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Understanding Mold...

MoldMolds are microscopic fungi that live on organic matter. Most molds produce spores which can be air-borne, or insect-borne and are highly adapted to grow and rapidly reproduce under the right conditions. Mold spores are found in virtually every environment indoors and outdoors. As a result, we all encounter mold spores daily. These spores may enter homes and buildings through air infiltration such as windows, doors, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, or by attaching themselves to people, clothing and pets thus bringing mold spores indoors.

Mold spores are ready to spring to life as a growing colony if they are provided with three primary conditions:

  1. A temperature range between 47-120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Nutrients (Food source such as organic matter).
  3. Moisture/Water (Water intrusion in your home).

Two of these three supporting conditions for mold growth (temperature and nutrients) are a part of most homes and buildings. Regarding temperature, our homes are kept at temperatures that can encourage mold reproduction. Regarding nutrients, our homes are built with and furnished with suitable organic nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Examples of suitable organic materials which can provide these nutrients for mold growth include: carpet, fabric, upholstery, paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, drywall, wood and wood products, dust, paints, and wallpaper. The missing ingredient in most homes for mold growth is moisture/water intrusion.

MoldIn humid or wet conditions, molds will naturally grow in an indoor environment. It’s not that all molds are bad, they can be useful to people, for example, Penicillin is obtained from a mold. But, with that in mind it is important to understand there are potential health effects from mold in homes that may pose health problems to people sensitive to molds.

Because two of the three conditions for mold growth already exist in our homes, mold growth can occur where there is excessive moisture, such as where water leaks may have occurred in walls, roofs, potted plants or where there has been flooding.   

Molds can gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by calling SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services to help in controlling the moisture and eliminating mold growth.

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SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration provides:

  • 24/7 Emergency Service.
  • Highly professional and trained technicians.
  • IICRC Certified Master Water RestorerApplied Microbial Remediation Specialist, Water Damage Restoration Specialist and Applied Structural Drying experts.   
  • Quick response time
  • 30+ years industry experience in all aspects of the Total Cleaning and Restoration Industry.

Inspection & Assessment

SHOWCASE Certified Technicians will thoroughly inspect your home for visible signs of mold growth. We utilize various industry standard equipment that can help us detect sources that are hidden from plain view. Earlier, as you learned from Understanding Mold, the source can be behind walls, cabinets or even under carpets and subfloors.  If there is moisture and/or odors present, there is a concern.  Make sure your first step is to call the experts at… SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services.   

24/7 Emergency Services number:  806-678-6601.

Containment

We will deploy key engineering controls and work practices while containment is utilized to prevent the spread of mold or any cross contamination that can occur. Our technicians will isolate the contaminated area while erecting physical barriers, and utilize industry standard equipment such as air scrubbers and negative air machines to create negative pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. Containment and critical barriers are paramount to prevent any further contamination of mold in other areas of your home.

Air Filtration

The heating and cooling systems will first be turned off to prevent the spread of mold spores. Our industry standard filtration equipment allows us to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air while work is in progress. We deploy very effective “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent and stop the spread of mold spores while the remediation process is underway. 

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The processes utilized in source removal of mold infested materials depends on the amount of growth found and the types of surfaces or building materials it has affected. Our technicians will professionally remove all mold-infested porous materials (such as drywall, insulation and carpet) from your home in a safe and contained manner. We treat all surfaces that are around the affected areas with an industry standard antifungal and antimicrobial solution to eliminate any mold colonies and prevent new colonies from growing. 

Content Cleaning

SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services prides itself on its “total cleaning” namesake. We utilize the most advanced cleaning systems to clean, sanitize and deodorize all of your personal effects and furnishings affected by mold e.g., Air ducts, Carpets, Upholstery, Draperies, Tile & Grout, we can clean it all.   

Reconstruction Process

After the mold damage has been abated and if structural damage and other building materials need replacement, reconstruction would be the final step in the mold mitigation process. A general contractor would need to come in and assess the build back.