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Difference Between Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
Many companies advertise Mold Removal services, while others claim to perform Mold Remediation. Is this a simple play on words, or are the services different? How do you know if you need Mold Removal Services or Mold Remediation Services?
You may have already noticed that Guardian Recovery Services has a service page for both, and that they are very similar. As Michigan’s premier recovery services provider, you can trust us to offer professional-grade, safe, and effective mold removal and remediation services.
Mold spores can only be viewed with a microscope and they exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. This makes it impossible and even undesirable to remove all mold from your residential or commercial property. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. Beware of such businesses that do not know the science behind mold and a healthy ecology.
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If your home or business contains a harmful amount and type of mold, the short answer is, you need both. Mold removal, mold remediation, mold mitigation, and mold abatement are all interchangeable terms that basically mean fixing a potentially dangerous mold problem. In most cases, mold remediation services include some amount of mold removal.
Because certain types and amounts of mold are part of a normal ecology, you need a professional service like Guardian Recovery Services to perform a complete scientific mold testing that includes surface and air samples to determine your level of mold infestation and the necessary measures to restore your property to a safe and healthy ecology.
GRS collects material from surface samples and air quality samples in and near areas that may contain mold. From these samples, we can determine what types of mold, and the level of infestation, that are present on your property. Our NAMP-certified Mold Remediator then prepares a complete lab report that explains our findings. This kind of scientific mold testing can typically discover all types of mold on your property as well as find underlying issues that are causing the mold to proliferate.
Guardian Recovery Services will then provide you with a thorough estimate outlining individual processes. Our technicians can answer any questions about every step of the remediation process, including costs and insurance claims. Our staff can handle all communications with your insurance company to help your mold remediation project be as pain-free as possible. We even provide removal, cleaning, and storage of your personal property from affected areas until remediation is completed.
Containment is vital to keep mold from rapidly spreading while remediation efforts are taking place. After ascertaining the extent of your mold infestation, our team builds ‘containment chambers’ on-site to prevent cross-contamination while cleaning the affected areas. Your property is then removed and separated into clean and contaminated categories in secure areas off-site.
Following NAMP and IICRC guidelines, the affected areas are set up under negative pressure by use of HEPA air scrubbing units and temporary containment measures. All visible mold growth on porous materials is safely removed from the premises. If there is growth on framing or substrate, mechanical or chemical removal is performed. This either kills the mold spores or removes them from the surface to allow them to be collected by the air scrubbers or HEPA vacuumed.
Once all visible mold is removed or treated, the entire contained area undergoes a thorough HEPA vacuuming that includes walls, ceilings, floors, and any other surface that can be physically touched. Then we perform an anti-microbial wipe down on every surface. Then, a second round of HEPA vacuuming is performed. The HEPA air scrubbers are left on-site for 24 hours to finalize cleaning the air.
To ensure your peace of mind, final clearance testing is then performed by a third party to ensure the project has been returned to normal fungal ecology and is deemed safe and healthy.
“Guardian is the best ever. They took good care of me.”
“This company is outstanding and the service is stellar. I am highly impressed with their level of professionalism. Excellent work, Dan and Laron. It almost makes having a flood in the basement seem painless.”
“After a garage fire, I got the name of this company from a friend. Ron has been great, so helpful explaining the process to us, and always willing to answer any questions we had. Thanks much!”
“Very prompt after-hours cleanup of a wet basement. Owner (Ben) is very polite and punctual. They did a great job of drying and cleaning everything, and helped us through the insurance claim process, since we had no idea how to handle it. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend to a friend.”
“I’m so glad we called Guardian. Excellent service!!! Quick, professional, and very thorough throughout the entire process. A huge help in aiding with the insurance company as well. Highly recommend and will definitely use in the future if needed. 5+ stars.”
“Recently I had a pipe break at my home and called Ben Berris at Guardian Recovery. Simply put, Guardian Recovery takes customer service and professionalism to another level. From the minute I called Ben, he was comforting, confident, and had someone at my home within an hour. Guardian treated my home like theirs; no mess, and perfect service. My wife and I felt amazing the way we were educated and treated. Like most people, I have no idea about plumbing and water. I was educated with care and professionalism. I strongly recommend Guardian Recovery to everyone who has a plumbing issue, big or small. You will be glad and relieved when you call Ben at Guardian Recovery.”
Guardian Recovery Services is Michigan’s leading residential and commercial restoration and content cleaning contractors. Businesses and property managers repeatedly contact us to assist them or their clients in mitigating everything from minor mishaps to major catastrophes. We can even restore moldy or water-damaged documents. GRS also works with companies requiring extensive security precautions, and our technicians are familiar with many security clearances and protocols.
Call us today at 248-935-6088 to arrange for an air or surface test and consultation. Guardian Recovery Services is available 24-7 to help you begin the restoration process.
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