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Mold & Mildew Damage
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Documented medical research shows that mold contamination can cause serious health problems for you and your family. The condition can be considered very dangerous for anyone with allergies, asthma or respiratory problems. Also at risk are infants, seniors and anyone with a compromised immune system such as AIDS patients, people recovering from surgical procedures, etc. Mold can become a problem in any structure, building, any climate and any geographic region.
If you think you have a problem, dont wait -- call now for an inspection. Coburn Restoration are experts in mold remediation and removal.
1. Shut off the water. Find the water main or valve closest to the source and turn it off.
2. Seal off the area and avoid it.
3. Call Coburn Restoration for professional help.
4. Vacate premises if respiration difficulties arise or if children or elderly are in the contaminated areas.
1. DO NOT try to repair plumbing yourself.
2. DO NOT move air over mold.
3. DO NOT let children or immune compromised individuals near moldy areas.
4. DO NOT run your (HVAC) heating, ventilating and air conditioning system, since you will distribute the contamination.
Your insurance agent and/or adjuster are the only qualified individuals to answer specific coverage questions. Generally, sudden water losses tend to be covered by many insurance companies. Remember that the policy holder decides whether to file a claim and which contractor to use. Insurance companies cannot decide for you or direct you to use a specific contractor. It is the homeowners responsibility to protect their home from further damage.
Mold spores (or seeds) are everywhere in the air and on surfaces. Given an undisturbed environment and organic material, mold can start to grow in as little as 72 hours. The more time water or food mold is given, the larger it will grow. Less is always better when it comes to mold. There is seldom a mold job that results from water damage that sat for only a few days.
1. Mold pre-test if needed
2. Inspection of loss using electronic instruments and meters
3. Authorization of work
4. Furniture and contents moving
5. Set containment to control distribution of mold spores
6. Set negative air to create partial vacuum
7. Removal of moldy material
10. Sand and seal removal of mold from structure
11. Mold test (if required)
1. Reconstruction and cleaning
2. Completion form
Mold removal and remediation
Direct insurance billing
Point of contact with insurance adjusters
Flooring and upholstery cleaning
Typical jobs take approximately 1 week for Part I (drying) and up to 1 week additional time for Part II (reconstruction). Special order items such as custom cabinets and flooring add more time to the schedule.
Air movers convert liquid moisture to water vapor
Dehumidifiers convert water vapor into liquid
Air scrubbers remove particles from the air
Meters detect moisture in the building materials
Rancho Bernardo Home
A realtor bought a 25 year old home in Rancho Bernardo and noticed there was water damage around the water heater. She called Coburn Restoration for help. Our inspection indicated that the water heater had been leaking for some time. The leak caused extensive damage to the water heater pedestal, the surrounding walls and to the heating and cooling system inlet. What was very critical about the situation was that there was advanced mold growth in the air intake of the heating and cooling system allowing mold spore distribution. Each time the heating and cooling system was tuned on, millions of mold spores were distributed throughout the home.
The first step we took was to remove the water heater, the pedestal and unaffected drywall. Following the removal, this is what was visible.
We set up containment to prevent further and more significant spreading of mold spores throughout the home.
We removed the moldy building material within the containment using negative air pressure to further control spore contamination and a HEPA filtration system. During this process our technicians wore personal protective gear including respirators. The photos show the drying and air filtration equipment and mold-free two by fours.
These photos show the clean wooden structure sealed with Kilz primer along with the furnace sitting above the two hollow air inlet cavities formerly full of mold.
This final photo shows the completed rebuild of the linen cabinet to the left of the furnace.
Hospital Surgical Ward
A local hospital had ongoing water damage resulting from a large air conditioning system that ran 24 hours a day. This generated a significant volume of condensed water. The walls surrounding the HVAC room became saturated for a long period of time. Hospitals have strict construction guidelines for contractors working inside their facilities and stricter standards still for control of hazardous materials, which mold is considered. Now combine these controls with the general guidelines for sterilization in surgical wards and you can imagine the management attention that the job attracted. Coburn Restoration followed the procedures outlined in this section and successfully completed the removal of moldy drywall, mold testing and reconstruction without incident. If we can handle this job, imagine what we can do for your kitchen or bathroom area.
Shows our containment setup in hospital waiting room.
This is our decontamination chamber - an intermediate area where materials coming out of the containment are stored and cleaned before leaving the containment.
Shows inside of the containment. Note drywall along left side of photo has been removed.
Both sides of this wall have been removed. Note the negative air machine (aka an airscrubber) is visible (silver box at far end of "hallway").