Pioneer specializes in remediating and preventing mold infestations. Our technicians not only adhere to the EPA’s guide for Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings for all projects, but we go one step further by practicing the industry leading techniques taught in the IICRC certification courses that all of our technicians complete. We also have a third party indoor environmental professional double check our mold work to ensure a non-biased post-remediation verification. If you see or smell any mold in your home or business, call us today for an evaluation.
Pioneer’s Streamlined Process
Recovering from any kind of disaster is inherently inconvenient, and we recognize this. That’s why we strive to make the restoration process as simple, easy, cost-effective, and efficient as possible. Our streamlined process involves everything from directly communicating with insurance agents, to using specialty techniques and equipment to minimize costs, demolition, and the amount of time your home or business is being repaired.We utilize special organizational systems to help our teams efficiently work together and expedite the restoration and insurance processes. These systems also allow us to easily keep our customers and their insurance agents up to date with the progress of the project. With a fully paperless system that is completely backed up on the cloud, we minimize our environmental impact while storing our records with the utmost safety.
The Importance of fast action
Mold most commonly grows in drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, furniture, ductwork, roofing, paneling, wood, and in showers. As time goes on, the damage only gets worse, and the restoration process becomes more and more intensive. That’s why Pioneer’s team is ready to respond within one hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
There are thousands of known types of molds, but only a handful are commonly found indoors. All types of mold are a type of fungi that require food, moisture, and the right temperature range to grow. Once these conditions are met, mold can germinate in as little as 12 hours and can start to reproduce within 24-48 hours. It reproduces by producing large numbers of microscopic spores that are typically launched into the air and can remain airborne for long periods. Areas with high mold growth contain more airborne spores, which results in various health effects and increases the probability of growth in other nearby areas.
People and animals commonly experience allergic reactions to mold, and it can even induce asthma attacks. Even for non-allergic individuals, mold can irritate eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. Certain types of mold can produce toxic substances known as mycotoxins. Mycotoxins can cause severe illness, disease, and even death in humans and other animals.
Mold in buildings
Since mold requires moisture to grow, water and moisture removal is a critical preventative measure. Building defects, waste and water line leaks, condensation, and high humidity can all lead to mold growth in structures. While mold may be easily visible, its growth often occurs within or behind building materials. To ensure proper cleanup, specialized equipment, techniques, and solutions should be utilized.