Microscopic mold spores can linger in your house or apartment without you realizing it. In most cases, small amounts of mold don’t cause structural damage
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Of course, prevention is better than cure. Mold thrives in moist conditions, and colonies can begin to form in as little as 24 hours.
Therefore, if you’ve got moisture in your St Louis home, or you’ve experienced water damage due to a burst pipe, a roof leak or a bad thunderstorm, you’ll need to call a St Louis mold removal contractor to protect yourself and your belongings from these hazards.
Mold can also cause serious structural damage to a building. That’s because mold weakens the structural integrity of materials such as wood, drywall and insulation by consuming the organic material they’re made of. This can cause walls, floors and ceilings to become soft and spongy, and therefore more susceptible to damage or collapse.
Likewise, it’s bad news when mold starts to grow on personal belongings and furniture. Wooden furniture, upholstery, photographs, documents, carpets, rugs and other soft furnishings are all very difficult or impossible to clean once mold has settled on them. If this mold is left unchecked, eventually they will break down and deteriorate.
Oftentimes, these materials have to be destroyed because the spores cannot be fully removed. Attempting to clean them is less cost-effective than buying replacements.
Mold is not an issue to be taken lightly. Not only is it unsightly, but if it gets into your home or business, it can affect the long-term health of you, your family and your pets.
The presence of mold in a property can cause a range of unpleasant side effects and conditions, including headaches, all sorts of respiratory illnesses, cold and flu-like symptoms, and even depression and memory impairment. What’s more, those with asthma or allergies can see their symptoms worsen.
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Common Causes of Mold
Pride Restoration has worked on commercial and residential mold damage restoration projects caused by all kinds of disasters, including:
Leaks From Plumbing
Leaking HVAC Systems
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Pride Cleaning & Restoration has been helping families and businesses with mold remediation, mold removal and mold restoration services since 1987.
We’re the leading damage restoration professionals in the St Louis area. We provide:
frequently asked questions
FAQs for Mold Removal in St. Louis
Molds are part of a group of micro-organisms, including mushrooms and yeasts, called fungi that grow in damp or humid conditions, both indoors and outdoors. It’s naturally occurring and plays an important role in breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and trees.
Mold reproduces by releasing tiny, lightweight spores into the air. These spores can travel long distances and are present in both indoor and outdoor air. When they land on a surface with the right conditions, such as moisture and organic matter to feed on, they can grow and spread rapidly.
Mold can come in many different colors and textures, including black, white, green and orange. Some types of mold have a musty or earthy odor, while others have no smell at all.
If allowed to grow, mold not only causes material damage to a building’s structure and contents, but it can also cause serious health problems, including:
- Respitory infections and breathing problems
- Allergic reactions, including rhinitis and asthma
- Non-allergic reactions, including such as headaches, diarrhea and more
Mold spores are present everywhere, inside and out, but they require the following conditions to grow:
- Temperatures of between 35.6°F to 104°F
- An organic food supply (they particularly like books, carpets, clothing, wood, drywall, etc.)
Keeping your home free of sources of moisture can therefore prevent mold growth.
The first step to solving your mold problem is to call Pride Cleaning & Restoration within 24 hours so that we can use our over 30 years of expertise to help you through the process.
Pride Cleaning & Restoration will help you with the following:
- Determine what caused the mold problem
- Offer solutions to remove, repair and prevent the mold from coming back
- Start your insurance claim process
Mold removal isn’t as straightforward as just cleaning until you can no longer see it. As a highly trained certified mold removal company, we can determine where, why and how your mold growth first started.
Then, once that’s established, we follow a trusted mold remediation process to ensure your property is safe. This involves the following:
- Containing damaged areas
- HEPA vacuuming on every surface that has been exposed or infected
- Complete removal of mold followed by an anti-microbial treatment of hard surfaces, including furniture
- Removal of mold-contaminated materials, where necessary, and discarding items in accordance with regulations
- Negative Air Machine (NAM) or Air Scrubber operation
- Application of antimicrobial treatment and Biocide
- Second round of HEPA vacuuming to ensure complete mold removal
- Encapsulation sealant process
Pride Cleaning & Restoration offers its services to the entire Metro St Louis area, including the Illinois Counties.
Even if you’re not sure you need help with mold remediation, feel free to contact us to discuss your mold removal questions. We’re happy to share our experience and expertise with our neighbours in the St Louis area
Mold Remediation Tips
With more than 100,000 different types of mold, it should come as no surprise that the spores can be found in a variety of places.
Mold is unpleasant and may be located in any indoor environment. Therefore, it is in your best interest to learn what causes mold in a