When you consider the fact that all of South Florida exists in a tropical rainforest, all of the moisture, humidity, and rain that we experience might seem natural. And you might love the warmth of the Florida weather, but you don’t want to invite it into your home. That’s why nearly every residence in Miami, FL has a centralized AC unit. If your air conditioning unit is functioning normally and it’s sufficient for the size of your home, it probably does a good job at mitigating the amount of moisture you have permeating your home.
There are circumstances, however, that no air conditioning unit can keep up with. For example, leaking plumbing, a water heater leak, flooding, roof leaks, etc. When this kind of additional moisture gets in your walls, your floorboards, and your roof, mold and mildew develop. This is an unsanitary and unhealthy condition that can cause the devaluation of your property.
The mold removal team at MT Construction Group practically wrote the book on mold remediation. As tile and renovation experts, we’ve removed mold from hundreds of Miami residences. Call today and schedule a mold inspection and free estimate.
How the Miami, FL Climate can Lead to Mold
Climate experts have been keeping records on the precipitation in Miami, FL, for 120 years. Annual rainfall ranges between 40 inches and 86 inches. That’s 3.5 to over 8 feet! Because we have excellent drainage in the city of Miami, we only flood after severe storms and hurricanes. But this weather takes its toll on Miami rooftops, floors, windows, and walls. According to the CDC, for mold to enter your home, it only requires being tracked in or allowed to blow in through open windows. From there, it only requires shade and moisture to colonize. While you can take certain measures to prevent mold from growing, there are places in your house that are just impossible to clean: between the walls, in the attic, and below flooring.
How MT Construction Group Attacks Your Mold Problem
The following steps are an overview of the techniques that our professional mold remediation team may use. Of course, every mold removal job is different, so the techniques we use on your home will vary.
We will start with an inspection of your property. We will first examine ceilings, the attic, walls around the air ducts, underneath cabinets, and walls to see if there are signs of leakage. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to begin mold remediation if you have persisting leaks.
Stop Water Leakage
It’s important that we address any underlying issues that led to the introduction of mold in certain areas. You don’t want the mold growing back after mold removal.
Seal Off the Area
Mold is toxic and can lead to health issues. We will seal the area before we begin work to ensure that any mold that is kicked up into the air will not enter your air ducts.
Dry and Clean the Area
Our mold removal professionals will use HEPA air scrubbers, vacuums, and blowers to dry and clean the surfaces and the air around the area. Mold spores enter the air, so scrubbing the air clean is an essential part of mold remediation.
Remove Unsalvageable Materials
Unfortunately, depending on the severity of the mold infestation, it may be impossible to salvage some materials. Things like drywall and wood may be too badly affected to be restored. As contractors, we can replace mold-damaged building materials.
Remove Mold and Mold Stains
Mold remediation professionals don’t use bleach for a number of reasons, but the primary one is that it isn’t entirely effective. Our mold damage team will use an antimicrobial chemical to remove any remaining mold and disinfect the area.
Use a Sealant to Protect the Area
In addition to removing the mold, we will seal the area with a mold-resistant sealant to prevent further issues.
Follow-up Mold Inspection
Once we fully treat the affected areas, you should contact an independent mold inspection company to evaluate our work. We can return any time if additional mold is detected or if you see any new stains or detect a moldy odor.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mold Removal in Miami, FL
What are the causes of mold?
While many believe that moisture and shade cause mold, that’s not exactly accurate. Those are, in fact, the conditions that allow mold to colonize, but mold is an airborne fungus that spreads by releasing spores into the air. Mold is so prolific that if you have a dark, damp area, there’s a good chance that mold will have propagated. If this is the case, you need to call a mold removal company.
Can I remove mold on my own?
If you discover mold in your shower tiling, you can remove it with bleach or a commercial cleaner. Bathrooms are designed to be cleaned that way. If you have mold in your attic, walls, or other areas, however, you’re going to require professional mold removal to completely remove it from your home.
Is mold a health concern?
According to the CDC, mold can be dangerous to people with asthma or other health conditions. It is not hazardous to everyone. That does not mean that you should attempt mold removal on your own if you’re nonasthmatic. Mold removal teams use masks and ventilation equipment to avoid breathing in the spores. This kind of close contact with a direct source of mold isn’t healthy for anyone.
Why doesn’t bleach work to remove mold?
Mold infestation can go deep below the surface of the affected visible area. Many homeowners apply bleach to patches of mold, hoping to eradicate it. Unfortunately, without containment through a specialized mold removal service in Miami, the spores can spread. Our technicians use antimicrobial agents to kill the fungus and extraction to remove spores.
We focus on safety first and ensure that our methods of cleaning and restoring your home or business are effective. Our mold removal experts use industrial-grade products and advanced technology to dry and dehumidify damp areas.
Why Choose MT Construction Group for Mold Remediation?
If you have spotted mold in your home or business, or you suspect the growth of the fungus in your living or working environments, it is time to call MT Construction Group for a mold inspection.
With our expertise, we tackle the toughest forms of mold. Our technicians combine experience and skill with advanced technology when providing mold removal in Miami, FL. Rest assured, we apply precision when we are conducting our mold inspection and mold removal.
If necessary, MT Construction Group will demolish cupboards, drywall, furniture, and structures affected by mold. To deliver the best standard of mold remediation, we prioritize your safety every step of the way. Our technicians will provide a breakdown of the procedures we follow, so you are aware of our remediation plan. With our dedicated services, you can rest easy knowing your property will be free of mold.
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Professional Mold Removal
For mold damage, Miami clients can call on MT Construction Group. We will treat and rebuild structures such as drywall where the fungus has taken hold. Once we have completed our mold removal, we advise contacting an independent inspection to certify the home or business as mold-free. Attentiveness, expertise, and a high standard of professionalism are provided when consulting with our team for mold removal, remediation, and repair.
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