Mold Testing Services in Phoenix
When mold damage infiltrates a home or business, the process of getting everything back to normal can seem overwhelming. At ASAP Restoration, we are here every step of the way for our customers to make the process as easy as possible.
We work with insurance companies so you can focus on the important things, like getting back to your daily routine. Our process is always professional and effective.
Mold Inspection: A thorough inspection is the first step toward effective mold damage restoration. ASAP Restoration will carefully inspect your property and find every area where mold needs to be removed.
Mold Testing: Once all the mold is located, we take samples and send them off for testing. This will tell us if the mold damage in your home or business poses a health risk. For instance black mold can be very toxic.
Mold Removal: After we know the toxicity levels of the mold, we can begin working to have it removed. In some cases, special HAZMAT gear will be required. We have all the protective gear and specialized systems necessary to safely and effectively eradicate mold contamination.
Mold Restoration: Finally, we fully restore your home or business. By the time we’re done, your property will be back in like-new condition with all signs of mold eliminated. We don’t leave a job until we know it’s a clean and healthy environment.
Mold Removal Process
It’s crucial to call a mold removal specialist at the first sign of possible contamination. In many cases, by the time mold becomes visible it has already infested the insides of walls and may have spread farther than expected. The only way to really be sure every bit of mold is spotted and tested in to call a fully licensed and bonded specialist.
In some cases, it could take weeks to eradicate mold damage. In situations where the mold has become toxic, temporary housing might become necessary. ASAP Restoration will work with your insurance to make the process of paying for the mold removal and housing streamlined and stress-free.
On the other hand, if the mold hasn’t become toxic or infested large swaths of your home, the job may only take a couple days. In these cases, you’ll be able to sleep in your own bed. If you’re worried about possible mold contamination, give ASAP Restoration a call day or night and we’ll send out a professional for a free home visit.
Types of Mold Damage
Mold damage comes in various forms. It could be several colors and some forms could be more harmful than others. Attempting to remove mold yourself could be a dangerous proposition because most people are unable to differentiate between different types of mold. There are three common molds typically found in homes and businesses.
Aspergillus: This family of mold is among the most common throughout the world. It is known to cause allergic reactions in humans. It’s the form found on food, but also tends to collect in home air conditioning systems and ducts.
Cladosporium: This type of mold shows up looking like black pepper. This form is also quite commonly found in homes and businesses. While it is classified as non-toxic, mold spores from this family can trigger allergic reactions and irritate skin.
Stachybotrys: You’ve likely heard of this referred to as black mold. While several forms can appear black, this genus is classified as toxic and can have severe health impacts if left untreated. Removing stachybotrys mold damage involves stringent safety measures, including the use of protective gear.
Identifying Mold Damage
Many types of mold can have a similar appearance, which makes expert detection crucial. To properly identify mold spores, they need to be tested and put under a microscope. That’s why ASAP Restoration always sends our mold samples to a reputable lab to identify the exact strain.
Call ASAP Restoration today at 602-515-7918 to set up a free home visit.