Keeping your Houston home safe from mold is an important task not suited to be handled on your own.
Due to the ease with which mold can spread unnoticed, even if you do your best to clean, it's highly likely you'll miss areas. But with professional mold remediation and removal from a team like Boone's Restoration, you can rest assured your Houston home will be completely clean of all mold. We provide a full range of services, from mold testing and inspection to abatement and mitigation. We work with you at each step of the process to help your home return to a safe and clean environment.
If you're concerned about possible mold growths in your home, don't wait to call professionals. The longer you go without mold testing and inspection, the higher the chance that mold will spread unseen through your Houston home. That's why finding a team to provide home mold services quickly is essential. With Boone's Restoration Technologies, you can rest assured you're getting some of the best mold abatement and mitigation in Houston. Our team has over 25 years of experience, so we know exactly where to look, and our process has been proven to be fully effective.
Finding mold in your Houston home can be a shock, but the quicker you respond, the faster you'll have your home back. With Boone's Restoration residential & home services, you can receive expedited mold remediation and removal that leaves you with a thoroughly clean and safe home in no time. Our Houston contractors have been serving the area for over 25 years and bring their experience to every job. We deliver superb mold testing and inspection to root out all traces of mold in your Houston home, followed by a thorough cleanse that will remove all traces of mold from your home.
Once you've found mold in your Houston home, you'll need a professional mold abatement and mitigation team. But sifting through all the options in the Houston metropolitan area can be time-consuming, and time is of the essence. That's why Boone's Restoration makes it easy – our services are all provided by expert contractors with over 25 years of experience in the field. And what's more, each of our services is kept affordable because we believe everyone should be able to afford a safe and clean home. For masterful and affordable mold services, call Boone's Restoration Technologies.
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.