Mold removal in Flagstaff
Mold Removal in Flagstaff
When facing mold removal in Flagstaff, take care of the situation immediately to prevent further contamination. Your safety and health are the first priority. Do not attempt to clean mold yourself. Without knowing, you may be spreading mold spores to other areas not effected in your property. We are experts in Arizona Mold Remediation from all types of structures and surfaces, from commercial buildings to residential homes, no project is too large or too small. We offer competitive pricing to meet your needs. Our clients are totally satisfied with our integrity and superior work performance. Call us for a free estimate for mold removal in Flagstaff. American Abatement has removed mold in hundreds of homes over a 25 year period. All our workers are trained and certified in the safe and proper methods to eliminate mold. We use the most up to date technologies and methods in our work practices. We always construct a containment during the work, utilizing negative air machines to produce negative pressure to control spores, dust and debris.
We have removed mold from hundreds of homes and businesses that have had damage created by:
- Pipe Leaks
- Toilet Problems
- Roof Leaks
- Overflowing Tubs
- Poor Construction
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What is Mold?
Various types molds are fungi that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. Mold spores can survive under dry and harsh environments that can exist naturally everywhere. These spores travel through outdoor and indoor air, when the mold spores land on a surface where moisture is present, mold can then start to grow. Mold thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments. Mold will grow in Flagstaff, it just needs the right conditions.
On May 7, 1993, the New York City Department of Health, the New York City Human Resources Administration, and Mt. Sinai Occupational Health Clinic convened an expert panel on Stachybotrys atria in Indoor Environments. The purpose of the panel was to develop policies for medical and environmental evaluation and intervention to address Stachybotrys atria.
The panel was primarily concerned with Stachybotrys Alta because of its potential health hazards by producing potent mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites that have been identified as toxic agents. The panel found that other fungi, aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, Trichoderma, and memnoniella also produce mycotoxins that are considered toxic agents. Because of these other fungi and their ability to produce toxic agents the panel and the industry have generally accepted the position that all molds are detrimental to human health. Therefore the actions required for clean-up of mold are the same for Stachybotrys and all other molds.
How do you know you have mold?
If you have water damage, and it is not immediately dried out, or in the case of drywall, removed, it can cause mold. Surprisingly, even in normally dry Arizona, mold is a common problem. If you see discoloration, sometimes black, brown or green, this may be mold. Many years ago there was a lot of talk about black mold, however the medical community has determined that any mold can create health hazards.
Most mold will be found easily. If you have a water leak from the roof or in the walls, you may not see any evidence of mold, but it can be a serious problem. A consultant that specializes in mold can place a small tube in the space and take samples of the air. This is a sure way to know if you have mold.
Where is Mold Found?
Mold can grow in any location that has the right environmental conditions. These conditions require a food source, typically cellulose (wood, drywall) and water. In a building, it can be found in wet locations like the kitchen, bathroom, and basement. In the kitchen, you can almost always find some black mold under the sink on the wooden base. In the bathroom, it can be found near the toilet and near the bathtub and shower. A location very common but hidden is around and under the shower pan (the part you stand in when taking a shower) this is typically caused by poorly caulked seams or deteriorating caulking. Many of these problems are not discovered until you pay close attention or there is a much larger leak that requires the surrounding drywall to be removed.
Mold can be found by inspecting the following:
Regularly check appliances and equipment that use water like:
- Showers and Tubs
- Washing Machines
- Water Heater
- Drip Pans
- Ceilings for Water Damage
- Roofs for Damage
- Plenum Space Below HVAC Stands
- Area Below Window Openings
- Water Entering Thru Doorways due to Improper Landscape Drainage
- Planters Close to the Foundation
- Areas in the House Directly Below a Roof Penetration like a Fireplace Flue
- Areas Around Sky Lights
How can American Abatement help with mold removal in Flagstaff
We will visit your home or business and examine the damage created by black mold. We will provide ideas and methods to eliminate the mold damaged materials. In most cases this will involve the removal of damaged drywall and contaminated wood studs. A plan of action will be suggested, and with the owners input the plan will be revised as needed and then a written proposal will be given to the owner for approval. The price we provide is “THE PRICE”, we don’t look for changes. If an unforeseen condition is found during the work, we will contact the owner immediately and discuss the scope and cost of the change. We perform a very thorough investigation to avoid unnecessary surprises. We are trained in the removal of mold from any type of building. We have removed mold in hospitals, schools, homes, apartments, office buildings, and hundreds of other structures including aircraft.
Statement by American Abatement: American Abatement did not develop the underlying information used to create the information at this website and does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of such information. American Abatement emphasizes that asbestos and black mold should not be handled, sampled, removed, or repaired by anyone other than a qualified professional.