We are experts in restoring buildings contaminated with mold damage. Our certified professionals have the expertise in mold removal and indoor air quality preservation.
We have staff with certifications in the following areas:
- Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS Designation) from The American Indoor Air Quality Council
- Water Damage Restoration from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
- Fire & Smoke Restoration from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
We provide safe, contained removal of all types of contaminated items including: wallboard, paneling, flooring, ceilings, carpets, drapes, furniture and personal items.
We use a variety of cleaning methods to safely remove mold from contaminated surfaces. We will select the mold remediation method according to what is appropriate for your situation.
Mold remediation generally consists of three steps:
- Containing the affected area
- Removing the contaminated items
- Cleaning the contaminated surfaces
What Is Mold?
Mold is a microorganism that is a subset of the fungi family. It is neither a plant nor animal. Mold can be found in soil, air, and water. Molds vary in size, shape, color, length of cycle, moisture, food source requirements, and levels of toxicity. There are over 100,000 known species of mold. New mold can be formed if the spores are deposited in a location with sufficient moisture and an adequate food source.
Mold releases enzymes that break down organic material. Many species of mold reproduce using spores, which are “seeds” for the formation of new mold colonies. Air movement, water, and even insects can transport spores.
Generally mold needs three things to grow: food, water, and the right temperature. Mold thrives in the same temperature range that humans generally prefer (48°F to 70°F). Mold feasts on components of wallboard, carpets, and other common household furnishings and construction materials. Thus, the only way to control mold is to eliminate its water source.
Steps to remediate mold contamination in a home or commercial property depends on the species and the extent of the damage. HEPA-vacuuming techniques, wet wiping surfaces with anti-microbial solutions, and sealing porous materials are some common methods of remediation.
- Maintain indoor relative humidity below 60%.
- Ensure that the house/building is well ventilated to help maintain a uniform temperature and preventing condensation of water vapor.
- Ensure outside wall penetrations (window, conduit, etc.) are adequately caulked.
- Ensure that HVAC drain pan outlets are kept clean and free of debris.
Our Mission Statement
Generation Contracting & Emergency Services manages your home's emergency-service mitigation and repair needs. We provide personalized solutions for every job, unique to every client. Our results-focused team of certified professionals have a proven track record of success in their respective fields.
Allow us to be your trusted adviser through the restoration process.