Mold Inspection & Testing Company In Phoenix
The first step to eliminating the mold in your home or business is to find it, which can be more difficult than it sounds. While mold can be very evident at times, it can also be stealthy—hiding in walls, behind loose shower tiles, or behind plumbing fixtures, for example.
At HRS, we offer mold inspection services in phoenix and will also identify areas that are predisposed to produce mold because of dampness or leaks and repair the issue to prevent mold from occurring.
Our mold remediation specialists will thoroughly investigate your property to determine if there is mold present as well as the location and extent of the problem.
In some cases, mold testing is ordered. Several types of testing are available including taking air samples and doing tape lifts on specific surfaces. Mold testing is more common in commercial environments (gathering baseline and clearance samples) than in residential applications but can be an important tactic to employ when mold is suspected but not seen.
Waiting until you suspect mold isn’t the only time to order an inspection. Many people choose to have a mold inspection performed as a precautionary measure when they are buying a home, renovating a portion of their house or business, or considering renting out space, be it a room in their home or an office in their building. Discovering mold before it becomes a major issue is an ideal time to implement remediation.
Why Choose HRS Disaster Restoration?
As a leader in mold inspection and testing in Phoenix, HRS is committed to providing the highest level of customer service when working with you to clean up a disaster and restore your property to its pre-damage condition.
Our team of certified technicians and licensed contractors have a combined two decades of experience working with both commercial and residential property owners.
Cleaning up and restoring damaged property, and bringing it back to a healthy condition, is the mission of our team.
When you suffer a disaster — whether from mold, fire, water, sewage, or trauma — we are here to help. Contact us as soon as you discover the damage to begin the process of bringing your space back to its pre-damaged condition.
Mold is a fungus which can spread quickly and cause severe respiratory problems, especially in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. The sooner mold is remediated, the less chance there is of the fungus spreading and causing issues in people and even animals.
Mold Inspection & Testing Process
As a leader in offering certified mold inspections in Phoenix, HRS has worked with many property owners to find and dry mold.
Using technology like thermal cameras and moisture meters, our certified technicians are able to get to the dark, moist places where mold hides.
Once the mold has been identified, we test it to determine the type of mold that is growing. This helps us ensure that we use the best tools to clean, disinfect, and stop the mold from growing in your space.
Mold Inspection FAQs
As soon as mold is discovered, it is best to contact the Phoenix professional mold inspection experts at HRS, as it is imperative to stop the mold before it causes additional damage and illness.
Understanding how mold grows and the dangers of leaving it untreated help property owners decide how best to mitigate a mold emergency in their space.
What Is Mold?
Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that produces spores. These spores float in the air that we breathe daily.
Mold attaches to moist, dark, and warm spaces and grows. There, it can cause health issues and property damage.
What Causes Mold?
As mentioned above, mold is a naturally occurring fungus whose spores float in the air. We are exposed to mold every day.
However, mold growth is caused when spores attach to materials that are moist, warm, and dark — like those that have been damaged as a result of water intrusion.
In particular, mold grows in hidden areas such as carpets, on water damaged wood, behind walls that are moist from leaks, and on surfaces that are wet.
Is Mold Dangerous?
Mold can be dangerous to some people under certain conditions.
Though mold is not typically dangerous to people in small doses, unless they are highly sensitive, it can become dangerous when allowed to grow.
Those that live or work in areas infected by mold often report illnesses including asthma, upper respiratory conditions, headaches, bloody noses and other, more serious conditions.
How Fast Does Mold Grow?
Mold can begin to grow in as little as 24-hours after a water intrusion.
Does Mold Spread?
Once it begins to grow, mold can spread quickly and can take only days to cover a moist area. It is this spread that can lead to most mold-related illnesses.
Mold spores can be inhaled by people living or working in an infected area. This causes, for many, allergy-like symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny noses, sinusitis, and headaches.
More severe reactions can also happen as mold spreads and flourishes in a water affected space.
Why Is Removing Mold Important?
Removing mold soon after discovering it helps to limit the negative health effects and damage it can cause.
The longer that mold is allowed to grow and spread, the more damage it can do to materials in a property. Porous materials are especially susceptible to damage as a result of mold intrusion. Doors, wallpaper, carpet and insulation are all examples of spaces where mold can thrive.
Health risks also increase when mold is allowed to grow. Longer exposure times often result in the most severe of mold-related illnesses.
How Much Does A Mold Inspection Cost?
Mold inspection costs vary depending on a range of factors, including the size of the area affected and whether or not the inspector has to remove or destroy parts of the property, such as drywall or paneling, to complete the inspection.
A complete inspection, like those done by residential mold inspection in phoenix technicians from HRS, ensures that all of the mold affecting property is found and effectively cleaned and treated.
Using technology such as moisture meters and thermal cameras, our certified technicians find mold where it is hiding.
How Long Does A Mold Inspect Take?
Like the costs of inspections at mold inspection companies in Phoenix, the time that the process takes can vary depending on the size of the space affected and the need for technicians to find every area where mold may be hiding.
Expect for the inspection to take a few hours to complete, on average.
It’s time well spent to ensure that the health and safety of those living and working in a space is protected.
Call Us Today To Schedule A Mold Inspection!
