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Can Floors Get Mold?

Mold growth is a common problem with South Florida heat and humidity. All mold needs to grow is warmth and moisture. The fungi sink its roots into organic, porous materials where it proliferates. Floors are vulnerable to mold growth, whether it’s hardwood or carpeting. It can be difficult for individuals to distinguish a moldy surface from one that’s dirty.

Floors can develop mold and depending on how long it’s been multiplying, it may have resulted in damage that can compromise the structural integrity of the building. Mold can appear under floorboards and carpeting. That’s where the services of a professional remediation company are invaluable.

It’s important to understand that home remedies are ineffective. They remove mold on surfaces, but they’re unable to reach the roots. The roots must be killed or the fungi will return. A professional remediation and restoration service will take a sample and have it analyzed in a laboratory to ascertain exactly what type of mold is present.

The experts will create a treatment plan and all affected areas will be isolated to prevent contaminated materials from infecting other locations. The company will treat and reclaim any affected materials whenever possible.

Carpeting will need to be removed, replaced, and the mold eliminated. When mold is present under floorboards, there may be no other option than to replace the flooring. If the mold has spread to underfloor supports, it can cause significant damage to the entire structure.

A restoration company works with professionals in other industries that can make needed repairs and they’ll oversee the entire project from start to finish. Mold can affect any structure. All the fungi require is moisture and warmth to begin the process and it can grow unnoticed for an extended amount of time. Anytime a musty smell is detected, it’s a signal that mold is present and a professional remediation company should be consulted.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Top 3 Restoration Services in South Florida

South Florida is subject to a combination of concerns with which residents have to contend on a regular basis. The climate makes the area vulnerable to the potential for tropical storms and hurricanes, wildfires and mold growth. The following are the top 3 most requested restoration services in South Florida.

Water Damage

From floods due to hurricanes or burst pipes, flooding of any kind requires prompt attention to prevent further damage. Water remediation services encompass removing the water, drying the premises, and rebuilding or restoring any affected areas. That can include removing flooring and wallboard, addressing any structural damage, remediating mold, and rebuilding and replacing damaged materials.

Fire and Smoke

When a fire occurs, a structure sustains damage from the fire, smoke, and water used to extinguish the blaze. Remediation services will remove the water, treat smoke damage, and repair destruction wrought by the fire. A remediation service also has technology that can salvage and clean many types of items that includes drapes, furnishings and electronics.

Home and business owners don’t have to experience a fire for their structures to sustain smoke damage. The smoke from wildfires will permeate buildings and severely compromise air quality. Smoke contains microscopic particles of unburned material, commonly known as soot. The particles penetrate even the smallest areas and have the power to cause allergy-like symptoms to serious health conditions.

Mold

All mold requires to flourish is a warm, damp environment. Mold is a naturally occurring fungi, but has the potential to infect homes at any time. The danger is higher after a fire or flood. Mold roots burrow into porous materials such as wallboard and simply addressing the surface infestation doesn’t kill the roots. Remediation services identify exactly what type of mold is present through laboratory analysis, puts measures in place to prevent it from spreading, removes affected materials safely, and can provide reconstruction services.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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How to Detect Mold in Carpets

The potential for mold is very real, particularly in warm climates with high humidity. It can occur even with the use of air conditioning to maintain a cool environment and reduce humidity levels. Mold infestations produce the same symptoms as allergies and is especially dangerous for anyone with respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.

Odors

As mold proliferates, it emits a distinctive odor that’s been described as musty, earthy and stale. No matter what the term used to describe it, the odor is extremely unpleasant. The smell will permeate the entire home or business.

Color

Conduct a visual inspection of the carpet for green, white or black growths. A magnifying glass may need to be needed. Wear a mask to prevent mold inhalation.

Beneath the Carpet

Mold is a type of fungi and will often begin growing underneath carpeting before signs are demonstrated on the surface. Carpeting below ground level and in bathrooms are at the highest risk of developing mold. Anti-microbial rubber carpet pads are available that help resist mold growth.

Allergies & Illness

Mold produces multiple symptoms in people that most individuals mistake for allergies, including runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, and difficulty breathing for people that have respiratory conditions. Anyone experiencing symptoms outside of typical allergy season, or if symptoms improve when they leave the structure, the problem could very well be mold.

