Mold Removal Services

Mold Removal Services

Cooper and Associates is a licensed, certified mold re-mediator in the State of Florida. Our mold removal services areas include: North, Central and South Florida.

The first step in a mold removal services is to have a third party, Licensed Mold Assessor perform sample testing in your home or business, and prepare a mold removal scope of work. Cooper and Associates will follow the scope of work that has been prepared by the Mold Assessor, as well as, all State of Florida EPA & OSHA guidelines during the removal process.Once the job has been completed, you will receive a report, along with the test results of the final clearance test. This report and testing will be performed by the third party, Licensed Mold Assessor to assure you that the mold affected area was cleaned properly.

When kitchen or bath cabinets are affected with mold problems, they sometimes will need to be disposed of depending on the level of contamination. Cooper and Associates works with other contractors who specialize in the replacement of kitchen and bath cabinets. These contractors will rebuild these areas to be attractive and up-to-date, which will allow you a safe and comfortable living environment.

Mold Growth Areas to Watch in Your Home:
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Crawlspaces
  • Walls
  • Drywall
  • Attics

Coopers and Associates Mold Removal Services Eliminate Irritants and Allergens.
Once the mold has been removed from your home or business you will no longer suffer from the health effects which mold causes. Mold can cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, allergies, or skin irritation. Mold irritants and allergen sensitizes cause mild to severe allergic reactions.

  • Mild Sensitivity to Mold Irritants – People with mild mold sensitivity experience skin irritation, eye irritation, wheezing, or stuffy nasal passages.
  • Severe Sensitivity to Mold Allergies – Individuals with severe mold allergies have reactions which include: shortness of breath; fever; coughing and upper respiratory tract symptoms.

What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus with spores and hair-like bodies of individual mold colonies which grow indoors as well as outdoors. There are many different types of mold that will grow all year long in the environments that we provide in our homes. Mold comes in many different colors. The color is determined by the age of the colony and nutrient source the mold feeds on.

Conditions which Promote the Growth of Mold:
Any area that has moisture or is damp and warm for long periods of time will grow mold. Lack of air movement will also promote the growth of mold. Command areas that mold will grow are in: bathrooms; kitchens; crawl spaces; under the structure; and attics. If you have a small water leak with-in the walls which is not noticed for a long time, you could have a large amount of mold growing that you are not even aware of. Behind vinyl wallpaper is an area the mold grows very well in when there is moisture or humidity present.

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  • Scope of work written up by a Mold Assessor
  • Removal which follows all Florida EPA and OSHA Guidelines
  • Final Clearance Testing
  • Results
For additional information about remediation of mold and mold assessors, refer to EPA and OSHA’s Mold Removal Guidelines Websites.

Coopers and Associates Mold Removal Services Follows FL-OSHA’s Guidelines.

  1. On-Site Mold Inspection under FL-OSHA Guidelines. The steps for removing mold begin with an independent on-site mold inspection and initial mold testing. After the initial inspection, the independent inspector then prepares a mold remediation plan.

  2. Cooper and Associates uses an independent, certified hygienist who actually comes to your property and utilizes sensitive detection instruments to identify hidden mold growth problem areas.

  3. The more common mold growth areas include:

    • roofing leaks
    • attic condensation
    • plumbing leaks
    • moisture condensation in unventilated bathrooms
    • the crawlspace; and HVAC unit condensation.

  4. Initial Mold Testing. Cooper and Associates certified hygienist will collect and test samples from possible mold growth areas in your building. The test samples typically include: air samples; surface samples; bulk samples; and inner wall samples.

  5. Sample testing determines the mold types present in the air, on wall surfaces, in wall spaces, attics, and crawlspaces. Our testing also includes an evaluation of the mold health risk severity. Should we find highly toxic molds like “black mold” for example, we will notify you as soon as possible.

  6. Crucial Tips for Eliminating Mold Growth in Your Home or Business. For your benefit, we have included a short article titled “12 Tips to Keep Your Home Mold Free Year Around.”

Four critical tips to keep a home mold-free:

  • Control your indoor humidity to less than 60% maximum. (Recommended range: 30% – 60%)
  • Ventilate the rooms in your home
  • Immediately remove or replace any soaked carpet or upholstery
  • Do not install carpet in a bathroom or basement

Sometimes unavoidable disasters happen where mold in drywall, attics, basements, or other areas must be removed. On the up side, in day-to-day living, just be aware of conditions that promote mold growth. Keeping an eye out for mold growth will go a long way in helping reduce mold in your home or business.

ALERT: Mold growths often penetrate deep into wood fibers and other permeable materials. Mold does not go away by itself!

CDC: Basic Facts about Mold: How to Eliminate Molds

  1. Mold Remediation Plan. Cooper and Associates hygienist next prepares an easy-to-understand mold remediation plan based on the results from the mold test samples.
  2. Our Mold Remediation Plans Will:
    • Describe the area to be contained and give instructions for removing the mold
    • Give cleanup instructions after the mold is removed
    • Identify steps to prevent mold re-growth after the mold is removed

    List of Steps to Fix the Water or Moisture Problem
  3. Removing the Mold. Cooper and Associates mold removal technicians begin by constructing a mold containment using plastic sheets to stop mold spores from spreading to other areas in your building. Our trained technicians use tools and equipment designed for removing mold growth.
    After removing the mold growth, our technicians prepare the surfaces to prevent mold re-growth.

  4. Mold Remediation Clearance Testing. After Cooper and Associates completes the mold removal process, our hygienist collects job site samples for clearance testing. We carefully follow FL-OSHA‘s guidelines to give you assurance that we successfully removed the mold from your building. Our hygienist compares the final test results with the initial test results and prepares a final mold remediation report. The clearance testing report will include before and after test results, along with photographs.
    After you receive your clearance testing report, your home or business will be ready for your contractor to complete remodeling or reconstruction.