We have all seen it, black spots and fuzz on a wall. How dangerous is it? Should I call a professional? What do I do? Is my health at stake?
There are so many articles on the internet. Who do I trust? How can I make sure? How do I avoid calling an out-of-town company that might leave me in worse condition than I started? Should I trust homeowner recommendations on Angie’s List? Are these really local providers, or are they out-of-town companies that merely have a local telephone number & office suite? How will I know? Does Angie's list tell me this? Beware: http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2013/09/18/why-consumer-reports-says-you-cant-trust-angies-list/. Here is another take: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-angies-list-is-getting-a-rash-of-bad-reviews/ .
We believe the recommendations on Angie’s List can be tampered with. We believe that a company can affect their own rankings by loading friends and colleagues to do reviews. We also know that even IF the list contains satisfied customers, (particularly in Mold Remediation), we wonder as to the consumer's ability to know if services were performed properly. (We know any consumer would know if they were given bad service, but will these reviews lead you to the BEST providers?) We wonder if the customer would know if there wasn't any need for mold remediation in the first place! Would the consumer even have known? When we called this company (Angie's List) to inquire as to how we might be on their list, they told us that we should send to them a list of our client’s names and addresses and that they would verify our services with them! Ridiculous! We politely declined. We will never release the names of our clients in order that a third party might market to them, or even JUST to call them to verify services. Ever! Even if Angie's is simply inquiring as to services, we believe that releasing our client’s names is compromising their privacy. This is particularly true in the mold remediation arena. People might not want to advertise that their home or business was affected by mold. Note to Angie's list: If this is not specifically your policy (as was told to us) as to how a company might get on your list, if they are not already, please email us directly and will will gladly print your explanation.
So how do you proceed if you encounter a mold issue? The answer is simple. Call ServiceMaster Advanced, The Master of Disaster. (251) 653-9333 / (251) 928-1028. We likely do more mold remediation than anyone in the area, and we have been in the mitigation and remediation business for over 30 years in Mobile and Baldwin Counties in South Alabama. In fact, we teach a class on mold remediation to insurance agents and adjusters!
Our web site is loaded with informative articles and videos on mold remediation. Please view our site at: http://www.servicemastermobilealabama.com. It will give you a good idea of our standards. Also, please check the EPA guide on mold: http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldguide.htm. You will find that we absolutely adhere to the guidelines in this publication.
When you call us, we will assess your issue, direct you to an independent testing company if necessary, and immediately contain the affected area if necessary. We only know one way to do the job - the right way.
Please check this particular video: http://www.servicemastermobilealabama.com/Mold-Remediation-Overview-Mobile-and-Baldwin-_1.html, and a video of an actual operation: http://www.servicemastermobilealabama.com/Residential-Mold-Remediation-Mobile-AL-Part-Three-1.html.
This video is an overview of the typical procedures which are used and the manner in which we ascertain what type of mold you have, and how it will be remediated.
It might be easier to simply pick up the telephone and call us. We will give you the facts. (251) 653-9333 or (251) 928-1028, and we absolutely will not try to sell you on performing mold remediation where it is not needed!
Here are some other articles that you might find interesting. This article shows pictures of us performing a mold remediation project in an entire apartment complex http://www.servicemastermobilealabama.com/Pictures-From-Large-Apartment-Complex-Mold-Remediation-Cleanup-Project-Mobile-AL.html. The following video is of one of Mobile’s larger homes, (in excess of 8,000 square feet), whereby we performed a total mold remediation on the entire home. The video shows the final fogging process. http://www.servicemastermobilealabama.com/Mold-Remediation-Fogging-Large-Home-Mobile-AL.html
ServiceMaster Advanced has a team of trained, mold remediation and water damage cleaning professionals who are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The technicians and project managers have Advanced Structural Drying and Water Restoration training certifications by the IICRC. ServiceMaster Advanced is setup to work with every insurance carrier operating along the Gulf Coast, and is regularly called out directly by the various insurance companies to assist them with their customers directly.
No job is too large as this team of water restoration professionals has done mold & water mitigation on jobs larger than 100,000 square feet. This particular ServiceMaster franchise is the only one operating in Mobile or Baldwin counties in Alabama who has this level of expertise, a complete team of water and fire professionals, and has been in business for over 30 years. The claims apply to this entity only, and should not be confused with any other franchise using the name “ServiceMaster”. The track record and sheer number of jobs that this team has performed over the years is astonishing
When a business or homeowner has a water damage event, they should seek advice from a trained professional such as ServiceMaster Advanced. If water damage and wet structure is not properly mitigated, unhealthy microbiological growth (mold) can likely begin, leading to an unhealthy living or working environment. Mold spores can spread to clothing, bedding, other structure, furniture and in even enter the the HVAC duct work. The phrase: “Don’t wait to mitigate” is very appropriate in water damage situations, as the sooner the drying process can begin, the less likely it is that permanent damage will occur. Often customers will find that without proper insurance coverage, or even with a high deductible, the rates for mold cleanup are often very reasonable. ServiceMaster Advanced has helped thousands of people over the years. Due to their sheer size and economies to scale, their water damage and mold remediation cleanup rates are among the most competitive in the industry.
Remember that YOU AND YOU ALONE, decide who works in your home or business. YOU decide who handles your most precious of possessions! Tell your insurance provider that you want SERVICEMASTER ADVANCED or call us directly. Make sure that there is no confusion. There are other mitigation companies, and even others with similar sounding names. We are ServiceMaster Advanced, The Master of Disaster. "WE WOULD BE HONORED TO SERVE YOU." (251) 653-9333 or (251) 928-1028.