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Mold is a common concern after any past or recent water damage. You can find it throughout tiles and cabinets, in kitchens and bathrooms, within attic sheeting and basement walls, and in door and window jambs. At Lewis Restoration LLC, our team is dedicated to helping keep your home healthy and comfortable with our comprehensive mold and mildew remediation services throughout the Rochester, MN area.
Within an hour of calling, our team responds and gets to work.
We stop the damage with industry-leading tools and experience.
Our licensed technicians and builders will restore your property to pre-loss conditions.
Learn About the Mold Remediation Process
Determine pre-existing conditions, identify all affected areas and cause/source, determine the scope of work, discuss all findings/ mitigation recommendations/steps with the client and answer any questions.
Develop a work plan for mitigation and provide an estimate of costs. Answer any questions and further discuss all the options available to the client.
Set up safety controls, in accordance with IICRC standards, to ensure contamination cannot spread during mitigation (containment chambers, negative air, floor/content protection, PPE, etc.) Remove all non-salvageable affected materials. Complete detailed vacuuming to remove all settled mold spores. Treat all affected structural materials with non-toxic fungicidal products. Remove all staining from structural materials with a combination of fungicidal stain removers and abrasive cleaning.
After a final cleaning, conduct post-remediation verification by third-party IEP to confirm the efficacy of microbial remediation.
Rochester's Most Trusted Mold Remediation Services
If you suspect your home may have mold or mildew growth, trust Lewis Restoration to help. Our extensively trained and IICRC/ANSI-certified mold restoration specialists will arrive promptly at your home with fully loaded trucks ready to handle any type of mold infestation, large or small. We'll thoroughly inspect your home and identify the extent of your mold growth, then use the most advanced equipment and solutions available to perform effective and lasting services. At Lewis Restoration, we can help with a wide range of mold restoration and remediation services, including:
Your Local Mold Damage Experts
Anytime the moisture levels in your home are at 60% or higher, mold can grow. What's frustrating for many property owners is that they don't see a puddle on the floor or water dripping from the ceiling. When mold grows, the source of the moisture is usually hidden under floorboards or behind walls.
It could be. Because mold spores are microscopic and airborne, you'll end up breathing them into your lungs. Depending on the type of mold and how well your immune system functions, you may develop some serious health symptoms that could end up being the result of mold. That's why a mold remediation company takes mold removal so seriously. The space affected by mold is isolated and contained during cleaning so the spores won't spread to other areas of the house, and the remediation team stays suited up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the process.
For the majority of surfaces in your home, bleach won't actually get rid of your mold problem. It's the "iceberg effect." Visible mold is usually a small percentage of the actual amount of mold growth. Bleach can't kill mold on porous surfaces like wood, and while tile or fiberglass surfaces can be cleaned with bleach, often the mold has spread far deeper. The reason why mold remediation companies don't recommend DIY cleanup isn't because they want to make more money; they know, in their experience, that a mold problem is usually far more invasive than can be seen with the naked eye. Simply cleaning the surfaces can provide false assurances that you got rid of the mold, only to have it come back time and time again.
Sometimes mold remediation is included if the cause of the mold was a "covered peril" like a burst hot water heater or water damage caused by firefighters extinguishing a fire in your house. Gradual water damage - like from a leaking pipe or hose - will often cause mold growth, but your insurance coverage will usually not cover that by claiming that it was caused by poor maintenance or neglect. If your insurance company denies your claim, you should request an inspection from a mold remediation company who can help you document the source of the mold.
If the inspection/assessment process was able to pinpoint the source and cause of the mold growth, once that source is repaired, you can be relatively confident about the success of remediation. Ask if your restoration technician has the IICRC certification for "Applied Microbial Remediation." You can also request a "post remediation mold clearance" from a third-party mold inspector to re-test the area for any remaining traces of mold.