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Mold Removal & Remediation

Have Mold Damage In Your Home?

First Restoration Services offers mold removal and remediation cleanup for your home or business in Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, NC and surrounding areas in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

If you see signs of mold damage in your basement, crawl space, drywall or anywhere else in your home or business, you need to make sure you respond with proper care for you and your family’s or co-workers health. Mold cleanup is very dangerous and if not taken care of properly by a mold removal and remediation specialist, more harm than good can be caused.

First Restoration Services offers free inspections and estimates.

If you think you have black mold damage in your home we will connect you with an Industrial Hygienist, or an indoor air specialist, who can test the affected areas and write a mold remediation protocol for mold removal. This will enable First Restoration Services to have the most accurate information when estimating and developing a plan for your mold removal project.

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Expertise

  • Containment Set Up
  • Air Filtration
  • Dehumidification
  • Mold Contaminated Debris Removal
  • Mold Cleanup & Removal
  • Reconstruction
  • Black Mold Damage

Signs & Symptoms of Mold

Do you believe you have black mold in your home? Do you know what the symptoms of mold are? Mold needs water, a food source, oxygen and a temperature between 40 degrees and 100 degrees fahrenheit in order to grow. If disturbed, the mold spores can get airborne and spread throughout your home. First Restoration Services are mold remediation experts in Asheville and can offer you a free inspection and estimate if you see signs and symptoms of mold damage in your home or business. Read what the EPA says about mold and affects here.

Signs of Mold

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Mold Removal Process

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  1. Air Quality Test – Air quality sample is very important. Hire an air quality professional (Industrial Hygienist) to test the affected areas. When the test results come back, the Industrial Hygienist will be able to write a full removal protocol.
  2. Mold Containment – When mold is disturb is releases mold sport in the air that can get caught in the HVAC and transferred to the rest of the property. In order to prevent your HVAC from spreading the contaminants throughout the house and property, setting up containment is extremely important.
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Eye irritation, such as itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • A cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation, such as a rash
  • A headache

3. Mold Removal – Now that the mold affected area is properly secured and you have your written protocol from the Industrial Hygienist, the restoration professional can begin the remediation process.

Not all mold remediation processes are the, but this is a general process that is typical in most mold remediation projects;

  • HEPA Vacuum
  • Hand Wipe Down w/ antimicrobial solution.
  • HEPA Vacuum

4. Mold Damage Repair – Once all the affected building materials have been properly removed and disposed of, and the area has been clean, First Restoration Services can repair all damage back to its original condition.

How To Kill Mold

You can’t “kill” mold. The mold spores can only go dormant if it doesn’t have the right nutrients (food, water, warmth, and oxygen) which basically means it won’t be releasing any mycotoxins. The best way to prevent mold from growing and releasing mycotoxins remove one of these four nutrients and keep all surfaces clean, dry and plenty of ventilation.

What Does Mold Need To Grow

Mold needs four things to grow.

  • Food – organic materials such as paper, wood, plants, etc.
  • Temperature – The optimal temperature for mold is between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. This also happens to be the optimal human comfort level for temperature.
  • Moisture – Mold needs a source of water to thrive and grow
  • Oxygen – Mold needs oxygen in order to thrive and grow.

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IICRC S520 Standard

First Restoration Services follows the standard of care set by the IICRC. The ANSI/IICRC S520 is a set of procedural standards to follow the best practices to protect the health of both the building and the occupants. The standard of care is also a set of standards to protect the mold restoration professionals during the remediation process. Using the proper PPE is important for restorer’s so they didn’t put their health at risk while performing the restoration work.

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