Mold Prevention Solutions in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas
You can control mold and we can help!
Mold is everywhere. But when it's inside our homes, it can rot wood surfaces and contribute to health issues. Dealing with a mold problem includes preventing mold growth and removing existing mold spores before it spreads and becomes a bigger problem. The key is making your home a less friendly environment for mold growth. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of mold in your home.
Redeemers Group has been protecting the health of our customers by providing mold prevention services in TN, MS, and AR since 2008. We offer solutions to treat mold stains and waterproofing and indoor humidity control solutions to prevent mold growth.
Indoor Mold is a Health Hazard
Mold spores & health issues
People at high risk from mold spore exposure:
- Individuals with asthma or allergies
- Individuals taking medication
- Pregnant women
- Children 6-12 years-old
Molds can produce allergens, irritants, and potentially carcinogenic toxins. However, the effects associated with mold exposure can range dramatically for each individual. The following is a list of health effects connected to mold exposure:
- Eye Irritation
- Skin Rash
- Sinus Infection
Where to Look for Mold in Your Home
Stains that stink. Mold not only destroys materials in your home; it also produces foul odors and hazardous airborne spores.
Mold needs water to grow. Therefore mold is most commonly found in buildings with water-damaged building materials. Primary places to look for mold include basements, crawl spaces, attics, or bathrooms.
- Dark, damp spaces
- High humidity
- Organic materials (paper, wood, fabric, dirt)
- Low humidity
- Dry materials & surfaces
- Inorganic materials (plastic, polyethylene)
What You Need to Know About Mold
- Mold grows quickly: Mold needs only moisture, temperatures above 40 °F (4 °C), and organic material to survive. Mold can grow in 24-48 hours, preferring areas with no sunlight, limited airflow, and little disruption.
- Mold destroys your home: Professional Builder Magazine warns that mold will dramatically lower the value of your home. A home worth $250,000 can easily have $100,000 in mold problems and will be challenging to sell at any price. Additionally, mold can lead to severe structural damage to your home.
- Cleaning visible mold is not enough: Mold can grow in fiberglass insulation, on top of ceiling tiles, inside ducts, behind drywall panels, in wall cavities, and behind wallpaper. Even when visible, it's often impossible (even for an expert) to tell the difference between mold, soot, and dirt without testing. The mold is just the beginning, and some of it is extremely hard to find!
- Bleach & detergent will not eliminate mold: Bleach and detergent are useful for removing mold on nonporous surfaces. However, materials such as ceiling tiles, carpeting, and wallboard will have deep mold penetration and may need to be replaced. Removed mold will regrow if all sources of moisture and humidity are not eliminated.
- Mold cleaning is hazardous: It only takes 3-5 mold spores to cause an allergic reaction, and some molds contain mycotoxins that are carcinogenic or deadly. Vibrations and movement will cause mold to release its spores; it's easy to accidentally knock hundreds of thousands of spores loose from a single patch of mold! And that's just a drop in the bucket: Recent research has shown that up to one billion mold spores can be found in just one square foot of drywall!
- Mold treatment requires professional equipment and training: Mold prevention experts have a variety of state-of-the-art equipment to identify sources of moisture, dry out wall cavities, and safely remove mold growing in your home. Mold samples may be analyzed in a laboratory to identify potentially toxic strains and specialty mold cleaning solutions may be used to restore the property. While some contractors are jumping on the "mold is gold" bandwagon, finding established, trained, and equipped contractors committed to the industry for the long haul is essential.
Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home
Here are tips and techniques to help you eliminate your mold problem.
- Repair plumbing leaks.
- Make sure gutters and downspouts are functioning correctly.
- Avoid storing newspapers, old books, furniture & scrap wood in basement and crawl space areas.
- Keep mold-prone areas dry: inside closets, around toilet bases, under washing machines, and in sink cabinets.
- Have AC equipment serviced once a year, including cleaning the evaporator coil.
- Call a professional, like Redeemers Group, to solve mold problems in the basement, crawl space, and other areas.
Mold Prevention Services from Redeemers Group
Redeemers Group provides on-site mold inspection services for residential, commercial, industrial, governmental, and educational facilities. Our mold treatment professionals offer the following on-site services:
- Identify possible water sources contributing to mold growth
- Locate areas of significant mold growth
- Perform appropriate sampling to identify mold species and quantities
- Provide experienced workers for the prevention or cleaning of infected building materials
- Discuss preventive measures you can take to avoid future mold contamination
5 Reasons to Prevent & Treat Mold
- Protect your family from serious health problems caused by indoor mold.
- Maintain home value and attractiveness by eliminating unsightly mold-stained materials.
- Avoid resale issues when mold makes a house difficult or impossible to sell.
- Avoid unnecessary costs due to mold-damaged materials that must be repaired or replaced.
- Eliminate unpleasant odors that can make living spaces unpleasant or even unusable.
Get a free mold prevention estimate today!
Redeemers Group provides comprehensive mold prevention services to rectify mold contamination within your home or building in Jonesboro, Memphis, Little Rock, Paragould, Olive Branch, Oxford, Southaven, Cordova, North Little Rock, Germantown and surrounding Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas areas. All work is performed by individuals certified in mold prevention, following industry standards for isolating and preventing contaminated building materials. Call us at 1-833-584-1049 or contact us online for a Free Estimate.
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