Mold Remediation

Mold Removal By CGCI Management

CGCI Management specializes in mold removal and mold remediation across the US. Our mold removal process focuses on identifying the cause of the problem and providing recommendations to find a permanent solution for our customers.

One of the biggest post-flood dangers to the health of a property and its inhabitants is mold growth. A flood in a domestic or commercial property grants molds ideal conditions in which to thrive, with the risk to human health being proportional to the exposure time experienced and the species and the density of airborne spores. Most properties have mold in some form or other – often hidden behind surface finishes, in voids, and within stud partitions. Whether your mold infestation comes as the result of flooding or just general damp and moisture in your home.

Our team offers a professional service and years of experience to ensure you get the best possible results.

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An independent analytics laboratory performs all post job testing, we outsource this service to avoid any conflict of interest and to provide independent results. This provides assurance for all parties involved that the job has been completed and the mold has been removed.

Air quality statistics are collected and collated and then referenced against a cross-section of published standards and guidelines. Results are analyzed and reviewed by a molecular scientist to provide you with an affordable high-quality report, instantly.

Pre-job testing is not recommended if you have visible mold growth but can also be arranged if required. Many of our competitors will charge for expensive testing which will only confirm the presence of mold.

Mold affected contents need to be identified to the technician during the initial mold inspection. Most mold-affected items can be restored to there original condition. As mold often follows a water source some items may be water damaged and may not be able to be restored and this will be outlined in the inspection report.

Common contents we restore include:

  • Blinds, curtains and shutters
  • Bedroom furniture including beds, tallboys, bedside tables and picture frames
  • Wardobes with clothing items and luggage
  • Leather clothing including shoes, bags, jackets and belts
  • Living area furniture including couches, sofas, coffee tables, entertainment units, lamps plus more

Generally we can remediate any of your contents, make contact with us if you want to discuss particular items

As with any restoration if some detailed items are more expensive to restore then replace then this will be outlined in the inspection report and those items should be removed before the mould removal process can take place.

MOLD PREVENTION TIPS

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly. Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.
Source: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-10/documents/moldguide12.pdf

Mold is a type of fungi that are naturally occurring organisms playing a major role in the earths ecosystem. Mold grows best in damp and poorly ventilated areas, and reproduces by making spores.

Molds are present virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors and can grow in and on materials such as food, furniture, fabrics, carpets, walls, paper, timber and plumbing.

Why do I have Mold?

Mold growth occurs when there is a water source or moisture present in an environment with limited or no sunlight. Moisture on drywall, wood, carpet and other material in an indoor environment provide an ideal place for mold growth to occur.

Where could the water source be coming from?

Common water source issues can be a lack of bathroom ventilation, roof leaks, rising damp, plumbing leaks and condensation. CGCI Management can offer onsite inspection to help you identify the issue.

There is no water leak where the mold is growing?

When there is a water leak in a property there is likely visual signs of mold growth and water damage at the actual source of the water leak. Sometimes there is there is no water leak where the mold is growing, often mold will grow along external walls and sometimes even patterns on the ceiling where temperature differences occur on the surface. This is because elevated humidity levels will condensate on different thermal areas of a room.

How does mold affect your health?

Mold produces air born mold spores which can increase particles in an indoor environment. Whenever particles are increased in an indoor environment such as smoke, pollen and dust, health affects can occur and you should seek advice from a medical professional.

Do I have Toxic Black Mold?

“The term “toxic mold" is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins should be considered the same as other common molds which can grow in your house. There is always a little mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. There are very few reports that toxigenic molds found inside homes can cause unique or rare health conditions such as pulmonary haemorrhage or memory loss. These case reports are rare, and a causal link between the presence of the toxigenic mold and these conditions has not been proven.” (reference https://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm)

If you feel you could benefit from a mold inspection report please feel free to contact us