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Frequently Asked Questions

About Mold Remediation (FAQ)

Water Damage Timeline Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

What is Mold Remediation?

  • Mold remediation is a restoration process that involves finding the cause of the problem, dealing with it, and making sure it never happens again.

How Long does mold removal process take?

  • The mold remediation process typically takes around seven days but can ultimately vary based on many factors such as mold species and the overall mold levels. This includes the time it takes to assess the problem, containing the mold growth, removing the mold, and cleaning the mold contaminated surfaces. Although, depending on the severity of the issue, some homes may require a more extensive remediation process that can take up to two weeks to remove mold and kill mold completely.

How do you keep mold out of buildings and homes?

  • Inspect buildings for evidence of water damage and visible mold as part of routine building maintenance. Correct conditions causing mold growth (e.g., water leaks, condensation, infiltration, or flooding) to prevent mold growth.

Inside your home you can control mold growth by:

  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.