Is there an odd smell to your property? Have you noticed dark spots appearing on your walls or ceiling? There is a chance that your property has black mold present and it is essential to address it in a timely manner.
Stachybotrys chartarum is what is known as toxic black mold. This organism is the leading cause of hazardous health conditions such as mental cloudiness, aggression, a weakened immune system, troubles with breathing, fatigue and other issues.
The first thing you need to do if you suspect a black mold problem is call First Call 24/7. We are experts in mold removal and can handle your black mold issues immediately. First Call 24/7 is a full-service restoration and remediation firm. We are IICRC certified in mold remediation which means we have the education and certifications to mitigate your property correctly.
First Call 24/7 has built a solid reputation in the Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida area as the restoration company who will respond quickly! Our technicians will arrive within 45 minutes of your call and our dispatchers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
What can cause black mold?
Black mold or toxic mold typically occurs when building materials stay in a heavily wet or saturated state for a long period of time. Leaks and flooding that goes un-detected are the main culprits in creating an environment for black mold. The addition of a hot, stuffy environment will also cause black mold to colonize at a much more rapid pace.
If you suspect a black mold problem on your property, you need professional help. First Call 24/7 understands how to remediate your property without spreading existing black mold spores throughout the property.
Cleaning up Black Mold
When you reach out to First Call 24/7 our team of technicians will arrive immediately to examine the level of black mold damage. They are trained to look in areas that may not be obvious to the naked eye. They will mark the affected areas, and then develop a remediation plan that will fit your needs.
First Call 24/7 has adopted a specific remediation process that we follow for each and every project. Even though each mold situation is unique, our process covers any black mold remediation situation.
- Step 1: Contain mold spores
When our technicians arrive, they will identify they key areas where mold is present. They will then get to work building containment systems using plywood and poly. These containment rooms will ensure that black mold spores will not spread to other parts of the home.
In addition to plywood and poly, we use a HEPA negative air machine to keep the mold spores contained in the assigned area. The HEPA filter also serve as a guard against mold spores spreading back into the atmosphere.
- Step 2: Remove any damaged materials
At this point, any building porous building materials are removed. This includes ceiling tiles, sheetrock, carpet or carpet padding.
- Step 3: Mold Clean up
Once the environment is ready, our technicians will spray down the area to make it easier to clean the mold. This way the mold spores will not release into the environment as easily. We have several different chemicals and cleaning agents designed to clean mold. When these are applied, they kill and remove any existing mold.
- Step 4: Apply a Mold Inhibiting Solution
After the mold is cleaned up, we will apply a mold-inhibitor to prevent any future mold growth.
- Step 5: Use a Wet/Dry HEPA vacuum
Once the cleaning solutions and mold-inhibitor has dried, we go over the cleaned area with a HEPA vacuum. The HEPA vacuum prevents any existing mold spores from re-entering the environment.
- Step 6: Proper Disposal of Contents
Once the area is cleaned and affected contents bagged and sealed, our technicians will safely and properly dispose of the molded contents. This way, all of the mold spores are contained and will not be spread in the removal.
First Call 24/7 for your Black Mold Remediation
If you suspect toxic, black mold in your home, give First Call 24/7 an opportunity to take on your project! Servicing the Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida areas since 2005, we have built a reputation of providing fast and efficient black mold removal services.
Certified by the IICRC, our firm has the proper certifications and knowledge to handle your project.
Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 1-866-637-9669 your no-obligation free estimate!