When some people discover that they have a mold problem, they don’t take immediate action because it doesn’t seem like a big deal. Visible traces of mold are easily wiped away with regular over the counter cleaning products, after all. The problem with mold is that it often goes much deeper than that, forming large colonies in places that you can’t easily go like between the walls, or below the floorboards. When mold colonizes these hard to reach areas, you can quickly find your mold situation getting out of hand. Mold can affect people differently. Some strains of mold can trigger allergies and asthma, as well as other complications for those with breathing difficulties. There are even strains of mold that can cause permanent damage to your health! If you have noticed any sign of mold on your property, it’s a very good idea to have it checked out by a professional. Mold negatively impacts the health of millions of people every day, creating a toxic indoor environment in your home or office. FloodStar Restoration offers mold detection, removal, and remediation services for both residential and commercial properties. Call FloodStar Restoration at (513) 515-2089 today, and receive your free, no-obligations estimate!
There are many different signs that may indicate a developing mold problem. One of the most obvious is the appearance of mold in any area. Mold can appear as black, green, or brown spots or flecks, discolorations, or fuzzy growth. While most of these signs can easily be wiped away by over the counter cleaning products, often these products do nothing more than buy a little time before the mold grows back. More often than not, the appearance and reappearance of mold can be an indication of a larger problem. When mold is present on one side of a wall, the chances are very good that there’s a much larger mold colony on the other side of that wall—where you’ll never be able to get to it! Another obvious sign of mold is the presence of a persistent musty odor in certain areas of your home or business. The smell of mold is very distinct and it can get into everything, lingering in your clothes and hair even after you’ve left the building. If you have noticed any of these signs in your home or business, it is time to call in the mold detection professionals at FloodStar Restoration. Our service technicians are IICRC certified and trained in the use of special mold detection equipment. We can locate the source of your mold problem and begin immediate containment and removal procedures. Call (513) 515-2089 to speak with our representatives and learn more about what FloodStar Restoration can do for you!
Most people can recognize that mold removal may be an unpleasant process, but few realize that it can also be dangerous. Mold spores are small and light enough to drift on the air. They are virtually undetectable in small amounts, but if they permeate your indoor environment you’ll definitely begin to feel the effects. Mold exposure most often causes symptoms like itchy and watery eyes, sore throat, coughing, stuffy nose, and headaches. Mold spores can set off allergies and set off asthma attacks in those who are sensitive to it. Some types of mold, usually called “black mold,” are particularly dangerous. Black mold can cause serious health effects through exposure, including permanent respiratory damage. The experts at FloodStar Restoration have the equipment necessary to contain and safely remove mold from your property. The containment is important to prevent further colonization by releasing large amounts of spores into your indoor environment. Affected areas will be specially treated against mold. We use specially formulated cleaning and anti-mold agents, leaving your home or business mold-free and fresh smelling.
Finding and removing the mold may seem like the whole job, but if the initial cause of favorable mold conditions is not also located and dealt with, the mold will inevitably return. Mold can have many causes, but the most common are simply areas of elevated moisture. Most homes and businesses operate on a fairly closed system for heating and cooling purposes, but that means that any moisture that gets introduced into that environment has nowhere to go. Lingering moisture can come from a variety of sources—leaky pipes, water damage, and even condensation caused by the disparity between indoor and outdoor temperatures. The professional team at FloodStar Restoration will seek out the cause of your moisture problem and fix it so that you never have to worry about a repeat occurrence of mold. If you suspect that you have a mold problem on your commercial or residential property, please call FloodStar Restoration at (513) 515-2089 right away! You’ll be glad you did!
FloodStar Restoration also handles fire damage and water damage restoration services. More often than not, these separate types of damage overlap, especially when you consider something like fire damage where the fire begins the destruction, is then extinguished with water or foam, which can mingle with ash to form a sticky residue that is difficult to clean. The moisture can fill the air, raising the humidity and paving the way for mold colonization. Yuck. You can see why it makes sense for your restoration team to be skilled in more than one discipline. If you want professionals for any emergency, call FloodStar Restoration right away at the first sign of trouble! Our phone number is (513) 515-2089 and our helpful staff is standing by to answer your questions. Call now!