Mold Remediation

moldOne of the nastiest things you can have in your home is a growth of mold. Not only does mold destroy your home but it can be very hazardous to your health. Learning to prevent mold buildup is essential to ensuring the health of your home and loved ones. However if you ever find yourself in the unpleasant situation of having to remove mold, then do not hesitate to call the professionals at Cook Brothers Restoration. The proper removal of mold is extremely important in preventing further spores and should only be done by qualified experts.

Moisture

In order for mold to grow and survive it must feed off two important things, oxygen and moisture. Once you have noticed a mold buildup you must also identify where the source of moisture is coming from. Cutting off this source is key to making sure that more mold spores do not grow in the future.

Documentation

Once you have located a mold buildup and identified it’s source be sure to document the contaminated area. You can use any form of media to document the area including writing, photo, and video. Documenting your contaminated area will help to plan a course of action. This is especially important if you plan on receiving any kind of benefits from your insurance company.

Determine the Amount of Damage

Depending on where the mold is can effect the damaged area as well as the clean up process. If the mold is located in an isolated area than clean up can be minimal. If the mold is located anywhere near the HVAC system or coinciding duct work then there is a good chance that the mold could be widespread and the cleanup process becomes much more in depth.

Remediation

Mold remediation by definition is the act of removing infected materials that if done properly requires at minimum a two-step process. At, Cook Bros Restoration, we use industrial hygienists to quickly assess your property’s situation and inform you in writing the proper steps that should be taken to successfully remediate your home or office from mold, prior to our IICRC technicians beginning any work.

The most important step, in any remediation project, is setting up proper containment and ventilation equipment within the area(s) that require remediation, allowing us to ensure that as mold spores are disturbed and become airborne that they don’t spread to an uninfected area. Cleaning and disinfecting is the next step that we take, which includes the actual remediation and disposal of infected materials.

After successful completion of the aforementioned steps we apply our specialized biocide solutions to all infected surfaces. The final step, in our full-service remediation process, includes addressing any moisture or humidity concerns you may have before applying a encapsulating solution. When our remediation process is complete, an industrial hygienist will perform a final inspection, ensuring your home’s is free of mold.

Catastrophes In Your Home

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When the bad things in life occur, are you ready to take the next steps in restoring your life? Many catastrophes occur around us but this does not mean we are aware of the tasks that need to be completed next in order to take care of the damages and problem. Catastrophes such a fire/smoke and water damages can leave many people feeling hopeless and without a clue on what to do next.

Consider the following steps when unfortunate events strike your way:

  • Make sure you are aware of your insurance policy. Get a copy of this and read through it thoroughly. The most important thing is to know your rights and what is covered by your insurance company. With this information, you will be able to make decisions confidently because you are aware of the policy.
  • Compile a list of questions you may have. For example, will your lost personal belongings be replaced? What type of “proof of purchase” is needed when providing information to your insurance company? What damages are covered?
  • Make sure to keep track of every representative you have spoken to in regards to your claim.
  • Speak with your adjuster about temporary living arrangements and monetary advances to cover this for a month or so, as your home is restored.
  • Pick a company, like Cook Bros Restoration, to perform restorations to your home and make sure to ask questions. Can you get a quote? How long will this take? What does the process involve?

There are many steps involved in finding the best way to restore your life after damages caused by a catastrophe that affects your home. These few steps can help you educate yourself with your insurance policy and make the right decisions that are tailored to your situation. Ensuring to ask questions when you are not aware or knowledge in this area will lead you to the right path in restoring your home, and most importantly, your life.