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What to do when you discover mold in your home

It’s crucial to act quickly to minimize damages to your health and to anyone else in your home, including your pets. Mold can be hard to detect and is a silent creeper, and one of your worst enemies. Hiring a professional is the best way to make certain everyone in your home remains safe from mold. Here are the Top 5 Reasons why you should hire an expert to clean up your mold problem.

Top 5 Reasons To Hire a Professional for Mold Remediation

  1. Bleach Doesn’t Kill Mold

    WHAT?! Bleach doesn’t kill mold?! Got your attention, right? Everyone knows that bleach can kill mold. But, this is only sort of true.

    Bleach kills mold – but only SOMETIMES. The specifics come down to if you are dealing with a porous surface or a non-porous surface. On smooth surfaces like tile, if there is a fuzzy mold growth that you want to get rid of – bleach will likely kill the mold and all of the mold roots – because the mold roots didn’t have anywhere further to go. The issue of believing that bleach can kill mold quickly and easily in your home is that homeowners will apply bleach spray to try and kill mold on wood, or on drywall, or on other porous surfaces that soak up moisture, which can make the problem worse. 

    So, what happens then? Bleach spray is wet – because it’s made of water and bleach. While bleach does kill the surface of the mold and may remove the mold stain, bleach also evaporates leaving behind water. Water is part of what mold needs to grow, and because you have added more water with the bleach spray, you may likely have an even bigger mold problem.

    Bleach is not an effective method in killing mold. When spraying bleach on a surface, bleach will create a bio film making a prime spot for more mold to grow again. Ultimately using bleach can make the mold problem worse and not better.

  2. Mold Grows Very Quickly

    Mold starts growing on surfaces within 12-36 hours of a wet event, and if not removed your mold problem will rapidly get exceedingly worse. Mold will quickly and savagely dig roots deep into porous surfaces, often making it incredibly difficult to fully and completely kill the mold problem on your own. It is of utmost importance to protect your property by having mold professionally removed as soon as it’s found.

    If you are killing the mold yourself (or trying to) this might mean that you are consistently and constantly re-attacking the same old enemy, instead of killing it at the root level once and for all. As you disturb mold while cleaning, it will send spores into the air that can travel throughout your entire house, and begin growing in other places that did not have a mold problem originally. Making your attempts to self-clean and self-manage an even further loss.

    Hiring a professional mold remediation company like Heroes Restoration Inc. is the safest and most effective way of fully eliminating mold within your home the first time. Utilizing specialized mold cleanup methods, a mold professional will quickly and completely kill mold found within your property. To protect you and your family from any of the harmful effects of bad molds, a mold professional also carefully routes ventilation by creating negative air pressure when killing and removing mold. This is key for mold spore containment and complete mold elimination.

  3. Mold Causes Long Term Health Problems

    Some of the dangerous molds can become airborne, and then land in the lungs of the people living within the home affected by mold. Mold particles are so small that sometimes they are not able to be removed – ever.

    Small particles of mold being lodged forever in the lungs of people who live within a mold affected home means that there is a BIG mold problem that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible.

    Many people don’t fully recognize the danger of mold in their home. Leave that to the experts to educate you and properly handle mold removal within your home. We ARE mold remediation experts at Heroes Restoration Inc. and know what the outcome of mold within the home can be. To save you the dangers of long term mold exposure, we have developed complete and effective ways to eliminate the mold in your home.

  4. Mold Is An Invisible Enemy

    Yes, mold pictures online make you think that you can see mold really easily. However, mold begins to be a problem often long before you can see it. Mold can be microscopic and not yet visible – and worse, it can be growing behind your walls. Mold spores float through air invisibly, and will latch on to a spot inside your home without you ever seeing it. Mold will begin to grow and establish roots, making your home its home too, living side-by-side with you. 

    Mold can grow unseen and with no smell behind walls for a long time before being detected. This can create severe health problems for the people living in the home, and unfortunately it only becomes apparent sometimes AFTER health problems present in you or others living in your home – which means that there is often long term exposure to mold before it is found.

    There are mold testing methods available for you to buy. Ask your local mold remediation experts like Heroes Restoration Inc., they will let you know which tests are truly effective and how you can check your home for harmful molds.

