Moisture Control is the Key to Mold Control:


  • When water leaks or spills occur indoors - ACT QUICKLY. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow

 

  • Clean and repair roof gutters regularly

 

  • Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation

 

  • Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed and flowing properly

 

  • Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 50 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter

 

  • If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes ACT QUICKLY to dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture/water source. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity

Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips:

  • Excessive humidity
  • Strong and musty odors
  • Evidence of moisture that recently occurred in the home
  • Discoloration of walls or other surfaces

Signs Mold May Be Present:

  • DO NOT:  Touch or disturb the mold
  • DO NOT:  Spray bleach or other household chemicals on the mold
  • DO NOT:  Paint or varnish over mold
  • DO NOT:  Place fans or any other air disturbance devises on or near the mold
  • DO NOT:  Try to kill the mold.  Dead mold spores continue to give off deadly toxins 

What You Should NOT Do:

  • Focus on safety
  • Avoid the affected area
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Call a certified mold removal and remediation professional
  • If you must approach the affected area always: wear  gloves and a respirator with P100 HEPA filtration cartridge 

What You Can Do:

Mold Damage Emergency Tips:



Some places where mold can grow in your home are:


CarpetPaperCardboardBooks 
Rags Wallboard
Household dustDrapes
UpholsteryLeather
Wood productsClothing
PaintDuctworkCeiling Tiles
Wallpaper 


After mold gets the food it needs, mold can move to virtually any kind of surface. Mold prefers temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If a warm enough area in your home is humid or damp and contains items that mold likes to eat, your home could develop a mold problem.

Mold Environment:

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) sets the industry standards for Mold Remediation.


The American Medical Association and American Bar Association set themselves apart through training, experience and comprehensive examination.  Similarly, IICRC certification helps to immediately identify the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries’ most skilled and dedicated technicians and businesses.

Certified Mold Remediation Specialists:

+1.706.886.9222

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  • Reduce the humidity
  • Increase ventilation or air movement by opening doors and/or windows, when practical. Use fans as needed
  • Cover cold surfaces, such as cold water pipes, with insulation
  • Increase air temperature

Actions That Will Help Prevent Condensation:


K&K is certified by the IICRC and employs OSHA and EPA standards and regulations



  1. Assessment
  2. Containment
  3. Removal
  4. Prevention

                                     

  • K&K specialists will identify the moisture source and determine the extent of the mold


  • Testing is conducted to determine humidity levels, and moisture levels within walls and floors.  Spore trap air sampling, bio tape slides, and bulk sampling may be utilized


  • Moisture sources are identified, located, and corrected or controlled


  • K&K utilizes advanced procedures incorporating negative air chambers that isolate the containment area and protect the balance of the living environment


  • K&K utilizes specialized air filtration equipment and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of mold spores during the mold remediation process


  • All mold infested porous building materials are removed in sealed plastic bags.  All remaining surfaces are HEPA vacuumed, washed with antimicrobial treatments, HEPA vacuumed, sanded, HEPA vacuumed, and then sealed with antimicrobial sealers


  • Soda Blasting: Sodium bicarbonate blasting allows for quick mold growth removal and destroys the Hyphae, which nourish and anchor the mold much like roots do for plants


  • K&K will conduct a post remediation evaluation to verify all mold has been eliminated

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In just 48 hours, a moist environment combined with room-temperature conditions and an organic food source can lead to mold growth...

K&K Cleaning and Restoration: Mold Remediation Process:

  • Vent appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers, stoves, and kerosene heaters to the outside where possible. (Combustion appliances such as stoves and kerosene heaters produce water vapor and will increase the humidity unless vented to the outside)


  • Use air conditioners and/or dehumidifiers when needed

 

  • Run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering. Use exhaust fans or open windows whenever cooking, running the dishwasher or dishwashing, etc

Actions That Will Help Reduce Humidity: