It can be disheartening when the familiar musty, earthy smell of mold begins to become apparent in your home or business. You may not be able to detect where it is coming from or if your suspicions are even correct, which can be frustrating. Many times, one of the trickiest parts of dealing with mold is determining the source. It is also one of the most important parts of dealing with mold. There is no property that can be excluded from the risk of a mold infestation, as the underlying issue is normally a structural problem that mold becomes a result of. OTM Restoration’s expert technicians have discovered and remedied mold in every kind of environment. Our mold inspection and mold testing services are able to get to the root cause of your mold issue and eliminate all traces so that you can get back to the important things.
Mold is a type of fungus that can be found both indoors and outdoors and reproduces through airborne spores. This organism can manifest in many different colors and patterns and there are countless species of all kinds. Not all molds are negative though and can even be beneficial. The growth of mold is usually not a problem unless the unfortunate elements of moisture, dampness and humidity are present. However, mold that is found indoors is usually not a good sign. It can create serious health issues in the otherwise healthy and exacerbate fragile conditions in those with existing conditions like asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs are the most common symptoms of mold allergies. Prolonged exposure to mold can lead to worse side effects including memory loss, insomnia or confusion.
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If you are able to see obvious, visible mold, mold testing is not usually necessary. Generally, once mold becomes visible, it has had some time to develop and become a thorough and larger issue needing prompt attention. The most important task then becomes removing it immediately. When there is speculation but mold cannot be visibly found, mold testing is the best option, not only to ensure peace of mind but to potentially prevent mold growth from becoming a greater problem.
OTM utilizes professional education through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration. All of our technicians are highly trained to restore your property and salvage as much of your belongings, inventory, fixtures or furniture as possible. Our OTM Restoration technicians assess your damages and bring them back to life by applying soot and smoke damage training obtained through the IICRC. We know you want your home or business to be as close to pre-fire conditions as possible, as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to achieve those goals. Home and business fires are one of the most disastrous events one can face. Fires often occur with little to no warning, and there is little time to respond and get to safety. Our goal is to bring stability back to your life by restoring your property and possessions back to their original conditions. Call us as soon as you have fire damage and our team will be out to assess the situation, make a list of what needs done and provide a free estimate. If there are issues that need to be dealt with immediately to secure or mitigate the potential for further damage, such as a roof or wall breech, we will attend to that with our 24-hour emergency response team. Our work is licensed and insured, and we want to help make this difficult time easier with quality fire restoration work you can count on as thorough, reasonable and efficient.
OTM Restoration prides itself in being both licensed and certified in Mold Identification and Remediation by the State of Florida. We are air quality specialists, and know how to identify, remove and treat mold in your home or business. Our 24-hour emergency response team knows that moisture removal, checking the air handling and filtration (how air moves), testing upholstery, fabric and carpeting and finding areas that mold tends to find favorable for growth are all critical to stopping a mold infestation in your home. Mold can become a serious liability issue for businesses as well, due to exposing employees and the public to potential health hazards.
In addition to having an unpleasant odor and being unsightly, mold can be dangerous to the health of your loved ones, employees and customers. OTM Restoration understands the importance of correcting and maintaining a healthy and clean environment and will determine the kind of mold and the severity with a complete mold inspection and mold testing. Call us today to discuss your mold needs for your home or business at 305-671-3226