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Upon Completion of our Mold Removal and Restoration Service we will provide you a 1 year guarantee, if mold returns to this areas we will return to continue our Mold Remediation Service of this area 100% FREE. (*Ask Our For Additional Details)
Mold remediation has become a hot trigger word, it has received a great deal of media attention in recent years. If you have been researching Black Mold Removal for any time now you will have most certainly seen some gross and often times frightening pictures. The effects of mold on our bodies are just now being understood and while rare, serious health effects from exposure do occur many times the situation is not as serious as thought. When moisture is present, molds can grow on virtually any substance and some people are more susceptible to the health effects of a fungus when it is contained in a building environment. Prompt attention to water damage or visible mold can often keep a minor problem from becoming major. Mold can be remedied for far less than most people think. Sometimes using mild cleaning techniques and some air purification is all that's needed, many times this can be accomplished for under a thousand dollars. Contact the professionals at Maxx Restoration to resolve any of your mold concerns and let us take your worries away.
Black mold, is be found in homes across Iowa and across the country. When people hear black mold they often get worried, and for good reason. Black mold has caused many people fear simpley because it level of toxicity and how it harms the human body. Now, there are several species that have some black color to them, so not all of these are Black Mold, but the species that Black Mold was titled after certainly is serious and the average homeowner should see a professional like Maxx Restoration to address this issue. people often get scared because they are not sure what it is, what effects it may have, and how to get rid of it.
All mold has the potential to cause negative health effects depending on levels of spore and should be treated with care. It is always recommended to reach out to the professionals at Maxx Restoration to handle the problem for you.
First we should discuss what may cause mold in your attic, then we can explain the mold remediation process? The most common reasons we find are Water damage and excessive moisture from poor ventilation. Although roof leaks cause many issues in attics, most of the time, condensation occurring in your attic due to ventilation issues are just as destructive. Improper ventilation will cause moisture leaks. This causes mildew, wood rot and interior water damage. Over time, mold grows and if left untreated, it becomes a big problem if not dealt with and mold remediation is required.
Although an active roof leak is sometime the root of the issue, however many times the roof is not leaking and it is these internal issues that are more difficult to find causing water damage in your attic.
Every house is built with a specific energy envelope. This includes a roof ventilation calculation to ensure adequate air ventilation. Sometimes, homeowners will add new house features such as installing bathroom exhaust vents or upgrading the insulation. These changes will affect the air circulation and create the moisture for different species of mold to grow in your attic and without proper mold removal and restoration this will start rotting your roof sheeting.
Do you need a Mold Inspection or Testing?
Mold Spores are everywhere, and some species are often tolerated, and are beneficial in our ecosystem, however there are some species that can be extremely hazardous to humans and our pets when this becomes the case you might need mold remediation. Mold spores can quickly spread and propagate when the environment is conducive for them, areas with low sunlight are often prone to moisture or areas that have sustained water damage have a higher chance of significant mold growth. Mold spore are often unable to be seen by the naked eye, only when you have a "colony" of spore can you see them. When this happens there can be thousands of spores and with this many release odors and toxins that are sensitive to our bodies. Testing by utilizing current testing equipment and techniques will provide you with information such what types of mold is present as well as if the levels are higher that what is considered safe within a closed space. This will help decide what type of mold removal and restoration will be necessary. Some situations require black mold removal, these can be more difficult than other types of mold remediation. Knowing this information can often change the overall scope of the remediation.
Mold Inspection vs Mold Estimate, a Mold Estimate is always FREE, we note the areas of concern and provide you a cost for the mold remediation in writing with our written guarantee. An Inspection, is a slimmed-down Home Inspection. We will thoroughly investigating all areas of the property to evaluate where the spores may have originated and what components are contributing to the spread of the mold. The primary object to a Mold Inspection is to determine where “water intrusion” is, or could potentially be, entering the home, provide solutions for mold removal and restoration, as well as utilize various testing equipment to identify the cause. Mold Inspections typically takes 30-90 minutes to complete, once completed our findings will be documented and shared with you in writing. Should you request a quote for mold removal and remediation, we will kindly provide this to you as well at no additional charge. Should you utilize our remediation service we will happily credit you the inspection fee towards your service.
For many the idea filing a claim with their Home Owner Insurance is somewhat overwhelming, however our team is very familiar with this process. Many insurance companies have excluded mold removal and mold restoration from the policy, however there are still some carriers that will cover mold clean-up if it is caused by a covered loss.. Now your thinking WHAT DOES ALL THAT MEAN?? Well, for us at Maxx Restoration it means we need to document all the details so we may help present this to your insurance company on your behalf. Rest assured when working with a professional company like Maxx Restoration you can have confidence that we have over a decade of experience with a multitude of insurance companies, we are looking out for you.
If it is determined that air sampling for mold is necessary, we will advise you on how many air samples we feel is needed to determine the extent of the mold growth. Many times 1 air sample per level is adequate, however some cases require additional sampling or perhaps surface samples are necessary. Surface samples often help should black mold be present and perhaps black mold removal is needed. All samples are shipped to a laboratory for complete analysis. These results are combined with the initial Mold Inspection observations and included into the Mold Inspection Report. Air sampling typically requires 30 to 60 minutes to the overall process. Due to these variables, the cost of a Mold Test varies. An “average” Air Sampling + Lab Testing (testing for the presence and identification of mold species) + a Mold Inspection Report of findings will cost approximately $500 to $750. If additional Air Sampling + Lab Testing is warranted, there is an additional charge of $75 per air sample.