The effects of mold and mildew have made headlines in the past few years. At 3R’s Construction we choose not to promote the hysteria that is being spread throughout the media however we do take very seriously the potential adverse health affects that can arise from exposure to a contaminated environment.
If you have had a water leak or standing water that has lasted for longer than 22 hours you likely have a viable mold, mildew, or fungus problem.
Common places to find fungal growth:
- Crawl space
- Furnace ducting
- Behind furniture against exterior walls
- Under cabinets
- Bathroom floors
- Sun rooms
- Hot tub enclosures
What to look for if you suspect you might have a mold problem:
- Visible mold growth
- Dark spot on the walls, ceilings, or any organic material
- Unusual odor
- Respiratory infection or allergy like symptoms
- Weakened auto immune system
What can you do if you suspect you have a problem?
Have the house tested by our certified mold technicians. We recommend a minimum of two samples. These samples are sent directly to a lab for identification. Samples are analyzed to determine the species then cultured to determine if the spores collected are viable (living) or non-viable (not a threat). Samples are usually taken directly from the source, from walls in the general area, inside the heating ducts, and on the outside of the affected area to provide a “control count”.
If you have a valid mold concern it is important that you have a IICRC Certified Mold Abatement company like ours review your situation and prepare a treatment plan. Most of the time this remediation effort is effective and your problem is resolved however sometimes the infestation is wider spread than was anticipated and a more aggressive abatement effort is required.
Our Remediation Experts will cleanse the area and restore it to the condition previous to the infestation using available green building practices that support indoor air quality and are environmentally friendly. Our work is guaranteed and our staff is courteous and professional.