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Mold, in a home or business, can have wide ranging effects to both the structure itself, and the people who frequent the building. Due to the health concerns of mold and the intricate steps necessary to eradicate the mold problem A&I Fire and Water Restoration stands ready to perform mold remediation all throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. We are members of both ASCR (Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration) and The Clean Trust (formerly the IICRC).
Some molds can produce mycotoxins which can cause health problems in humans and pets. Particularly vulnerable to illnesses are infants/children, elderly, people with immune-compromised systems, people with respiratory problems, and pregnant women. Adverse health effects reported have included reoccurring nosebleeds, headaches, rashes, extreme fatigue, dizziness, memory loss, asthma, intestinal distress. As an information hungry society, we are learning more and more about high exposures to mold and its negative effects on our health. The old cliché "It's Better to Be Safe than Sorry" appears to be a smart motto for today's world.
In some cases, the cleaning of a structure will suffice when it comes to mold remediation. Mold does not feed off of non-organic material. In some cases it is possible that mold growth is enabled by excess dirt and dust within the structure. Our experienced professionals are skilled in determining the cause of mold and removing said causes to effectively eradicate the mold problem.
Often, there are porous materials with excessive mold growth that need to be discarded. Having the correct type of containment stops spores from spreading throughout a structure, especially during the demolition phase. Many times, tiles in schools for example, must come out.
Containment of discarded materials is a critical step in the mold remediation process. Our experienced professionals are able to determine the proper steps to take when removing items so as not to contaminate other areas in the structure. We determine the correct amount and degree of containment for each job to keep your structure, and those that frequent the building, safe.
A&I Fire & Water Restoration can clean items such as desks, equipment, and even some books that are able to be salvaged.