Having mold in your home can most certainly be a nuisance. Mold tends to linger and reproduce in the damp corners of your property — from blackened pipes under the sink to the sides of faucets and showerheads. Regardless of the species, a mold problem should not be taken lightly, as they release mold spores that can cause allergic reactions. We understand the concern you may have for the safety of those who enter your property.
At Restoration 1 of the Gulf Coast, we offer on-time and efficient mold removal services in Gulfport, MS, and the surrounding areas.
Our team performs the entire mold removal process, including dealing with insurance claims and pre- and post-remediation services.
We use specialized equipment and eco-friendly products to effectively deal with mold growth.
We ensure a safe and healthy environment inside your property by covering affected areas to prevent the spread of mold spores.
Exposure to black mold can eventually lead to serious health effects, increasing the risk of allergy and asthma development in both humans and animals. If you notice dark green to black spots on your wall — you’re likely dealing with black mold.
Often confused with mildew, white mold is the name given to several species of mold. Many molds appear white in their initial phase of development. Powdery, soft-looking white mold poses health threats to humans just like any other mold species.
The yellow variety is common in the household and can be found growing in patches on walls, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and hallways. This mold is notorious for eating away organic materials such as wood, furniture, food, or paper.
Green mold is one of the most common types of fungus in the world. It can appear on both living and dead materials. Multiple species of green mold are present in the air year-round, with concentrations peaking in wet and humid conditions. It’s considered toxic for both humans and animals.
Have you ever given a thought as to why mold keeps coming back even after you have cleaned it? The reason is due to the presence of excess moisture, humidity, or dampness in your property. To properly remove mold, you must first deal with its causes through remediation.
Identifying the causes and remediating them will help eradicate mold growth over a long period. Mold removal and mold remediation are often used interchangeably, as mold cannot be successfully removed without proper remediation.
It is recommended to call a professional for the job to avoid any contact with mold.
To understand the health hazards that are caused by mold growth, we must understand why excess mold in your property is harmful. By design, mold and humans should co-exist. However, excess growth of mold in your property leads to excess spores being released into the air making it harmful to breathe. These spores, when coming in contact with your skin, can cause severe allergies. Continuous exposure to mold spores can cause:
Mold grows in narrow, unlit spaces in your home where moisture levels are high and nutrients are available in abundance. Condensation, leaky pipes, water-damaged walls, and faulty appliances in your kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of your home are all conducive and susceptible to mold growing there. Here are additional areas to keep an eye out for mold growth:
Attics need to be checked periodically to prevent any kind of mold growth. Vents that are thoroughly inspected to ensure proper ventilation can be one of the major causes for humidity accumulating in this space, thus leading to the overgrowth of fungi spores.
Crawlspaces do not receive a lot of natural light and are rarely checked by the inhabitants of the property. This means they are likely to have mold developing on wooden beams, in the accumulated dust, and on the walls.
Easily flooded and waterlogged, basements are vulnerable to water damage which ultimately leads to mold growth. Take preventative measures by resolving leaks and ventilating the space.
Whether they are made of brick or drywall, any kind of water damage or infiltration can lead to walls being slowly eaten away by dangerous, toxic molds.
Laundry rooms are generally a good environment for mold species to seek growth due to the abundance of damp textiles and water in the appliances. Check the corners of your laundry room for any possible mold formations.
Kitchens and bathrooms are easily damaged and colonized by mold growth due to the high levels of water and organic matter present. It’s wise to frequently check the corners of your floors, appliances, countertops and behind sinks to ensure no mold has started to grow.
Wood is easily affected by mold due to its porous, organic makeup, which easily retains moisture when left untreated. Humidity and lack of ventilation are causes for concern when it comes to ensuring your wooden furniture, floors, and beams, don’t start growing mold.
We’ll arrive on-site to assess the damage before creating a customized removal plan.
From inspection to full cleanup and repairs, we do all the work.
You can rest easy knowing your property is restored.
You don’t have to face mold damage alone! When you discover mold in your home or business, make every minute count. Call Restoration 1 of the Gulf Coast for 24-hour emergency restoration services. We service major cities in Southern Mississippi & the Gulf Coast including Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, and surrounding areas.