Recent Mold Remediation Posts

In Oahu, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

This Rental property had a slow leak in a drain line, when the plumber came to fix the leak, he opened up the drywall to access the pipe and found mold. The owner then contacted us to assess the damage. We found the mold had spread throughout the guest bathroom, living room, and master bathroom. We removed and abated all affected materials, and restored the property to preloss condition.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (808) 744-2730

Mold behind cabinets

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Hidden mold found behind cabinets

This moldy wall was discovered after kitchen cabinets were removed. A leaky gasket on a dishwasher or a small crack in the ice maker line can slowly damage the walls or the floors of your home in hidden areas. It's these types of slow leaks that we see leading to mold damage quite regularly. Our technicians are trained to properly find all wet areas of your property, even the areas that are not yet visible, such as in wall cavities or behind cabinets. The faster we can get to the water damage the less likely the chances are that the water damage will turn into mold damage.