STOP Carolina is a Mold Testing & Remediation company in Fort Mill, SC.
Our STOP Restoration would be happy to give you a FREE – NO HASSLE Mold Inspection in York County to determine whether testing, cleanup, or remediation is necessary at your home or business.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a common-sense approach to mold- if there is visible mold growth, you likely don’t need mold-testing. You know that it's there and spending your hard-earned cash to test for it is a waste of money.
What is the difference between mold & air quality testing? When is it necessary? Do you need a mold cleanup or a remediation?
Leave that to our STOP Restoration. Our team won’t use scare tactics to pressure you into paying for a service you don’t need.
So, why would you hire a professional for a mold inspection?
You’re selling the property
Recurring leaks in your home or office
Visible growth inside
Musty Odors but no obvious signs of mold
Indoor air quality concerns
What is a Mold Inspection?
There is no federal standard for mold levels, so there’s no passing or failing an inspection.
Our IICRC certified technicians start the mold inspection by looking for evidence of past or current mold growth. They’ll look for mold within the building, inside walls, and in other areas where mold growth is undesirable. Our technicians pay special attention to areas where mold growth could be causing structural issues, such as wood decay in crawlspaces. If found, this may indicate a water problem such as condensation or a recurring water leak.
After our team inspects for mold, we will create a custom plan for your home or business at your request based on our initial findings.
When to get Mold Testing
If you do not see mold or mildew on your property, but smell a musty odor coming from a dark, damp, hard to each place. You may have mold.
If you’ve had a water leak damage wallpaper, drywall, flooring, or other structural materials on your property and the water sat for more than 24 hours, you may have mold.
You want to make sure your family and employees are breathing high quality, clean air in your home or business. We recommend mold testing if you’ve been experiencing allergic symptoms such as stuffy head, headaches, and scratchy throat while at your home or business. People with asthma & other respiratory issues often have a sensitivity to mold.
If you need mold testing, always go to a qualified mold professional. According to the EPA “Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organization.” Hiring a professional mold tester who is experienced in collecting and analyzing mold samples will always lead to the most accurate results.
What is Mold Removal
First things first. It’s not possible to REMOVE all the mold from your property. Mold exists naturally in every home or business. It is however possible to bring mold levels back to natural levels by using industry standard mold cleanup & remediation protocols.
What is Mold Remediation
Upon inspection a mold professional and their team must create a specialized plan to clean and treat the mold.
Each step of the process must be documented with photos, moisture readings, and a detailed scope of work.
Structural materials and other items contaminated by mold must be physically removed from the property.
The spread of mold contamination should be contained to the affected area. In order to prevent mold spores from being released, a contamination must be put up.
Structural drying systems, moisture meters, sensors, infrared thermometers and imaging devices are among the tools used to remediate mold damage and mitigate water damage. Mold professionals monitor the affected area to ensure relative humidity levels return to normal.
Why STOP Carolina?
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When disaster strikes, rely on STOP Carolina for 24/7 Emergency Services. Our experienced technicians are highly trained in the very latest mold damage cleanup and removal techniques. We take pride in the fact that our services are highly reviewed and ranked in Fort Mill and the surrounding areas. We've built relationships with insurance carriers and professionals in the area to ensure every damage claim is resolved quickly.
Click here to download a “Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture & Your Home” by the EPA.