Remediating mold in Hopatcong New Jersey
Systematic cleaning provides mold removal services to Hopatcong Borough. Mold Removal and Mold Remediation restoration projects have to be done carefully to protect the occupants of the home.Mold Can Ruin Your Home
The IICRC outlines five major principles of mold remediation.
1. Make sure safety and health precautions are taken by cleanup professionals and occupants. Mold-contaminated buildings can be associated with a number of health problems. Anyone involved in the mold remediation process must be protected from exposure through a combination of practices and controls.
2. A post-cleanup assessment by an independent environmental expert. An effective mold remediation cannot be developed without first determining the extent of the contamination to be removed. To ensure that remediation work is being properly performed, it is highly recommended that appropriate documentation of the remediation process be kept by project management
3. Control of mold before it spreads further. Eliminating mold at the source of contamination is essential. Once mold spores spread through the air, it will be much more difficult to capture.
4. Oversee the proper physical removal of the mold. The mold must be physically removed from the structure. Attempts to isolate mold or remove signs of mold on the surface are not adequate. Note that bleach alone cannot kill mold.
5. Ensure that moisture is controlled to limit future contamination or re-contamination. Mold growth is virtually inevitable if moisture is not controlled. Moisture problems must be identified, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible.
Putting all these factors to work involve multiple disciplines from different fields to ensure that the actionable program is effective and mold is truly remediated .
In Hopatcong New Jersey we find that moisture conditions are just right for mold growth.
We seem to have an especially difficult time with homes that are used as vacation homes as well as those homes that have either improper drainage, crawlspaces, and or roof damage from the harsh winters. Unfortunately in New Jersey and Pennsylvania many homes are affected by mold. We can create a program based on the S520 standard that will holistically eliminate mold from your home and in addition we can assist with creating an environment so that no further issues occur. In certain cases that will require excavation, waterproofing, roof repair, grading, installation of dehumidification, crawlspace encapsulation or some other type of physical action that will prevent the re-occurrence. The benefit with Systematic Cleaning and Restoration is that we can provide all of those services to you.
Another benefit of using our company for your mold remediation services is that being IICRC Certified means that if there is an issue with any of the work that we provide to you you have an independent body that will examine the complaint and make sure if anything was not done to code that it is remedied at no further cost. In addition we are also “A” rated with the Better Business Bureau and are fully licensed and insured for mold remediation services in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
We are IICRC certified, fully insured and properly trained in the latest and best methods of mold remediation.
To provide correct mold removal requires a certain set of tools as well as proper training to make sure the job is done correctly.
It is always prudent to hire a company that is IICRC certified in mold remediation. In most cases containment has to be set up which creates a negative pressure around the areas of mold growth so that mold spores and mycotoxins do not escape into the general environment. The proper health and safety protocols have to be followed. Respirators must always be worn as well as eye protection and full suit to protect you from mold gaining entrance into your body.
Some mold grows perfectly at 98.6° which is the exact temperature of the human body. This is a scary fact but true. Mold is not something to be trifled with and it must be undertaken carefully to ensure the safety of the occupants of the home as well as the workers that are providing the work. In addition the eyes in particular are very susceptible to mold contamination and there actually I related degenerative diseases specifically related to mold. Add to this the issues that we get with long-term exposure to lungs whereas an area of the long may actually encapsulate mold spores making that section of the long unusable. Over a long-term period of time breathing becomes more and more constrained. Mold is not always an easy organism to deal with and is typically best left to the professionals. Mold exposure can cause a wide variety of health effects.It is a fact that certain types can even cause death. In most cases if there is mold that is present and or growing an indoor environmental professional should be called in to test the home and find out where the mold is locatedated so that he or she can create a plan that will eliminate mold from your home as well as provide a plan of action and endpoint determination. This way once the mold removal professional has completed their work the conditions can be checked within the home to make sure that it is in balance with the exterior environment.
Every mold job should start with a mold assessment
Mold assessment is the process of collecting information about where the mold might be in your home or office. Experts generally come in an look over the structure and determine where the mold is hiding. This is generally done by laboratory testing as well as the use of specialized equipment.Sometimes the mold is obviously and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes you have to dig deep within a structure in order to find the problem. This is where an indoor environmental professional come into play. They will do the testing and then formulate the clean-up process. There is a written specification for mold removal along with followup testing and mold count parameters. Once the testing and spec is done then the mold remediation starts. The removing of the mold is necessary and beneficial for many reasons.
Mold has many detrimental health effects especially long-term exposure.
In a lot of cases the first thing that we notice in our homes is maybe a slight musty or damp smell emanating from the basement. Over time as the mold propagates and expands concentrations of mold spores tend to increase in the airstream. This will lead to possible allergic reactions, eye irritations coughing, lung damage, headaches, throat irritations, eye irritations, as well as a host of other unexplained illnesses that are being caused by the presence of mold spores but are so general in nature that in many cases we do not realize that this is the root cause of our suffering.
There is also another link to mold with health issues and it is Asthma. It’s been proven in studies that mold has major causitive factor when it comes to asthma. This may be especially apparent in infants or young kids. Infants and young kids tend to develop fungal mold, which is also known as Penicillium. Each time that the infant or young child becomes exposed they become more susceptible to the fungal mold. The Penicillium will increase within the human body. About 20% for every year that the child is infected. For each increase in Penicillin and years infected there are different levels
no mold to low mold
low mold to intermediate levels
intermediate levels to high levels.
Now when it comes to the reaction for the mold it can happen in a variety of ways, depending on how susceptible you are and how much you take in. When you are at a lower level you will have things like running nose and eyes swelling and coughing to deal with. But if you are in extreme and severe categories you will have more prolonged and chronic illnesses to deal with. The longer you have the mold, the more susceptible you will be to the allergic reactions.
You can see that there are three things that mold requires to become an issue in your home or business. They are as follows:
Time–anywhere from 48 hours to 10 days
Moisture–This is what is needed to begin the process which brings about the mold through presence of spores
Nutrients–Cellulose is a common ingredient in the mold build up process-think sheetrock, cloth, wallpaper etc.
Mold removal is paramount to the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones. It is not something to take lightly. There can be VERY serious health consequences from a mold infestation.
If you have any questions about mold or if you suspect that you may have a mold issue in your home please don’t hesitate to call us. It is always better to get a handle on things earlier than later. Sometimes minor problems that are allowed to fester can become much more far-reaching and unfortunately more expensive to remediate whereas if it was handled at an earlier time it could’ve been resolved much more easily thus saving you not only possible ill health effects but money as well.Often a house or building can become infested with mold after a water loss or disaster. When this occurs, it is very important to invest in a service that provides excellent mold removal and mold remediation so as to get the building environment back to a healthy state of existence. By investing in the right services, people are able to make sure that their home or office is safe and able to be lived or worked in without any issues occurring. Systematic Cleaning and Restoration is the IICRC firm you need to call. Call today!