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Mold Remediation
24/7 Mold Remediation Services

What do you do when you have visible mold or a moldy smell?
Get your property inspected/tested.
HydroForce Cleaning and Restoration mold remediation professionals are certified, bonded, and insured for your security and peace of mind.
Our technicians are available to inspect/test and remediate your residential or commercial property quickly. Call us at 6309309579 if you have or suspect mold and need assistance. We will dispatch our certified technician(s) to your property to test/inspect.

Mold remediation is the term used to describe all the processes involved in eliminating harmful mold growth. Depending on the type and location of the growth, it includes mold testing, removal, demolition, sanitizing, containment, and post-testing clearance.

Mold Inspection versus Testing:

Mold inspection simply identifies the presence of mold and generally defines the size of the problem, usually in square footage.
Mold testing attempts to identify the specific type of mold in your home and the number of mold spores in the air.

Mold Testing Methods:

Here are the different types of mold testing that a mold professional may conduct as part of the remediation process.

Air Sampling.

Mold experts collect indoor air samples from the home using air sampling. A control sample is also taken outside the home.  The indoor and outdoor samples are compared to determine if there are elevated levels of mold spores inside the house that are not naturally present in the outdoor environment. 

Lift Tape Sample.

A piece of tape is placed on any areas to be tested. It is then lifted and placed on a glass micro slide. The microbiology laboratory seals the slide and examines it for mold spores.

Tape Swab Test.

This test is used infrequently because it is used to determine which type of mold is present. It does not typically identify spore count, which is essential to determining if there are elevated levels of mold in a home. Because all mold requires remediation, mold spore counts are far more critical than the actual types of mold. The tape swab test uses a cotton material swab to wipe the surface to be tested. After touching surfaces, the swab is sent to a lab for examination.

When you should conduct mold testing:
  • When water-related problems occur
  • Suspected microbial growth—musty odors
  • Visible signs of mold growth
  • Chronic respiratory illnesses
  • Documentation to support the need for remediation work
  • Documentation to confirm that remediation work was completed correctly

Mold testing should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. 

The mold remediation process

Each mold growth scenario has a unique mold remediation procedure, which is why testing and protocols must be written for each situation.

The fundamental mold remediation procedure covers the following:

  • Mold testing and protocol: The property is carefully inspected to identify the type and source of mold growth. This is very important in determining the best approach for remediation.
  • Containment: When triggered, molds produce spores. These spores move in the air and can settle on other surfaces while they are being removed. As a result, expert mold remediation involves isolating contaminated areas before cleaning or removal.
  • Cleanup and air filtration: Mold cleaning procedures depend on the location. Molds on non-porous or semi-porous materials are often cleaned through a process that prevents spores from being released into the air.
  • Disposal or removal: The type of material on which the mold grows will determine if disposal or demolition is required. When mold grows on porous material, removal is usually the chosen course of action.
  • Sanitization: Mold-infested materials are often removed, followed by thorough cleaning of all affected items, such as furniture, curtains, floors, walls, etc. This can also include deodorization and elimination of odors with the use of fogging equipment.
  • Preventative Recommendations: The final step in the mold remediation exercise is preventive recommendations. These are steps suggested by professionals to property owners to prevent mold regrowth.
  • Mold remediation is complete with recommendations from mold professionals on how to prevent mold problems from reoccurring.
  • Post-remediation clearance: After the remediation process has been concluded, a Post-remediation verification (Clearance Testing) is carried out to confirm the remediation’s success and verify the cleanup effect.
Frequently Asked Questions

1) We inspect your property for signs of mold and test (sometimes using either a third party) to clarify what particular mold species are present.
2) Document the mold problem and create a mold remediation plan 
3) Remediate mold contamination
4) Post Clearance Testing

The average cost of black mold testing and inspection is between $450 and $800, depending on the size of the home or area to be inspected and the level of safety equipment required.

The cost of mold remediation will depend on several factors. We must assess the mold present to give a proper estimate. We will be sure to communicate with you clearly so you understand the process and cost involved.
Your property may be covered by your insurance, depending on your specific policy. We can work with your insurance provider to ensure a “stress-free” claims process and confirm what is and is not covered by your current policy.