The most crucial aspect of any project we undertake is remediation, which entails eliminating mold and its toxins. We are confident that no one else can eliminate the harmful effects of mold on health like we can because no other company possesses our protocols or technology.
Most clients just want the job done and don't care to understand the answer to the question "What is mold remediation?". However, some of our clients in greater Orlando want to understand, and the answer is not simple.
There are three distinct ways to describe "mold remediation," each with varying expectations concerning the services provided and associated costs.
1. Broadest interpretation: According to the Oxford Dictionary, remediation refers to the process of fixing something, particularly by reversing or halting environmental damage. This encompasses everything mold inspection, mold testing, mold removal, mold disinfection and even suggests the "fixing" that plumbers, roofers, or other non-remediation professionals do, is all a part of the remediation process.
2. Intermediate interpretation: "Mold remediation" typically refers to the comprehensive process of addressing both the visual and health impacts of mold. This includes all services we offer, such as inspection, moisture detection, demolition, removal of affected materials and furnishings, air scrubbing, and minor reconstruction. While the terms "mold removal," "mold restoration," and "mold abatement" are often used interchangeably with "mold remediation," they are not precise synonyms and are instead elements of the remediation process.
3. Narrowest and most prevalent interpretation: This refers to all mold-related remediation tasks performed after moisture issues are fixed and after inspection and testing, but before reconstruction.
It's crucial, in nearly every mold job that a plumber, roofer, or HVAC company is contacted first to address the moisture problems contributing to mold growth. After we complete our work, customers usually hire a remodeling or construction firm to rebuild any home building materials that had to be removed.
We frequently recommend that clients use an independent mold inspection service, but it is also not beneficial unless the client needs the data in addition to the solution.
To assess your current situation, and to assess whether we did a good job, we always utilize a third-party lab to analyze any air or mold samples we collect.
IN SUMMARY: mold remediation is seldom the responsibility of a single business or expert. The third definition is the most accurate, as it sets realistic expectations for the services provided by a remediation company. While we offer testing, inspection, and small reconstruction services, many Florida remediation firms don't provide inspections and testing or include any reconstruction.
Choosing the right mold remediation company is essential to avoid the health effects of mold and its mycotoxins. Here are three major factors to consider when reviewing a service provider: 1) The service providers' ability to treat large volumes of air and surfaces. 2) Whether the disinfectants your provider uses, kills the types of molds found in your home and meet the required dwell-times for each type of mold. 3) Third, does their chosen remediation method effectively denature the mold itself as well its toxins, so they are no longer able to cause harm.
Ultraviolet light can be a powerful tool to combat germs, however, it is limited in its ability to reach all the nooks and crannies of contaminated surfaces. Ultimately, this makes UV disinfection an impractical method for most cases. Its ability to penetrate is extremely limited and is clearly ineffective in customer work, that it doesn’t warrant the time to go over its pros or cons.
Ozone molecules are extremely small – measuring only .0001272 micrometers. This makes ozone incredibly effective at destroying mold everywhere. Ozone machines also come with an affordable price tag that a DIY’er would love. On the surface ozone looks like the best imaginable choice. Only problem...
“Available scientific evidence shows that at concentrations that do not exceed public health standards, ozone has little potential to remove indoor air contaminants.” - EPA.gov
There are three basic methods for applying a liquid disinfectant.
In Orlando, Florida, utilizing spray or mist for mold remediation may not be the most effective approach. Larger droplets from these methods struggle to reach difficult areas in your home, making them less efficient. Moreover, liquid solutions, such as those containing bleach, typically consist mainly of water, potentially exacerbating mold issues. Instead, consider using alternative methods like wiping surfaces with disinfectant wipes or soaps, which offer a longer dwell time on contact for improved results against spores in challenging spots throughout your home.
While fogging machines can effectively cover lateral surfaces and exposed objects with tiny droplets, the droplet size still limits the disinfectants efficacy compared to the dry fog alternative we provide to residents and businesses in Orlando, Florida. It is also known for being too wet and sometimes leaving a residue after it dries.
