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Mold Damage FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions

Mold Damage – Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Mold Damage FAQ page! Here, you’ll find frequently asked questions and informative answers to help you navigate the intricacies of mold damage remediation. United Water Restoration has compiled this resource to provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions and take prompt action. If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Mold Damage FAQ

United Water Restoration Group of Long Island is a NYS licensed mold remediation company and our technicians are trained and certified through the Institute of Inspection For Cleaning And Restoration (IICRC).

A: The terms mold remediation and mold removal are often used interchangeably. However, there are differences between the two. Mold damage removal involves physically eradicating visible mold, while mold remediation is the process of not only removing visible mold but also addressing the underlying cause.

A: No. As a mold remediation company, it is a conflict of interest to perform these services. However, we can recommend air quality testers in your area. Contact us for more information.

A: Due to laws in certain states, a third-party company has to complete the mold inspection. Though we can provide mold remediation services, we cannot complete the initial mold inspection of your property. However, we can refer you to a mold inspection company.

A: No. Unfortunately, United Water Restoration Group doesn't handle those items, and we recommend disposing of any clothing that may be contaminated with mold spores to prevent the resurgence of mold in the home after restoration.

A: There are a few ways to know if you need mold remediation services. One sign is that you've had a water event or intrusion in your home or business. Discoloration on flooring, walls, or ceilings can also indicate mold growth and water damage. Any musty or mildew odors in the home can also indicate mold growth. Finally, if anyone in your home is experiencing severe health effects or is allergic to mold, it's important to be vigilant of the potential for mold growth.

A: The EPA and OSHA no longer recommend using bleach to kill mold. Bleach can kill mold on non-porous surfaces like tile and glass but cannot penetrate porous surfaces like wood, ceiling tiles, and drywall. Using bleach on mold growing on a porous surface can worsen the problem and there are also dangers to using bleach. Learn more about this topic.

 

A: While any mold colony is concerning, mold removal or mold damage remediation is not warranted until the problem becomes widespread. For us to administer our mold damage remediation services, there must be at least 10 square feet of consistent mold colonies.

A: The average cost for mold remediation ranges from $500-$7,000. It varies depending on the severity of the mold remediation needed.

A: Our mold remediation process typically lasts anywhere from 1 to 7 days depending on the severity of the problem. While this is the average, some cases can take longer.

A: Depending on your level of comfort and the job scope, you may be able to stay in your home during our mold remediation process. However, the safest and most comfortable option is typically to leave your property temporarily while our services are administered.

A: Mold can be hidden in various places, such as an attic, crawl space, and behind walls. If you smell an odor commonly associated with mold, it may be in a lesser-traveled area of the property or behind the walls. Contact us for an accurate assessment or consult a professional mold and air quality testing company to verify the presence of mold in your home or business.

A: Mold hidden behind walls may require advanced tools not only to discover but to remediate it as well. Contact us if you suspect mold is growing behind your walls or hiding in other areas of your property.

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