Mold contamination, a common occurrence in water-damaged buildings, and is a proven serious health risk. But a home or building do not need to be damaged for mold growth to form. Excessive humidity and improper insulation have also proven to be key factors in New England for mold growth. Regardless if it is caused by damage or normal conditions of the structure; immediate remediation is for your immediate and long term health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; “molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.”
Buildings and homes with mold growth present a health hazard that could seriously compromise the immune systems of those exposed to them. In order to be made safe, these buildings require the services of trained contractor. Environmental Group Inc. (EGI) got their start in the mold remediation business in the healthcare industry. Workings closely with the Engineering, and Infection Control Departments, in some of the local hospitals, procedures were developed to ensure that mold was removed in a manner that ensured patient health & safety. These methods have been utilized and proven effective in office environments, surgical areas, and private homes.
All products that we use have been certified by the EPA as effective in killing mold growth. And if you require a more aggressive treatment, EGI can cryo-blast your mold with our dry ice blasting method. Mold is killed on contact with the -110F dry ice shot. And since its dry ice, much less clean up. Whether is removed with products or with Cryo-Blasting; after all mold growth is removed, we always coat the surfaces with an EPA certified coating that will inhibit future growth.
At the customer’s request, EGI can offers 3rd party air quality testing by an Industrial Hygienists.
Since a change of conditions is very important in New England to prevent future mold growth. EGI offers a complete line of services to do just that;
- Installation of a sump pump system to eliminate ground water intrusion
- Professional dehumidifier installation
- Exhaust fans in crawlspaces installation
- Heavy duty vapor barrier installation
- Installing new and improved insulation in attics and crawlspaces
And if you are in the planning stages of a new home construction project. EGI offers anti-fungal treatments for new construction.
In cases of emergency, EGI is available 24 hours a day to remove any items or structural components that may have been damaged by water and need to be removed before mold can develop.