Finding mold in your Houston home or business can be a shock, but the faster you respond, the better the result.
With early recognition and professional aid from an expert mold restoration company, you can mitigate the damage to your Houston property. At Boone's Restoration Technologies, we've honed our residential and commercial services over 25 years, creating one of Houston's most effective teams at mold mitigation. Whether you're struggling with mold in your attic, basement, bathrooms, or kitchen, our team provides expedited and expert solutions. Call today to learn more about how our residential and commercial services can help you.
No matter where you might find mold in your Houston home, our company offers complete mold restoration for every room. We check each nook and cranny in your attic, basement, bathroom, or kitchen to ensure all colonies are found and removed. Plus, our black mold removal services check that every aspect of your home is free of toxic and harmful spores. With Boone's Restoration, you can rest assured that your Houston home will be clean and safe from attic to basement. Don't let mold take away your peace of mind and safety; hire our Houston experts for immediate abatement services.
Mold can sneak into even the best-kept and clean businesses at no fault of your own. For example, bathrooms or a restaurant's kitchen offer perfect conditions for mold, and colonies can grow despite your best efforts. For those instances, an expert Houston mold restoration company like Boone's Restoration Technologies is a necessity. Not only do our commercial services root out every source of mold, but we ensure that no surface shows signs of having harbored growth. For expedited and expert mold remediation services, Houston hardly has a better choice than Boone's Restoration Technologies.
If you suspect black mold on your property, it's important to have immediate services to investigate and clean those areas. Since black mold releases toxins into the air, it can often be affecting your home or business from inconspicuous places. With expert black mold removal services from Boone's Restoration Technologies, you can kick out all traces of black mold and keep your air quality safe. And most importantly, we offer all our abatement services at reasonable prices so you can keep safe without spending a fortune.
Anytime the moisture levels in your home are at 60% or higher, mold can grow. What's frustrating for many property owners is that they don't see a puddle on the floor or water dripping from the ceiling. When mold grows, the source of the moisture is usually hidden under floorboards or behind walls.
It could be. Because mold spores are microscopic and airborne, you'll end up breathing them into your lungs. Depending on the type of mold and how well your immune system functions, you may develop some serious health symptoms that could result from mold. That's why a mold remediation company takes mold removal so seriously. The space affected by mold is isolated and contained during cleaning, so the spores won't spread to other areas of the house. During the process, the remediation team stays suited up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
For most surfaces in your home, bleach won't get rid of your mold problem. It's the "iceberg effect." Visible mold is usually a small percentage of the actual amount of mold growth. Bleach can't kill mold on porous surfaces like wood, and while tile or fiberglass surfaces can be cleaned with bleach, often the mold has spread far deeper. The reason why mold remediation companies don't recommend DIY cleanup isn't that they want to make more money. They know, in their experience, that a mold problem is usually far more invasive than can be seen with the naked eye. Simply cleaning the surfaces can provide false assurances that you got rid of the mold, only to have it come back time and time again.
Sometimes mold remediation is included if the cause of the mold was a "covered peril" like a burst hot water heater or water damage caused by firefighters extinguishing a fire in your house. Gradual water damage - like from a leaking pipe or hose - will often cause mold growth, but your insurance coverage will usually not cover that by claiming that it was caused by poor maintenance or neglect. If your insurance company denies your claim, you should request an inspection from a mold remediation company that can help you document the source of the mold.
If the inspection/assessment process was able to pinpoint the source and cause of the mold growth, once that source is repaired, you can be relatively confident about the success of remediation. Ask if your restoration technician has the IICRC certification for "Applied Microbial Remediation Technician." You can also request a "post-remediation mold clearance" from a third-party mold inspector to re-test the area for any remaining traces of mold before the area is treated with a sealer or encapsulant to resist future mold growth.
Insurance coverage is very situationally dependent. Each policy from each different company will have different levels and types of coverage. The best way to know if your damage is covered is to keep a copy of your policy on hand and call your agent directly with any questions you might have.
As a homeowner, seeing your home damaged is extremely stressful and it's difficult to know the right course of action. Will trying to clean up on your own help or just make things worse? No matter what kind of damage you've incurred, the very first thing you should do is take photographs as long as the area is safe for you to be in. If you have water damage, the best thing to do is extract as much standing water as you possibly can while you wait for help. If you have fans, set them to start drying things as much as possible. They won't be enough to completely dry the area, but they can help to minimize the chance of secondary damages. In the event of mold or fire, it's best to just leave the damage alone until a professional can address it. Disturbed mold can disperse spores throughout the home and fire damages can be made worse if improper cleaning techniques are used.