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Mold Removal

PRS is your local mold removal experts in Raleigh NC, Cary NC and the Research Triangle area. If you discover mold in your home or business it is very important you take immediate action. Mold can be very dangerous for anyone with too much exposure to the mycotoxins released by the mold spores. Some people may be more allergic than others, specifically young children and the elderly so knowing the symptoms of mold is very important.

At Professional Restoration Services we have IICRC S520 Certified Technicians on staff. The ANSI/IICRC S520 is a procedural standard for the mold removal and remediation of mold damaged structures and contents.

Mold Removal Process

Air Quality Test

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Containment Set Up

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Mold Removal Cleaning

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Mold Damage Repair

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Common Types of Mold in Homes

Aspergillus – Aspergillus mold is a very common type of fungus typically found indoors and virtually all over the world. Allergic aspergillosis is a condition that occurs when people inhale the microscopic spores of aspergillus, causing an immune response in the body that can include a high fever, asthma attacks, and coughing up blood and mucus.

Cladosporium – Cladosporium is a type of mold often found growing inside homes. While most types of mold prefer warm climates, cladosporium can grow in cool areas, too. It often grows on fabrics, like carpets, and on wood surfaces, like cabinets and floorboards. It can cause a variety of respiratory problems.

Chaetomium – Chaetomium is said to be the third most common type of mold found in damp buildings. It can be found on all sorts of water-damaged building materials, including wallpaper, drywall, window frames, baseboards and carpets. The mold produces an enzyme called cellulase, which breaks down the cellulose in these materials, literally destroying them.

Ulocladium – Ulocladium requires a lot of water, so it frequently grows in areas with extensive water damage, including homes that have been flooded. It’s often found growing on wet walls. Many people are allergic to ulocladium.

Fusarium – Fusarium is another of the mold types that, like cladosporium, can grow and spread at lower temperatures. It’s often found growing on water-damaged carpeting and other fabrics. It causes allergic reactions, asthma, and respiratory infections. People with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable to infections due to fusarium exposure.

Penicillium – Penicillium is often found growing on materials that have been damaged by water, including carpeting, wallpaper, insulation, and furnishings like mattresses. It’s one of the mold types that spread quickly and easily from one part of the home to another. Exposure to penicillium can cause allergic reactions, chronic sinus infections, and inflammation of the lungs.

Stachybotrys – Stachybotrys is often referred to as “black mold” due to its slimy black appearance. It’s sometimes referred to as “toxic mold”. It can cause allergic reactions, breathing problems, chronic sinus infections, asthma attacks, fatigue, and depression. Stachybotrys has a characteristic musty odor and usually grows in places that stay damp all the time, like in air conditioning ducts where there is a lot of condensation or around leaky pipes.

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Efflorescence – Efflorescence are often confused with white mold in basements. Efflorescence is a crystaline, salty deposit that occurs on the surfaces of bricks, concrete and other masonry products. Water from the grounds surface can often be the cause of efflorescence.

To our customers, vendors, families and friends:

Professional Restoration Services, like so many other small businesses in our community, is doing our part both to stop the spread of Coronavirus and remain focused on the safety of our employees and growth of our company.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken the necessary steps to limit our staff’s presence in the office allowing everyone to work remotely.  The foundation of our scope of work is to help customers with water damage and the repairs that follow, no matter when they happen.  Our employees are now working in our customers’ homes wearing the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).  With that in mind we are continuously monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding this pandemic and we are continuing to make the necessary adjustments.

We have implemented the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our customers, staff and vendors:

  • Our amazing staff is working remotely.  We are so thankful for technology that allows this to happen.
  • We will be continuing to meet with potential customers and inspect properties, wearing masks, gloves and shoe covers. 
  • During normal times we love a handshake but these days we are opting for a friendly air high five or an air fist bump, a wave or even a simple word of  “thanks”.  Please know we appreciate your business.
  • While jobs are in progress, if you have any questions or concerns, we ask that you contact your Project Manager by phone or email directly.  They will address them immediately.

During these uncertain times, we remain hopeful.  We believe these efforts are in the best interests of our employees, customers and the community.  We will get through this.  Our Mission remains the same:  To provide exceptional service during all aspects of the restoration process through clear communication and always putting our customers first.