A mold infestation in your home should not be taken lightly. Mold destroys your home’s structural elements such as walls and woodwork. Mold also destroys personal property such as photos, documents, books, and clothing. Mold can make people sick and worsens certain symptoms in people and children who are susceptible. A mold contamination requires prompt and proper treatment if you want to minimize the damage and restore your home to a clean, healthy condition.
If you have found a mold infestation in your home or are concerned you might have one, call Certified Indoor Environmental right away. We are a professional mold removal and remediation company serving the Portland metro and Salem areas in Oregon. Because we are family owned and operated, we are your neighbors and we are very familiar with the rainy, humid climate of the Pacific Northwest.
Customer service and satisfaction is our priority, and our goal is to give you peace of mind. Our customers consistently give us a 5 star customer service rating, we handle all your inquiries with professional and full attention. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and our mold remediation technicians are trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification – the IICRC – widely recognized as the certification and standard-setting organization in the home inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.
Signs You May Have a Mold Problem at Home
Call Certified Indoor Environmental if you have any of the following issues:
- A room in your home sustained water damage, such as from a burst pipe, flood water, roof damage, or improper grading of your property.
- You notice a musty smell in your basement, crawl space, attic, or other area.
- Family members prone to allergies and asthma see their illnesses exacerbated or they develop new symptoms.
- You see dark spots or feel dampness in structural elements, walls, ceilings, furnishings, and carpeting, or you visually identify mold or mildew growth.
- Moisture accumulates in the HVAC equipment.
The best way to control mold growth in your home is to control the level of moisture present. Water enters our homes in many ways and some areas in the home, such as the attic can have insufficient or improper ventilation. These issues cause an accumulation of unwelcome dampness and moisture that can quickly lead to mold if the conditions are ripe for it to grow.
Mold spores are ever present in nature and, with minimal help, they can turn into the beginnings of an infestation within 24-48 hours of exposure to dampness. It is critical for homeowners to address dampness and humidity concerns before mold grows and causes permanent damage to your property or belongings.
The Certified Indoor Environmental Process
From your first call to Certified Indoor Environmental, you can trust that our mold remediation experts, and the processes we follow, will obtain the best possible results for you.
Upon arrival at your home, we conduct a detailed inspection to locate the mold infestation and determine its source. During this process we may uncover other areas in need of remediation with signs of potential mold contamination. We pay close attention to hard-to-reach areas where water and moisture may have been a problem and also areas where humidity can occur. For our inspection to be accurate, we examine structural components, house contents, and furnishings. From the results of our detailed assessment, we develop an individualized mold cleaning and remediation plan for your home, which includes an accurate estimate for our services.
Our residential property mold remediation process steps.
- We sample the air in one or more locations to determine the level of mold spores present.
- We seal off the affected area to provide a safe environment for your family and to prevent the spread of the mold spores.
- Once we know the source of the infestation, we either repair the problem or submit our recommendation for fixing it.
- We thoroughly clean, dry, and decontaminate the affected area, including removing stains from wherever the mold appeared – walls, carpet, ceiling, etc.
- After the cleaning has been completed, we re-sample the air to confirm the mold has been completely eliminated.
- Homeowners receive a certified report that provides before and after photos, the detailed steps of our mold removal process, the steps Certified Indoor Environmental took to eliminate the mold, and our recommendations for the homeowner to follow to prevent future infestations.
How Certified Indoor Environmental Distinguishes Itself
As a professional mold removal and remediation company serving residential customers in Oregon’s Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, Certified Indoor Environmental distinguishes itself in the cleaning and restoration industry by providing exceptional customer service. We respond to every customer’s needs and concerns with residential mold remediation services that include:
- Thorough inspections to determine the cause of your mold infestation.
- Using state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and processes that are safe and approved.
- Minimizing disruption to your household by completing many mold remediation jobs in a single day.
- Offering a 36-month guarantee that mold will not return or we retreat the area at no charge to you*.
- Fully trained and qualified personnel experienced with remediation procedures and protocols including, but not limited to, IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for mold remediation.
- We facilitate the insurance claims process on your behalf.
The professionals at Certified Indoor Environmental are experts at testing and treating mold in all types of single-family homes and multifamily residential properties. A mold contamination is serious and we understand the need to remediate the problem thoroughly and properly to avoid recurrence. If you have any of the symptoms of mold or are concerned about a possible infestation, call Certified Indoor Environmental and speak to our certified mold removal professionals today.
* Assumes the customer makes all necessary repairs and follows the recommendations outlined in the inspection report.