Remediation

Anyone that suspects they have mold growing in the home or workplace should call a professional remediation service. The experts have the tools, experience and expertise to detect mold and handle it safely. Individuals shouldn’t try to remove or treat a moldy carpet themselves. The fungi’s spores easily spread and can contaminate even the smallest nooks and crannies.

Individuals that have experienced flooding from a broken pipe, defective appliance, or natural disaster should assume they have mold growth. In warm and damp conditions, the fungi can begin growing and spreading in as little as 24 hours. Call a mold remediation specialist immediately. If mold is present, the professionals have the training and experience required to contain the infestation and remove it.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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What You Should do if You Find Mold in Your Home

Mold is present throughout the natural environment and it can easily find its way into your home. The spores are very tiny and can enter through HVAC systems, on clothing, hair, shoes and pets. It typically doesn’t cause too much of a problem unless it’s a large infestation, you happen to be allergic, or you have a weakened immune system.

Mold will typically make surfaces appear dirty and there may be a musty smell. According to the CDC, small infestations can be removed with home remedies that include a solution of bleach and water, followed by an antimicrobial spray when the bleach and water formula has dried. Special gear will be required. Here’s what to do if you find mold growing in your home.

Large Infestation

If the infestation is large, leave it alone. The best solution is to contact a professional mold remediation service. They’ll take samples and have them lab identified. The specialists will seal off affected areas to prevent it from spreading, treat the contaminated area, and dispose of any affected materials in an appropriate manner.

Follow the Moisture

Mold requires warm and damp conditions to grow. In many instances, a leak is responsible for the growth. Moisture may be originating from a leaky roof, water heater or even pipes between the walls. Mold can also grow in HVAC systems and be distributed throughout your home. The location of the moisture must be determined to effectively treat all areas.

Collateral Damage

Depending on the extent of the infestation, you might discover that you may have to remove wallboard, flooring and other building materials. A wide variety of areas in the home can become collateral damage in a mold infestation.

Prevention

There are multiple strategies you can employ to prevent an infestation. Keep gutters clean and have any damage to roofs promptly repaired. Regularly change the filters in HVAC units. It can also be beneficial to conduct a visual inspection for leaks in basements, under cabinets where water pipes are visible, around water heaters, and appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and dishwashers.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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Costs Associated with Mold Remediation

A mold outbreak shouldn’t be taken lightly and has nothing to do with a lack of cleanliness. There are approximately 12 different types of molds that can infest structure and swift remediation is essential. Individuals should never attempt to address mold on their own. It’s a job for professionals that have the special training required to remove it safely and prevent contamination of other areas.

The cost of mold remediation will vary, depending upon the size of the colony, the severity of the infestation, and its location. Professionals charge between $13 and $28 per square foot, on average, for a total of about $3,000. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Variables include the number of individuals needed to remove any affected areas ranging from walls and floors to bathroom cabinets.

The longer individuals wait to call in a professional, the more extensive the contamination will become and the higher the cost will be. Don’t wait until there’s a need for a whole-house remediation job. The cost of remediation includes far more than mold removal. There’s testing to ascertain what type of mold is present. After the mold has been eradicated, there can be wallboard, insulation and flooring to replace.

Mold is a type of fungus and only needs darkness and moisture to thrive. If the source of the moisture that precipitated the mold growth is a leaky pipe or roof, it will have to be repaired or replaced to prevent another infestation. Be on the lookout for signs of a damp environment where mold can grow such as a termite infestation.

The growth of mold can occur anywhere, even in air conditioning units and pipes. Mold can aggravate allergies and affect overall health. The fungi can trigger an asthma attack, cause sneezing and runny nose, along with itching, wheezing and shortness of breath. Anyone that suspects a mold infestation can have mold testing performed.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Mold and Moisture Testing

South Florida residents have a wealth of benefits conferred upon them by Mother Nature. However, those same advantages can also be the cause of excessive moisture and mold growth in homes and businesses. There are approximately a dozen ordinary types of fungi that can be found growing outdoors that are easily transferred into indoor environments.

Moisture

There are often a variety of signs that a problem exists, but they often occur so slowly and humidity levels fluctuate from day to day so the condition is easily overlooked. Excess moisture enters the air through cooking, washing dishes, drying clothes and bathing. Another way that excess moisture enters homes is through HVAC units that are old and inefficient. They don’t cool sufficiently, leading to elevated moisture levels.

