Have you in the past ever experienced water damage in your home? The discovery of mold or mold-like symptoms needs to be addressed by professionally licensed Mold Remediators. At Rytech of Lee & Collier Counties, we offer:√ A Free Initial Consultation
√ Use of Encapsulation Techniques
√ Application of Fungicide
√ Use of HEPA Vacs
√ Negative Air
√ Ozone Equipment
√ IICRC’s Best Standards and S-520 Protocol
√ NORMI Certified Mold Remediators
The presence of mold in the air is normal and part of the natural environment. Molds reproduce by way of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through the air indoors and outside. Mold should not grow and multiply indoors but when it happens, it is due to the mold spores landing on surfaces that are wet. All mold spores need water or moisture in order to grow.
If you see any visible mold growth, smell an earthy or musty odor, or you’ve discovered water damage, it is best to contact a licensed mold remediaton company as soon as possible. Upon receiving your call, Rytech of Lee & Collier Counties’ licensed Mold Remediator will visually inspect your property. If mold is discovered or suspected, we will have a certified third party company perform an air sample test in your home or business. The lab results of this test are received in three days.
If mold is identified on your property, our Certified Mold Remediation Specialists will begin the mold remediation process. Our team is trained in the proper techniques of mold containment and mold removal.
Molds are a type of fungi that grow in a natural environment. The small particles of mold are everywhere we breathe, inside and outdoors. The presence of mold in the air is normal; however, mold should not grow and multiply indoors.
Mold particles can be very common in homes and buildings. In order for mold to multiply, it needs moisture. High humidity levels can cause mold to reproduce more rapidly. Some causes of high moisture and humidity levels include:
• indoor plumbing leaks due to broken pipes
• refrigerator water line leak from a small pin hole in the plastic tubing
• flooding inside the home due to a sink overflow, bathtub overflow, air conditioner drain pans, or sewage backup
• roof leaks
• outdoor sprinkler spray entering from a window seal
• air conditioners not operating properly
• condensation caused by indoor humidity that is too high
• poor venting in bathrooms or kitchen areas
• outside flooding due to storm water, overflow of lakes and streams, or storm surge
Throughout the mold cleanup process, our team controls the air movement to eliminate the spread of airborne spores to other areas of your property. As your mold damage contractor, Rytech of Lee & Collier Counties utilizes state-of-the-art equipment including specialized thermal imaging cameras (infrared) to detect moisture behind walls and ceilings where mold can grow undetected. The mold spores are physically removed and the area is chemically treated.
Once the visible mold is removed, the area is then treated with an ozone decontamination machine. The final step in the mold remediation process is to have the area retested by the third party company to insure that all mold spores have been eliminated. Once your property is mold-free, the rebuilding process can begin. IFW Restorations provides the complete structural repairs under the general contracting license CGC1520497.
As of July 1, 2010, the State of Florida requires that all mold remediation, mold removal, and mold cleanup work must be done by a state licensed remediator. Rytech of Lee & Collier Counties is licensed by the State of Florida as certified Mold Remediator (MRSR1039) and Mold Assessor (MRSA987).
The National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) serves as a cooperative network of first responders in the war against indoor air quality and mold problems. Toxic mold (stachybotrys) is not the only contaminant for which clients should be concerned and NORMI is dedicated to the proposition that the absence of ANY indoor contaminant is the true definition of “clean air”.
As a NORMI Certified Mold Remediator (CMR), we are fully licensed and insured, trained to meet specific Florida state requirements for licensure and have completed education in mold remediation techniques including assessment, mold, water, and respiratory protection (PPE). As Certified Mold Remediators, we follow industry standard protocols for sanitization and remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, and EPA Standards.
See our process page to understand how our mold remediation process works.