At Michaelis, we provide the most efficient mold remediation and removal process available in today’s market. Our step-by-step method ensures a precise and accurate cleansing of all mold substances throughout the entire home. Any infected areas will be handled with care and precision, applying the proper remedies necessary to dispose of mold at the source. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure proper cleansing has been effective through our mold testing, which is used throughout the mold remediation process. If you’re looking for reliable and experienced mold professionals in your local area, Michaelis can help. We have acquired all of our mold remediation certifications and have the experience you depend on for quality assurance.
The Difference Between Remediation and Removal
Removing mold is standard procedures that involve purging mold from surfaces such as concrete and wood. The main difference between removal and mold remediation is the salvaging and restoration process to rejuvenate infected surfaces and objects back to their original state. While some contractors may recommend disposing and replacing wooden supports, drywall, trimming, or tiling, our priority is to restore the material without removal. Restoring your home’s structural points and objects from mold infection is our highest priority to lessen the constraints and financial burdens of families.
How We Remove Mold
Our mold removal is through remediation: applying the right amount of solvents, the correct combination of solvents, and the type of solvents to efficiently cleanse mold at the roots. By using our advanced chemical solvents by Goldmorr®, our remedies will ensure your home is mold-free. Applying mold for initial surface infections is simply not enough in most cases. This is why we apply multiple uses of different types of solvents to penetrate the mold ‘barrier’, and reach deep into the microscopic gaps of materials to dispose of the rooted growth.
How it Works
Our chemical solvents are proven to work almost instantly. Because of the chemical make-up of our solvents, they act quickly by infiltrating in between microscopic gaps of the material to remove mold-roots. In the example above, the wooden material is composed of tiny fibers – whereas the solvent easily seeps in between these fibers to the source of mold. This concept works on concrete as well, where the ‘gaps’ in concrete are pours instead of fibers.
In many of our project sites, we have witnessed the entire process unfold. Some surfaces are heavily penetrated by mold, with infections spreading exponentially. In these cases it’s understandable that these areas seem irreparable to homeowners. However, with our solvents, your mold problems are easily fixed with no replacement drywall necessary. This remains true for many other materials and objects throughout the home.
Mold Removal Throughout the Home
Mold can be tricky to remove, and certain areas throughout the home require specific approaches. This is entirely dependent on the type of materials we encounter that may be infected by mold. As an example, wood, concrete, and fabric are very different materials that require different treatments for removing mold.
Mold in your attic can be troublesome depending on the space and amount of crevices within the environment. Many attics are built ‘unfinished’, leaving wooden support beams and panels exposed to the elements. This is a common area for mold infestation that must be treated with the right solvents for removal and prevention. Attic mold remediation costs can be determined by the amount of space, and an estimate will be provided during inspection.
Basement mold is more commonly a unique area. This space can come in all sizes and layouts, and will either be finished or unfinished. With the amount of materials, type of materials, level of mold infection, and amount of space to be determined, it’s hard to know how much it costs to remove mold from a basement. This is why our team provides a brief inspection to create an estimate.
Other Areas in Your Home
There are some other less common areas in your home that can also become infected. Crawl spaces is one the most susceptible places for mold growth due to it’s location. In most circumstances, crawl spaces are built without any protection or encapsulation system to guard against elemental exposure. They are often left exposed to dirt, debris, water, moisture, vapor, insects, and pests. Over time, this area can become infected with mold which damages wood and other structural supports underneath your home. We provide professional mold removal in crawl spaces no matter how small they are, and can provide the same treatment as other areas within your home.
Ensuring Quality for Your Benefit
Mold & mildew remediation is only as good as the potency of solvents. This is accurately measured using our technology to count spores during our mold testing. Mold testing is essential to the process of remediation ensure quality. By testing which type of mold you have and the level of growth, we can accurately determine how to address the infection.
Procedures Before Testing
Before beginning any mold testing, we must perform a thorough mold inspection. This is something that we provide all homeowners prior to beginning the project. It allows us to visually account for the spread of mold, what materials we will be working with, and getting a basic idea of which solvents will be used. We then move forward to the testing phase.
The Most Common Infection: Surface Mold
There are many types of mold infections that we have encountered. By far the most common infection is surface mold within bedrooms, walls, ceilings, and floor corners. Mold growths in bathroom are very common as well, where moisture and vapor are a daily reoccurring element from showering, baths, and faucet usage. To accommodate this, we use a surface-mold solvent that works almost instantaneously during the mold removal process. Hard surfaces are much easier to resolve and require less solvents to be used.
Indiana's Strict Policy on Mold Remediation Licensees
Mold is a highly toxic and harmful health hazard. With this knowledge in mind, mold removal companies are required by law to be trained and certified in the proper procedures of mold disposal. Any form of misuse of solvents, inaccurate remediation, or incompetence of disposing mold, is strictly against Indiana mold remediation regulations and state protocols. All of our team members at Michaelis have gone through extensive training to acquire their mold remediation license in Indiana.
We’ve taken this a step further, and have become fully certified under Goldmorr® company product protocols and usage. This has made us Goldmorr® Master Technicians in addition to mold removal experts by the state.
What About Black Mold Remediation?
While black mold is significantly more dangerous than normal mold, it still requires the same mold removal process. We treat with solvents that work specifically with the unique infected material, and apply the proper amounts or combinations necessary to remove it. Black mold remediation may require disposal of materials if the infection is too severe. However, in our experiences this is a last resort not often used by our company. The only difference with black mold is taking extra precautions to ensure it’s harmful spores are thoroughly removed.
Thermo-Fogging: The Newest Mold Remediation Method
There is a unique product that we use to remove mold on a much larger scale. This can be used in situations where mold is present in the room, generating a mildew and musty odor. If no visible mold is present, we would a mold remediation method called ‘fogging’. The GM Thermo product is a fogging machine that utilizes our mold solvents and oils by turning them into a vapor-fog. This fog consumes the entire infected living space and penetrates through all materials as it soaks in.
Contact the Mold Remediation Experts at Michaelis
There’s so much information on mold removal and remediation, frequently asked questions, product details, processes, methods, proper procedures, and more. Our company has a team of friendly customer representative that can handle any inquiries you may have. You can contact us via online contact form to gather additional information, ask a question, or to schedule an appointment for estimation. If you prefer to speak with someone, you can simply call us at (317) 706-4772