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MOLD REMOVAL - SYRACUSE, NY

Mold removal in the attic of a home.

What is Mold Remediation?

  • Mold Remediation in Syracuse, NY is the process of removing mold through cleaning and HEPA Vacuuming areas of question that are diagnosed in a Certified Mold Assessment.
  • Another variable of Mold Remediation may involve demolition due to contamination of porous surfaces like wood, drywall, or sheetrock.
  • Fixing the moisture problem and other preventative measures are routinely included in a mold remediation plan.
  • In Syracuse, NY, the precursor to Mold Remediation for any contamination over 10 square feet, is a Mold Assessment. This sets the protocol for the work to be done.
  • Post Remediation Clearence is required through Article 32 of The New York State Department of Labor. This clearance verifies that the work has been done to specifications outlined in the Mold Assessment.
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Contributing factors leading to Mold Remediation in Syracuse, NY

  • Moisture control issues within the home are the main antagonist. Leaks, stains, and overall water intrusion can lead to mold growing rapidly on the interior of your home.
  • Blockage of ventilation and poor air flow can be a major contributing factor to mold growth. Lack of proper ventilation within an interior space can also be troubling.
  • Poor exterior drainage and blocked gutters can often lead to interior water intrusion.
  • Relative Humidity above 55% is a tell-tale sign that dehumidification needs to take place.
  • Health issues caused by mold that were identified by mold testing or inspection protocol.
Mold being removed from the bathroom ceiling of a home.

What is the average cost of Mold Remediation in Syracuse, NY?

  • Average cost for a residential attic Mold Remediation will cost between $800 to $2500.
  • In Syracuse, NY, you can expect to pay between $800 to $5,000 for a residential basement Mold remediation.
  • Commercial properties will vary greatly in cost depending on the size of the building and the scope of work involved. For the most part, most commercial Mold Remediations will be higher in cost.
  • Average costs of Mold Remediation can rise in cost when multiple areas of a residence are part of the mold remediation plan. An example of compounding attic and basement issues could average anywhere between $1,600 to $8,500.
  • Additional items referenced in a Certified Mold Assessment can also change budgeting for a project. In attics, ventilation, baffles, and the like may be required as part of the work required. Basements could require a multitude of items that could be required to remove the source of moisture in that area. Costs vary.
Mold being removed from the basement of a commercial building.

Key Components of a professional Mold Remediation in Syracuse, NY

  • Prior to the start of your service, it’s imperative to have all areas of treatment clear of household items or debris. Having your home ready and accessible, will improve the efficiency of our remediation team.
  • On the day of mold remediation, our expert crew of certified mold remediators will be ready to start the work plan documented in your Certified Mold Assessment. Safety measures such as containment will be in place for complete protection from airborne materials.
  • Depending on your work plan detailed within your assessment, most remediations include some oft used procedures. Procedures such as dry wiping and HEPA vacuuming are common place in 95% of all remediations that are done.
  • Any additional items required to eliminate sources of moisture (per the work plan) will generally be handled during the projected scope of time required for the job.
  • After your remediation has been completed, all debris and contaminated mold materials will be removed from the home. At that point, your next step is for the Mold Assessor for perform the Post Remediation Clearance.

Comprehensive Information Regarding Mold Remediation in Syracuse, NY

What is Mold?

Mold is present everywhere. It can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments. Mold is a fungus that grows by digesting animal and plant matter. Examples of dead matter include wood, dirt, paper, leaves, and food. Mold brings nutrients back into the environment by devouring non-living matter. Mold spreads by air through spore dispersal. Common areas where mold growth thrives include attics, basements, and wet building materials. Mold reproduces rapidly in moist dark environments.

What is Mold Testing?

Generally speaking, mold testing is the act of collecting samples form a surface or air. The mold inspector tests the surface or air to identify what type of mold may exist. Another important aspect of testing is based around the determination if mold can grow in the areas that were tested. The three most common types of mold sampling are air, surface, and bulk testing.

Health Risks & Hazards

Everyone is exposed to mold daily. In many cases, most of us will feel no ill effects to our exposure. Reactions vary from person to person. The simple fact of the matter is that all humans regularly breathe in mold spores. Many of us may also ingest mold within the foods that we eat every day. People with mold allergies are generally the most susceptible to overexposure of mold. It is worth noting that mold poisoning can also produce similar symptoms of someone with severe allergies to mold.

Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure may include:

  • Persistent and Regular Coughing
  • Sinus and Nasal Congestion
  • Tightness of the Chest
  • Labored Breathing
  • Sneezing Regularly
  • Sore Throat, Irritation
  • Wheezing
  • Skin Rash
  • Itching Eyes

Sick Home Syndrome

Most people spend well over 90% of their time indoors. In which case, indoor air is going to impact our health far more than outdoor air. The EPA informs us that 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are "sick", meaning they are hazardous to your health to occupy as a result of airborne pollutants.

A baby crawling on the floor may inhale the equivalent of four cigarettes a day, and is exposed to a multitude of pollutants, as a result of the off gassing of carpets, molds, mildews, fungi, dust mites, etc. You may experience eye, nose, and throat irritation, stuffiness, lightheaded, skin rashes, headaches, nausea, flu-like symptoms. Symptoms following exposure come and go fairly quickly -- you may notice them within an hour or two of entering a home, but also notice that they will be gone within an hour or two of leaving a building.

Pre-Remediation Mold Assessment

There is a pronounced procedure in the beginning of mold remediation planning. A Certified Mold Inspector/Assessor will be used to create a protocol for all aspects of Mold Removal. Article 32 of the New York State Department of Labor Law requires that a pre-remediation assessment needs to take place before any professional mold removal is performed. The exception to the law is a “small job” which is an area of mold under ten square feet.

Hiring a Professional Mold Remediation Company

In Syracuse, NY when looking to hire a professional mold removal firm, you should make sure that the team you hire employs certified mold removal workers. Article 32 of the NYS Dept of Labor Law, requires all remediators to be certified and licensed to perform remediation. Syracuse Environmental & Construction group has you covered for all facets of your mold related project.

Mold Remediation Service

We will take your mold assessment report and create a scientifically sound solution to your mold problem. Based on the protocol created during your inspection, we will create and implement your mold removal work plan. Our certified professionals at Syracuse Environmental & Construction Group will then carry out the process of remediation within your home or office.

Post-Remediation Mold Clearance

After your mold removal project is completed, you will contact your certified mold assessor that started the process with their initial assessment. The inspector will then give clearance to your remediation if all required aspects of the remediation were done to specifications.

Visible and Non-Visible Signs of Mold

Outside of health issues which may be an indicator of mold exposure, many things could visibly start to appear around your home. Likewise, some less obvious signs could be hidden and non-detectable upon visual inspection.

Some common signs include:

  • Musty Smell
  • Condensation
  • Discoloration and Spotting on surfaces. Most common colors are white and black.
  • Water Leaks
  • Previous or Present Flooding
  • Peeling or cracking of paint
For most consumers, most of these reasons lead to inquiries for inspection within a home or office.
 
 
 
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