Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration by South Florida Water and Mold Restoration, Inc.

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South Florida Water and Mold Restoration, Inc. is a State of Florida licensed Mold Remediation and General Construction firm serving the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County areas. Our firm is certified by The Clean Trust (formerly known as IICRC) in water damage restoration, mold remediation, and fire/smoke damage.

We specialize in providing commercial and residential services such as emergency water damage dry out, mold removal and mold remediation, general construction and we have a flooring and cabinetry showroom located in Dania Beach, Florida. Due to the nature of emergency services, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Mission: To assist homeowners in returning their property to a pre-loss condition with no out of pocket expenses.

Mold Removal and Mold Remediation Specialists

Mold Remediation South FloridaMold can be found almost anywhere; however, mold inside a property is not useful as it can grow, settle on surfaces and produce tiny spores which can travel through the air you breathe and when mold spores land on a damp spot, they can begin to multiply. Mold requires moisture and a food source to grow such as wood, drywall, carpet, insulation, baseboard etc. When excessive moisture accumulates on porous building materials, mold growth will occur within 24-48 hours if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. Further, uncontrolled humidity can also be a source of moisture leading to mold growth especially in hot humid climates such as South Florida.

There are several factors to consider before developing a safe and appropriate mold remediation plan:

  •     Has the source of the problem been identified and fixed?
  •     How long has the area been contaminated?
  •     Do you see visible mold growth?
  •     How large is the problem;
  •     Do you need an air quality test or mold protocol?

Determining the extent of your mold problem, and developing a detailed plan for remediation will result in a successful outcome, which is to safely remove mold from your home or business with little or no disruption to you and your family.

Water Damage Mitigation
Water Damage - South Florida Water and Mold RestorationWater damage restoration is defined as the process of restoring a property to its pre-loss condition after sustaining any level of water damage.  We understand that water damage can happen at any time. However, waiting to dry it out should not be an option. If left untreated, water can cause significant damage to your home or business.  Water and porous building materials are a breeding ground for mold to grow and release toxins into the air you breathe.  No matter what the cause of the water damage, it should be professionally restored with the use of commercial grade dehumidification and air movers to reduce the moisture from the air and building materials.

If you experience a water intrusion or flood, call South Florida Water and Mold Restoration, Inc. immediately so we can provide you with professional water extraction, damage assessment, packing out and securing of personal items, drying and dehumidification of moisture, sanitation, odor control, and complete restoration services including reconstruction and remodeling.

Fire Damage Restoration & Smoke Damage Repair
South Florida Fire & Smoke Damage RestorationIt is reported that untreated smoke damage will cause additional damage over time. Acid residues from soot can damage or discolor plastics, fiberglass, flooring materials, metals and more. Water damage can cause structural problems such as weakened walls and floors. If molds have developed as a result of the water damage, there is a serious health risk for occupants and the mold must be remediated.

Therefore, the most economical and healthy route is to treat the smoke damage and related water damage problems immediately. At South Florida Water and Mold Restoration we realize that time is of the essence as related to fire and smoke damage repairs. We have the manpower and equipment to respond promptly to your immediate needs.

General Construction and Remodeling Contractor
South Florida General Construction and Remodeling ContractorSouth Florida Water and Mold Restoration has a beautiful, by appointment, kitchen, bath and flooring showroom in Dania Beach. You can see the latest trends in kitchens and baths as well as a variety of flooring samples such as tile, wood, laminate and carpeting.

Our product line is first quality. For example, our kitchen and bathroom vanities are custom fabricated with top quality 3/4” plywood boxes and maple interior finishes. We offer both thermofoil and wood doors in dozens of popular colors. Countertop choices include Granite, Corian and Formica. Backsplashes are available in natural stone, porcelain, ceramic and glass tiles

  • Dania Beach Kitchen and Flooring Showroom
  • Little or No Out-of-Pocket Expense, Direct Insurance Billing
  • General Contractor Services
  • FREE Construction or Remodeling Estimate and Consultation

For a FREE Construction or Remodeling Estimate and Consultation, Contact Us or Call Us at 954-923-3340.

South Florida Water and Mold Restoration is a licensed Fort Lauderdale General Contractor providing remodeling services to South Florida, Miami, Broward and Palm Beach.

