Mold Remediation

Mold Remediation in the Wood River Valley

No matter how new your home is, the perfect storm of conditions can lead to a mold contamination. If left untreated, excessive water damage and high levels of humidity and moisture can lead to mold growth, leaving you exposed to allergens, irritants, and in some cases potentially toxic particles.

Locate, Contain, Remove

Mold remediation requires professional containment and removal to ensure occupant safety moving forward. At Valley Maintenance, our mold removal technicians utilize the proper worker protections, air purifying equipment, and mold testing tools to not only eliminate the mold, but ensure it doesn’t come back.

What Causes Mold to Grow?

Mold spores are everywhere. In the air we breathe, on the surfaces we use, inside old buildings, and new homes. And when mold grows excessively or uncontrollably, problems can arise. In general, mold has five growth requirements:

1) Material to feed on; like paper, wood, natural fibers, or even soil
2) Moisture or high levels of humidity; roof leaks or pipes, flooded areas, HVAC systems
3) Moderate temperature; especially between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit
4) Stagnant air; such as a basement or room with poor ventilation
5) Time; mold will start to germinate and grow as early as 24 hours after finding a moisture source

Our Mold Remediation Process

Mold Related Health Risks

If left untreated, mold spores can affect the health and wellness of everyone in your home. Respiratory irritations and fatigue from mold exposure are common even in healthy individuals, and those who are immunocompromised are at even greater health risks. Don’t let a small amount of mold on your property grow into a problem that puts the health and safety of occupants at risk.

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How long does it take for mold to grow?
Mold can begin germinating and growing within 24 hours of encountering a moisture source in the right conditions. From there mold spores can colonize within a few days to a week, with visibility occurring under a month.
How do I know if I need professional mold remediation?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommends hiring a professional if your mold issue meets one of the following conditions:

  • You believe the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) is contaminated
  • The mold problem is a result of sewage or contaminated water
  • The mold problem was caused by water damage
  • You’re experiencing health concerns or are worried that the mold problem in your home could lead to health issues
How long does mold removal take?
While it can vary depending on the size and extent of the mold damage on a given property, mold remediation and removal cleanup can usually be 1-10 days.
How much does mold removal cost?
Most mold removal professionals charge around $10 to $25 per square foot. So, if you’re removing mold from a 100-square-foot area, you can expect to pay around $1,000 to $2,500. But factors like where the growth is and the mold type can affect how much it costs to remove it.

In most situations you can expect a set rate per square foot of removal, but factors like where the mold growth is and the type of mold on a given property can complicate the mold remediation and removal process, so individual costs can vary. Valley Restoration customers can expect a free estimate to avoid any surprise costs as well as direct correspondence and billing to insurance companies for accurate reimbursement.

Can you stay in the house during mold remediation?
It depends on the severity of the mold growth, but it’s generally not recommended to stay in a house while mold is being removed as the remediation process can release mold spores into the air, which can be harmful to your health if inhaled.