Mold Removal Remediation

Mold can be extremely hazardous to individuals exposed to it for even a short time. It creates serious health damage and can result in commercial liability. Mold removal services should only be handled by a licensed professional. How does First Response work to clean up mold in Columbia?

Our Columbia mold remediation technicians follow our methodical and well-planned mold abatement process to take care of mold clean up and repair to your satisfaction. There are certain steps we follow that ensure we get your mold clean up job done right.

What is Mold Remediation

A full mold remediation plan is the most effective way to completely remove mold from the affected area, and prevent future mold growth and contamination. Prior to beginning the mold removal and remediation process, it’s important to locate the source of the excess water. The cause of the excess water could be the result of a pipe leak, appliance malfunctions, flooding, condensation or other water damages. If the water damage has not been remediated, this will need to be completed prior to beginning the mold removal process.

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What Is Mold? 

Mold is a fungus that is located everywhere in the world around us in the form of mold spores. Mold spores are harmless and unavoidable, however, if the spores are exposed to elevated humidity or excess moisture, and organic materials like drywall or insulation, harmful mold will quickly begin to grow. When exposed to water and organic material, mold can grow as quickly as 24 hours and spread throughout the property. 

Mold has been on the earth since the beginning of time, thus there and many different species of mold living in the world. In Columbia, South Carolina, the most common types of household mold are the following: 

  • Stachybotrys (Black Mold)
  • Acremonium
  • Alternaria
  • Aspergillus
  • Aureobasidium
  • Chaetomium
  • Cladosporium
  • Fusarium
  • Mucor
  • Penicillin
  • Trichoderma
  • Ulocladium
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Common Areas Where Mold Grows In Columbia, SC Homes

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry rooms 
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Drywall 
  • Insulation
  • Under carpet that has been exposed to water
  • Basements

Inspection & Testing

After receiving your emergency mold removal call, we will send a team to your Columbia home or business within the hour. Once the trained, IICRC certified mold removal technicians arrive, they will conduct an initial inspection of the property to identify all of the visible mold. If the mold is not clearly visible, a mold test will be conducted to identify if mold is present on the property. Based on the findings, the technicians will create a unique removal plan specifically designed for the case at hand. Before the team begins removing the mold, they will set up containment to keep the mold is the affected area and reduce the risk of further containment.

The technicians will gear up with protective clothing and mask then will begin removing the mold from the affected area. The mold will be scrapped from the affected surfaces of your Columbia property, if is has penetrated beyond the surface, our team will remove the affected items. This may include the removal of drywall, flooring, insulation, or other affected contents.

To reduce the risk of mold spores contaminating the rest of the property, we will use HEPA air scrubbers to remove lingering spores from the air. This step will significantly reduce the risk of future mold growth.

After the mold has been completely removed from the affected area, we will begin the cleaning and sanitation process. We strive to keep your Columbia, SC home free of future damages, so cleaning and sanitizing the affected area is crucial. We will also apply an antimicrobial treatment to further prevent future damages.

Once all other steps of mold removal and cleaning are completed, our team will begin restoring your home back to its original state prior to the damages. This includes replacing any contents that have been removed, like drywall, insulation, flooring, etc. We will also suggest having a third party mold inspector perform a final inspection of the property to ensure all traces of mold have been removed.

Why Choose First Response?

First Response is an IICRC certified company and is a top leader in the restoration industry. We carry out every restoration case with the highest standards of professionalism and will do the job right the first time, reducing the headache of secondary damages.

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