Mold Removal and Environmental Abatement
Remediation Group is a professional, certified, and insured mold and environmental remediation firm in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide the services needed to remove mold or other environmental materials from your home or property in its entirety and offer thorough property evaluations and mold assessments. Additionally, we assist in the diagnosis of moisture infiltration sources that could be contributing to the elevated humidity. It is our goal to return the space back into a safe and healthy environment for its occupants.
Mold Is No Match Against Our Detection Experts
Residential Mold Remediation
Mold may begin growing in the attic, crawlspace or interior spaces of your home or property when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or regulated by controlling moisture indoors. In order for your mold problems to vanish, the water problems need to be addressed properly, which is why our services go hand in hand to repairs all issues collectively.
Mold Remediation Plan Approach
Methods and procedures provided by Remediation Group’s Environmental Division are in compliance with current OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations*.
Mold Testing: Who to Use and When to Begin
Who to Use
Always use a qualified, accredited and insured Third-Party Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP), when testing for mold in your home or property. If you find a mold removal or mold remediation contractor testing for mold, this is an “interest conflict” practice, and should raise a red flag. There are regulations and laws in place in many states that prohibit this practice. Unfortunately, Georgia does not have those regulations in place to protect consumers from unethical testing. Whichever IEP you choose, make sure that certifications are current and he or she has Errors and Omissions insurance specific to mold inspection and testing services. In need of a recommended and reliable IEP?
When to Begin the Process
- If a water damage has occurred
- Occupants are experiencing allergy symptoms within the property
- Before selling a property
- Before purchasing a property
- Crawlspace is experience moisture and humidity issues
The above list is not all-inclusive. If you have any questions, please contact Remediation Group, Inc. for a free consultation.
The purpose of mold tests and indoor air-quality testing is to identify the areas affected by mold and to measure the degree of infestation on the surface and within the structure. The results will guide the development of RGI’s mold remediation plan.
Mold Clearance Testing
Clearance Testing, also known as Post-Remediation Verification (PRV) testing, is the industry standard after a mold remediation project. Passing the Clearance Test is the most crucial step for the consumer as it determines whether or not mold removal efforts were successful. Remediation Group, Inc. utilizes third-party testing services to perform thorough post-remediation evaluations of the treated areas before signing off on the completed project.
Remediation Group, Inc. guarantees to pass Third-Party Post-Remediation Verification (PRV) Testing. For more information on this guarantee, see our Warranty Page.
Take the first steps towards
putting quality back in your air.
Sometimes hiring an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Professional to conduct mold testing in and around your home or business can get expensive and take days to schedule. My Mold Detective™ (MMD) offers an effective, easy to use DIY Mold Testing Kit to screen your property for mold. MMD provides a third-party AIHA Accredited Laboratory analysis report, which includes a $35 per sample fee that is due during online registration. Finally, My Mold Detective delivers a mold test kit that utilizes the same methodology, “spore trap cassettes,” the IAQ Experts use – IT’S NOT A PETRI DISH.
Mold Test Kit by My Mold Detective
My Mold Detective is the first professional-grade mold kit for consumer use that provides property owners with fast, affordable, reliable and quantifiable indoor mold concentration results.
By collecting mold samples with spore trap cassettes and comparing indoor and outdoor air, My Mold Detective provides the most accurate assessment of mold presence in a do-it-yourself (DIY) product.
My Mold Detective’s mold test kit is the first-of-its kind DIY product that provides accurate, third-party laboratory analysis utilizing spore trap cassette technology and testing for mold like the professionals.
- 15-liter air flow sampling pump and spore trap cassettes
- Uses testing methodology and technology of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Professionals
- Utilizes a patented air sampling pump and spore trap cassettes comparable to professional-grade equipment
- Samples that compare indoor and outdoor air results to determine concentration levels inside the property
- 2 Tape lifts for surface sample testing
- Test for mold in additional rooms by purchasing MMD’s Accessory Pack
It’s Easy As 1 – 2 – 3!
My Mold Detective Help Line (1-855-MOLD-123)
Certified IAQ professionals connect property owners with pre-screened, qualified, accredited and insured Indoor Environmental Professionals or Remediation Contractors to perform additional services as needed, if test results justify additional steps.
Common Mold Remediation Questions
Why is mold growing in my home?
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
How can mold in my home be affecting my health?
Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common, but everyone reacts to exposure differently. The symptoms can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing. Please reference the www.epa.gov/mold or www.cdc.gov/mold
Can all the mold be removed in my home?
“Molds are microscopic fungi that comprise 25% of the earth’s biomass. They can be found almost anywhere and can grow on virtually any organic substance as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. Moisture encourages mold growth. People who are allergic to mold or whose asthma is triggered by mold usually react to the spores, the reproductive bodies for molds. The process by which these spores are released into the air becomes intensified when moldy material is damaged or disturbed. Sometimes mold can produce a toxic substance called mycotoxins, which also can cause illness in sensitive populations, especially those with substantial exposures, such as agricultural workers. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture. Many types of molds exist and they all have the potential to cause health effects. Molds produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks. Health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remedy/clean up any existing indoor mold growth. The range of symptoms of overexposure to mold include cough, congestion, runny nose, eye irritation, and asthma symptoms. As is true of all environmentally-related illnesses, the sensitivity and vulnerability of the person will dictate the level of response to any given exposure.”
—American Nursing Association
What types of temperatures cause mold to grow?
There are three critical temperatures for mold: the temperature below which no mold growth occurs, the temperature above which no mold growth occurs, and the temperature at which most rapid mold growth takes place. Most mold species grow in temperatures ranging from 59º to 95º F (15º to 35° C), although there are molds which will grow at almost freezing and others which thrive at over 150º F. The average optimum for mold growth is usually stated to be in the vicinity of 86° F. Freezing mold does not kill mold spores or mold colonies—they become dormant waiting for warm temperatures and access to moisture to grow again.
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