If you have water damage in your Indianapolis home that didn’t receive fast and effective attention, there’s most likely mold damage lingering there as well. With our expertise in complete mold removal, Five Star Complete Restoration can test, contain, and remove all mold and mildew-damaged areas in your home. Request an estimate today when you call (888) 322-1291.Request Estimate
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Mold Removal: A Tricky Process
Trace amounts of mold are found in nearly every indoor environment. As long as the mold quantity remains small, it is neither noticeable nor harmful. Unfortunately, mold grows dramatically as soon as conditions are right, such as having water damage from a malfunctioning sump pump or burst sewer pipe. Mold flourishes in damp, warm environments with poor ventilation. Mildew and mold damage is unsightly, but that’s the least of the problems it causes for homeowners and other residents. A thorough mold inspection is needed to assess the damage and plan the appropriate mold remediation strategy.
Our Mold Damage Removal Process
We begin by conducting a thorough inspection of your home including the attic, crawlspace, bathroom, and other places where mold is likely to grow, in order to find the source and extent of the problem.
To discover the exact locations that are affected by mold, we perform thorough mold testing. We take air samples and send them to a third-party lab. Testing is also completed after the remediation to confirm that all traces of mold in your Indianapolis home have been removed.
We create a containment area around the mold to ensure that spores don’t spread to other areas of the house. Using full PPE (personal protection equipment) gear protects our employees and prevents them from tracking spores through the house.
Five Star uses several mold removal techniques such as specialty mold cleaners, HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuuming, wire brushing, and media blasting. A HEPA vacuum alone captures 99.97% of all microscopic airborne mold spores. This comprehensive approach is far superior to simply spraying the damaged area. Even when mold and fungal spores are killed, without physical removal, these methods do not eliminate their allergenic or toxigenic properties.
Once all mold is removed, we clean and sanitize the entire affected area.
When the mold remediation is complete, we will advise you on how to eliminate or reduce conditions that might otherwise promote future mold growth and mold damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not always. Sometimes a thorough visual and moisture inspection is all that’s necessary to reveal mold damage.
Mold is a result of excess moisture in the air. It feeds on organic materials like wood, drywall, and dust.
It depends. If the mold spores have been disturbed, then yes. That’s partly why the mold remediation team needs the proper containment and protective equipment. These measures prevent the spores from spreading and make effective mold abatement possible.
Consult your physician. Although there’s a correlation between mold damage and health issues, every individual is different, and only a doctor can determine if mold is actually what’s affecting you.
Bleach is corrosive and potentially harmful. It’s also likely to provide a short-term solution at best. Because mold thrives on moisture, liquid bleach, if it doesn’t dry completely, can actually promote mold growth. Generally speaking, a professional mold remediation specialist is far more reliable and effective for preventing mold damage.
Trustworthy & Reliable Mold Remediation
As one of the leading mold remediation companies in Indianapolis, we are here to keep you and your family safe from the dangers of mold. Call us today at (888) 322-1291 to request an estimate. We serve Indianapolis, Noblesville, and Carmel, as well as Westfield, Greenwood, Ft. Wayne, Kokomo, and all surrounding communities with our water damage restorations, basement flood cleanup and restorations, total rebuilds, fire and smoke restorations, and many more.