Mold remediation is often a necessity for homeowners here on the Texas Gulf Coast where severe storms and high humidity are part of life. Often invisible to the eye, mold sneaks into hard-to-reach places and finds a comfortable habitat in our homes. Mold is dangerous and can cause health problems. [Insert CDC link below] Mold remediation safeguards your family’s health and preserves the value of your house.
Common Sources of Mold
Mold can be very deceptive and difficult to locate. Mold hides behind cabinets, in the drywall, under the subfloors, in the floor joists, the wall studs, and behind the wall tiles. Locating the source can be challenging.
Some common sources include:
- Leaking roofs
- Damaged roof jack vent
- Condensation from AC vents or leaks from pipes
- A leak in an AC pan or a shower pan
- Poorly caulked windows
- Water penetration from an exterior wall or porch deck
Plumbing issues can also cause undetected leaks in fixtures, pipes, or drains. Second-floor bathroom fixtures, toilets and shower pans can leak into the ceiling below.
GCR Builders’ Mold Remediation Process
At GCR Builders, LLC, our team is skilled in discovering the source and resolving the problem. Locating the source is imperative. We do exploratory water testing at times to find the source. Once we identify the source and repair the problem, our team deals with the affected areas like the drywall, flooring, or ceiling sections. We clean, disinfect, and encapsulate the higher levels of mold with an oil-based paint as needed. We then replace or reinforce any rotted or damaged studs, joists, or base plate studs. When the job is completed to your satisfaction, our team cleans the repaired area, leaving your home clean and mold-free.
Then you can relax, knowing that your home is safe and healthy for you and your family.