Mold Removal and Mold Remediation FAQs

Is mold exposure dangerous?

Mold Removal in the St Louis Area

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the dangers of mold exposure are dependent on the individual. Some people are more sensitive to mold. Symptoms can range from none at all to extreme reactions and even mortality. Recent studies have found evidence that couple exposure to mold to asthma and other respiratory symptoms. In the worst situations, ones involving infants, elderly and those particularly susceptible to respiratory ailments, symptoms can be debilitating and even life-threatening. But, why risk it? Mold remediation is achievable and, considering the possibly severe outcomes of mold exposure, much better than dealing with the negative effects.

I just found mold in my house, what should I do?

No levels of mold are acceptable in a home. Mold grows where moisture is present. We recommend dealing with the mold problem as soon as possible because mold is alive and it grows and spreads. Mold first appears as a dusting or small spots that can be various colors. By the time you see or smell mold you may already be in danger of negative effects to your health. Structural repairs should be scheduled to eliminate leaks or moisture seepage. In the case of flooding, which is happening more and more in the Midwest and in flood-prone areas, cleaning up and drying out the home as quickly as possible is important.

Call Environmental Resources at: 618-471-9119 as soon as possible. We’ll schedule an inspection and we’ll be able to suggest a plan of action.

What is mold remediation?

The mold remediation process begins when you call us. We’ll listen to your description of what you’re experiencing and plan a course of further investigation and assessment. Next, we’ll inspect your property and share a plan of action with you. It is important to implement mold containment to prevent the spreading of the mold spores. We implement professional-level air filtration throughout the mold remediation process.¬†¬†Mold and mold affected materials are carefully cleaned or removed from your property to eliminate further mold growth. Next, and finally, Environmental Resources will apply a long lasting anti-microbial coating to keep mold from coming back. To avoid more involved remediation or repairs it is important to call Environmental Resources as soon as you suspect a mold problem.

How much does mold remediation cost?

Mold Remediation in Edwardsville, ILMold removal and mold remediation prices can vary depending upon how involved the removal process is. This is why it is always important to take action on your mold problem as soon as you become aware of it. Remember that mold is a living organism and that it is designed to grow and thrive in the situations that allowed it to begin in the first place. This is why it is recommended that the factors that led to the mold be repaired, cleaned and that the mold be remediated immediately. Environmental Resources has remediated mold in residential settings that have cost only a few hundred dollars, to commercial settings costing upwards of a hundred thousand dollars. No job is too big or small for Environmental Resources.

How long does the mold removal process take?

Like the cost of mold removal and mold remediation, the time that should be allotted for mold removal depends on how long the mold has been growing. Environmental Resources can explain the mold remediation process and the testing process, both before and after mold removal, at the time of our initial inspection so that you have the information you need to be confident in the mold removal process.

Do I need to hire a mold remediation company, or can I do it myself?

Mold remediation and removal isn’t magic, but it is best achieved by a company with experience, training and proper equipment. Environmental Resources has been in business for more than a decade with more than 100 years of experience across our employees. We have the skill, the equipment, the training and the professionals who can remove and remediate mold correctly. Mold removal and mold remediation isn’t a job that you want to do half-way. You don’t want to have to come back and do it all over again because the mold wasn’t completely removed and has continued to grow. Plus, Environmental Resources can give you the peace of mind to be confident that all the mold has been removed from your problem areas.

Are you certified to remove mold?

Environmental Resources staff are certified and experienced in all aspects of mold removal and mold remediation. Our experience ranges from small residential jobs to large industrial and municipal projects. Plus, mold removal and remediation isn’t all we do. We have experience and licensing to remove asbestos, lead, as well as other environmental toxins, so we can handle any environmental problem with expert precision.

Will you test my house for toxic mold?

No. Environmental Resources treats the mold removal and remediation process as the combination of the construction and scientific process that it is. Because of this, we do not do our own testing and instead use unbiased independent third-party testing companies to ensure the integrity of our work. We want our customers to know with utmost confidence that we are doing everything the right way and that all findings and reports are unbiased and legitimate.

If I have mold in my home do I have to disclose that when I sell my house?

While legally you do have to disclose that you’ve had previous mold damage, if mold is removed and remediated you can show the documentation of the repairs and mold removal, as well as any third-party testing reports. We guarantee our work so you shouldn’t have any problems selling your home in the future.

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