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Our Mold Remediation Process by GRS
A mold infestation can begin in your Michigan home or business in as little as 48 hours after a significant moisture event. Mold spores can be incredibly harmful and toxic, causing serious health problems for everyone who becomes exposed in your home or company. When you smell a damp, musty odor or when your home or business experiences water damage, call the mold remediation professionals at Guardian Recovery Services, based in Ferndale. We offer professional-grade, safe, and effective mold remediation services all over Michigan.
Our Mold Remediation Process
Guardian Recovery Services, based in Ferndale, will collect material from the surface and air to determine what types of mold are present on your property. Samples are examined under a microscope, and the quantity of each type of mold is determined. A full lab report is typically available within 24 hours. With a NAMP-certified Mold Remediator on staff, we can then interpret the lab report and write a full mold remediation protocol.
Once we have mold testing results and a protocol, work can begin. GRS technicians use only OSHA-approved cleaning agents and follow all standards for restoration and cleaning established by NAMP and IICRC guidelines. This includes building ‘containment chambers’ on-site to prevent cross-contamination while cleaning the mold-affected areas. Even your property is removed, cleaned, safely stored off-site, and returned when the mold remediation process is completed.
Is Complete Mold Removal Possible?
Contrary to common knowledge, complete mold removal isn’t really possible or even desirable. Mold occurs naturally in every environment. Completely removing all the mold found in your home or business is simply impossible. That is why Guardian Recovery Services focuses on controlling problem areas that experience excessive mold growth.
Mold Remediation seeks to determine the cause of mold growth throughout your property, identify the areas where mold growth has become problematic, and return mold levels to normal. Of course, GRS professional mold remediation includes the removal of harmful and toxic elements like black mold from your property, as well as treating former mold growth areas to prevent a reoccurrence.
Third-Party Mold Testing For Peace Of Mind
For your increased peace of mind about health and safety, Guardian Recovery Services, based in Ferndale, depends on third-party clearance mold testing once our mold remediation services are completed to ensure that your home or business has been returned to a normal and safe fungal ecology.
Understanding Mold Sources and Growth
Mold spores flourish in moist environments and can rapidly grow into harmful colonies. Therefore, the sources of any moisture must be mitigated before effective mold remediation services can begin. Unless your home or commercial property has suffered recent water-related damage or flooding, locating the source of moisture and the resulting mold infestation can be difficult.
Mold can grow on any organic material and can be found virtually anywhere. Serious respiratory problems and allergic reactions can result from exposure to mold. Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as “black mold,” is particularly toxic. Exposure to excessive levels of black mold or other mycotoxins can cause neurological problems and even death.