Mold Removal

24/7 Emergency Mold Removal Services in Columbus and the Surrounding Area

Mold is present virtually everywhere and doesn’t cause problems unless the environment allows it to proliferate out of control. In order to grow, mold needs three things: oxygen, an organic food source, and moisture. Past water damages, slow leaks, and undetected moisture can result in mold growth, threatening the health of your family, employees, and customers and the structural integrity of your home or business. At Thompson Building Associates, our remediation team has the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively remove mold from both residential and commercial properties.

Mold Removal Before in Columbus and the Surrounding Area
Mold Removal After in Columbus and the Surrounding Area

Mold grows quickly in optimal conditions and can rapidly get out of control. Improper removal of mold can inadvertently make the situation worse by releasing spores that will spread throughout the property and continue to proliferate.

Our mold removal process includes:

  • Certified Mold Remediation Crew
  • Inspection and Assessment
  • Structure and Contents Cleaning
  • Removal of Unsalvageable Materials
  • Efficient Containment Systems
  • Post Cleaning Inspection

The Process is Key

 
Emergency Response

Our experienced crew is standing by to help when you need us. We'll arrive onsite within 90 minutes and get to work, day or night.

 
Mitigation

The timely beginning of mitigation processes helps avoid escalating damage.

 
Rebuild/Restore

Once the mitigation is complete, we'll begin restoring your property to pre-loss condition.

 
Insurance Claims Assistance

From submitting industry standard estimates to following up with your insurance carrier, we have decades of experience helping property owners navigate the insurance claim process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anytime the moisture levels in your home are at 60% or higher, mold can grow. What’s frustrating for many property owners is that they don’t see a puddle on the floor or water dripping from the ceiling. When mold grows, the source of the moisture is usually hidden under floorboards or behind walls.

It could be. Because mold spores are microscopic and airborne, you’ll end up breathing them into your lungs. Depending on the type of mold and how well your immune system functions, you may develop some serious health symptoms that could end up being the result of mold. That’s why a mold remediation company takes mold removal so seriously. The space affected by mold is isolated and contained during cleaning so the spores won’t spread to other areas of the house, and the remediation team stays suited up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the process.

For the majority of surfaces in your home, bleach won’t actually get rid of your mold problem. It’s the “iceberg effect.” Visible mold is usually a small percentage of the actual amount of mold growth. Bleach can’t kill mold on porous surfaces like wood, and while tile or fiberglass surfaces can be cleaned with bleach, often the mold has spread far deeper. The reason why mold remediation companies don’t recommend DIY cleanup isn’t because they want to make more money; they know, in their experience, that a mold problem is usually far more invasive than can be seen with the naked eye. Simply cleaning the surfaces can provide false assurances that you got rid of the mold, only to have it come back time and time again.

Sometimes mold remediation is included if the cause of the mold was a “covered peril” like a burst hot water heater or water damage caused by firefighters extinguishing a fire in your house. Gradual water damage - like from a leaking pipe or hose - will often cause mold growth, but your insurance coverage will usually not cover that by claiming that it was caused by poor maintenance or neglect. If your insurance company denies your claim, you should request an inspection from a mold remediation company who can help you document the source of the mold

If the inspection/assessment process was able to pinpoint the source and cause of the mold growth, once that source is repaired, you can be relatively confident about the success of remediation. Ask if your restoration technician has the IICRC certification for “Applied Microbial Remediation.” You can also request a “post remediation mold clearance” from a third-party mold inspector to re-test the area for any remaining traces of mold before the area is treated with a sealer or encapsulant to resist future mold growth.

Proudly Serving the Columbus Area

 
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dublin, OH
  • Hilliard, OH
  • New Albany, OH
  • Blacklick, OH
  • Reynoldsburg, OH
  • Grove City, OH
  • Galloway, OH
  • Westerville, OH
  • Canal Winchester, OH