Mold Removal and Remediation in Westlake, LA
Whether due to a natural disaster or leaking pipes, water damage requires swift action to minimize loss and ensure total recovery. At APEX, water extraction is our specialty. We use advanced equipment to quickly eliminate excess water and accelerate the drying process. Our technicians carefully monitor the area before moving on to cleaning and sanitizing. Once drying is completed, we will see the restoration process to completion to return your home or business to its pre-damage state.
However, if you need help with mold removal or mold remediation due to water damage we can help as well.
Mold Removal – How to Get Rid of Mold Safely and Effectively
Mold removal can be a daunting task if you try to get rid of it or clean it yourself vs hiring a professional mold removal company like Apex Disaster Specialists. You can hire a professional or do it yourself. The key is to know how to remove mold safely and effectively. Most people have to call a professional to remove mold. Unless you have the right equipment and training, removing mold can be a dangerous undertaking.
Mold Remediation and Removal Professionals have specialized equipment and training to remove mold. Typically, we use a detergent solution to clean up affected surfaces. After disinfecting the areas, the materials are replaced.
A professional on our team will usually charge a reasonable rate for the services we provide and base it on your situation while providing a Free Estimate and Quote. We have plenty of experience with mold due to the water damage restoration projects we work on. Our mold experts will take the time to explain the work they are doing and what they are removing.
Some molds are more dangerous than others. For example, black mold is the most toxic. It burrows into porous materials and may cause serious infections. Unlike many other household fungi, black mold is difficult to remove. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive molds to remediate.
Mold spores are airborne, which means they are easily tracked into the home. Open windows, doors, and shoes can all contribute to mold spores contaminating the air.
To avoid spreading the spores around the house, remove wet and moldy materials and dispose of them in plastic bags. Wipe the bags with a damp cloth and a detergent solution. If possible, tie the bags closed.
Keeping the indoor temperature above 100 degrees F can kill most molds. While this is not a sure-fire way to get rid of all mold, it can help eliminate the most hazardous types.
Common Causes of Water Damage…
Storm damage is one of the most common causes of flooding, especially here in Louisiana. Flooding due to natural causes can result in standing water which will quickly seep into the foundation of your home and cause significant water damage. It’s important to begin the water damage restoration process quickly, to extract water before it festers into more costly issues, such as mold.
If you experience water damage as the result of a natural disaster, APEX Disaster Specialists is available 24/7 to help with your water damage restoration needs.