Mold in an attic
What is mold or mold damage? In natural outdoor conditions, mold is a fungus that is easily found growing and thriving. The problem arises when mold begins to grow within the confines of your home or workplace space which causes mold damage.
Mold growth is caused by invasion of excess levels of moisture to your property which over time causes damage.
It can be caused by adverse weather conditions, leaks through windows, doors or through the roof, broken water pipes or water heaters.
Moisture is harbored in the structural materials, and in the correct environment it begins to grow feeding off of organic materials around – drywall, paper, wood, etc…
The result – Mold Damage
Mold growth which causes mold damage can occur in as little as 24-28 hours & requires three things to grow:
Reset Restoration’s “Clean Trust Certified” technicians are extensively trained in compliance with S520standards. We can put your home back together safely and quickly. Determining the cause of your mold infestation is key to preventing reoccurrence. Once the moisture source is identified and controlled, Reset Restoration’s system of containment, removal and remediation techniques and analysis will be shared with you. In most cases, a containment area will be established using impermeable plastic barriers and utilizing negative air pressure to contain spores. The HVAC system will be isolated if necessary. Proper disposition of the mold is determined by its location and the specific materials it has colonized. Removing the mold includes several options; wet washing, wire brushing, HEPA vacuuming to name a few. In some cases complete removal of infected materials is mandatory (ie. drywall). Once cleaned an area may require the application of biocides, based on EPA standards.
What to do in the event of mold damage infestation: