Professional Mold Removal In Fort Myers, FL
licensed mold remediation company (MRSR2028).
Mold Remediation in Fort Myers, FL
When it comes to serving our community, we don’t just think about good customer service or effective mold remediation for our friends and neighbors in Fort Myers and surrounding areas..
At Affordable Mold Removal & Restoration, serving our community also means protecting the environment, so families in the Fort Myers area can enjoy it for generations to come.
We use all-natural, organic products for all of our indoor air quality services, so you never have to choose between a healthier home and a healthier planet. Thanks to our comprehensive approach to mold testing and treatment, you also don’t have to sacrifice the quality of your service in the name of going green!
Health Risks of Mold
About 50 to 100 common types of indoor mold have the potential to create health problems. Due to the health risks associated with mold exposure, it is best to have mold remediation conducted as soon as possible. Though the type of reaction depends upon the mold present, according to both the EPA and CDC all molds have the potential to cause health issues such as:
- Breathing difficulties
- Persistent cough or cold symptoms
- Burning or irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs
- Asthma attacks
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Skin irritation
- Allergic reactions
- Opportunistic infections in immune-compromised individuals
Common Mold and Mold-Causing Scenarios
At Affordable Mold Removal, we’ve seen it all and fixed every kind of mold problem imaginable. Here are the most common causes of mold at homes and businesses:
- Slow leaks in plumbing pipes or appliances (dishwasher, toilet, garbage disposal) that are not noticed or visible to the home or business owner
- Rooms or unseen, often dark, areas where humidity is too high and damp air is trapped for an extended period (crawl spaces, basements, attics)
- Flooding events where remediation does not begin inside 48-72 hours
- Cracks in exterior walls that allow water to seep into frame of home or business
- Leaks through roofs and exterior siding
What is Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, and Mold Abatement?
Mold remediation, removal or abatement can be defined as the processes by which a room or items are cleaned and sanitized to kill existing mold, stop the spread of mold and prevent its return. Mold abatement steps can also include the removal of water-soaked materials like drywall or flooring and rebuilding using mold-resistant best practices. Mold cleanup is a crucial step in ensuring your home is safe after a water or flooding event.
What, and What Not, to Do If Your Suspect Mold Growth in Your Home
If you’ve just discovered mold in your home or business or experienced a water event, so you might be wondering what to do next.
Mold only needs two or three days to start growing after a flood or other damaging water event. To avoid having a mold problem caused by a water event, check out these water recovery tips and arrange to have the water removed within 48 hours, if possible.
If you’ve just discovered mold or suspect you have some in a hidden place – under a floor, above a ceiling, behind a wall – you need to have it inspected right away by a licensed and certified mold removal professional like Rainbow International.
Mold is usually caused by a slow leak plumbing failure, too-humid indoor air, or a flood that was not professionally remediated.