Do you smell a musty odor lingering in your home or notice strange discolorations on your walls? There’s a chance your home might have mold growing in places you can’t see.
Here at Neptune Mold Solutions, our goal is to inform our customers about the dangers of mold, demystify common misunderstanding about how it grows, and explain our removal process in detail. If you or a loved one suspects mold, call us immediately to schedule a free visual inspection.
Mold is a living organism that can be found in any environment with oxygen and moisture present. In nature, mold is a very important part of our ecosystem – It breaks down dead or decaying organic material and returns nutrients back into the earth’s soil.
On the other hand, mold becomes a serious threat to your health when it enters your home and contaminates the air you breathe. The most common types of mold found in homes include:
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In many cases, mold begins to grow on building materials that have recent water damage or experience frequent levels of high humidity. This allows mold to latch onto the damaged material to grow.
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We begin remediation by carefully inspecting the suspected areas and contain the room to stop any further spreading. Our team uses specialized tools like HEPA-filtered air scrubbers, moisture meters, and thermal imaging cameras to get a clear picture of the situation. For protection, our experts gear up with full-face respirators, disposable coveralls, gloves, and protective eyewear. We keep it straightforward, using visual inspections and moisture mapping to pinpoint the areas needing attention. By setting up sturdy containment barriers using heavy-duty polyethylene sheeting, we ensure the mold doesn’t spread any further.
Our next priority is to find and fix the source of moisture. Our expert crew uses dehumidifiers, air movers, and cutting-edge moisture detection tools, to eliminate the source of moisture causing the mold to grow. We may use additional drying methods like structural dehumidification and targeted air circulation to eliminate future contamination.
The contaminated building materials are removed using HEPA vacuum cleaners, scrapers, brushes, and specialized sealable waste disposal bags. We ensure your safety by double-bagging contaminated materials, sealing off HVAC vents, and setting up decontamination chambers. Next we vacuum using HEPA equipment and methodically remove affected materials, following local regulations to dispose of contaminated materials responsibly.
Using HEPA vacuum cleaners, microfiber cloths, sprayers, our team begins cleaning the contaminated areas. We may use EPA-approved disinfectants and antimicrobial solutions to ensure surfaces are properly sanitized and free from any lingering mold spores.
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Mold often releases a “musty”, earthy, or smelly odor. It’s hard to describe with words, but It’s the scent commonly associated with dirty socks or smelly boots. This odor is a result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by mold as it grows and breaks down organic materials. The smell depends on the type of mold and the material it’s growing on. It’s important to note that not all molds produce a smelly odor, especially in the early stages of growth.
If you detect this unusual, musty smell in your home like the one described above, it could be an indication of mold presence, even if you can’t see any visible mold. Please remember that odor alone may not confirm the growth of mold, but it’s a strong indicator to call a professional mold inspector to take a closer look
Well, this is where it gets complicated. Homeowners insurance coverage for mold damage often depends on your insurance provider and the details of your policy. We recommend you to consult with your insurance provider directly about your coverage.
Insurance companies typically cover mold contamination resulting from sudden and unexpected events, like an active pipe leak, toilet overflow, or a broken A/C unit, assuming you take reasonable steps to prevent the damage.
Examples of mold damage that are likely covered:
Additionally, mold resulting from storm-related flooding is typically not covered under standard homeowner’s insurance. You would need a separate flood insurance policy covering these scenarios specifically.
Examples of mold damage that are often not covered:
To legally extract mold in Texas, homeowners need a Certificate of Mold Damage Remediation (CMDR) when filing a mold damage claim through their homeowner’s insurance policy. To obtain this certificate, homeowners must follow a specific process:
Request a Professional Mold Assessment by a Texas-Licensed Inspector:
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Get a Post-Remediation Clearance Inspection by a Licensed Mold Consultant:
Finally, your mold consultant at Neptune Mold Solutions will sign their portion of the certificate, approving the project’s completion and the mitigation of mold damage.
Please note that these procedures apply to mold damage claims in the state of Texas and may differ in other regions. Always consult your specific policy and local regulations for precise requirements.
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We specialize in inspecting residential and commercial properties for mold, air quality, and other environmental dangers.
We help identify, contain, and remove mold contaminated materials from your home or business.
Measure the air quality of your indoor environment for various pollutants such as allergens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, radon, and more.
We send collected samples to a certified mold testing laboratory for analysis, discover what type of mold is growing in your home or business.
Our mold experts provide step-by-step remediation protocols and consulting for remediation and mitigations projects no matter the size.