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Local Mold Removal & Remediation Professionals

Your Stamford Mold Removal Company

It doesn’t take much for mold to grow. Add moisture, oxygen, and a surface to grow on, and you have the perfect recipe for mold. Even worse, the fungus is capable of growing on almost any surface. If that wasn’t bad enough, mold has numerous adverse health effects. Due to these facts, when you find mold in your home or business, your first call should be to a professional mold removal services company such as Restoration 1 of Fairfield CT.

Because of mold’s potential lethality, we take mold removal and mold remediation seriously. Our team works diligently to solve your mold issues, both visible and airborne. Through the use of environmentally friendly, non-toxic solutions, EPA-certified procedures, and proper protective equipment, we eliminate spores that threaten your home and health. Once complete, Restoration 1 offers mold testing services to ensure that the mold is cleared from the property.

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Mold Related Health Risks

Restoration 1 of Fairfield has established a reputation in the Stamford area because when we do our job, we are working protect your family and their health. Mold growth comes with major health risks, so it’s important to call a professional if you suspect your property has mold. If you are not sure whether you have mold in your home, our professionals can use a simple machine to test the mold count in the air. Even if you haven’t experienced significant water damage, a problem as simple as a leaky window could lead to mold damage. Scheduling mold removal services is a positive investment in your health and home. Otherwise, you could be facing the following health hazards:

Allergens
Irritants
Mycotoxins
Sneezing
Breathing Problems
Long-Term Diseases

Count On Restoration 1 For Mold Removal Services & Remediation

The Mold Removal & Remediation Process

Mold spreads through the airways, and can multiply quickly if left unchecked. If the moisture level is raised, it can take as few as a couple days for mold to take hold of an entire building. This is why we we take so much pride in our ability to respond, inspect, diagnose and remove mold quickly. 

To stop the movement of the mold spores from room to room, we will utilize proper protection equipment (PPE) and specific techniques like advanced air filtration, negative air pressure, and complete ventilation containment to safely provide mold removal services.

When our containment phase is completed, we will immediately begin removing the mold from your property. Depending on the extent of the mold damage, our team of remediation specialists will target the major problem areas, removing any damaged building materials and any irreversibly damaged contents. Once we have safely removed the major concerns, we will shift our focus to the lessor moldy areas, spraying and cleaning every surface with an antimicrobial wash, ensuring no mold spores are left untouched. 

The mold removal and remediation has effectively been completed at this point, but due to the practically invisible nature of mold, we will have to conduct a clearance test of the air in your home or business before we can begin the rebuilding and remodeling phase of the restoration.

Receiving a clean score on the clearance test allows us to start the rebuilding and remodeling phase. Restoration 1 is a licensed general contractor, which allows us to restore your home to a like new condition. We have the expertise, experience and certification to complete any restoration or remodeling job, from flooring to drywall to cabinetry. 

Does Insurance Cover Mold Removal Services?

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As a general rule, it is unwise to assume that your homeowners insurance will cover mold damage nor the cost of mold removal and remediation. Most insurance providers will only cover a mold problem that results from an emergency covered on your policy.

In other words, mold that occurred due to negligence, long term exposure to moisture, are unlikely to be covered. The best way to find out if you are covered for mold damage and mold removal services is to give your insurance provider a call and ask.

Common Questions About Mold

Simply put, mold is a form of fungus that is found both indoors and outdoors. Several species of mold exist, many of which spread easily via the air or water. Mold spores are incredibly resilient, often surviving in extreme conditions.

Mold requires a food source, oxygen, and a temperature between 40-100 degrees F. As such, mold is commonly found in damp and humid areas. Areas of high moisture from leaks, overflows, or floods usually fall prey to mold. 

Mold is bad for your health and your property. In terms of your body, issues caused by mold include asthma, rashes, headaches, allergic reactions, and difficulty breathing.

The problems don’t stop here though. Mold is a hazard for your property, destroying the  crawl space, foundation, roof, HVAC, drywall, and more.

Mold needs an organic food source to spread. For instance, cellulose is found in wood and drywall, which is why it is common to find mold in these spots. 

There are many warning signs of mold. Discolored ceilings, floors, and walls almost always indicate a bigger mold issue. A musty odor may also be present. 

DIY mold removal is not advised. Only a professional mold removal company should attempt remediation. Restoration 1 of Fairfield CT follows strict methods to eliminate mold in a safe manner without spreading spores.

Advanced Tools & Equipment For Mold Remediation

The Restoration 1 team of mold removal services technicians utilize the most advanced tools and equipment to ensure your family is safe and your home or business is mold free. Our industry leading tools include:

Inspection Tools

Mold can be hard to find, but our experts always carry specialized inspection tools, to make sure no mold spore goes undetected.

Thermo-Hygrometer

Thermo-hygrometers allow our technicians to accurately identify areas of increased temperature and humidity.

Moisture Meter

These sensors help detect moisture, which creates an environment where mold can grow even without actual water damage.