Mold Removal and Remediation

Mold Growth & Contamination

Mold contamination can spread rapidly when given the correct environment to foster growth. Not only will mold eat away at the structural integreity of your home or building, the spores can alter the health of individuals spending time within the contaminated area. Microbial contamination refers to a variety of microorganisms that include mold, bacteria, fungi (their toxic byproducts) viruses and protozoa. While mold spores can exist in any building, a wet environment will generate growth. When left unaddressed, water damage and leakage can provoke massive mold growth. It is important to note that mold spreads quickly and when spores are exposed to environmental factors and movement, the growth can more easily travel throughout the home, objects or building

Mold Detection

The easiest way to determine mold growth is by odor. Odors released by water based mold often smells “musty” or “earthy” and are byproducts of microorganism waste. The medical community believes that it is these byproducts that cause irritation and health problems. Often times mold spore growth can be seen with a visible eye depending on the contaminated surfaces. In other cases mold growth can go unseen, hidden in crawl spaces, behind walls or appliances. Sewer back flow water losses are a Category 3 water loss, which means it’s our job, as water loss & mold growth responders, to make sure microbial growth does not occur and that all contamination is eliminated.

Testing is available to detect the types of mold issues as well as the level of contamination. The goal of mold detection is that 541 Building & Restoration can help you return your home, belongings and buildings to a livable, safe and healthy environment. If you are concerned about your personal health due to mold, we suggest you contact your physician, a Certified Industrial Hygienist or Indoor Environmental Professional.


Mold Removal

The choice in a mold remediation comes down to one question:

Is it more cost effective to clean or to remove & rebuild?

541 Building & Restoration is here to help you asses your options before selecting the most budget friendly preference for your situation.

It is important to empower our customers with knowledge and open communication so that you feel confident in understanding our mitigation and removal process. We look forward to working with you and your insurance company to provide a communicative and clear plan of action to remove your mold issues. We use industry standard and powerful products for cleaning, deodorizing and sterilizing the contamination area. You can feel confident that we will be able to remove and remediate your mold issue in a sanitary manner.

We’ve outlined the basic process of mold mitigation but please understand that there may be additional details to approach as each job is different. In some cases, not all steps will be needed to complete restoration work.  By sharing this process, we hope you feel confident and knowledgeable in the steps we will be taking to approach your loss.

A General Look at Mold Removal Process:

  1. Initial Inspection & Testing
  2. Identify & Correct Water Source/ Mold Source
  3. Written Protocol
  4. Insurance Company Communication & Mitigation Approval
  5. Containment of Area
  6. Establish Negative Air
  7. Mold Removal & Structural Demolition
  8. Dry Materials & Structure
  9. Clean & Rebuild
  10. Post Remediation Evaluation

Mold & Restoration Services

  • 24 Hour Response with Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
  • We Work Alongside Your Insurance Company
  • Direct Insurance Billing
  • Water Loss Assessment
  • Mold & Moisture Testing
  • Water Extraction
  • Debris Removal
  • Pack Out, Moving & Safe Storage
  • Air Duct/Furnace System Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Tile & Grout Cleaning
  • Sealant Application
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Professional Industry Standard Cleaning Products
  • Total Reconstruction