In other instances, a leaky pipe or water heater may be the culprit. Even a small leak can result in structural damage to the home, but it also opens the door to accelerated mold growth. Special methodologies and technology must be used to eliminate the source of the leak and remediate the resulting mold growth.

Home humidity testers are available, but they can’t identify the source. The best solution is to contact a remediation company. The professionals will utilize an infrared meter that can identify the source of leaks even behind walls and under flooring.

Mold

A small amount of mold can blossom into an extreme growth in very little time when it has the dark and moist conditions it needs to replicate. Mold can be growing, even if it can’t be seen. There are at-home mold test kits, but every home has a small number of mold spores, and they can’t determine the exact type of mold. Even if the infestation isn’t extensive, it can affect the health of people and pets.

The professionals will take a sample of the mold and have it tested in a laboratory to ascertain exactly what variety of fungi is present. The area to be treated will be sealed to prevent contamination of other places in the home. The mold is removed and disposed of properly, and all infected areas are cleaned. When necessary, a surface is removed and replaced.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Call in Experts When a Home Disaster Hits

No one wants to think about the many disasters that can befall their home. It’s the reason that people have insurance. However, when a home disaster occurs remediation experts can address issues encompassing water damage and biohazard cleanups to restoring air quality. The professionals even work with insurance companies to save possessions and return homes to livable conditions.

Remediation specialists are able to contend with any type of disaster. They mitigate damage on all salvageable property ranging from furnishings to electronics. They’ll inventory possessions, pack them up and transport them to their facility where items will be cleaned and disinfected utilizing state-of-the-art techniques. The experts will even store possessions until clients can move them back into their home. Remediation professionals provide an extensive array of services.

COVID-19

The virus affects the health of individuals and those with which they come into contact. The remediation professionals can disinfect and sanitize entire structures according to strict CDC standards.

Fire

The experts will begin by boarding up the premises to prevent unauthorized entry. They provide smoke odor and soot removal, ozone treatment, and flooring restoration or replacement. Salvageable items will be treated, returned to their previous condition, and the company will ensure the home is structurally sound if applicable.

Water

Whether it’s water from a burst pipe, extinguishing a fire, or flooding from a hurricane, a remediation company will remove the water and restore any salvageable possessions. They provide leak detection services and thermal infrared imaging, along with deodorization and mold remediation.

Biohazard Cleanup

No one anticipates the need for cleanup of biohazards, but if the situation arises, remediation experts are essential. They’re specially trained to remove blood and other bodily fluids, remove solid and liquid biohazards, and pathological wastes. The professionals are also able to remove biohazards that include sewage, methamphetamine labs, and provide cleaning of all surrounding areas.

Mold

The experts take a sample and have it identified at a lab to ascertain the exact type of mold is present. The source will be located and the area sealed to prevent further contamination. The mold will be removed and all surfaces cleaned and decontaminated.

Air Quality

A variety of bacterial, viral and fungal agents can affect the air quality in homes. Remediation experts have the knowledge, tools and equipment to remove contaminants, clean ductwork, and apply the appropriate methods to ensure the highest standards are met.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Mold Removal is not a DIY Project

The most important lesson everyone should learn about mold is that it’s not a DIY project and there’s a myriad of reasons why the professionals should always be called in. Mold occurs naturally in the environment, but it’s only when it grows in excess that it becomes a problem. There are over a dozen types of common molds that can affect homes and businesses.

Without knowing exactly what type of mold is present, individuals can inadvertently place themselves, their family or customers in danger. The first step in mold removal is to safely take samples of the mold and have it professionally identified to ascertain the correct remediation methods to use. A mold remediation company will perform that identification and locate the exact areas of infestation.

Mold growth will typically extend far beyond what’s readily visible. It can grow unseen behind walls, under floors and in attics for months before its detected. Mold also grows in places most people never even consider, such as ductwork for AC and heating units, in and near kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms, window sills, and even indoor plants.

DIY mold removal will only result in spreading the contamination and making a bad situation even worse. A professional remediation company will take appropriate measures to isolate and contain the infestation and remove it in such a way that spores won’t be spread to other areas of the structure. Professional mold remediation companies also know which biocides and fungicides with which to treat different types of mold.

