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Mold can affect any commercial or residential property at any time of the year, especially if you recently had water damage or leaks. You might have a mold problem and not know it! Mold will grow and spread in optimum conditions (typically warm, humid indoor climates), leaving you with not only an annoyance but also a situation that could be potentially hazardous to the health of occupants. In fact, more people are being diagnosed every single day with mold-related illnesses, and something called Chronic Inflammatory Disease, due to mold exposure.
Want to know the most common misconception about "black mold" and, well, really every type of mold? Contrary to popular belief, mold can grow at any temperature, any time of year. It does not need a hot, sticky climate to wreak havoc within a building – although those conditions certainly do breed mold spores quickly. Our skilled and trained crews will get your residential or commercial property back to the condition it was in before the mold damage, guaranteed. Here's our promise to you:
No matter the extent of the mold and related damage, Water Out has the experience and expertise to set things right.
Water Out's Certified Mold Remediation Team strives to always deliver expert solutions in the most professional and ethical way possible. Our IICRC-certified technicians will thoroughly inspect your home or building in Fort Wayne, Auburn, Angola, Syracuse, Warsaw, Decantur, and anywhere in between. If mold damage is present, Water Out's team will work closely with you and a Certified Indoor Air Quality professional to develop an immediate and efficient plan of action to remove the mold and detect the moisture causing it.
Once Water Out's mold remediation work is complete, our technician will work with an independent third-party Indoor Air Quality professional to ensure that your home or building has been successfully remediated. Once your property has passed clearance testing you will be provided a copy of the test results for your records.
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"Water Out did an amazing job at our house after my son plugged the bathroom sink and let the water run. It was even a holiday, and the guys came out, set the equipment up promptly, and were very nice and professional. They came back each day to check on the progress, and each person that came was very friendly and professional. At the end, they were able to save our bathroom floor and drywall! I would highly recommend these guys to anyone! Thank you so much!"
"I was delighted by the fact that the technicians who were dispatched to my home were so kind and courteous. They made sure not to dirty anything on their way to the problematic area downstairs, and did a fantastic job containing all of the dust created by removing the damaged drywall. I would trust them anytime I need help. I am very appreciative of them getting to me in my emergency situation so quickly, knowing well, that they have appointments for non-emergency services also. Thanks again!"
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"First time using them was for carpet cleaning a couple days before our open house, Chris and his team went above and beyond to get to us after hours doing an amazing job. We had the unfortunate need for them a second time, months later, during the "arctic freeze" when we lost heat causing multiple leaks from our water supply pipes and hydronic heat. Chris and Chad were awesome kept me informed through the entire process. Great experience highly recommended."
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Anytime the moisture levels in your home are at 60% or higher, mold can grow. What's frustrating for many property owners is that they don't see a puddle on the floor or water dripping from the ceiling. When mold grows, the source of the moisture is usually hidden under floorboards or behind walls.
It could be. Because mold spores are microscopic and airborne, you'll end up breathing them into your lungs. Depending on the type of mold and how well your immune system functions, you may develop some serious health symptoms that could end up being the result of mold. That's why a mold remediation company takes mold removal so seriously. The space affected by mold is isolated and contained during cleaning so the spores won't spread to other areas of the house, and the remediation team stays suited up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the process.
For most surfaces in your home, bleach won't eliminate your mold problem. It's the "iceberg effect." Visible mold is usually a small percentage of the actual amount of mold growth. Bleach can't kill mold on porous surfaces like wood, and while tile or fiberglass surfaces can be cleaned with bleach, often the mold has spread far deeper. The reason why mold remediation companies don't recommend DIY cleanup isn't that they want to make more money; they know, in their experience, that a mold problem is usually far more invasive than can be seen with the naked eye. Simply cleaning the surfaces can provide false assurances that you got rid of the mold, only to have it come back time and time again.
Sometimes mold remediation is included if the cause of the mold was a "covered peril" like a burst hot water heater or water damage caused by firefighters extinguishing a fire in your house. Gradual water damage - like from a leaking pipe or hose - will often cause mold growth, but your insurance coverage will usually not cover that by claiming that it was caused by poor maintenance or neglect. If your insurance company denies your claim, you should request an inspection from a mold remediation company that can help you document the source of the mold.
If the inspection/assessment process was able to pinpoint the source and cause of the mold growth, once that source is repaired, you can be relatively confident about the success of remediation. Ask if your restoration technician has the IICRC certification for "Applied Microbial Remediation." You can also request a "post-remediation mold clearance" from a third-party mold inspector to re-test the area for any remaining traces of mold before the area is treated with a sealer or encapsulant to resist future mold growth.
Water Out is your local commercial and residential disaster and property restoration company. We are proud to serve Fort Wayne, IN and the Northeast Indiana, Southwest Michigan and Western Ohio with top-rated water and fire damage restoration, mold remediation and cleaning services. We offer free inspections and estimates for commercial and residential customers in our service areas.
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