Mastertech is a certified and fully insured Mold Remediation company.
Mold cleanup should only be performed by a professional company that specializes in mold removal. Our mold technicians are trained to prevent cross contamination, safely remove all mold spores and return your home or business to a safe environment.
Mold Certification and Mold Training
Our technicians are certified mold remediation technicians (CMRT or AMRT) by either MICRO or IICRC. Additionally, they are certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) by IICRC, because mold contamination often goes hand in hand with water damage and leaks. Each of our technicians have handled hundreds of mold remediation jobs and are trained to employ the best mold remediation techniques and chemical applications.
Environmental, Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance
Many mold removal companies claim to be fully insured, but lack the right coverage to protect you and their employees. We always provide our clients with up to date insurance information so they know we are a professional mold remediation company.
Five Year Mold Free Guarantee
Mastertech stands by our jobs and clients with a 5 year mold free guarantee. If mold growth returns as a result of a failure in either our process or products used, we will return to fully remediate the re-growth at no cost to our client.
Identify the source: Mold is most often the result of a water leak, excessive moisture that has been overlooked or poor ventilation in a bathroom, attic, basement or crawlspace. If these conditions exist, Mastertech technicians may need to address them in order to prevent re occurrence. If the source of moisture involves an external source or leaking pipe, Mastertech technicians will identify the issue and advise on the appropriate contractor or solution. Just cleaning the mold staining will not solve the problem long term, the original source of the mold contamination must be found and handled.
Contain the problem: Mold reproduces by spreading spores through the air. Mold spores that are carried in the air can trigger respiratory allergies and distress, and can spread the mold contamination to other areas of the structure. Containing the contamination is essential to complete removal. Mastertech has the equipment and training to assure proper containment during the clean-up process. Creating temporary barriers, decontamination chambers and strict access protocols prevent cross contamination. The utilization of Hepa filtered air scrubbers and negative air machines simultaneously help remove mold spores (and other contaminants) from the air and create a negative pressure environment so spores and dust do not find their way through cracks, crevices and duct work to other clean areas of the structure.
Cleaning and disposal: Mold can be safely cleaned from most surfaces without the use of toxic agents or bleach. In some cases, contaminated materials may require safe removal and disposal. Mastertech technicians are trained in the most advanced techniques for the safe, effective removal and disposal of mold-infested materials. Biological organisms require a unique decontamination protocol designed specifically to remove and prevent its re-growth. Mastertech utilizes physical removal, anti-microbial chemicals and modern oxidative technology to remove bio-contaminants. Mastertech harnesses powerful oxidizing agents, surfactants and surface cleaners that target bio-contaminates found in our homes, schools and commercial buildings. The oxidative remediation process has been proven to be more effective at removing bio-contaminates than any other remediation method in use today. Not only is the process more effective, it is environmentally safe. The process does not require the use of powerful pesticides/chemicals. There are no dangerous residual chemicals or heavy metals remaining after remediation. Because the process is safer and more effective, Mastertech’s professional remediators are able to increase project safety and efficacy.
Mold Resistant Coating: Once the mold staining and spores are removed, we take it one step further and apply a clear, mold inhibiting coating to all wood and structural components that can sustain mold growth. This protects the surfaces from mold, mildew and moisture, helping to prevent future growth. It is clear so everyone can see that existing mold was successfully remediated. This coating is a key part of any mold prevention system.
Test and Confirm: To be sure we have successfully completed our mold remediation, we take samples that are sent to a laboratory for microscopic analysis. We scientifically demonstrate that we have successfully performed the mold cleanup and always provide a copy of the lab results along with a mold remediation certificate.
Signs of mold issues in your home:
- Have you had recurrent water leaks, broken pipes, water/moisture in your basement, roof leaks, excessive humidity buildup in your bathroom or kitchen?
- Do you have water stains on walls, floors or ceilings?
- Has your HVAC system or air conditioners leaked?
- Have you seen discoloration or stains on basement walls or other building materials?
- Do you or others detect moldy odors?
- Have you or others experienced allergy-like symptoms in your home that clears up when outside or elsewhere?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a mold issue in your home that should be treated by a mold professional.
Common types of mold:
A large group of mold species consisting of more than 3000 species of fungi. Common plant pathogens and outdoor numbers become very high following rain. Health effects are poorly studied, but many are likely to be allergenic.
The most common fungi isolated from the environment. Very common in soil and on decaying plant material. Are able to grow well indoors on a wide variety of substrates. This group contains common allergens and many can cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis. They may cause extrinsic asthma, and many are opportunistic pathogens. Many species produce mycotoxins which may be associated with disease in humans and other animals. Toxin production is dependent on the species, the food source, competition with other organisms, and other environmental conditions.
A common group of fungus that includes mushrooms and bracket fungi. In wet conditions they can cause structural damage to buildings. They are common allergens and are also associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
One of the most common genera worldwide. Found in soil and plant debris and on living plants. The outdoor numbers are lower in the winter and often relatively high in the summer, especially in high humidity. Indoors, it can be found growing on textiles, wood, sheetrock, moist window sills and attic sheathing. Cladosporium is a common allergen, producing more than 10 allergenic antigens and a common cause of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Often referred to as “black mold”. Commonly found in soil and on decaying plant material. It can be found indoors on wet materials containing cellulose, such as wallboard, ceiling tile, and other paper-based materials. It is found outdoors on decaying plant material although it is rarely detected on outdoor air samples. Allergenic properties are poorly studied. They do produce potent tricothecene mycotoxins. The toxins produced by this fungus can suppress the immune system affecting the lymphoid tissue and the bone marrow. The mycotoxin is also reported to be a liver and kidney carcinogen.