Mold & Black Mold Removal
Cincinnati’s Best Choice for Mold & Black Mold Cleanup and Remediation
The sight of mold can be quite disturbing especially when your family’s health is at risk. Indoor black mold exposure can lead to many health issues including breathing issues, coughing, throat irritation, and potentially more serious health complications. If you are experiencing these issues directly related to mold in your home, it may be time to bring in professionals who offer mold remediation services. Dry Effect offers mold remediation services to ensure you and your family aren’t compromising your health simply by living in your home. Dry Effect has detailed mold remediation protocols to ensure the removal process is done to the IICRC S520 standards.
We are committed to providing our customers the safest and cleanest environment. The average size of mold spores that are identified in a water damage environment is 2-20 microns thus a micron being 1/1,000,000 of a meter, which is not visible to the naked eye. This simple fact is quite alarming, but shouldn’t be when you have Dry Effect remediating your mold issues away.
Taking the extra mile in every step along the way; we guarantee 5 years mold free. Why do we offer 5 years free of mold? We are confident that our technicians have completed all necessary steps the first time, if not we incur all the expenses to remediate any future microbial growth if it reoccurs in the same area within normal operations and under normal moisture and humidity conditions.*
Additional Services Offered:
- Residential and Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Carpet Water Extraction
- Flood Cleanup
- Specialized drying methods- (hardwoods, plaster, etc)
- Bed Bug Thermal Remediation Treatments
- Odor Control
- Emergency Board-up
- Fire/ Smoke Damage
Tell Us About Your Mold Problem:
*Dry Effect will make written recommendations after remediation. These recommendations are designed to minimize or prevent mold from returning. If the written recommendations are not followed and mold returns as a direct result of a disregard of our recommendations, the 5-year warranty may be voided at the discretion of Dry Effect. Dry Effect reserves the right to determine warranty eligibility on a case by case basis. This warranty implies that Dry Effect will address and re clean any future mold growth that reoccurs in areas where our previous remediation took place, during normal home and building operating conditions and under normal moisture and humidity conditions. The Dry Effect 5-year Mold Free Warranty may also be voided by an act of nature beyond the control of Dry Effect or our Clients. These events include, but are not limited to pipe bursts, water leaks, flooding, hurricane or tornado damage, rain damage, accidental or intentional flooding or water damage.
Mold & Black Mold Removal Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to prevent mold?
The best way to prevent mold growth is to keep materials dry and if they get wet to dry them as quickly as possible
How is it the remediation criteria determined?
The areas are identified by conditions not square footage: Condition 1, 2 and 3.
What are the differences between the 3 conditions?
a. Condition 1- normal mold spore type and counts b. Condition 2- contaminated with settled spores (viable or nonviable) but does not have to be active growth c. Condition 3- affected areas are visible and/or active growth of surfaces is present
Why is there a containment set-up in our home?
Local or mini containments are used for “moderate levels” of fungal growth visible or suspected. This is done so there is less risk of cross contamination into other spaces within the home.
What are the processes of cleaning you will perform to ensure all particles are removed?
a. The first step in the cleaning process is to HEPA vacuum everything including walls, ceiling, floors and cabinets (inside and out) and contents. b. Damp wipe all surfaces- specific products used per customer and depending on surfaces(porous, non-porous, semi-porous, etc) c. HEPA vacuum all surfaces again d. Damp wipe all surfaces again e. Final HEPA vacuum all surfaces
What is this large machine and purpose of it running all day?
After cleanup is complete a negative air machine is utilized such as an air scrubber. HEPA air scrubbers are capable of removing 99.97% of dry particulate down to 0.3 micron. Most of all mold spores are greater than 1.0 micron size. It is critical that the machine runs continuous unless instructed otherwise to obtain optimal results.
Why is the HVAC system necessary to be cleaned as well? There’s not mold in the HVAC.
To help avoid issues of re-contamination, the cleaning of the HVAC system is conducted as well should take place after remediation but before post remediation environmental sampling. This typically is cleaned while the structure is not occupied.
Is it necessary to discard all my contents in my home?
No. Prior to cleaning the contents they will be categorized by their composition and level of contamination they contain. This will determine how and if the contents can be cleaned.
How are my contents categorized?
a. Condition 1: contents with normal or typical mold levels b. Condition 2: contaminated with settled spores, but no active growth. HEPA vacuuming and/or damp wiping would be option for cleaning. Soft goods such as linens and upholstered furniture could be HEPA vacuumed first then cleaned using the appropriate cleaning method for that item. c. Condition 3: contents contaminated with visible or active mold growth. Soft or fabric goods would need to be discarded. Due to staining, discoloration or physical damage, cloth and linens may have to be discarded.
Why is a post remediation necessary?
Post remediation sampling is important to assess the effectiveness of the remediation. Just FYI: If the moisture problem is not addressed and corrected, the mold WILL return. Before the structure can be repaired, all building materials need to be at normal moisture levels.