Expert Mold Remediation in Kansas
Mold can be a major problem in homes and businesses, as it can cause serious health problems and structural damage if left untreated. If you suspect a mold problem in your property, it’s crucial to act quickly and contact a professional mold remediation service in Kansas.
Lamunyon has the expertise, skills, knowledge, and equipment to safely remove mold and prevent it from returning. We use variety of techniques, including air filtration, containment, and specialized cleaning products to ensure that all mold is eliminated.
With expert mold remediation in Kansas, you can breathe easy knowing that your property is safe and mold-free.
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.”
Where does Lamunyon offer mold remediation?
Lamunyon offers mold remediation services across Manhattan, Salina, and Topeka. Our team of professionals is equipped to handle any size of mold infestation, from small residential homes to large commercial buildings. We use advanced techniques and equipment to effectively remove mold from your property and provide our customers with a safe and healthy living or working environment.
We understand the dangers mold can pose to your health and property and take every step necessary to ensure that the mold is completely eradicated. Our mold remediation services are available throughout Kansas, so if you suspect mold growth in your property, don’t hesitate to contact us for a comprehensive and effective solution.
How Long Does Mold Remediation Take?
Mold remediation takes somewhere between 48 hours to several days. The duration depends on various factors, including but not limited to –
- The amount of mold
- The place where mold is growing
- The size of the place that requires remediation
- The kind of mold (white mold, black mold, etc.)
- The extent of damage the mold has caused
Altogether, the whole process can take as little as 48 hours or as long as a week or more. After the remediation, we also conduct a thorough re-inspection to ensure the mold is gone from everywhere.
How to Prepare for Mold Remediation?
The best way to deal with mold is by calling a professional. But before you do that, here are some steps you should take to prepare your home and yourself for professional mold remediation–
Don’t Clean the Surface – You may have the urge to clean the surface of the mold, but don’t do that. Professional mold remediation specialists identify mold by its surface. Wiping the surface away can make the identification of mold difficult.
Don’t Move Things Around – Anything that is affected by mold should stay where it is. Don’t move anything from its place. Moving things around can spread the spores, causing a bigger mold spread.
Find Someplace Else to Live – As long as your home is going through a mold remediation process, it may not be safe for any family member (including pets) to stay inside it, especially if their living space is affected by the mold. However, wee can discuss building containment around the areas to be remediated.
Take Pictures of Before and After – These pictures will serve as documentary evidence if there is any unforeseen damage to your property during the mold remediation process. Technicians at Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair are extremely careful during the mold remediation process, but we prioritize your satisfaction.
These steps will ensure that you and your home are ready for mold remediation. As a result, our mold remediation team will be able to perform their job with proper accessibility.