Mold spores are all around us and need an organic food source and MOISTURE to begin to reproduce. It is not possible to eliminate the organic food source since it can be wood, cardboard, paper, even dust that contains hair follicles, bits of skin, etc.
However, moisture is the ingredient that can be eliminated to prevent further mold growth. From a leaky basement, a water loss event, or just high humidity; excessive moisture must be present for active mold growth. This moisture needs to be identified, removed, and the source corrected.
Aladdin’s can help! With infra-red technology, moisture meters and the training, education, and experience of an industry leader, we can help find and recommend ways of correcting your moisture problems and stop mold growth in Lapeer, Michigan and its surrounding areas.
Visible mold growth is not the only concern when there is mold damage. The clusters of mold give off spores that spread with the air currents. It is these spores that may contain Allergens and Mycotoxins. Certain types and/or large quantities of mold spores can spread throughout the structure without any visible detection. Capturing, controlling and reducing these mold spores is a very large part of the mold remediation process.
It is very important to have a Qualified Indoor Air Hygienist or inspector test to determine levels and spread of the mold spores prior to beginning the mold removal project. Aladdin’s believes it is best to use an independent third party and thus having a qualified and impartial analysis of the mold contamination.
Once the contaminated zones or areas are identified it is very important to properly contain these areas during the mold remediation process. Aladdin’s will place these zones under negative pressure and at the same time process the air within the zone thru a HEPA filtration system.
This very detailed process is performed after all visible mold growth is removed. The level of cleaning is dependent upon the impact of spores. Areas with heavy mold growth and high spore counts may have every square inch gone thru a very intense process that often includes air washing, HEPA vacuuming, and wet wiping as well as being properly treated with an anti-microbial and/or disinfectant.
After proper containment is in place Aladdin’s Cleaning and Restoration can start the physical removal of visible mold growth. This usually requires the removal of contaminated materials, however, some materials can have the mold removed thru aggressive techniques such as media blasting.
To ensure the mold removal process is a success, Aladdin’s highly recommends testing again, once the remediation is finished. Again, this should be performed by an independent third party.