When mold is discovered, it is important to act quickly to limit the damage caused by the fungus spread.
HRS is who to call for mold inspection in Phoenix when you want the best trained, certified technicians to complete your mold inspection.
A good mold inspection gives you solid solutions to removing, disinfecting and restoring your property to its pre-damaged condition. With the information we learn in the process, we can create a mold remediation and restoration plan.
Call us as soon as you find a mold infection, and we will be there to help!
HRS Disaster Restoration Services – Phoenix
When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:
Water Extraction & Water Damage Restoration
Discovering water damage in your home or business—whether from a flood, a dishwasher malfunction, or a sewer backup—can feel devastating. And it can be a serious problem if not dealt with properly. In addition to causing damage, water can also spread contaminants that may lead to disease. A quick response to water intrusion is imperative due to the invasive properties of moisture:
- Within minutes, moisture-sensitive surfaces swell and disfigure. Paper goods (books, documents, pictures) can be ruined and stains from furniture start to appear on carpeting, which can be permanent.
- Within hours, drywall softens and warps, and wooden furniture can be permanently damaged. If carpet becomes delaminated (the primary backing separates from the secondary backing), it can cause irreparable damage.
- Within days, fungi and bacteria begin to grow and spread. Foul odors start to permeate your property.
HRS’s IICRC certified clean-up crews are composed of expert technicians—including Master Water Restorers—who will ensure you receive the highest quality water removal and water clean-up services. Once the cause of the water emergency is mitigated and clean-up has been completed, our construction team can provide the building services you need—such as drywall, painting, flooring, electrical, and plumbing—to return your home or business to its original state.
Our local water restoration specialists are standing by 24/7/365 to help you through your water emergency!
Fire Damage & Restoration
A fire can be the most traumatic and devastating experience a home or business owner ever faces. In a best case scenario, it can cause minor smoke damage; in a worst case scenario, it can obliterate an entire structure. HRS will help you navigate these stressful circumstances and bring your property back to a safely inhabitable state.
The fire damage restoration professionals at HRS are available 24 hours a day! By carefully following our proven procedures, we ensure your property is brought back to the safe, comfortable space that existed before the fire damage and smoke damage. This begins with a property inspection to assess the level of structural damage and content damage. We will report our findings to you and answer any questions you may have so you are fully informed and understand what results can be reasonably expected.
In simple terms, returning your home or business to its pre-fire state consists of three general elements: structural damage restoration, content restoration and/or removal, smoke mitigation, and odor mitigation. Making sure your property is structurally sound is a priority. If there are stability issues, our professional restoration team can provide full construction services to rectify the situation. We will also remove any of your belongings that have been burned beyond repair, including items containing synthetic materials. Any items that are salvageable will be repaired and returned both to minimize cost to the home or business owner as well as to help lessen the anxiety of loss; unsafe items will be disposed of. Finally, our disaster clean-up team will remove all smoke residue, including the pervasive odor. Our IICRC certified Odor Control Technicians will use odor removal techniques include thermal fogging, high-level ozone deodorization, and hydroxyl deodorization.
Trauma clean-up and bio-cleaning is not a subject people give much thought to until they need the service. When dealing with a crime scene at your home or business, or with the aftermath of a fatality, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. HRS professionals can help ease the burden of the situation by eliminating all trace of the death or incident. This includes removing unsafe items and substances such as blood, other bodily fluids, and filth, all of which can contain biological hazards. Sanitizing a trauma situation involves eradicating microscopic particulates such as bacteria and viruses to ensure a clean and healthy space. HRS Disaster Restoration follows IIRC s540 standards, providing the highest industry standard of trauma and crime scene clean-up. Our highly trained technicians will decontaminate your property, working in coordination with fire departments and police to help you through this process as efficiently and quickly as possible.
Our bio-cleaning professionals also specialize in remediating hoarding situations. Hoarding can be dangerous because it can put those in the vicinity at risk of fire, poor sanitation, and even structural issues in their home or commercial property in extreme cases.
Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. However, it’s important to note that in our increasingly global marketplace, many building materials are imported from abroad, and not all countries have the same stringent guidelines as the US. Because of this, it is possible to come across asbestos in newer structures, especially commercial buildings.
The hazardous nature of asbestos abatement calls for professional remediation to ensure safe removal and disposal. HRS will extract all asbestos from your property to bring it back to a safely inhabitable space. Once the asbestos remediation is complete, our restoration team can rebuild the affected areas.
Reconstruction & Restoration
Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.
Our reconstruction efforts extend to your belongings affected by the disaster. Our content restoration program will repair any salvageable items including furniture, clothing, and electronics.
Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely. Regardless of when the damage occurs—during business hours or in the middle of the night—HRS is available to remedy the situation. Water damage … storm damage … mold remediation … fire/smoke mitigation … HRS’s professional technicians are ready to bring your property back to its pre-disaster state.
Even well-maintained properties can experience the need for emergency restoration services. Whether you manage or own a hospital, school, apartment complex, office building, hotel, church, or retail establishment, HRS can handle your situation and our IICRC technicians can give you the peace of mind that your property will be professionally repaired.
Our general contracting services include preconstruction services, value engineering, subcontractor solicitation and management, quality and cost control, change order management, safety plan and inspection, documentation management, status reports and record keeping, and project close out.
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