Mold Removal & Remediation
At NextGen Restoration we are experts in mold remediation, mold removal, and cleanup. Finding hard to find hidden moisture deep in the walls and drying the structure properly is the secret to preventing mold growth after water damage. If you have had water damage, also known as water intrusion, you need an expert that is highly trained with experience in water damage restoration. We are IICRC Certified Master Water Restorers.
If you have mold, you need trained certified mold experts you can trust!
Properly performing mold removal and remediation must be done someone that is highly trained. Containment and air control, with the ability to eliminate loose particulate from entering in other rooms, or entering your central air / heat system, is the difference from keeping your entire home safe, or cross contaminating the structure and making the issue worse.
A visual inspection determines if advanced mold tests are required. Mold must have moisture to grow therefore the first step is determining if there is a current water leak, or if areas that are still wet and need to be dried to prevent mold growth. A site evaluation will be needed.
If mold is caught early you can prevent further damage, but action needs to be taken quickly to mitigation the situation. Our certified technicians will go will work quickly to clean up the affected areas and work to keep the mold spores from becoming airborne.
Mold remediation means we will be removing all materials that have been damaged by mold and need to be replaced. Most often this can be carpet, padding, baseboards, wood flooring, drywall or cabinets. Our goal is to restore your home to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.
We provide independent, third party documented Mold Clearance Testing, also known as a Post Remediation Verification (PRV) or final mold inspection at the end of every job. This step gives you peace of mind and ensures the mold removal was successful and is complete.
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First Step in Mold Remediation is to Make sure it's Dry
Have you had water damage and your mitigation company told you it was dry, but now you smell mold or is someone in your family unexplainably ill ? Is a contractor currently working on your project and you’re not sure the job is being done right?
Working with insurance companies and contractors can be intimidating, and often homeowners sign off on a job without realizing it was not done correctly.
Ask about our Dry Check services, a comprehensive home moisture inspection. Call now, Free Phone Consultation with an expert that can answer many of your questions. Don’t go it alone, we can help!
Using Advanced Technology to Prevent Mold from Returning
We use innovative technology to ensure excess moisture has been eliminated to prevent the mold from returning.
D.A.M.P. (Deep Assembly Moisture Profiling) utilizes small penetrating electronic sensors that can detect moisture deep inside the wall assembly, including the wood framing and insulation. The data is collected, automatically documented and easily viewed in real time.
Many water damage and mold remediation companies still rely on inadequate non-penetrating moisture meters and infrared cameras that can only read the surface and partially into the drywall.
Our technology can provide the assurance the moisture issues have been fixed.
As a consultant, I train companies nationwide in the industry standards and how to properly dry structures. The terrifying truth is that most companies are simply not drying structures completely. While well intentioned, most restoration contractors do not have the tools necessary to find all the hidden moisture and resulting mold and contamination.
Our system has been designed from the ground up to provide a third-party validated, transparently reported accounting of everything that’s on the job so that nothing is left hidden on the project to harm you or your loved ones. Armed with the truth, we are willing to fight alongside you, to get the necessary work performed (as required by IICRC S500 & S520 industry standards) and the resulting bill honored by the insurance carrier.
R David Sweet, NextGen Restoration Consulting COO
Mit Consulting / Mitigation Information Technologies
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Common Questions about Mold
Because every mold remediation job is different, our experts need to talk with you and get an idea of how large of an area might be affected and what caused the mold initially. Once we learn a little more about the situation, you can order a mold inspection if needed. We can even provide a comprehensive estimate and work plan for an additional fee, which will be applied to the project if NextGen’s services are utilized.
You won’t need testing to prove you have mold, but you need testing to confirm where the mold has spread, and what it has affected so a detailed scope of work can be written that includes not only all the damage to the building, but also the contents.
If you can smell mold it is actively reproducing and it’s time to get a professional on the project. Often times paint and other materials will mask the presence of mold, this is when sampling becomes necessary. Sampling can also determine the type of mold that is present.
If you’ve recently had water damage and were told it was dry, but now it smells musty, chances are your assemblies and material are still wet. It takes on average 7 to 15 days to dry most structures. We specialize in this type of mold issues.
There are chemicals, cleaners, fogs and sprays that promise to rid your home of mold. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) produces and maintains a consensus-based standard and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote a remediation guideline. The IICRC states that vapor based antimicrobials have not been shown to be able to effectively and safely be used for mold remediation.
There are many different types of mold. Some aren’t dangerous, while others lead to chronic and severe health conditions. Stachybotrys for example, is also called “toxic mold” because it produces mycotoxins that cause severe health problems.
If you think you have mold the first sign is a musty odor, peeling or bulging paint, gray, green or black patches and is often seen on ceilings, walls, or flooring. Mold usually grows in places such as under the carpet, behind walls, in attics and even in the bathroom.
Bleach won’t kill mold, it can only make it unable to reproduce. It leaves behind all the toxic components behind that can be inhaled and affect your health. Never use bleach on wood, carpet, drywall, etc., in an attempt to kill mold, you can cause additional damage.
Consult with one of our Mold Experts
You can consult directly with a mold remediation specialist by phone. Don’t go it alone, a free phone call can give you invaluable information and help determine the best course of action.
Learn More about our Water Damage Services
Visit our water damage page to learn more about our advanced technology and see why NextGen is Tampa’s leader in re-drying homes left wet by other companies. Click Here – Water Damage Expert in Tampa