Mold Removal Remediation

Mold can be extremely hazardous to individuals exposed to it for even a short time. It creates serious health damage and can result in commercial liability. Mold removal services should only be handled by a licensed professional. How does First Response work to clean up mold in Columbia?

Our Columbia mold remediation technicians follow our methodical and well-planned mold abatement process to take care of mold clean up and repair to your satisfaction. There are certain steps we follow that ensure we get your mold clean up job done right.

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Mold Removal Process

We use the most accurate and up-to-date moisture meter equipment to measure moisture in your wood cabinets, floors, ceilings, and walls. We then use infrared cameras to identify the origin and the extent of the damage.

Extract, remove and dry water immediately

Our mold removal professionals use commercial grade dehumidifiers as well as other water removal and extraction equipment to dry out your carpets, cabinets, floors, and walls to contain the damage and abate mold spread and growth.

Secure affected area

To prevent mold spores from spreading to other parts of the house, the contaminated area is sealed off using plastic sheeting. We then create negative air pressure to direct the mold away from indoor space.

Dispose of affected components and materials

Some materials will need to be disposed of, such as insulation, carpet, wallboards, ceiling tiles, soft furnishings, papers, books, and clothing. Non-porous glass, hard plastics, and metals may be cleaned and reused. Depending on the degree of mold damage, semi-porous wood may be cleaned up by drying, sanding and treating with an anti-microbial solvent before reusing.

HVAC system treatment

Your heating, ventilation, air conditioning and crawl spaces will be dried, cleaned and then treated with HEPA filtration to remove remaining mold particles.

Whole house mold disinfection

We use negative ions, which are electrically-charged particles that remove airborne contaminants, to disinfect your home from mold spores.

Mold Damage Repair

First Response has full-time professional mold damage repair and restoration crews that are available 24/7 to rebuild, repair and restore your Columbia, SC home after it was devastated by mold damage.

Call First Response 24/7 for emergencies due to mold damage. We are experienced in mold removal, mold damage cleanup, mold damage repair, mold damage emergency restoration, mold damage abatement, mold damage restoration, and mold remediation.

What are molds?

Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Learn more about basic facts of mold from the CDC.

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