Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48–72 hours. It may produce allergens and irritants that cause harmful health effects, making it a public health hazard. Bio-Absolute is an experienced and qualified mold remediation firm. If you suspect your property is infested with mold, contact us as quickly as possible.
Mold is the term used for a group of fungi commonly found on wet materials. There are many types of mold that can occur (including black mold, or “toxic mold”). No matter what color or type, all molds should be treated with caution. Molds produce potentially harmful allergens and irritants that may lead to various health problems including chronic coughing, fatigue, and headaches. If not quickly remediated, molds will eventually destroy the things they grow on. They may cause extensive and costly damages to your home, commercial property, or government facility. If you see signs of mold, contact a professional mold remediation company right away. For helpful information on the prevention of mold growth, check out these Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips from the EPA.
What to Do Upon the Discovery of Mold
1. Contact an Industrial Hygienist
Upon discovery of mold, we recommend having the property or area tested by a qualified industrial hygienist (IH). The industrial hygienist will determine the levels, locations, and types of mold found in your home through air sampling. The hygienist will then prepare the protocol for the remediation company to follow, and will return after the work has been completed to ensure that the house has no elevated levels of mold. Many companies will tell you that this step is unnecessary. By having a counter party checking your contractor’s work, you are ensured that the clearance results are accurate and unbiased.
At Bio-Absolute, we have found a trusting relationship with the following industrial hygienists:
Contact: Mike Martinez
Olympic Environmental, Inc.
Contact: Tim St. Peter
2. Test for Mold
The industrial hygienist will test your indoor environment by testing for mold and other particle levels inside your home versus mold and other particle levels outside your home. This number is never stagnant. Depending on your location and time of year, your mold particle levels can fluctuate significantly. The hygienist will conduct a mold test to establish a baseline for future testing and analysis. Your home is considered clean and passed if it is one particle lower than the outside environment around your house. A failed or dirty house would consist of a higher mold particle count inside your home as compared to the outside environment. Normally a house fails if one particle of stachybotrys, or black mold, is found inside your home. This is why we highly recommend using a certified industrial hygienist.
3. Contact Bio-Absolute
After you have your written protocol from your Industrial Hygienist, Bio-Absolute is your go-to and trusted mold remediation company in Saint Louis and the surrounding areas. We have the experience to safely and efficiently remove all the mold damage. We are equipped with full hazmat suits, room barriers, equipment, and leading industrial supplies to remove all harmful, unhealthy, and unwanted mold and spores inside your home.
Our Mold Remediation Services
At Bio-Absolute, our certified technicians have the training, equipment, and experience needed to perform proper mold remediation. We work swiftly to provide our clients with a safe and thorough result. Our mold remediation services are environmentally friendly and highly professional. We understand that a mold infestation can occur very quickly anytime water damage occurs due to a flood, a burst pipe, or a roof leak. That’s why we are on call 24/7/365. We are always available to respond quickly to your needs. We will remove, clean, sanitize, and demolish all mold and mold-contaminated matter found on your property in order to remove health hazards and prevent a widespread infestation.
If you notice signs of mold growth or fear that your property may be at risk, please feel free to contact us anytime day or night. Call our office at 314-898-2138 or contact us online for prompt, professional mold remediation and testing.