Mold Remediation & Mold Removal
Plymouth knows that mold remediation problems are often unexpected and always unwelcome. We know that each project and circumstance are unique, that’s why we team up with a 3rd party industrial hygienist that provides sampling and a detailed report to help us remediate the problem. Based on the report and recommendations from the industrial hygienist our executives and field superintendents put together a plan of action to remediate the mold. Recognizing that remediation is an added expense to your business, we strive to keep project cost within your budget.
Mold Remediation Process
Identify Source or Cause of Water or Moisture Problem
Plan Remediation Process and Adapt Regulations to Fit Situation
Fix Source of Water or Moisture Problem
Clean and Dry Moldy Materials
Discard or Remove Moldy Materials That Can’t Be Cleaned
Apply Disinfectant or Anti-Microbial Paint to Affected Areas
Dry Non-Moldy Material within 48 Hours Using Air-Movers and Dehumidification Equipment if Needed
Check and Test for Return of Moisture and Mold Problem
The Plymouth Companies are a proud member of The Clean Trust an IICRC Program. We perform these services in strict accordance with all The Clean Trust standards and guidelines.
Why Choose Plymouth?
When it comes to the science of Mold Remediation & Mold Removal, we really mean business. We know the regulations and the remedies, and we know how to asses, plan and complete the work so you can get on with yours…
All of our executives and field superintendents 15-25 years experience in designing and managing complex remediation projects.
All of our field workers are comprehensively trained and certified in full accordance with HUD, EPA, OSHA and state guidelines.
All of our staff members maintain a strong commitment to your employees as well as ours to provide a safe workplace.
All work is performed in strict accordance with all IICRC The Clean Trust standards and guidelines.
Mold Problem? Call Plymouth at 610.239.9920
Our goal is to get you cleaned up and back to normal – efficiently, without interruption, at a minimum cost and, always, safely.
Molds are various types of fungi that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. The term mildew is sometimes used to refer to some kinds of mold, particularly mold in the home with a white or grayish color or mold growing in shower stalls and bathrooms. Mold may grow indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments. Mold can be found in essentially any environment or season.
The most common types of household mold that are found indoors include Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as Stachybotrys atra and sometimes referred to as “black mold”) is a greenish-black mold that can also be found indoors, although it is less common than the other types of mold found in homes. Stachybotrys grows on household surfaces that have high cellulose content, such as wood, fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. There are types of mold that can grow on substances as different as foods and carpet.
Molds reproduce by forming tiny spores that are not visible to the naked eye. Mold spores are very hardy and can survive under conditions in which mold cannot grow, such as in dry and harsh environments. These spores travel through outdoor and indoor air. When the mold spores land on a surface where moisture is present, mold can then start to grow.
Although shower stalls and basements are typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area in the home can harbor mold. Drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, furniture, ductwork, roofing, paneling, wallpaper, under sinks, and the areas around plumbing pipes are examples of areas in the home that can become infested by mold if the requisite growing conditions are present.
Mold from the outdoors can enter the home through open doors, windows, and vents. It may also become attached to clothing, shoes, and pets and therefore be carried indoors.
Mold can have many different colors and sometimes appears as spots. Additionally, a musty odor may be present. Mold growth may also be hidden underneath carpeting, on the back side of wallpaper, and behind drywall or paneling.
Molds produce irritating substances that may act as allergy-causing substances (allergens) in sensitive individuals. Furthermore, some molds produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins, but mold itself is not poisonous or toxic. The conditions under which some molds produce toxins are poorly understood, and the presence of mold, even a mold that is capable of producing toxins, does nor always imply that toxins are being produced. Mold may not cause any health effects, or it may lead to symptoms in people, including adults and children, who are sensitive to molds.
Allergic reactions to mold are the most common health effects of mold. Allergic reactions may happen immediately or develop after a period of time following exposure. Both growing mold and mold spores may lead to allergic reactions. Symptoms of mold allergy may include: sneezing, runny nose, coughing, wheezing, watery eyes, redness of the eyes, itchy eyes, skin irritation or rash.
The best way to prevent mold in the home is the control of moisture. Although it is impossible to eliminate all mold spores in an indoor environment, the mold spores will not grow in the absence of moisture, so controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold growth.Leaks in plumbing or other structures that lead to moisture buildup should be identified and repaired. Areas of leakage and water damage in the home should be cleaned and dried within 24-48 hours. Use of an air conditioner or air dehumidifier during humid seasons can help reduce the potential for moisture buildup. Avoid the use of carpets in humid basements and bathrooms. Using fans and maintaining good ventilation in the home can also help prevent or control dampness. Mold inhibitors can be added to household paints. Keep indoor humidity low (ideally between 30%-50%). Use bathroom fans or open bathroom windows when showering. Appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers and stoves, should be vented to the outdoors when possible. Adding insulation can reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (such as windows, piping, roof, or floors).
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Association (EPA), if visible mold is present, testing is usually unnecessary. There are no EPA or government standards that have been established for mold or mold spore levels, so it is impossible to prove that a building or room is in compliance with any regulations concerning mold exposure. Likewise, the CDC does not recommend routine sampling and testing of mold. Tolerable or acceptable limits of mold exposure for humans have not been defined, and since individuals vary in their susceptibility to mold, testing cannot reliably predict the degree of health risks from any occurrence of mold.
When mold has previously been identified and cleanup procedures have been undertaken, sampling and testing may be carried out if necessary by qualified professionals to determine that adequate cleaning has occurred.