  5. Mold Travels and Spreads [Like Viral Social Media Posts]

    Mold is like Charlotte’s children. Did you ever read Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White? Remember at the end of the book, how most of Charlotte’s children decided to travel off into the air, to find a new horizon, a new home, a new place to spin a web? And so they spun a web behind them, caught the wind, and FLEW! That’s similar to how mold works, minus the web of course.

    Mold gives off spores, which travel through the air, and will catch rides on anything. The mold spores may enter your home through an open window, door, catch a ride on a pet, on clothing, belongings, that second-hand couch you picked up for a great deal, and so on. Mold spores can travel almost anywhere, and are entirely invisible.

    Getting Rid of Mold

    If you allow the mold to grow unmitigated and do not address your mold problem, it will get worse and ultimately become a huge problem – sometimes causing structural damage too. Mold is NOT something you want to deal with once it is too late! Finding a solution to a small mold problem is almost always less expensive than fixing a bigger mold problem later on.

    Find a hero today to help you get rid of your mold problem the RIGHT way. If you’re in central Virginia, Heroes Restoration Inc. can be there in 1 hour or less*.

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Heroes Restoration Inc. Mold Removal

Mold Removal Services with Heroes Restoration Inc. - Call 804-410-1800
  1. Clear Communication

    We clearly communicate what will be done, answering any questions you have so you are confident too.

  2. Mold Containment

    We seal off the mold affected area with plastic sheeting to prevent mold spores from traveling further.

  3. Mold Removal

    We remove the mold and any airborne spores to remediate your air quality by thoroughly cleaning with HEPA filtered air scrubbers and vaccuums.

  4. Mold Remediation

    We use sealers to make your space more water resistant and to inhibit further mold growth, and can encapsulate the affected area which will also help with musty odor control.

  5. Mold Restoration

    If any reconstruction is needed, we completely restore the area fast often making it better than before.

  6. We Leaving Nothing Behind

    Our team will dispose of all hazardous and mold affected materials to make this process as easy as possible for you.

What Sets Heroes Restoration Inc. Apart

  1. We Work For You, Not The Insurance Company

    We do what is right for you with the least disruption as possible and are not in bed with the insurance companies.

  2. We Care!

    We care about our people, your people, and the (non people) environment. We use eco-friendly cleaners that are safe and effective for a green clean space.

  3. Best In Industry Applications

    We use the most technologically advanced drying and moisture inspection techniques and tools to find ALL of the moisture and really dry out your space.

  4. Most Technologically Advanced Equipment

    We use HEPA filters with the highest filtration equipment possible so that the air in your home is as clean as possible.

  5. Highly Experienced & Certified Experts

    We are certified in mold removal so everything we do is to minimize microbial growth and keep the area in your home as clean, healthy, and safe as possible.

  6. We Guarantee Our Work

    We want you to be as confident in our work as we are, which is why we offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Free Mold Inspection

Mold isn’t always obvious, our mold professionals use thermal image scanning to test for mold and water intrusion sources. If mold removal or mold remediation is needed, we give you a free estimate too with easy to understand recommendations. Get same-day mold test results.

The Difference Between Mold Abatement and Mold Remediation

Mold abatement is the removal of mold from your property and moisture correction to inhibit further mold growth. Mold remediation is applying water proofing to areas that have water intrusions or water intrusion potential, such as basements and crawl spaces. This can be done by removing any water that is present, sealing cracks and less water resistant areas with sealers, encapsulating any dirt flooring with plastic sheeting, and correctly utilizing dehumidifiers.

What Causes Mold Growth?

  • Leaky pipes or fixtures
  • Plumbing issues or overflows
  • Poor drainage or ventalation
  • Humidity and Condensations
  • Septic Backup
  • Cracked foundation
  • Damaged roof and siding
  • Storm disasters and flooding
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The Cost of Mold Removal

We are always up-front with costs and provide free estimates too! Quickly responding to your needs, we work with any insurance company and bill them directly. Mold removal costs are dependent upon the following:

  • Size of the affected area
  • Amount of damage to contain and remove
  • How much mold or water exists
  • If any restoration is needed
  • And if any remediation is needed to prevent future damages

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Family Owned & Operated

Proudly supporting Richmond VA areas

Best In Industry Experts

IICRC, IEP, IAQA, OSHA, ICRA certified

Clear Communication

Live agents available 24/7 to immediately dispatch help

Immediate Response

On-Site within 1 hour, free estimates

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Green 10-Step remediation process

Bill Insurance Directly

Stress-free claims, we work with any insurance company

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