Testing and Black Mold Removal | Mold Remediation in Cincinnati

Cincinnati 513-763-2121

Northern KY 859-757-2055
Louisville Ky 502-509-4382

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. In addition, indoor black mold exposure can lead to many health issues. Such as breathing, coughing, throat irritation, and potentially more serious health complications. As a result, if you are experiencing these issues directly related to mold in your home, it’s time to get help from professionals that offer mold remediation services. For that reason, Dry Effect offers mold removal services to ensure you and your family aren’t compromising your health simply by living in your home. Also Dry Effect has detailed remediation protocols to ensure the removal process is done properly the first time.

Testing and inspecting mold spore counts with IICRC certified equipment

Furthermore, we are committed to providing our customers with the safest and cleanest environment.  Because the average size of spores that are identified in a water damage environment is 2-20 microns. Most noteworthy a micron is 1/1,000,000 of a meter. Therefore, it is not visible to the naked eye. Certainly, this simple fact is quite alarming. It shouldn’t be when you have Dry Effect addressing your issues.

Taking the extra mile in every step along the way. Therefore we guarantee 5 years mold-free. So why do we offer 5 years free of mold removal guarantee? Because 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:

  1. Commercial and Residential Water Damage Restoration
  2. Carpet Water Extraction
  3. Flood Cleanup
  4. Specialized drying methods
  5. Odor Control
  6. Hoarding
  7. Emergency Board-up
  8. Fire/ Smoke Damage

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*Dry Effect will make written recommendations after remediation. Hence these recommendations are designed to minimize or prevent mold from returning. However, 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. Learn More.

Mold & Black Mold Removal Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to prevent mold?

The best way to prevent mold growth and proliferation is to keep enclosed environments 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 of the affected environment, not square footage. They are known as Conditions 1, 2 and 3.

What are the differences between the 3 conditions?

a. Condition 1 - Normal, expected mold spore type and counts for a given region and space type b. Condition 2 - Contaminated with settled spores, but does not have to have 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 that is visible or suspected. This is done to decrease the 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. Step one is to thoroughly vacuum all interior areas including walls, ceiling, floors, furniture and cabinets and contents with professional grade HEPA vacuuming equipment. b. Damp wipe all surfaces. Specific dampening agents used are per customer and depending on surfaces. c. HEPA vacuum all surfaces again. d. Damp wipe all surfaces again. e. Final HEPA vacuuming all surfaces.

What is this large machine and purpose of it running all day?

After cleanup and HEPA vacuuming process is complete, a negative air machine is utilized to “scrub the air.” Dry Effect HEPA air scrubbers are capable of removing 99.97% of dry particulate down to 0.3 micron. Given that mold spores are greater than 1.0 micron size, the capture and elimination rates are incredibly high. The running of these machines help achieve optimal results in the cleanup and prevention of future mold growth.

Why is the HVAC system necessary to be cleaned as well? There’s not mold in the HVAC.

To help prevent re-contamination, a thorough cleaning of the HVAC system should be conducted after interior mold remediation has been completed. This cleaning will be done before post-remediation testing is done while the building or facility is unoccupied.

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 the level of contamination they contain. This will determine how and if the contents can be cleaned or must be discarded.

How are my contents categorized?

a. Condition 1 - Contents with normal or typical mold levels for a given environment and region b. Condition 2 - Contaminated with settled spores, but no active mold growth. HEPA vacuuming and/or damp wiping is option for cleaning & remediation. Soft goods such as linens and upholstered furniture can HEPA vacuumed first then cleaned using the appropriate cleaning methods. c. Condition 3 - Contents are contaminated with visible or active mold growth. Soft or fabric goods would need to be discarded. Due to staining, discoloration or physical damage, clothes, towels and linens may have to be discarded, as well.

Why is a post remediation necessary?

Post remediation sampling is important to assess the effectiveness of the remediation process. If the moisture problem is not addressed and corrected, mold WILL return to the environments. Dry Effect is a full service building moisture services company and can make recommendations as well as provide solutions to solve the attributing moisture problems.

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