Mold Remediation

Mold is a living micro-organism that occurs in moist, warm conditions and is commonly found on food or other organic matter. Mold is always present and plays an integral role in our environment, but only when mold starts to grow in our homes and effects the air we breathe does it become an issue. Although mold can occur from various types of water damage such as roof leaks, leaky pipes, a broken water heater, or overflowed toilets, moisture is still the number one cause of mold.

Identifying the source of the mold if the first priority.This can be done through a visual inspection of the attic for roof leaks, examining areas around the water heater for water damage, inspecting walls, ceilings, and floors where pipes run for signs of leaks from pipes, or checking under sinks or areas around toilets where water has been. Mold can move quickly as it only needs 24 hours of moisture to begin to grow, so our team works diligently to identify the source, seal off and clean up the water damage or moisture, and then remove the mold and develop a plan to prevent mold from reoccurring in the future.

black mold ceiling

Where is mold most commonly found?

Mold is everywhere, however, it tends to be most common in warm, moist environments. Like most living things, mold requires water, a food source (organic matter), warmth and oxygen to develop and thrive.

When mold is found inside, it most commonly can be found in/near the following locations:

  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Roof leaks
  • Window leaks
  • Leaky pipes
  • Near air ducts/vents
  • Water heaters
  • Showers/tubs
  • Toilets
  • Around outlets
  • Laundry room
  • After flooding
  • Anywhere there was standing water
  • And more...

Mold grows best on these surfaces:

  • Wood
  • Wallpaper
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Fabric
  • Dust
  • And more...

How do I know if I have Mold?

Mold can be identified fairly easily by both sight and/or smell. Mold may be present if you see or experience:

  • A musty smell
  • Different color spots on surfaces (black, brown, green, yellow and white are most common)
  • Increased allergy symptoms
  • A recent leak or flood
  • Buckling/cupping in your hardwood floors
  • High humidity inside your home

However, mold can still be present without any of the above indicators. In this case, a sample can be taken to test for the presence of mold.

Mold Exposure Health Risks

Mold exposure (especially when it is prolonged) can have a negative impact on your health. While not all mold is toxic, most mold is allergenic. Common symptoms/side effects of mold exposure include:

  • Increased allergy-like symptoms
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Skin Irritation/Rashes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Irritation in people with asthma
  • Fungal infections
  • And more…

The Mold Remediation Process

Elite Moisture Solutions team members are trained to follow the IICRC S520 guidelines for the mold removal process as it is currently the only approved standard for mold remediation. The primary focus of mold remediation is to correct the problem that caused mold to grow and to return your property to a mold free state. We do this by:

  1. Performing a pre-inspection (visual inspection, moisture readings, air sample, etc.)
  2. Reviewing the pre-inspection and air sample lab results
  3. Developing a customized service plan
  4. Performing the removal of mold damaged items and cleaning of the mold effected area
  5. Performing a post-remediation test to confirm the remediation was successful

before after mold removal

Identify the Moisture Source

An Elite Moisture Solution expert will come to your home or business and perform a visual inspection of your property to identify locations of mold growth and the source of moisture. The inspector may also test the humidity and temperature levels in various areas throughout your property.

Mold Removal

Once the moisture source has been identified and eliminated, a team of certified mold technicians begin the mold clean-up process which includes, setting up negative air, removing all mold damaged items, wiping down ALL physical surfaces and fogging the affected area with an antimicrobial solution.

Mold Prevention

The basis of mold prevention lies within ensuring your home or business is free of moisture. You can do this by performing regular checks of your crawlspace, basement, pipes and roofing system or you can have one of our experts perform a visual inspection of your property and make recommendations for ways to reduce moisture penetration in your home.

Customer Reviews

Jake A.
12/28/2019 - Thumbtack

I appreciate honest work. I have referred Elite to several people because I know they will be honest with the assessment and provide the solutions the customer actually needs. This has been the case time and time again. These are often customers that I service and having a trusting relationship with me so it is important that they are taking... read more

Becky Lou Pigg
2/15/2020 - Google

Ben was very kind and courteous and I appreciate how quickly everything happened. Also, they worked on the crawlspace quickly and with no impact on our schedule. There was no inconvenience to me and I appreciate that the most. I recommend this business highly.

Carla Witherington
4/15/2020 - Google

Luckily the extent of my issue was not nearly as concerning as I originally believed, but Ben's knowledge and thoughtful time spent investigating my situation was very comforting. I will definitely call again if other issues arise.

Spencer Marshall
3/03/2020 - Google

Elite Moisture Solutions is an outstanding company to do business with! We have had an amazing experience working with Chris and Jennifer. Their professionalism, timeliness and industry knowledge is something every company should demonstrate. Thank you for being such a wonderful business with top notch service - keep up the great work!!

AMG Dynamics
6/11/2020 - Google

I am a Property Manager for several commercial buildings. I had a foot of sitting water in my crawl space. Chris and his team were very professional and did a thorough job. They went above and beyond to ensure that my issue was fully addressed. I would highly recommend Elite Moisture Solutions and will definitely use them going forward.

Brian Nestor
4/15/2020 - Google

Took care of the problem within a week, very important since we were in the middle of selling our house.

Marie Webster
3/15/2020 - Google

I found Chris to be punctual, friendly, professional and a very good listener . The tests were performed quickly with thorough explanation during that process. He was very know knowledgeable on air quality issues. I received my results as promised and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone with air quality concerns.

Jen Hill
5/01/2020 - Google

Fearing I might have some mold issues in my crawl space I called Elite Moisture Solutions to come for inspection. Chris was on time for the appointment and was very thorough in explaining my issues and the solution to get rid, and prevent future issues. I highly recommend them if you have any moisture or mold issues. ... read more

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