Mold Removal Lansing, Michigan, Grand Rapids and Surrounding Area.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Anew understands the concerns with indoor air quality and the impact mold or even more dangerous black mold can cause. Untreated water issues can quickly lead to mold and mildew issues in hidden areas that are not visible and can be harmful and even life threatening if not treated properly. Our licensed consultants provide comprehensive services to investigate moisture intrusion, delineate the extent of the mold source and recommend prudent remediation measures.
Anew Damage Restoration can help eliminate this threat. Our IICRC certified experts will come to you with the experience, technology, and resources needed to identify where mold problems exist, to clean and restore the environment, and to take proactive measures preventing reoccurring mold growth-- complete mold damage restoration.
If you suspect you have a mold issue, call the professionals at Anew Damage Restoration today and setup a free on-site consultation where we can inspect your environment and provide you with a restoration estimate.
The plain and simple answer is yes. Moss can severely damage the structural integrity of any type roof. Moss is a simple plant that does not produce flowers and grows in blankets in natural environments. You commonly see moss covering trees or in a landscape of a forest canopy, which can be beautiful depending on the circumstances. However, moss growing on your roof top is not considered lovely and should be deemed as anemesis to your roof.
Moss commonly thrives in environments that are damp and shaded. Moss absorbs the moisture from the damp environment and establishes roots on your roof causing the beginning of roof degradation. The roots can lift up shingles and constant moisture can lead to bacteria and mold growth. This eventually can lead to holes in your roof and leaks into your home. It is also dangerous to walk on a moss covered roof because it makes surfaces very slippery when wet. It's very important to monitor for moss growth and treat as needed. If you live in an area that is frequently damp or in the woods, you should take steps to prevent moss growth on your roof.
Mold damage may not be visible and can cause harmful even life threatening illnesses if not treated properly
Be Careful of Scare Tactics
The good news is that you don't have to tear off the top of your home to address the
mold. If the roof maintains its structural integrity, we at Anew have had great success in
simply removing the mold and leaving the original roofing materials in place. Our
process is faster and far more cost effective than removing the roof sheathing, shingles
Mold Risk Factors
Our immune systems overreact when mold spores are inhaled or touched causing sneezing, watery eyes, coughing and dermatitis.
Asthma symptoms and attacks can be triggered by molds. Symptoms may include wheezing, coughing, breathing difficulties and chest tightness.
HEADACHES, DIZZINESS & NAUSEA
Microbial volatile organic compounds and mycotoxins may exist resulting in odors and toxins being released into the air.
It is impossible to get rid of all
mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores
will be found floating through the air and in house
dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is
not present. Indoor mold growth can and should
be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture
indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you
must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If
you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem,
then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.
Proper mold remediation requires a containment area to facilitate the careful removal and prevent the spreading of mold spores. Mold remediation is best performed by trained professionals that understand the required processes and procedures needed for proper mold removal and containment.
What you can do after the remediation
It's important to correct the conditions that allowed mold to grow in your attic in the
first place, to prevent future mold growth. Preventing mold growth is easy; keep things
dry. Since outside air flows into your attic, the only thing you as the home owner can
control is the temperature and moisture. One reference standard for wood moisture
makes this comment; 'when the moisture content of wood products exceeds 16%, it is
more susceptible to mold growth'. So, the real trick to controlling mold growth is to
keep materials well below 16% relative moisture content.
The average moisture content for interior wood components in Michigan is 7%.
Average moisture content for exterior wood components is 12%, well below the 16%
threshold. Under normal conditions, mold should not grow unless an additional
moisture load is introduced from an outside source ( roof leak, dryer vent, bathroom
exhaust fan(s), basement flooding, water damage, prolonged and extremely high
The conditions for mold growth can occur in an attic when insulation or ventilation is
deficient, with ventilation being the primary contributor. As moisture enters the attic
from the main living space, relative humidity can increase to a level where the attic roof
decking achieves dew point, the temperature at which water will condensate out of the
air. (The same happens when we take a cold drink out of the fridge in the summer, the
water that develops on the outside of the can is from dew point.)
The only way to prevent mold growth is to simply ventilate or exhaust this moist air out
of the attic and reduce the moisture. Whenever possible, bathroom exhaust fans,
kitchen exhaust fans and clothes dryers should not be vented into the attic.
We are happy to work directly with you or your insurance company
Mold and Mildew - What to do...
You find mold in an area of your home or business.
1. Call Anew Damage Restoration.
2. Due to mold cross contaminating so many areas and health risks involved, it may be required that an indoor air quality specialist be contacted for additional testing. This will help to protect you and your family. If a mold remediation company does not ask for testing, they are not following mold remediation standards and are putting your family and customers at risk.
3. Do not remove items from the area until after Assessment.
4. Call insurance provider and let them know what you found and see if you have coverage for mold remediation.
5. If you feel that the mold is affecting your health or that of others, visit a doctor and see what they may suggest.
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