CMS Restoration got a call about a leak that had been going on for about a month. We arrived on scene to find fallen paint on the ceiling in the main floor. We also found some mold growth on the drywall itself. The leak was caused by a faulty toilet supply line upstairs. In the bathroom, we found some wet tile and vinyl. The leak had spread over to the adjoining laundry room. Since it has been a month since the leak occurred, we had concerns of mold growth. Mold growth can start growing as little as 24-48 hours with the right materials and temperature.
People in Colorado tends to say that mold can’t grow here because the climate is so dry. However with the right temperature and enough water, it can create mold just about anywhere. We immediately started to put up containment in the bathroom, laundry room and great room. We put up containment to prevent mold spores from spreading further. Whenever we set up containments for mold, we always call our independent environmental tester to test what types and how many mold spores there are.
We cut down the affected drywall in the ceiling, making sure we got all of the moldy drywall. The bathroom tile and vinyl got torn out. After the demolition was completed, we started our specialty cleaning. Our specialty cleaning is to first use the HEPA vacuum and vacuum every square inch of the containment. Next is to wipe down using rags soaked in our anti-microbial chemical agent. We seal the visible mold that could not be removed with a anti-microbial paint sealant. Last, we use a fogger with a anti-microbial agent that encapsulates any remaining mold spores that we might have missed.
After the cleaning is done, we have a post test done to confirm that we have successfully gotten rid of the mold spores. Making sure that the containment is safe to open to the rest of the house.