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Mold Remediation Process2018-10-03T14:02:40+00:00

Mold Remediation Process

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Mold Remediation Process

The discovery of mold can be quite a distressing experience for you and your family, which is why we are committed to honest communication and transparency every step of the way. Your comfort and sense of security is important to us, so we’ve provided a very detailed step-by-step guide to what you can expect when you contact us.

First Contact

Mold is unsettling for any homeowner, but it’s important to remain calm. Although some strains of mold pose a health risk, it’s hard to determine the severity of the situation without appropriate testing. From the moment you call us, you can expect someone at your home within 1-2 hours. Before we arrive, we work to learn as much as possible about where and why you suspect you have mold growth in your home.

Site Inspection

Whether you’ve spotted a wall of growth or whether you’ve smelled mold but can’t detect the growth site, we’ll get to the bottom of it during our thorough site inspection. We carefully examine your property, working to locate both visible and hidden areas of growth. Due to the nature of mold, it can often be hidden from view. At this stage in the process, we are also working to target the source of the moisture creating the growth. In some cases, you may already know where the moisture is coming from, as would be the case if the mold is growing in your bathroom. In other cases, the culprit is not so easy to spot. We will utilize state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to find even the most unlikely water sources. We may also take samples of the mold for testing. The site inspection helps us gather information about the moisture levels and the type of mold in your home. At the end of the inspection, we deliver a preliminary determination. In this determination, we attempt to identify the areas of moisture intrusion and mold growth.

Mold Containment

Due to the ease with which mold can spread, we take precautions to prevent the dispersal of spores. In extreme cases, we will create a negative air chamber. This prevents the spores from infecting air ducts, HVAC systems and other rooms in your home during the mold removal process. We also make sure to disable any air movement systems in your home that may accidentally circulate the mold spores. All of our technicians have special training to prevent the accidental spread of spores and mycotoxins.

Air Filtration

Air quality concerns are some of the biggest issues that emerge with the discovery of mold, so at this stage we utilize air filtration equipment. The vacuum we use is called a High Efficient Particulate Air vacuum, or HEPA vacuum for short. We test the quality of the air both before and after we perform air filtration. Our testing equipment provides a spore count, so we can determine how much mold is in the air.

Mold Remediation

During the mold remediation stage, we are careful not to disturb the spores. If the mold has infested drywall, we cut around the affected area and remove it without ever disrupting the surface layer of mold. Although the standard approach to mold removal uses chemical solutions, we can provide the same quality solution with all natural, bio-degradable, non-toxic solutions. Our green solutions are safe to use around pets and family members who may have sensitivity to certain chemicals. We also attempt to extract mold from porous materials using the HEPA vacuum.

Site Clean-up

Clearing your home of odor and debris is just as important as removing visible mold. Depending on the severity of the mold, your remediation specialist will utilize a wide range of cleaning techniques to salvage your belongings. Our highly trained technicians are experts when it comes to removing odors, and they will get your home back to smelling like normal in no time at all.

Restoration

If we have disposed of any building materials such as flooring, drywall, insulation, or furniture, we will restore it at this stage in the process. We will also handle smaller repairs, which may include painting, adding new ceiling trim or replacing baseboards. You’ve worked hard for your home and your possessions, so we take great care to replace only what we cannot salvage and to restore whenever we can.

Mold Damage Tips

Before doing anything else, read this! Many homeowners exacerbate their mold problems due to improper handling at the first sign of mold. It’s important to be educated on mold practices. Here are some tips you can follow right now!

Common Types of Mold

If you’re dealing with mold in your home, you probably know that mold comes in many different varieties. In fact, there are thousands of different mold species! We’ve created a guide to explore some common types of mold you may encounter.

Mold Remediation Process

From first contact, to site inspection and review, to containment, removal and air purification, we’ve customized the Bright Restoration mold remediation process help you fully repair your home quickly and responsibly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t be confused by people who use the terms mold removal and mold remediation interchangeably. There is a difference between mold removal and mold remediation.  Imagine if you had an infection. While a pain reliever might temporarily alleviate your pain, you won’t really begin to combat the infection until your doctor prescribes you with antibiotics. Similarly, scrubbing a surface area of mold may remove the mold from your wall temporarily, but it may also cause much more damage to you and also to your home. In true mold remediation, highly trained specialists will return the mold levels in your home to safety, as well as solve the moisture problem that was causing the mold growth in the first place. Make sure the restoration company you hire is accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (or the IICRC), an internationally recognized organization responsible for providing certification to all mold specialists.

While we never advise that you handle cases of mold remediation yourself, there are certain situations where it may be safe. If the mold seems to be located on tile or grout (for example, on shower tiles), it is generally safe to handle it yourself using the correct safety precautions. On the other hand, if you can see mold on your walls, we advise you to call a professional restoration company. Mold on porous surfaces such as walls, hardwood floors, ceilings, indicate a good chance of mold growth behind the walls.  Mold gives us a signal that the area is retaining moisture. In order to perform proper mold remediation to your walls or ceilings, you must first treat the source of the moisture so that the problem does not reoccur. It’s important that you know the difference between DIY and professional mold remediation circumstances. Also, if you’ve previously tried to clean mold in your home but have experienced a resurgence of growth, it’s definitely time to call a professional restoration company.

Mold remediation costs will vary from project to project. Each case is unique and requires a customized plan for successful mold remediation. Having said that, the general range is between $2,000 to $7,000, and is determined by the scope of the infestation, the extent of labor and the cost of materials used in restoration.

What Our Clients Say

“Michael dealt with our insurance company for us and got them to pay us for the entire project including the repairs! which saved us a huge headache! We were truly blown away by his level of professionalism. Water damage restoration in Los Angeles is a stressful process, but this team made sure that we were happy with the process every step of the way. So pleased with the work!”

JOANNE ROBERTSON • LOS ANGELES

“With the storm that hit LA recently, part of our ceiling in the living room caved in and unleashed all kinds of havoc. We were recommended Bright Restoration by a friends and we weren’t disappointed They came shortly after the call and restored the damages, leaving our living room looking like new. I would definitely rely on their services again. From the moment these guys came to our home, we could tell they were experienced and professional. We felt safe in their hands every step of the process and you will too. Thank you, guys!”

LILLY MCKEON • SHERMAN OAKS

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