Environmental Resources Inc. (ERI) is trained, certified, licensed and experienced in providing mold removal services to St. Louis, MO. Our mold remediation projects include residential, commercial, industrial, school buildings, chemical and pharmaceutical plants. We are a local, family owned and operated business that proudly serves the needs of our clients with guaranteed satisfaction!
What causes mold growth in your St. Louis home or business?
Mold growth in your home or business can be caused by a myriad of issues such as high humidity or water leaks from old or damaged pipes. Mold is caused by moisture, whether it is high humidity, a water leak, or sitting water. Mold commonly grows on nearly any surface including hidden places such as the inside of walls, ceilings, or floors.
Some types of mold can be highly toxic, which can lead to serious health risks for residents or employees who may exposed to it on a daily basis. When left unnoticed or untreated, toxic mold may also cause serious permanent damage to the interior of a house or commercial structure. It is imperative to take quick action if you believe that your building contains the presence of mold. The toxic nature of mold also means that it is not safe to try and take matters in to your own hands by attempting to remove it yourself. Don’t put your own health at risk, let our trained experts handle it!
There are many types of mold and they affect people in many different ways. Treatment of mold is done using biocide chemicals and removal methods which change depending on the material the mold is on. Drywall that has mold contamination is usually best being completely removed, but if the mold is only on the surface paint it can be cleaned using biocides.
Structural wood that has mold contamination is treated with hepa vacuums, penetrating biocides, and manually cleaning the mold as best as possible. Colored staining often remains on badly contaminated wood although the mold is completely gone. Non-structural wood, such as tack strip and wood wall paneling are treated like drywall, if it has penetrated, it is best to completely remove the wood.
Fabrics and carpets can be HEPA vacuumed and treated but it is almost always better to completely remove the contaminated item. Carpet especially traps mold spores and it is almost impossible to maintain the integrity of the carpet while also killing and removing the mold.
When to contact our St. Louis mold remediation experts
If you suspect that your home has a mold issue, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals. We provide quick response to any service request and will schedule an inspection time convenient for you. Upon arrival, we will conduct a thorough analysis to locate any mold growth. We specifically focus on finding mold in common unseen areas such flooring, ceiling tiles and in-between walls. These areas can harbor the presence of mold as they are often dark and humid; perfect conditions that can allow mold to thrive.
Following the completion of our mold inspection process, our team will swiftly begin work on safely removing mold from the affected areas. During this process we not only remove all of the mold contamination, but we will also determine the primary cause for the mold problem itself. Because mold growth is commonly caused by a moisture problem, addressing the root cause will greatly reduce the chances of future growth. In addition, our team of experts will take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of mold spores throughout your home or business; which can lead to an increased risk for health problems or encourage new mold growth.
The most important thing to note is that mold will reoccur if the moisture issue that caused the mold to begin with is not corrected.
After removal, we use an encapsulating chemical to coat affected areas and prevent future mold growth.
A local mold remediation company you can trust
As a locally owned and operated company, ERI is dedicated to serving the needs of our local client base in around the St. Louis, MO area. As with any home service industry, there are numerous choices when it comes to selecting the right mold remediation company to inspect your home or business. Be aware of companies that advertise their services to the St. Louis metro area but are located hundreds of miles away. Consumers who support local businesses like ERI are assured of receiving personalized service, something that is not possible with out of market providers. We believe that trust and business relationships are built through providing outstanding customer service and high quality work.
Call (618) 471-9119 for a FREE Estimate or fill out our online contact form.
They were great, useful and answered questions.
Response call was immediate. Dave came, assessed situation and sent two very sharp, professional and very knowledgeable men to do the job. They did a great job.
Extremely easy to work with, very up front, on time and even finished earlier than expected. I HIGHLY recommend Environmental Resources Inc.