Mold in your home or business can be a significant issue. The damage caused by mold often extends far beyond what you can see and can impact areas you might not anticipate. For example, mold can cause damage to building materials, finishes, furnishings, and even cause structural damage to wood. It can also lead to health problems in both people and pets, especially those with asthma or compromised immune systems. A single square inch of mold growth can harbor over a million microscopic spores, which can sometimes be toxic.
Mold removal from your home or business should be managed by professionals. The team at Best Option Restoration of North Houston are trained and certified for the safe removal and prevention of mold in residential and commercial properties throughout the North Houston region.
Sometimes mold growth is evident, which is likely how you detected it. Other times, you might not see mold growth but may smell a musty or unpleasant "mildewy" odor. There are instances where mold is neither visible nor detectable by smell, but individuals living in the home may have or develop mold allergies, experience frequent health issues, display flu-like symptoms such as sneezing or coughing, skin rashes, worsening asthma, and in some cases, serious illnesses.
Professional assessment of the extent of the damage is recommended, but testing for mold is not always necessary, given the absence of established "acceptable" indoor mold levels. Testing for mold can often be an expensive and unnecessary expenditure. Allocating your resources to remediate the mold problem is a better use of your funds.
Even if you plan to tackle the issue yourself, consulting a professional, such as the industrial hygienists at Best Option Restoration of North Houston, can give you an idea of how extensive the mold damage is, as it often extends beyond what is immediately visible. Mold prefers warm, dark, inaccessible spaces such as between wall boards, heating ducts, ventilation fans, crawl spaces, and basements. Our technicians at Best Option Restoration of North Houston have the experience and expertise to locate the source and identify all affected areas.
The visible mold is just the tip of the iceberg. The moisture source must be identified, as it's the genesis of your mold problems. If the moisture source isn't addressed, your mold problem will persist. The source could be a leaking, cracked, or broken pipe, a bad seal, a poorly connected hose to your refrigerator, washing machine, coffee maker, or ice maker, your irrigation system, air conditioning unit, or any number of sources. Mold can also result from flooding, rain, snow, ice, and other natural events. Best Option Restoration of North Houston will first locate the source or sources.
Once the source or sources are identified, we find all the areas affected by mold growth and/or water damage. To fully remediate the mold issue, all impacted areas must be removed and properly disposed of, or thoroughly cleaned with industrial-strength products approved by the AIHA, CDC, and EPA.
As a certified mold remediation company, Best Option Restoration of North Houston adheres to the standards and guidelines set forth by the aforementioned agencies. These protocols are in place for the safety of the people and pets within your home or business and to protect the environment from harm by using the latest scientific research and proven methods for safe mold removal.