There are many signs that point to mold presence in a home or business, the most common are allergies. Noticing that whenever you visit a specific location you experience allergies, which stop after leaving that location is a sign of mold presence. Areas of excessive humidity or moisture are also prone to mold growth. It is important that if you suspect mold growth on your property that you get a mold test, if a mold test confirms that there are high levels of mold then mold removal services are necessary.
Restoration Dispatched works with several independent mold testers, a 3rd party mold tester benefits the homeowners in two ways. First, it confirms the presence of mold and that mold removal is necessary. Second, another mold test is done after the mold removal process is completed, to ensure that the process was successful.
Many individuals underestimate how complex and delicate of a process mold removal is, it is more than spraying a few chemicals. It is an intensive process of locating, cleaning, removing, and preventing any future mold growth. Utilizing HEPA vacuums, HEPA Air Scrubbers, and more to eradicate the mold infestation, and to prevent any future mold infestations.
Restoration Dispatched is dedicated to providing Long Island, New York with high-quality mold removal services. We proudly provide 24/7 emergency service and free estimates for mold removal services to all Long Island, NY Residents. We are on standby, ready to be dispatched to start your mold removal.
What Is The Process Of Mold Removal?
Mold removal can be broken down into a few broad steps. First, an initial mold test is performed to confirm the presence of mold, and the air quality levels. Once the presence of mold is confirmed then the mold removal process begins, thoroughly inspecting all areas of excessive moisture, and around visible mold growths. Checking behind the walls, ceilings, insulation, etc.. Depending on the amount and type of mold, items will either be removed and replaced or restored with mold-killing chemicals and HEPA vacuuming. Once all mold has been removed, another mold inspection will happen to ensure that the mold remediation was a success.
How Soon Should I Get Mold Removed?
Mold has the ability to spread and grow in new places, if you have received a mold test confirming the presence of mold in your home or business, it is recommended to get the mold removed as soon as possible. The sooner the mold is removed, the fewer mold spores that spread and grow resulting in a smaller mold problem,
How Long Does Mold Removal Take?
The complete process from the mold inspection to completing the remediation varies depending on how much mold is present, and the location. Mold removal can take anywhere from one day to several weeks depending on the severity of the infestation.
Do I Need to get mold removed?
If mold is found, it is strongly recommended to get the mold removed and identify the source of the moisture causing mold growth. Without fixing the source of excessive moisture or humidity mold will continue to grow and spread throughout the property, putting off mold removal can result in a larger job and higher mold counts.
Fixing the source of excessive moisture can help slow down the growth of mold, but it will not kill any existing mold. Additionally, only fixing the source of excessive moisture and not removing the mold won’t help those experiencing allergic symptoms due to mold exposure.
What if I find mold in my apartment?
Typically, your landlord is responsible if there is mold present in an apartment. However, this can differ depending on your lease agreement. It is recommended that you speak with your landlord regarding your concerns. Restoration Dispatched can provide you with any supporting documentation requested by your landlord, such as an estimate and recommended mold testers.
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold Removal?
Everyone’s homeowner’s policy is different. When it comes to mold removal services being covered by homeowner’s insurance it truly is on a case by case basis. Each policy covers different things, and the source of the mold growth is also a factor. If you are unsure if your insurance policy covers mold growth, you can ask a claims specialist at Restoration Dispatched or you can call your insurance company to confirm coverage.
When Should I Get A Mold Test?
The two most common reasons for getting a mold test is either spotting mold growth visually, if you are experiencing allergy symptoms when at that location, or if you notice a musty like smell on the property. Other circumstances in which a mold test may be appropriate is if you had a flood and performed the water damage restoration yourself, as not completely drying out a property can cause mold to grow.
How Can I Prevent Mold Growth?
Mold grows in moist, wet environments. The most common place for mold growth in a home is the basement, bathrooms, or under the kitchen sink. Most mold growth in bathrooms or the kitchen is mild and can be handled easily.
Dehumidification is one of the easiest ways to prevent mold growth, especially in basements. If you notice that your basement is very humid, placing a dehumidifier can drastically reduce the chances of mold growth. The basic principle of mold growth prevention is keeping everything nice and dry.
What Is The Benefit Of Professional Mold Removal Services?
The benefit of hiring a mold removal professional is the reassurance that the mold problem will be properly resolved. Mold lives behind walls, in insulation and affects air quality, a partially complete mold remediation won’t solve your mold problem, additionally only removing mold from surfaces won’t remove the mold spores from your air.
Mold removal is a tricky process often best left to the professionals, the pre and post mold inspections ensure that the mold problem has been completely resolved and that the property is once again a safe and healthy environment.
Restoration Dispatched is here to help you with every step of the mold remediation process, our highly-trained staff can guide you every step of the way making the mold remediation process as easy as possible. We can recommend professional, 3rd party mold testing companies, we will even work with your insurance company to see if you are covered.
When you work with Restoration Dispatched, you can rest assured that your mold problem will be resolved and that you are getting the best mold remediation services Long Island, NY has to offer. Call us today to speak with one of our dedicated project managers, we offer 24/7 emergency services and free estimates.