With all the talk about “black mold,” in all my years as a certified Mold Remediator, I’ve learned that all mold is bad, no matter its color.
I’ve also learned a few other things about mold … it is a living organism, and grows relentlessly until found and killed … and it hides rather well, undetected, behind walls, molding, and other interior covers.
I have invested in years of training, and thousands of dollars in specialized equipment to detect hidden moisture sources and tell-tale signs of mold.
WARNING: Hiring a company with an in-house mold inspector is like having the fox watch the hen house! Be sure to hire a mold remediator who contracts an independent mold inspector to develop a protocol, and to conduct follow-up inspections, to make sure the mold is gone.
Daystar Cleaning, Inc. is a State Certified Mold Mitigator.
The State of Florida does not allow companies to clean AND test the same mold site. To ensure the ethical and legal standards, we at Daystar refer a 3rd party testing company when we finish cleaning the site to perform an unbiased clearance test. Specialized testing after the cleaning is necessary because you can’t see mold spores with the naked eye, you can only see colonies that contain thousands of mold spores. Owner, Steve Ransom, has been certified in mold mitigation for over 15 years and is one of the first State Certified companies since 2012.
I contract independent mold inspectors, who measure mold spore content in the environment, and develop a detailed protocol for our certified technicians to follow in the remediation process. We carefully set up containments, to ensure mold spores do not spread outside the affected area. All this precaution is taken to protect your household/business from further spread and illness.
When it comes to mold, don’t guess. It can be found, it can be measured, and it can be obliterated – putting an end to unexplained sicknesses and ailments.
Be Aware of Favorable Conditions for Mold to Grow:
- Water intrusion
- High humidity
- Favorable temperatures (60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Lack of air movement
Unfortunately, all these conditions are present when there is a storm, and power is disrupted. Prompt Water Damage attention is critical, to avoid future problems with mold.
For the sake of your living/work environment, if you suspect mold, put your questions to rest by hiring the professionals at Daystar Cleaning and Restoration.
“You have done work for us before and are prompt and do a good job and courteous. Fabulous! Disaster after Ivan –wonderfully clean when job was completed. I will definitleyrecommened your services.” – Charlie Lahan, Panama City
“You all are so professional – and so nice to work with. Thanks for a great job!” – Lesa Bowden, Panama City