Professional Abatement Services Inc. specializes in providing a unique environmental service; structural and AC Mold decontamination. Because P.A.S.I. realizes the severity of this issue to those who suffer from mold allergies and asthma, we offer a highly specialized mold decontamination service. We've carefully adapted our existing expertise in creating negative pressure containment for asbestos abatement, to extend to mold contamination situations.
Professional Abatement works with each customer to determine the appropriate decontamination strategy prior to beginning any abatement.
P.A.S.I. is fully committed to finding the appropriate solution for each individual mold contamination problem. When the issues involved reach beyond our scope of services, we are able to access a third-party indoor air quality professional to provide you with the service you need.
MOLD: (graphical examples below)
Mold is a potentially harmful substance that can cause serious structural damage and health problems such as headaches, asthma and allergies.
Since the late 1990s, concern over toxic mold has mushroomed into congressional hearings, dramatic increases in claims and lawsuits, demands for reform by the insurance and real estate industries. Yet the mere threat of a mold problem can jeopardize home sales, drive up insurance costs and force building owners into costly -- and sometimes needless -- tests and cleanups, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The institute, a national lobbying and public relations agency for the insurance industry, has estimated that mold claims in the United States cost $1.2 billion in 2001.
It is widespread
and everywhere, typically found in moist areas. Water from floods, roof leaks, and window leaks can cause serious mold damage. Molds are naturally occurring, airborne organisms that grow in indoor and outdoor environments. During construction, mold spores can easily enter a building's envelope. Moisture and the organic material in many construction materials provide a suitable environment for mold growth. For example, Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as S. atra) is a greenish black mold that grows on wet sheetrock and cellulose tiles.
4 tips can be helpful for property owners who have mold-risk concerns:
1) Be aware of the problem. Understand that all buildings
and not just old structures have the potential to carry mold.
2) Help avoid moisture build-up by fixing all leaks and identifying any traces of previous leaks.
3) Seek help from Professional Abatement Services Inc. to determine if action is needed to avoid health risks.
4) Remediation: Clean the entire area.