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Expert Mold Remediation in Kansas

How do I get rid of mold?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we have. It normally comes after we have performed our mold testing and inspection services at a home that has been the victim of some type of water damage. The hope is for a simple answer or a quick fix, but when it comes to mold, that’s just not an option. Even dead mold spores may still cause allergic reactions in some people. It is not enough to simply kill the mold, it must be removed. Now that you are familiar with the basics of Mold, we can cover a few common mold myths and facts, below.

MYTH: Bleach kills mold

FACT: Bleach does NOT kill mold

No really, we’re not pulling your leg! The EPA clearly states, “the use of a biocide, such as chlorine bleach, is not recommended as a routine practice during mold remediation…” (epa.gov). Bleach will NOT kill mold, especially when growing in porous materials like drywall and wood. Bleach simply removes the discoloration you see but it will leave the microflora intact, which guarantees that the mold will return in exactly the same spot at some point in the future. 

Maintaining a relative humidity level between 30 – 50 percent, can easily ensure that there will not be any mold growth within that space.

MYTH: A little bit of Mold is nothing to worry about

FACT: If you can see mold growing in your home, you already have a significant problem 

Much like an iceberg, it’s not what you can see, it’s what you can’t. Mold is opportunistic, so it must wait for the opportunity to grow. To do so, this means that it must increase its chances of encountering water. Mold does so by ‘rooting’ deeply into organic materials. Visually eliminating mold does not remove the roots, the health-hazardous spores, or the opportunity for complete elimination. No amount of mold is “okay.”

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Questions to Consider Before Removing Mold

There are certain steps that should be followed regardless of the size or nature of the mold growth. First and foremost is to find the source of moisture, and remove the moisture. Then, based upon the amount of mold growth and other factors such as building materials, building occupants, etc. the remediation scope can be determined. The EPA has put together the following list of questions:

  • Are there existing moisture problems in the building?
  • Have building materials been wet more than 48 hours?
  • Are there hidden sources of water or is the humidity too high (high enough to cause condensation)?
  • Are building occupants reporting musty or moldy odors?
  • Are building occupants reporting health problems?
    Are building materials or furnishings visibly damaged?
  • Has maintenance been delayed or the maintenance plan been altered?
  • Has the building been recently remodeled or has the building use changed?
  • Is consultation with medical or health professionals indicated?

For safe and effective treatment of mold, call the professionals at Lamunyon. We’re happy to answer your questions about mold and how we treat it, keeping your environment safe. If you have any questions about our mold remediation services or would like to talk to a member of our team, do not hesitate to contact us using the form above or using the phone numbers on this page.

Why Choose Us

  • 24/7 emergency availability by phone at 800-528-5535
  • The most experienced water restoration company in North Central Kansas
  • Locally owned and operated since 1973
  • Certified technicians available for immediate emergency response
  • Experience with all insurance companies and their claims process
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
  • Friendly, understanding staff always willing to help!

Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair Regional Offices

Clay Center

1541 18th Rd.
Clay Center, KS 67432
Phone: 785-632-1259

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Manhattan

Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-539-0900

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McPherson

McPherson, KS 67460
Phone: 620-241-4242

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Salina

Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-825-4200

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Topeka

3615 SW 29th St, Ste. 201
Topeka, KS 66614
Phone: 785-228-1400

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What Our Customers Have to Say

5 Stars in ,
Morgan King - ,
I could not be happier…. in Clay Center, Kansas

"I could not be happier with the service I got from This company. I had a really bad first experience from the first water mitigation company I went through and when Lamunyon came their work was amazing. Every aspect of their customer service was so good. Megan was so sweet and helpful and heard me out and had someone out to me the next day. Jamie was so nice and explained everything to me. I have never had this happen and his demeanor really put me at ease as I was internally freaking out. The gentleman doing the work Jed and Aaron took care of my house and they were also so professional and caring. Jed answered all my questions. When I say “all my questions” I mean it, he was so helpful! He explained everything in such detail that I was able to understand. Any time I would call he would answer and if he wasn’t able to, he would call me back in a timely manner. I want to add that it is such a great customer service all the way around! Megan, Jaime, Jed, Aaron and Dustin thank you so much for your help and the great work that you have done. I will definitely refer you and if (hopefully not) I ever need work done you guys will be the first ones I call. Thanks so much!"

Heather Cooper - Clay Center, Kansas 67432
Charlene Hewitt recommends Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair in , Kansas

"The Lamunyon crew came out immediately to assess the water damage from a broken pipe.  They were very professional and knew what they were doing.  We are very pleased with their service and wouldn’t hesitate to call them again if needed."

Charlene Hewitt - , Kansas
We are very impressed by the job they did. in Clay Center, Kansas

"The foundation of our house had shifted over the years and we hired Lamunyon to come correct the problem. We are very impressed by the job they did. Very friendly and professional. Highly recommend them to do any job. Big or small."

Krista Brungardt - Clay Center, Kansas 67432
4 Stars in Clay Center, Kansas
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