Pure Maintenance's dry fog application offers a superior solution for mold remediation. This method eradicates mold from every nook and cranny of an indoor space without dampening surfaces. Its much smaller droplet size allows it to penetrate wherever mold may be found. It ensures prolonged dwell-time on both visible and hidden areas and neutralizes airborne mycotoxins. Although ozone may yield even better outcomes, the dry fog process eliminates the toxicity associated with ozone. As a result, dry fog is undoubtedly the best disinfection option for mold remediation in the market.
Customers choose Pure Maintenance because there isn't a more thorough mold remediation process in Orlando, or anywhere on the planet.
We do everything that a traditional remediation and water damage restoration company offers. In addition, we are the only mold company that offers a patented and green dry fog system that uses a hospital-grade sterilant and an antimicrobial registered with the FDA. Simultaneously more effective, faster, safer, and lower cost. This is how nationwide Pure Maintenance has been able to grow to over a hundred locations and served over 20,000 customers in less than three years.
We tell people you should always at least get an estimate. The savings can be Tens of Thousands for our commercial customers and thousands for our residential customers.
Our approach to mold remediation is at least 10X, most often 100X, and sometimes 1000X more effective than other mold remediation companies' approaches. Our Dry Fog particles are smaller than a mold spore. So wherever a mold spore goes, our dry fog will go; into the threads of carpets and drapes, and into the fabric and grain of furniture and wood. Going where no liquid can.
Sound too good to be true?
Take for example a 2000 sq ft home that has a combined 20 sq ft of visible and hidden black mold. Traditionally mold removal would quarantine the immediate area around that 20 sq ft, and maybe another 80 sq ft surrounding it as well. Then treat only that part of the home. This makes sense right? Yes, it does, and we will do the same if demolition in the immediate area is necessary.
However, where we are different is we will push dry fog to every surface on every piece of furniture, carpet thread, HVAC interior, and other belonging in your entire home. Not just the 2,000 sq ft of floor area, but to every surface. Instead of focusing only on100 sq ft, we treat the volume of the air in your home and literally treat 10,000 sq ft or more of surface area... twice. First with our hospital-grade cold sterilant, then a second time with a preventive antimicrobial which provides 90 days of ongoing "cleaning" and prevention.
Our claim that we are 100X more effective is a conservative estimate.
Why does going above and beyond in this way matter? Orlando is humid, very humid. Mold spores and their mycotoxins can also travel throughout the interior, very quickly. We eliminate the risk of those spores getting hold in another poorly ventilated part of your home. A total home cleanse also immediately puts your home at a healthier level than it has likely ever been. Even more sanitary than when it was very first built.
Your improved health will thank you. Nothing else in the market can compare!
Upon request, we will share proof of being bonded and insured up to one million dollars, and Florida State certified to perform either mold assessment or remediation. When looking to get quotes for your home or business mold remediation project, these three items should be considered bare minimum requirements.
An independent, inspection-only company can cost you up to $600 for the inspection and tests alone. When necessary this expense can't be avoided. But there are plenty of times when it is unecessary. We can help you avoid this potentially unnecessary cost.
Our unique and exclusive patented process can also reduce reconstruction costs and the labor associated with demolition.
Don't want to pay anything at all for your mold removal project?
We provide expert assistance and connections with public adjusters to ensure you recoup the cost of your mold remediation project through your home insurance company.
Time is money.
If you decide to move forward with our mold remediation services, we can achieve equal or better results than you could with another method, and do it in a fraction of the time. The national average is close to a week's worth of inconvenience. Our average total time in your home may span a couple days, but the total time is less than a day.
Our dry fog is completely proven. Your indoor air will match or be better than your outdoor air quality, or we will come back and dry fog again at no cost.
We use a third-party lab to verify the air quality mold tests we take after we have completed your mold remediation project. One air quality test is taken outside your home, and the other is taken inside your home. We can then easily compare the results to show you that your indoor air has been restored to as good or better than outdoor quality.
More importantly, we look to address the air quality throughout your entire home, not just the air quality local to where the mold growth was found.
From start to finish it can take just five days to complete everything... from your first call to your last air quality mold test.
Actual Time at Your Home or Business is Roughly a Total of 8 hours
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