Due to the insidious nature of mold growth, and the difficulties with eliminating and containing the microorganism, it is critical that remediators know what they are doing and follow highly technical protocols. Not every contractor has the know-how, experience, and equipment necessary for complete mold containment and removal.
The urgent need to certify reputable mold remediators in Florida was recently validated by Florida’s Senate with the passing of Bill 2234, effective July 1, 2010. The Senate mandated that all Florida mold remediators pass certification examinations and be licensed in the state before conducting mold removal.
Craig M. Kobza, owner of The Aerial Companies, Inc., is one of a small specialized group of professionals who has obtained certification to conduct mold remediation in the State of Florida. In the past decade, The Aerial Companies, Inc., has participated in over 40 highly technical and extensive mold remediation projects. The specialists at Aerial have the expertise to handle any mold remediation project, no matter how severe the damage.
Mold spores are present in most structures. Aggressive mold growth in buildings can be caused and exacerbated by high humidity and/or leaking or trapped water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold can begin growing in a damp area in as little as 24 to 48 hours. If left undetected, the microorganism can multiply inside the walls, floors, attic, and basement of a building before being discovered. Sometimes it’s not until the building occupants begin complaining of respiratory problems or headaches that mold is even suspected.
Health problems are not the only problem caused by mold. The microorganism presents problems for the structure as well. Two things mold needs to grow are water and food. Exposed to damp conditions and plenty of food to eat, such as walls, wood, carpets, and wallpaper, it can literally run rampant as it eats away at the physical structure of a building. Unfortunately, many major insurance companies don’t cover mold damage, typically leaving the building owner faced with expensive mold removal and sometimes, even structural repair.
Once a water leak is detected or suspected, it is critical to move fast. For the safety of your building and its occupants you should contract a licensed mold remediator who can respond within hours. At The Aerial Companies, Inc., we understand the urgency necessitated by a mold removal and containment situation. We will quickly mobilize our emergency response team experts. They will contact an independent specifier to assess the extent of damage, at which point our team will immediately begin remediation.
Two all important steps in safe and long lasting mold removal are super cleaning and air purification. Read how we accomplish these steps in the pages below.
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The Aerial Companies, Inc. is available to provide mold removal and remediation services for historic and contemporary buildings, commercial establishments, and luxury estate homes in Florida including areas around Sarasota, Naples, Florida, Lake Park, Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Gainesville, and Sunny Isles Beach.