Mold Services in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse
The two most common areas of mold in the home are the basement and attic. Mold removal/remediation begins by first identifying and correcting the causes of mold in your home. Basement mold is often caused by:
Attic mold causes include:
Process for Mold Removal in Attic
Mold removal is the second step of the remediation process. The first step is always finding and removing the causes of mold. Unless the causes are corrected, mold WILL return. Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking they can solve a mold problem by cleaning and disinfecting areas of visible growth. They use popular bleach-based household cleaners that only wipe away surface mold while leaving behind the bio-slime that causes mold growth. It is why we see mold reappearing in our bathrooms despite repeated cleaning. Bleach products DO NOT kill mold and, therefore, is ineffective in removing it. They also do not remedy the moisture issue that is the catalyst for the mold growth. For those reasons, mold removal should never be attempted by a homeowner or handyman if the area is over 10 square feet. It is a job best performed by a certified mold professional.
Understanding the Mold Law
As of January 2016, NYS under the Mold Bill S3667 requires that all Mold Remediation Contractors and Assessors be licensed through the New York State Department of Labor. In addition, home inspectors must also be licensed as a Mold Assessor if their inspections include an assessment of mold throughout the home. Any type of contracting that deals with mold must be handled by a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor. For example, if a contractor is remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom and during the teardown finds mold, they need to stop work immediately and wait until a Licensed Mold Assessor inspects the area and a Licensed Mold Remediation Contactor properly remediates the area.
A company can have both a Mold Remediation Contractors License and a Mold Assessor License, however they cannot perform both at a single property. They are only allowed to do one or the other to prevent a conflict of interest. It was put into place to look out for the best interests and protect the homeowner.
Comprehensive Mold Management is licensed as both a Mold Remediation Contractor and Mold Assessor. We would be happy to come out and evaluate your property and put together a custom plan just for you.
At Comprehensive Mold Management, we correct what caused the mold growth and then remove the mold. Once completed, we thoroughly HEPA-vacuum away the residual material, leaving the area clean and safe. All work is done in a confined, negative air pressure environment that prevents cross-contamination concerns. Removed debris is double-bagged and a second HEPA-vacuum cleaning is then performed to ensure the area is as clean as possible for you and your family.
Comprehensive Mold Management is committed to providing customers with the most detailed, cost-effective inspection plan available in the industry today. We recommend remediation only when required and take only the necessary actions. We advise our customers of the process from start-to-finish in language they can understand.