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Mold Damage

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Mold is a part of our natural environment. Mold plays a specific role outdoors in the ecosystem, but indoors mold can be dangerous. Mold infestations require immediate action due to possible health risks.

Mold Remediation Services

  • Test with a third party lab to eliminate conflict of interest.
  • Call a mold certified technician to handle remediation to ensure mold is properly remediated.
  • At the end of the project we do final testing to ensure the mold has been remediated to safe and normal levels.

Many mold remediation companies and individuals believe that bleach will successfully remediate mold. If you do research on bleach as an effective cleaning agent for mold you will come to the realization that bleach actually makes a mold problem worse.

  1. Bleach dissipates in the open air in a matter of seconds. Because of this, bleach has a minimal kill time.
  2. A bottle of bleach is 94%-96% water, so when you add bleach to a moldy substrate you actually feed the mold.
  3. Many mold remediation companies that use bleach actually dilute bleach with water, further feeding the mold.
  4. Time and time again, we have been called in to look at a home or facility 3 to 4 months after the remediation was completed with bleach, or "detergent" as many remediation companies call it, The mold is back worse than ever, and the remediation company that did the work tries to stand behind their claim that the facility looked and smelled clean when they left, so a new mold problem must have emerged.
  5. University Study Discovers Bleach is Ineffective at Killing Mold on Wood and Other Porous Surfaces.
    "While bleach is often recommended for remediation of surface mold on wood and other porous surfaces, our [university research study] study results illustrate that the treatment does not eliminate the surface microflora," is the conclusion of the Oregon State University study of the effects of chlorine bleach on mold growth on Douglas fir wood [an important timber crop in the state of Oregon]. The research study was conducted by Professor Jeffrey Morrell, Dept. of Wood Science, Oregon State University, as assisted by Adam Taylor [graduate research assistant] and Camille Freitag [Senior Research Associate], as published in Forest Products Journal, 54:4, 2004.

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