. This means the mold removal Colorado Springs gets from our professional team is everything you’ll need from beginning to end. Rare Restoration can provide the mold remediation Colorado Springs needs to keep its homes and businesses looking great, not to mention keeping them free and clear of harmful mold spores!
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