Mold Remediation in Atlanta
Trust The Mold Man to sanitize and protect your property in South Atlanta
We know that mold contamination can be stressful and selecting the right Mold Remediation Service can be a challenge. At The Mold Man our priority is your safety and satisfaction. Whether you need residential or commercial Mold Remediation, Crawl Space Mold Remediation, or Crawl Space Encapsulation, you can trust us to get the job done right and communicate every step of the process. You deserve a mold-free home or business. Choose The Mold Man.
The Mold Man Llc is dedicated to providing high-quality services to the South Atlanta area. Take a look below to find out what we specialize in, and get in touch with any additional questions or to learn more.
A BIT ABOUT US
The Mold Man is owned by Andrew and Maranda Wood, high school sweethearts from Coweta County, GA with three beautiful children.
Andrew left high school to join the United States Army where he was stationed in Fort Drum, NY. He has worked in Telecommunications and Construction for more than 10 years, leading him to open his first company, ACW Inspections. He started out doing home inspections, but after a short while, his heart made him work as a Mold Remediation Specialist.
Maranda grew up as the child of entrepreneurs. Her parents' company has been up and running for 25 years, and she worked for them during summers and school breaks. She later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (minor in business) and a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of West Georgia. After running her own real estate company, Inspire Specialists LLC with Keller Williams Atlanta Partners, she decided to join her husband and start a company together.
In 2019 Maranda and Andrew joined in business as they did in marriage, and The Mold Man LLC was born.
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Mold can grow anywhere there is moisture. Although there are some regions of the country with higher humidity than others, mold can be found even in homes in arid climates. If the humidity condenses, then those droplets can eventually cause a mold problem. Or, if a pipe in your kitchen bursts or your washing machine floods, then that water can pose a mold hazard the longer the water stays. Places in the home that are prone to mold issues include your:
Under sinks anywhere in the house
Near furnaces or air-conditioning units
Is mold remediation necessary?
There are many serious reasons why you should hire a mold remediation specialist immediately. It is no exaggeration that your health may be declining due to the poor air quality in any building with a mold problem. Additionally, you risk the integrity of your structure the longer you wait, as moisture can have a serious impact on a building’s materials. Even the Environmental Protection Agency recommends hiring a professional to treat moldy areas.
Wood is a beautiful, durable material. You can create a beautiful home out of the many types of wood available here in Georgia. But mold is an organic substance, which also means that it can be broken down. When wood decays it becomes spongy. This is fine out in the forest where it fosters new plant growth and provides food for rodents and insects, but in your home, this can be a serious structural issue. And just like with any other living organism that infects another, the mold problem can spread to your support beams, drywall, and other places in your home.
Do I need a mold remediation specialist? Can’t I hire a general contractor?
You definitely don’t want to hire a general contractor to do your mold remediation work. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has clear guidelines that mold remediation professionals understand and have to abide by every day. It’s important to know exactly what these procedures are. For example, some homeowners and general contractors will use bleach as a biocide, but it isn’t even an approved biocide by the EPA.
To be sure, general contractors are professionals who specialize in building and remodeling projects for commercial and residential properties. They provide everything from project management, at times, to all the tools, skills, equipment, and materials that are needed to get the job done. They may also hire subcontractors, such as plumbers and landscapers, who will help them to complete the work. When you need architectural remodeling work on your home, then that’s when you should hire a general contractor.
Restoration companies do entirely different work. Restoration companies respond to disastrous events when a significant amount of damage has been done to a commercial or residential property because of mold, fire, or a natural disaster. Their focus is on sanitation and safety in order to prepare the property for the repairing process, which is then when a general contractor would come in and make the necessary architectural changes, such as adding windows, cabinets, flooring, or whatever the specific project requires. Sometimes both have to work together to get the job done, but sometimes not. But one cannot necessarily do the work of the other.
You may also want to call a restoration company as soon as there is any damage to your property. If there has been a flood or any other type of water damage, such as from a pipe bursting, then it’s likely that you will encounter a mold issue later on.
What To Look For In A Mold Remediation Specialist
So how can you make sure that you are hiring an experienced and highly qualified mold remediation contractor? What should you be asking when you begin calling around looking for a mold remediation specialist?
Always asked to see proof of insurance. You want to make sure that the contractor you hire is insured to do mold remediation and have pollution liability included in their coverage.
Can you guarantee your workmanship? We guarantee customer satisfaction. We offer a guarantee on our services for up to two years.
Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Mold Remediation
Anytime someone is coming into your home to do work, you want to prepare your children, pets, and pathways so the work can be done easily and smoothly. Here are some tips to help you when you are getting mold remediation services in your house:
Bring your pets somewhere else. Dogs, cats, and any other animals should be secure and nowhere near the workers. They must be secured in another room with the door closed, or they can be outside if workers do not have to be there.
Clear a path. From the driveway to the location where you need the treatment, move any cars, shoes, chairs, or anything else that can get in the way of workers and their equipment.
If you have any obstacles that would make it difficult for work trucks to get close to the house, then let us know.
The Mold Remediation Process
Our first goal is to set up containment and ventilation. The purpose of ventilation and air filtration devices is to prevent mold spores that become airborne during the process from spreading to other areas that are not infected. Next, we completely clean and disinfect the area with a biocide. We put on full-body protective suits along with booties, respirators, and goggles, and get to work. We remove infected materials and dispose of them. The area is sprayed with an EPA-approved biocide/fungicide and left overnight. We also use a HEPA vacuum to clean the floor. Next, we find out what exactly is the root cause of the mold. Our goal now is to address the reason for the mold and to seal off the space so if there are any remaining mold spores, they can’t spread. Whether it’s a problem with a pipe or a duct, it needs to be fixed or the problem will come back. Finally, we spray the area with an encapsulant.