South Florida Water and Mold Restoration, Inc.
1221 Stirling Road, Unit 113, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: 954.923.3340 – Fax: 954.639.7634
http://www.watermold911.com

  • Broward • Dade • Palm Beach
  • State of Florida Licensed General Contractor • CGC#062768
  • State of Florida Licensed Mold Remediator #MRSR142
  • IICRC Certified – Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration #182345

 

How Do I Know If I Have Mold? – Mold Remediation by WaterMold911

South Florida Water and Mold Restoration - MoldWater911
By Lisa Cozzi

If you have asked yourself this question before, you are not alone; we receive calls from South Florida homeowners quite often asking the same question just because they are not sure. Your home may have a musty smell, or you could be experiencing mold symptoms such as runny nose, headaches, or allergies.  One thing we cannot control is the fact that we live in a humid environment in South Florida and the likelihood of mold growth is much greater in a humid climate. However, you should not be living with mold in your home as mold could affect the quality of the air you breathe

If you called South Florida Water and Mold Restoration and asked “how do I know if I have mold?”, we would ask you if there was any kind of water damage, flood or water leak in the property. If you did experience a water intrusion, we would ask if the area was properly dried with the use of dehumidification and air movers (fans) immediately after the water intrusion. If not, there is a good chance mold could have developed as mold only needs a food source such as drywall, cabinetry or flooring, and moisture to grow and amplify. If you can visibly see mold on the walls, floors or cabinetry, it may be too late to salvage the building materials as porous materials contaminated with mold cannot be cleaned.

One more factor to investigate is the possibility that mold has contaminated the air you breathe. When mold grows, it forms mold colonies which can release microscopic mold spores into the air and, as the air is circulated in the HVAC/duct system, the mold is also being circulated. This means that a mold problem in the Kitchen could cross contaminate other parts of your home by traveling through the HVAC/duct system. If this occurs, the HVAC and duct system may require mold cleaning and sanitization.

Another type of mold problem which you smell and may not see is referred to as a humidity driven or lack of humidity control issue (aka condition 2).  We live in a humid climate so we need to make sure the inside of our homes are not humid and we do this by keeping the humidity low by using an HVAC system to cool the area. The humidity inside a property should be between 40-60%, if it goes above 60%, the possibility of mold growth is likely.  If you have this type of mold problem, it’s important to have a licensed HVAC contractor inspect the system. Typically, with a condition 2 mold problem, you may see a white or green light dusting on your clothes or furniture or you may not see anything. This means that mold is forming in the air due to the moisture content from the high humidity and the mold is settling onto surfaces. A mold remediation for a humidity driven mold problem is a full wipe down of all surfaces with an antimicrobial solution and HEPA vacuuming all surfaces.

The most accurate and reliable way to know the extent of your mold problem is to have an air sample taken; this is referred to as an air quality test. At a minimum, a sample of the affected area is taken, and a sample outside the property. Once the air sample is taken, it will be sent to a 3rd party laboratory to determine if the mold spore count is elevated and the type of mold species. Usually, the test results come back within 24-48 hours of the air sample.  It’s important to note that a mold remediator should not be conducting mold testing. Always hire a state licensed mold assessor to test for mold, and a state licensed mold remediation company to safely remove mold, never use the same company for both as it could present a conflict of interest.  As a side note, I have received many calls from homeowners who purchased a mold kit from home depot to determine if they have mold and they would tell me it came back positive for mold. Don’t waste your money, the home depot mold kit is not accurate, and since we live in a humid climate, it will grow mold almost anywhere you place the kit.

If you receive the test results from the air quality test, please contact us at  954-923-3340 or contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss the best approach for a safe and effective mold remediation.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

South Florida Water and Mold Restoration, Inc.
1221 Stirling Road, Unit 113, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: 954.923.3340 – Fax: 954.639.7634
http://www.watermold911.com

  • Broward • Dade • Palm Beach
  • State of Florida Licensed General Contractor • CGC#062768
  • State of Florida Licensed Mold Remediator #MRSR142
  • IICRC Certified – Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration #182345

South Florida Water and Mold Restoration, Inc. is a State Licensed General Contractor and Mold Remediator, specializing in water damage restoration, mold remediation, fire/smoke damage, restoration work, flooring and carpet cleaning.