A family in Plant City, FL was stunned to find out how much mold was living behind their kitchen cabinets after what they thought was, a minor kitchen pipe leak. From an initial view of the cabinets, the visible damage from the leak looked minimal. However, once our team of specialists removed one cabinet to access the leaking pipe, we found a vast amount of mold hiding behind the surface.
The True Builders team are experts in the mold mediation process, from removal to remediation, we're attentive to details and only utilize the most effective solutions. Follow the journey of how we removed the mold, disposed of affected materials, and remediated the affected areas of this family's home.
We started the remediation process by safely removing the substantial mold and affected areas.
Our highly-trained technicians first fixed the problem at the source, by repairing the now exposed leaking pipe. Then, we used plastic sheeting to create a barrier between the affected and unaffected areas to isolate the contaminated area.
Once we isolated the area, we precisely cut out the affected drywall and replaced it. We double-bagged the contaminated materials and wiped them down to prevent any mold spores from seeping out and spreading. All non-porous materials such as stainless steel, were then thoroughly cleaned and scrubbed with an IAQ (indoor air quality) sanitation solution.
The mold removal process can take anywhere from 1-5 days depending on how much mold is present and the location of the mold growth.
The next step involved salvaging the remaining materials and cleaning the air of any remaining mold spores.
Once we safely removed all of the mold and damaged areas, we installed an air ventilation system equipped with a HEPA filter (High-Efficiency Particulate Air). This specialized system efficiently removes any lingering mold spores from breathable air and replaces it with fresh, clean air.
While the air ventilation system is running, we wiped down all surfaces with a powerful detergent solution. To ensure all of the salvaged materials in the affected areas dried completely, we left a dehumidifier running we were certain that there was no moisture left.
Our client was devastated when he realized how much mold was actually present behind his own kitchen cabinet. We got there just in time to successfully remove and remediate the affected areas of the home. Now, he can rest easy knowing his home is now completely mold-free and safe for him and his family.
Is Your House Exhibiting Possible Signs of Mold?
Mold grows in extremely moist and humid areas, especially in enclosed areas close to plumbing and pipes. If your home has had substantial water damage or is prone to pipe leaks and bursts, mold may be lurking behind walls and surfaces. Our team of professionals will perform two types of tests in our mold inspection and testing service, to accurately locate mold growth.
The first test involves taking a sample of the air inside your home to determine if there are any mold spores or particles present. The next test is called surface testing in which we place a piece of tape on the suspected affected area and carefully place it on a glass dish then send it to a laboratory for further testing. It usually takes 2-4 days for us to receive mold tests back from the lab but we do offer expedited testing if you need results back faster.
Contact our team of specialists to learn more about our mold removal and remediation services.
Our company has over a decade of experience in testing and removing harmful mold. We practice all of the proper techniques and solutions to safely remove mold growth from homes and properties. If you suspect your home in Plant City, FL, or a nearby city of having mold, call us at (863) 647-1800 to perform a mold inspection service today!
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