Water disasters and damages don’t always stop with simple damage to property due to exposure to water. Sometimes the damage of water can inflict other issues such as Mold, or even Sewage problems. Broken pipes, small unnoticed leaks, humidity, and many other events can cause small or overlooked problems to become even larger health concerns as well as structural damage to your property.
Why is mold a health concern?
Indoor mold can trigger allergies or allergy-like symptoms affecting the upper respiratory system. Although other, more serious problems may occur if people are exposed to very high levels of mold, the most common complaints are:
- Nasal and sinus congestion
- Wheeze/breathing difficulties
- Sore throat
- Skin and eye irritation
- Upper respiratory infections (including sinus infections)
- The effect of mold on different people can vary widely. However, long-term exposure to high levels from indoor mold growth can eventually be unhealthy for anyone.
In addition to health complaints, mold damages building materials, goods, or furnishings when it grows on them. Mold growth and moisture may eventually compromise the building’s structural integrity. Because of potential health concerns and damage to property, molds should not be allowed to grow and multiply indoors.
Flooding of a private sewage system can be a hazardous situation for homeowners. It may lead to a back-up of sewage in the home, contaminated drinking water and lack of sanitation until the system is fixed. While you don’t have control over rainfall or flooding in your area, you can prepare for high water problems and respond appropriately to emergency flooding.
If a backup or back-flow causes flooding in your home:
- Keep people and pets away from the affected area(s).
- Do not attempt to clean it yourself.
- Turn off central heat and air-conditioning systems and prevent flow from reaching floor vents by using towels or blankets as a barrier. You can also remove the vent cover and stuff a towel in the opening to help prevent the flow from entering.
- Call an experienced restoration company for cleanup and removal of affected surfaces.
- Leave items in the affected area for the experts to handle.
- Report a claim to your homeowner’s insurance carrier.
- If you had recent plumbing work, contact your plumber or contractor.
Most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, a fact which drastically increases the importance of indoor environment and air quality. Today’s home and business owners are becoming more aware that unseen microorganisms such as mold and mildew can significantly affect health and quality of life.
Synergy’s Mold Remediation services removes dangerous and unhealthy organisms using the latest equipment and methods to improve indoor environment and occupant safety. Ongoing training of our staff in the latest methods is a priority at Synergy Restoration.
Why Choose Synergy Restoration for your Mold Project?
Synergy Restoration has many tools and procedures in order to reduce or remove unwanted mold.
Source removal is recommended by industry standards and all of our procedures adhere to these standards of care.
Synergy Restoration uses an ice blasting machine to remediate mold jobs when appropriate. The dry ice is broken down into little pellets which are pushed through the nozzle of the blasting wand. This method is quicker than the typical HEPA vacuuming and sanding of structures and causes minimal cleanup unlike soda or other media blasting.
Although we do use the ice blasting machine, some jobs require the standard methods of source removal with the HEPA vacuuming and sanding.
Synergy Mold and other Remediation Services:
- Building Investigation, Testing and Consulting
- Building Decontamination
- Bioremediation Services
- Sewage Cleanup
- Drying and Deodorizing
- Removal and disposal of contaminated building materials
Rodent and bird dropping cleanup and sanitizing (hantavirus, histoplasmosis)
Building Investigation, Testing and Consulting
The problems behind a poor indoor air environment are complex. Synergy Restoration uses multiple tools and disciplines, such as occupant health profiles, building science, microbiology, water damage restoration and cleaning to determine the extent of microbial contamination and the appropriate remediation.
Industry-recognized procedures and methods are used to manage potentially dangerous microorganisms. Some of these methods include: airflow management containment and air-filtering devices, demolition and dustless drywall removal, air-assisted cleaning devices and appropriate biocides.