Whenever mold is disturbed – even a little – it releases microscopic spores that are blown about by even the slightest air movement. Without the specialized protective equipment available to professionals, individuals are placing their health at significant risk by inhaling the spores. The potential for serious complications increases if an individual has allergies or a respiratory condition.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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How a Restoration Company Helps Through the Disaster Process

There are many types of disasters that can affect families and business owners in Florida ranging from fires and floods to hurricanes. Most individuals simply call their insurance company to make a claim when a call to a restoration company could be more appropriate. Engaging the services of a restoration company can help individuals through the disaster process in multiple ways.

Temporary Mitigation

Any kind of disaster generates emotional stress and trauma that can affect an individual’s decision-making process. A restoration company responds quickly and will take immediate action to mitigate further damage. That can include securing windows, doors, the roof or other openings.

Security Measures

Believe it or not, there are intruders that will enter a structure after a disaster, even though the building is unsafe, thereby opening individuals up to a lawsuit if they’re injured. A restoration company understands the need to secure a building from entry to protect property owners and until various officials have performed any required examinations.

Works With Insurance

Restoration companies work directly with insurance companies to salvage a wide range of furnishings and remove items that are damaged beyond repair. It’s beneficial for clients and insurance companies prefer to restore rather than replace whenever possible.

Water Removal and Cleanup

Storms, flooding, sewer backups, and water from extinguishing flames are all ways in which furnishings and building interiors can sustain water damage. Specialized equipment is utilized to remove as much water as possible. The restoration company will perform clean up of the property, remove debris, and arrange for the appropriate method of waste removal.

Mold Remediation

Mold quickly grows and spreads in warm, damp conditions. A restoration company will utilize a lab to identify exactly what type of mold is present and establish the correct protocols for its removal.

Restoration

When attended to quickly, professional restoration services can evacuate a wide variety of furnishing and electronics and restore them to like-new condition. Moisture is removed, mold remediated, unpleasant odors eliminated, and furnishings completely cleaned and refreshed.

Rebuilding

Multiple types of rebuilding and restoration may be required, depending upon the nature of the disaster. A restoration company will ensure the integrity of the structure and replace walls, floors, ceilings and roofs that have been compromised.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

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Mold Removal to Protect your Family’s Health

There’s a myriad of symptoms associated with a mold infection in your home or workplace. Unfortunately, those early warning signs are often overlooked and attributed to things like seasonal allergies, asthma or even the flu. Mold spores exist naturally indoors and outside. An infestation is problematic due to health concerns and is exacerbated by enclosed spaces.

Mold is a fungus and there’s approximately a dozen types that are typically found in homes, though there are thousands that have the potential to be present. The fungi normally won’t affect you too much unless you have a compromised immune system, respiratory condition, or there’s a large infestation. Mold requires moisture to grow and thrives in temperatures between 70-90 degrees.

Symptoms can range from headaches; eyes that are red, watery or sensitive to light; sore throat; coughing; and wheezing. Everyone won’t experience all the symptoms, the same combination, or severity. It’s just one of the reasons that mold is difficult to detect. If you’re undergoing cancer treatments, have HIV, or are a transplant patient, you’re at greater risk of developing a fungal infection if mold is present.

The best solution if you suspect mold is to call in the professionals. Mold spores are easily disseminated and you don’t want it to spread. A mold remediation service will locate the source, take samples, and have them lab-verified to determine what type of mold is present to determine the best course for eradication.

The affected area will be contained and the mold safely removed utilizing anti-microbial agents and negative air machines to completely remove the mold menace. Preventative measures will be taken to ensure it’s not spread and to prevent contamination of other areas and surfaces.

Mold growth isn’t limited to damp basements. It can grow behind walls, within air conditioning systems and ductwork, and in the attic. A mold remediation service knows where to look for mold and the best treatment method of any type so you’re breathing fresh, clean air in your home again.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida Rapid Restoration is South Florida’s #1 restoration company in the disaster relief industry. With 24/7 emergency services we have provided thousands of clients with emergency restoration services throughout Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Miami Dade, Broward,  and Port St. Lucie Counties. We offer property restoration, mediation and, repair for water damage, mold removal, fire, smoke and biohazard removal services throughout the entire South Florida area.

We are a Licensed Commercial and Residential Emergency Restoration Contractor.

Whether it’s your home or office that’s been affected by water damage, fire, smoke damage, or mold, contact Rapid Restoration Recovery, Inc.

TODAY at: 561-344-5070

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