Getting Back to Normal: Mold Damage Restoration

Mold has no place in the home. When mold invades your home, your main priority should be removing it quickly and safely because it can be harmful to your health and damage the structure of the building. Mold can spread throughout your home in as little as 72 hours, causing adverse health effects for your family and property damage.

When mold is present, drying is insufficient. Moldy materials must be removed or disinfected (remediation). Mold can be hazardous and costly if not handled properly. Allen Keith quickly responds to your call to assess your situation. As part of our mold damage restoration, our professionals use advanced mold mitigation equipment and experience to identify the source of your mold problem. Then, with as little disruption to your family as possible, we’ll collaborate with you in the cleanup and restoration process.

If you’re not sure if there is mold in your home, some things you should be on the lookout for are:

  • Musty odors of mildew
  • Dark spots on your walls, ceilings, or floors
  • Condensation on glass or metal surfaces due to high humidity levels
  • Respiratory and allergy issues
mold damage
mold damage

Where did it come from?

Mold is present almost everywhere, and its spores are microscopic, floating in the air. Mold may enter your property through windows, doors, and HVAC systems. In addition, mold can enter your home by hitching a ride on your clothing or pet. Mold does not become a problem until it finds an environment in your home that supports growth. Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.

Mold requires moisture, oxygen, and a food source (i.e., wood, drywall). Most commonly, mold growth begins in an area with perpetual moisture problems. Flooding, leaky roofs, poor building maintenance or indoor plumbing problems can typically lead to mold growth. Therefore, mold damage restoration should happen immediately and swiftly.

Is it serious?

Mold damage restoration is a serious thing. Depending on the type and the amount, mold can be a significant problem. Mold negatively affects air quality, and, for some, it can cause health and breathing problems.

Mold infestation can lead to:

  • Damage to the property such as the foundation, drywall, roofing, gutters, flooring, furnishings, and HVAC systems.
mold damage restoration
mold restoration

Our Process with Mold Damage Restoration

Removing mold from your property is not a DIY project; mold damage restoration requires the knowledge and experience of a trained professional to do the job correctly.

  • Our IICRC-certified technicians will begin with an in-depth inspection to determine the source and extent of mold growth. Once the source is identified, we will take any necessary steps to eliminate it.
    • If your mold growth is from water damage, we will remove the mold to prevent further spread, then begin drying the area. Our entire water damage process can be found here.
  • A pre-remediation mold test will be offered to determine the type of mold. It will be used as a benchmark after remediation is complete.
  • All contents will be removed from the affected area. Salvageable items will be inspected and cleaned if necessary. Click here to learn about the Allen Keith Construction content recovery and restoration.
  • We will establish a containment area around the affected area. This means the mold will not be able to travel to other areas of your property. HVAC systems will be isolated from the affected area.
  • Porous building materials that cannot be cleaned (i.e., drywall, insulation) will be removed. A technician will treat the area with a plant-based antimicrobial.
  • After the area has been dried out, a specialty sealant is applied to prevent any chance of future problems.
  • The final mold remediation and damage restoration stages will include air duct cleaning and post-remediation mold testing.