Call the True Professionals
If you suspect mold growth at your home or office call the experienced professionals at HiCaliber.
We service southern Utah and parts of southern Nevada. We are highly skilled and certified for mold removal. We can provide microbial investigation services to help you determine the nature and extent of your microbial problem.
We collect samples of air and physical matter from the areas affected by mold, including: pieces of wallboards, flooring, insulation, and wood. Samples from an outdoor area nearby are also collected to compare to existing conditions within the structure. The samples are then analyzed by a laboratory to determine the type of fungi present. The most common fungi found in structures following water intrusion are penicillium, aspergillus, and stachybotrys.
Mold is a growing problem despite the dry climates of southern Utah and Nevada. When combined with disastrous floods or leaks, mold damage can be compounded very rapidly and even pose risk to those in its proximity if not given immediate attention. It grows in inconspicuous locations, where moisture is present: underneath floors, in between walls and in other moisture-laden places not checked frequently. Mold reproduces by means of tiny spores which are invisible to the naked eye and travel along air currents both indoors and outdoors.
Mold requires nutrients, water, oxygen and favorable temperatures to grow. Nutrients for mold are present in dead organic material such as wood, paper or fabrics; mold can also derive nutrients from some synthetic products such as paints and adhesives. Some molds produce powerful chemicals called mycotoxins that can produce illness in animals and people. Allergic responses may include hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, irritation to the eyes, throat, runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes. Research on mold and its health effects is ongoing. For more detailed information consult a health professional.
Microbial Surveys Including Protocols for Abatement
Specifications for Abatement
Post-Remediation Inspections and Air/Structure Testing
Following identification of the nature and extent of the mold problem, HiCaliber staff will recommend methods of remediation and abatement. Although the extent of fungi present can be relatively small and confined, a professional, licensed mold abatement contractor should conduct the remediation and repair process. For larger, more widespread situations, this may require relocation of building personnel while abatement work is ongoing.
To ensure that all mold has been properly removed from the air and structure, HiCaliber will return after the abatement activities to perform a post remediation inspection and collect more air and physical samples to verify the mold has been properly eradicated.