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Mold & Environmental Remediation

Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration employs experts in the remediation of mold, whether it is confined to a small area within a single room or distributed throughout an entire structure. Specially trained technicians utilize industry best practices to safeguard building inhabitants and return the affected environment to a healthy condition as quickly as possible.

Our trained environmental remediators can inspect and mitigate the most complicated remediation projects thanks to the most advanced training and inspection instruments available to the industry. We work alongside a third-party industrial hygienist who performs a pre-test and post-test to verify our work. We will bring our clients’ properties back to pre-loss condition quickly while minimizing liability for all involved parties. With just one call you will have the industry’s most knowledgeable environmental remediators at your service.

Environmental services include mold remediation, sewage cleanup and decontamination, building deodorizing and odor control, and HVAC decontamination and air duct cleaning.


What is Mold, and Why Should You Care?

Molds are part of a group of micro-organisms called fungi that also includes mushrooms and yeasts. Molds are familiar to most people as food spoilers on items such as bread or fruit. Molds are nature’s recycling process. When mold is present inside your home or your commercial property, it can be particularly worrisome.

Mold requires the following conditions to grow:

  • Mold spores (which are always present indoors and outdoors)
  • The right temperature range, from 60°F to 80°F
  • A food supply, which means anything organic such as books, carpets, clothing, wood, drywall, etc.
  • A source of moistureThe last condition, moisture, is the only practical factor to control in most houses.

If allowed to grow inside your house, mold can be a problem because:

  • It can damage your possessions
  • It can cause health problems, for example: “…microbial growth – can cause structural components to lose their integrity, can potentially impact indoor air quality, and may ultimately result in compromised occupant health.” (New Guide to Restorative Drying, DriEaz Education, 2006).

Inspecting for Mold

We will inspect:

  • All areas adjacent to the mold growth
  • Behind wallpaper – peeled back, if approved by homeowner
  • Visual inspection of baseboards, wall outlets, etc.
  • In areas where water may have seeped, such as wall cavities, basement subfloors, crawl spaces, etc. by use of moisture detectors and thermal imaging cameras
  • Under wall-to-wall carpeting or in areas that have the potential to foster mold growth

Mold Removal

To protect our staff and you and your family from exposure to mold, Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration follows standards set by the IICRC S520. Here are some things we do:

  • The affected area will be sealed off from the rest of your house, either using source containment, area containment, or full containment.
  • The workers will be wearing protective gear.
  • There may be a need for an exhaust fan removing air from the affected area to the outdoors OR to place the area under negative pressure.
  • If transported through your house, moldy materials will be sealed in plastic.

What to Do If You Experience Water Damage

Because your risk of mold growth increases after experiencing a water damage in your property, it is essential that the initial water damage be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent mold growth.

1 — Contact your Insurance

First, call your insurance company or agent and report the water damage.

You can expect to discuss these questions and issues:

  • How did the water damage occur?
  • Is this damage covered by your policy?
  • Did the damage occur during the period your policy was in effect?
  • Are you reporting the water damage promptly (within 24 hours) to allow quick drying and repairs?

2 — Call Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration

Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration will clean up the water and make repairs as needed to your house. A thorough and fast cleanup will help avoid mold growth. If you wait too long and mold growth starts, cleanup costs will increase significantly.

This is what you should be looking for:

  • Speed – Mold grows quickly; that is why you need us in your house promptly.
  • Knowledge – Yellow Van Cleaning & Restoration is certified and trained in water damage restoration and mold remediation.
  • Competence – We follow basic, good clean up practices after your water damage.

Here are some things to expect:

  • The moisture source is stopped
  • Wet items that can’t be salvaged are removed
  • What can’t be removed is dried quickly
  • Drying is done as quickly and efficiently as possible (to minimize mold growth)
  • No refinishing is done until the area is thoroughly dried

For more information about our water or mold damage services, reach out to us today!


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