Safe and Effective
Mold occurs in nature to break down dead leaves and other vegetation. Spores from mold are all around us, and they’re not all outdoors. Mold will grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present and, unchecked, it can lead to serious property damage. The longer mold remains untreated, the further it is likely to spread and the greater the possibility of extensive mold damage.
Exposure to mold can create health problems. Although only some molds are toxic, all molds release spores which can cause allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory issues. The effects are especially detrimental to children, older people and those with existing respiratory problems.
To Avoid Mold
Mold can sometimes get the best of us and become well established before it is even discovered. And mold can grow in places we seldom or never see. If mold is a problem in your home or business, please consider FastPro Restoration for their knowledge and experience in safe and effective mold remediation.
If you are concerned about avoiding mold growth, follow these simple steps to help avoid the growth of mold in your home.
- Indoor mold growth is controlled by controlling moisture so address moisture sources such as water leaks promptly
- Vent bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside and use air conditioners and dehumidifiers as necessary to reduce indoor humidity
- Clean and dry damp or wet areas and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Fast drying is essential
- Insulate cold surfaces such as windows and cold water pipes to reduce condensation
- Avoid installation of carpeting in areas with moisture problems such as damp concrete floors
Dry Ice Blasting
FastPro Restoration is one of the first and only remediation companies to offer dry ice blasting. The state of the art technology removes mold 60 to 300% faster than traditional methods and does so more effectively. Dry ice blasting can quickly clean many hard-to-reach areas making it ideal for attic and basement remediation. Blasting can maneuver around nails, trusses, plumbing, piping, and still clean with great accuracy. It is proven to be the most effective way to remove mold spores from a surface.
How does it work?
Dry ice blasting uses compressed air to propel dry ice pellets (compressed CO2) thru a dispersal gun aimed at the surface which needs to be cleaned. The ice is delivered to the surface at a supersonic speed allowing energy transfer to knock off the contaminant. The cold temperature of the ice (-79C or -109F) creates thermal shock which breaks the bond between the contaminant and the substrate. As the ice penetrates the surfaces it turns back to gas and expands which helps push the contaminant off of the substrate as well. The ice sublimates back to gas leaving only the mold to be HEPA vacuumed.
Why dry ice blasting?
- Dry ice blasting minimizes the project time by effectively removing more mold with less man hours. This means the occupant can return in a shorter time frame.
- Dry ice blasting does not use harmful chemicals and reduces the needs for fungicides and encapsulants ultimately limiting occupant exposure to these products.
- The ice sublimates and leaves behind no residue. Just a clean surface.
- Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and will not erode your substrate like sand or soda blasting.
- Dry ice blasting is 40-50% more effective than traditional methods.
Dry ice blasting can be used on:
- Stainless Steel
Dry ice blasting can remove:
- Paint and Graffiti
- Glues and adhesives
Read more about mold and moisture in your home from the EPA. Click here to read more.