Why Basement Mold Removal is So Important
Mold can be harmful to your health, and to the structure of your property. What you may not know is that the degree of danger with mold to your health is not only dependent on the type of mold present, but to a greater degree, the people that come in contact with. There are so many variables when it comes to the toxicity of mold, that no matter the mold type, it should always be deemed harmful from the get go.
When it comes to us humans, our immune systems and our bio-makeup are all different, one person that may be affected by allergy to one type of mold, may have no reaction to another, and a second person in the house may react completely the opposite, and so on and so forth. Add to that the status of each person’s immune system, and you have a chaotic situation that may be hard to unwind. If a member of a household, or an employee has a compromised immune system due to illness, or chronic conditions, they may be far more susceptible to the affects of present mold. Bottom line, to properly test for mold issues, you should also test each person for their mold sensitivities…we all know that’s not feasible in most cases, and the costs of doing so would escalate the overall basement mold removal costs, most clients take the stance that any mold is bad mold, and that the health of all involved is not worth the risk, and go ahead and undertake a mold removal project knowing that once done properly, there is little need to worry.
No Matter the Type, Source or Location of Your Mold Most Experts Agree it Should be Removed, That Includes the Removal of Mold
“Any visible mold should be removed, no matter what its color or species,” says Tiina Reponen, PhD, professor of environmental health at the University of Cincinnati. “In a healthy building, you don’t have visible mold.”
Basement Mold Removal and Your Health | Chronic Illness Concerns
When it comes to chronic illness, mold removal isn’t really an option, it’s mandated. We hear it all the time, doctors telling patients that they have to mitigate all mold issues or their immune systems will be inundated with spores to the point it won’t be able to respond to the illness(es) at hand. Additionally, the presence of mold can start a cascading effect that could take a seeming well well person and expose their immune system to enough mold spore duress that any lurking illness that was being kept at bay can now take advantage of a weakened immune status and create a chronic condition by it’s mere presence.
The CDC’s Perspective on Mold Testing and Removal
“Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds. Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds. Since the susceptibility of individuals can vary greatly either because of the amount or type of mold, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk. If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal. Furthermore, reliable sampling for mold can be expensive, and standards for judging what is and what is not an acceptable or tolerable quantity of mold have not been established.”
The EPA’s Perspective on Mold Testing and Removal
“Is sampling for mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated.”
There You Have It, Got Mold at Your Northampton MA Property, Just Remove it!
When it comes to basement mold removal and remediation prevention is the best policy, in MA that means calling the professionals at Quality Restoration for immediate resolution so you can rest easy.
Basement Mold Removal; The Good News is Quality Restoration Has All Northampton MA Residents and Commercial Business Owners and Managers Covered
Thankfully residents in Massachusetts have Quality Restoration available to remediate their residential and commercial basement mold issues. The good news is, there is a path to recovery, and mold can be mitigated successfully. With the proper processes, highly trained staff members, and the latest in technological advances in mold removal, Quality Restoration will leave you knowing that your basement mold issue is a thing of the past.
Futureproof Your Basement Mold Removal Project
When our qualified staff finishes your mold removal project at your Northampton MA home or business, we end the project with a follow up prevention plan that outlines what, if any steps need to be taken to mitigate any future basement mold growth, additionally you may have the option to encapsulate the entire affected area, if that is undertaken, Quality Restoration offers one of the industries longest warranties of up to 30 years. Ask your staff member to explain the details upon estimate.
Mold is Serious Business
We here at Quality Restoration can answer any pre-project questions you may have about mold and it’s removal. Additionally if you are looking for health related information about how basement mold may be affecting your health or the health of others, you can also reach out to the State of Massachusetts Health Department or your local health department for particular information (details below)
Massachusetts Department of Health Contact Details if Required
250 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108
250 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108
When you call Quality Restoration for basement mold removal we handle everything for you, from the inspection, to the cleanup, to the final reporting to any necessary health and environmental agencies required by law. If you have any questions at all through the process with regards to those regulations if they apply, and they don’t always do, then feel free to contact us, or the agency listed below for more information.
Northampton Building Department
212 Main St #100
Northampton, MA 01060
Why Quality Restoration
- Fully Insured
- Fully Certified
- 1 Year workmanship quality guarantee
- Full service reconstruction company including building reconstruction
- Company instituted train and retrain program for employees
- Perform background checks on all employees
- Project management and quality control systems and processes in place
- Dedicated account and project managers
- True 24 emergency response, not just emergency “call” response
- 90 minute or less onsite response times during emergencies to 90% of our service area
- Personalized service from initial consultation to project completion follow up and insurance billing
- Direct insurance billing (we work for you and not the insurance companies during mitigation, national franchises have loyalties to large insurers that may be biased based on the funneling of work)
- Insurance deductible assistance
- State and federal contracts
- Local decision making; not mandated at some national level franchisor with disregard for onsite needs for both property and people, with us you’re not just a number
- Big company resources with local decision making and compassion
Call Quality Restoration today and ensure your basement mold removal project at your Northampton MA home or commercial business goes off without a hitch, is done expeditiously, and will be done once and for all. 413-200-3518
Let Quality Restoration help guide you through the complex process of your insurance claim submittal.
Quality Restoration Can help you navigate the somewhat troublesome process of filing an insurance claim by assisting with direct billing. Additionally, understanding your entitlements within your policy can add some additional confusion, and the professionals at Quality Restoration can help you understand your policy provisions so you can be brought back to pre-loss condition as quickly, and painlessly as possible.
It’s important to act quickly during, and just after an event. Whether it’s water damage, fire and smoke damage, or any other covered event, the burden of mitigating future damage and loss falls on the shoulders of the policy owner. Not only do you have to file a claim as soon as you know an insured event has occurred, you must take any and all necessary steps to mitigate future damage, failing to do so may have an impact on the amount covered.
Managing your insurance claim whether it is commercial or residential requires patience and knowledge, something most people in crisis mode are in short supply of. Adding to the complexities of properly filing a claim is the emotional stress that many times accompanies an emergency event. Quality Restoration is positioned to help you navigate this process as well as offer direct billing with reporting to your insurance provider to help streamline the insurance claim filing and settlement process as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Get Started with Basement Mold Removal Today!
We value the safety and well-being of our customers and their families, when it comes to basement mold removal for Massachusetts residents count on the rapid task force at Quality Restoration! We know how daunting and invasive basement mold can be in your residence, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible to reach us for a solution. You don’t have to waste another moment worrying over a home mold problem. Ensure the safety of your loved ones by consulting our basement mold removal experts at Quality Restoration. Simply call us at 413-200-3518 or contact us through our convenient online form for a free consultation.