Understanding Mold

Mold is a naturally occurring organism in our environment. With the presence of water as a food source, mold can quickly take over a home or business.

Conditions in your home or business are ripe for a mold problem if you’ve experienced water damage of any kind such as a leaky roof or pipe, improper bathroom ventilation, trapped condensation from your HVAC unit, a burst pipe or flooding from rain.

Identifying Mold

Mold spores are microscopic and cannot always be seen. Sometimes detected by a musty smell, mold spores can enter the lungs and cause respiratory problems, sinus congestion and more serious health affects.

Undetected moisture is the most common cause of mold growth. Mold spores enter a home or business through an open window or door, through an HVAC system or on clothing or pets. Once inside, the spores can thrive in wet environments.

Here are most common scenarios that lead to mold:

  • Water damage: If your home or business has experienced water damage from a leaky or burst pipe, storm damage, a sprinkler system during a fire or excess water from a toilet or bath overflow, moisture left behind can cause mold spores to thrive and infest a building.
  • Leaky appliances: Old refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines can cause mold growth over time. Mold feeds on moisture and organic material. Kitchens and baths are common breeding grounds for mold.
  • Remodels: During a remodel, mold can be discovered beneath old flooring and in walls. Extensive construction and remodels can even invite mold to breed if any construction materials have been exposed to moisture or left uncovered and outside.
  • Roof Leaks: Spots on drywall and ceilings, sagging ceilings and dripping during a storm are all signs of a leaky roof. Roof leaks can lead to a mold problem if left unrepaired too long.

It is important to address the problems that caused mold to grow before mold remediation can begin. If the source of moisture isn’t repaired, mold can and will return.

Carpet Tech Mold Remediation Process

If you think you might have a problem with mold, contact Carpet Tech. In most cases, we are happy to come take a look and answer any of your questions free of charge. If a mold problem is found in your home, we can begin the remediation process.

  • Investigate: During this important first step, our trained professionals will perform a visual inspection and help guide you on cost and scope of service.
  • Repair and containment: In order to begin the mold remediation process, we must stop the food source, water. This is critical to preventing future mold problems.
  • Mold Remediation: Our licensed, trained professionals will remove existing mold in the affected area.
  • Air Duct Cleaning: Carpet Tech’s air duct cleaning specialists will clean your HVAC system, aiding in the removal of mold and mold spores filtering throughout a home or business.
  • Restoration: After testing ensures that the mold has been successfully remediated, we will begin the restoration process and return your home or business to its livable, workable state.

Carpet Tech employs a licensed mold remediation contractor for all projects. Since 2005, the State of Texas has required property owners to work with a licensed mold remediation company.

Carpet Tech is currently licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services for mold remediation services and we follow Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules and Regulations (TMARR). Our license is active until 12/05/2017 and can be referenced at RCO1142.

If you think there is a mold problem in your home, call Carpet Tech!