Mold Remediation

Remediating mold in a crawl space.

Magic Touch Carpet Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration works to determine the possible cause of mold and establish a plan for mold removal. It is also important to determine what other preventative measures can be taken to avoid recurring growth.

How Mold Grows

  • Requires a wet environment to start growing
  • Usually starts as a consequence of improperly controlled water damage, but not limited to poor air/humidity control in certain areas of home and/or businesses
  • Spores typically begin to grow within 48-72 hours after a water loss
  • Many molds require a high level of moisture to grow
  • Can survive and reproduce at much lower moisture levels (sometimes as low as standard indoor humidity levels)
  • Growth can be prevented only with quick and efficient drying by removing the moisture necessary for initial mold growth before it begins
With moisture black mold can form in areas that are not visible. An example is this finished basement, where constant rain water entered the home. Our cameras detected moisture and by removing the drywall and pulling back the carpet, active black mold suspicions were confirmed.

Preventing Mold Problems

  • Locate and correct any sources of moisture
  • Inspect roofs annually for leaks and check flashing between surfaces, around chimneys, vent stacks or dormers
  • Keep gutters clear to prevent collection of water
  • Assure proper attic ventilation allowing for warmer air to escape and for better circulation
  • Make sure attic insulation and ventilation is adequate to prevent ice dams which may cause water to back up under roof shingles
  • Inspect kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms for signs of water supply or waste line breaks and fix promptly
  • Make sure shower walls and floors are structurally sound; grout and joints should be well sealed
  • Bathrooms should have ventilation fans
  • Inspect air conditioners and refrigerators annually as proper operation and drainage will help avoid microbial growth
  • Inspect basements and crawl spaces to ensure adequate insulation, ventilation, and drainage
  • Clothes dryers should be vented outside
Black mold can be removed from walls and conquered with proper cleaning, drying and restoration techniques from Magic Touch Carpet Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration.

When mold happens your safety is important and harm can be minimized with quick action. Call Magic Touch Carpet Cleaning and Water Damage Restoration at 262-284-4547.

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