Mold Remediation

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Mold in your home is very serious, and you want a Round Rock Mold Remediation company that takes it very seriously. This technician is wearing full PPE, personal protective equipment. Some mold infestation cases are severe enough that workers must cover themselves entirely to prevent illness and infection.

Obviously, if the tech has to protect himself to this extent, you can imagine how important it is to get that mold out of your home! Your family is not wearing PPE. 

State of Texas rules require licensed mold assessors and mold remediators to give a copy of this Consumer Mold Information Sheet (linked below) to each client and to the property owner, if not the same person, before starting any mold‐related activity [16 TAC 78.70].

Texas Dry Out and Restoration is happy to provide this and our insurance information at the beginning of any Mold Remediation project in Round Rock or the Greater Austin Area.

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1. Water Source

The first step in the mold remediation process in Round Rock area homes is to address the moisture, humidity, and/or water intrusion source. In some cases Texas Dry Out may be able to take on the repair. For repairs requiring licensed plumbers or HVAC contractors, Texas Dry Out may bring in a subcontractor or have the homeowner select their preferred contractor. We always recommend local Round Rock professionals.

2. Containment and Ventilation

The next step, and arguably the most important, is setting up containment and ventilation. Texas Dry Out utilizes proper ventilation and air filtration devices (AFDs), such as air scrubber, to ensure that mold spores that are disturbed and become airborne are not spread to an uninfected area.

3. Demolition

The demolition step involves the removal of all water-damaged and mold-infested building materials. Removed materials are double-bagged and processed for proper disposal.

4. Cleaning and Disinfection

The cleaning and disinfection step involves the application of biocide/fungicide/moldicide solutions. It also involves the replacement of any damaged/removed framing, insulation, sheet rock and other building materials.

After remediation is completed, the affected area must be built back to its original condition. Texas Dry Out can handle all build-back activities, and offers a premium service which includes recommendations from a professional interior designer. Alternatively, DIYers can handle all build-back activities on their own.

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A: Excess water and moisture gets absorbed in wood, drywall, insulation, and wallpaper which can lead to warping, stains, bubbling, and deterioration. Hidden water leaks can also cause mold to grow and spread in areas behind walls and ceilings where it is not easily detected.

A: Most people don’t realize that it’s not just serious water damage, such as flooding or a visible leak that leads to mold. Any kind of leak that isn’t properly fixed can cause mold to grow. … Under the right conditions, mold can begin to grow and spread in a matter of 24 to 48 hours.

A: Mold spores never truly “die” because they can always begin to multiply again at a later time if new moisture becomes available. For this reason, you should always go one step beyond removing the moisture. After drying the mold, you should also remove the spores themselves from your home, using a vacuum cleaner.

A: 24 to 48 hoursUnder ideal conditions (optimal temperature and level of humidity), it takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to germinate and grow. Typically, the spores begin to colonize in 3 to 12 days and become visible in about 18-21 days.

A: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold typically takes 24 to 48 hours to grow after a flood if the right conditions are met. However, it depends on the type of surfaces and materials, amount of moisture, and temperature.