Mold Problem for a College Housing Unit in Boston, MA
Mold is a common problem that arises from water damage. When moisture levels are high, mold spores can grow and spread quickly, resulting in a range of health problems for the occupants of the affected building. In this case, a college housing unit in Boston, MA experienced water damage, which led to mold formation. The college hired Banner Environmental Services to mitigate the mold and restore the housing unit to its previous state.
Why Water Damage Leads to Mold
Water damage can occur in various ways, such as flooding, leaky pipes, or rainwater. The water damage at this college was the result of frozen pipes that bust during a record winter cold spell. The ensuing water damage created an ideal environment for mold to grow, especially when the area was not dried quickly. Mold spores can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours, so it’s crucial to take action as soon as possible after a water leak or flooding is spotted.
Banner Environmental Was Hired to Repair the Water Damage and Remove the Mold
The Banner Environmental team responded promptly once we were told about the issue (we have a 24-hour emergency response line – (866) 934-2374) and took the following actions to repair the problem:
- Removed Water: The first step in mitigating mold caused by water damage is to remove the water. The Banner Environmental team used pumps and vacuums to extract the water from the housing unit.
- Dried Out the Impacted Area: The next step was to dry out the impacted area using fans and negative air machines. Fans were used to circulate air and promote evaporation, while negative air machines were used to remove any airborne mold spores and prevent them from spreading to other parts of the building.
- Performed Mold Remediation: The Banner Environmental Services team then performed mold remediation to eliminate the mold that had already formed. This process involved removing any visible mold, cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, and applying antimicrobial solutions to prevent future mold growth.
- Performed Reconstruction: Finally, the team performed reconstruction work to restore the housing unit to its previous state. This involved repairing any damage caused by the mold and water, such as replacing drywall or flooring.
Watch the Project Recap
Mold Remediation Requires an Expert Team
Mold remediation is a complex and multi-step process that requires professional expertise and specialized equipment. Banner Environmental Services has years of experience in removing, remediating, and mitigating mold as well as restoring buildings affected by water damage. By taking prompt action and following industry best practices, our team was able to eliminate the mold and restore the college housing unit to a safe and habitable state.
Hire A Professional Mold Mitigation And Water Damage Team
Water damage can lead to mold formation, which can cause a range of health problems for building occupants. Prompt action and professional expertise are essential for mitigating and remediating mold and restoring buildings affected by water damage. If you’re experiencing water damage or mold growth in your building, contact a professional water damage repair and mold mitigation company like Banner Environmental to help resolve the problem.