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Mold Inspection and Removal EXPERTS IN Texas

Catstrong LLC has actually been giving house owners and also the bordering locations with top quality mold inspection and removal as well as removal as well as numerous various other indoor air quality solutions. We are distinctly certified to manage these jobs many thanks to our mix of thorough education and learning and also substantial real-world experience.

Our owners habe greater than 30 years of experience with household and also industrial HVAC systems, moisture control, as well as indoor air quality. We are acknowledged as a leading authority in the area, as well as he is typically asked to give specialists testament in lawful instances that entail mold, moisture, constructing efficiency, and also indoor air quality problems.
If you have any kind of issues with mold, moisture, or air top quality in your Texas, our professionals will certainly have the ability to discover situate the issues, in addition to their resources, as well as aid you protect against any kind of more damages from being done. Our professionals have the experience, education and learning, as well as devices to give you with the outright air high quality solutions and also aid you maintain your residence as secure and also healthy and balanced as feasible in any way times. We additionally supply the finest customer care, as well as all of our job features a 100% complete satisfaction warranty.

Provide us a phone call today at 512-200-7245 or 254-400-2211 to ask any kind of concerns you have regarding mold development or your house’s indoor air quality, or to arrange a visit, as well as we’ll be eagerly anticipating aiding you.

Why Select Catstrong LLC

Catstrong LLC founders have been delivering mold inspection, evaluation, removal and remediation and various other air quality solutions to residential and commercial property owners in and around Texas. Every one of our specialists are highly skilled professionals with comprehensive experience, and we’re consistently able to deliver complete and precise services that will help you maintain your home or business clean, safe, and healthy. We comprehend how essential your home or building is to you and your or employees, so we make every effort to offer you with the highest possible quality services possible.

Certainly there’s absolutely nothing more important than the health of your spouse, children, or employees, and whenever you depend on our professionals, you’ll always understand that your home, condo, or apartment building is as healthy as possible.

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Mold Remediation

Following Are The List of Services That We Offer To Our Customers :

  • Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Mold Removal
  • Mold Inspection and Testing
  • Odor Removal It appears strange (and also amazing) that mold can be found in numerous residences; creating the requirement for removal and cleaning. Lots of types of mold are typically harmless as well as don’t appear to trigger numerous problems. Yet mold removal, formally called mold removal, can become your fascination when allergies or continuous sinus issues torment you.You could have an interior air trouble with a not-so-harmless mold. In texas, Catstorng LLC is here for any type of mold removal, mold cleaning or any kind of musty odor mystery you have.Most of the times, a person notifications some discoloration on a wall or wall. It could resemble an arbitrary, old mold discolor. There is a link between respiratory complications, illness, migraines, so simply don’t disregard it. A far better idea could be to think about calling a mold cleaning company for an additional viewpoint. Besides, it might only be a stain on the wall only you notice but just what lurks listed below might be something much worse compared to a discolor. Cleaning the visible side of a wall surface area does not deliver true mold removal.After mold removal, sometimes, a noticeable difference in color stays between mold-affected areas and also those untouched by mold. Often dark or perhaps black stains might still be visible. The location could be free of mold (as a result of mold remediation) yet stay noticeably stained. This is where mold cleaning is available in.Not to complicate the matter, but to add some clearness to the problem of mold, mold spores threaten. They are dangerous whether alive or dead. So mold removal is different compared to mold cleaning. Often, mold spores could be removed fairly conveniently from surface areas. However a discolor can continue to be. An extensive mold remediation as well as stain removal needs to be done to guarantee a secure, interior air quality.

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Mold Removal

If water from a leak or a flood is not dried out properly from your home or office, they can seep into the structure and result in the formation of molds. In order to remove the mold, we need to identify the source for its appearance and kill it right there. Catstrong LLC employs serving [post_name] the latest equipments and technology in identifying the mold’s source and in ensuring that the same is removed completely without any trace. Once the mold is removed, we use the dehumidification processes and help dry out the surface (in and out) completely. This will prevent from any further mold occurrence. We even help removing the dangerous black molds with extreme caution and care.

 Is mold removal expensive?

Mold remediation specialist will inspect ductwork, attic spaces, walls and even crawlspaces. The cost can average anywhere from $500 to $6,000 and is hard to identify until the entire scope of the infestation is considered.

Mold Remediation and Removal Costs | HGTV

How do you dispose of mold?

Five steps to proper mold remediation | Professional Builder

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  1. How do you dispose of mold?
    1. Wear a respirator or a facemask rated for black moldspore protection, and cover arms, legs and hands to avoid contact with mold spores. Use soap and a sponge to remove visible mold. If the moldy area is dry, lightly spray with water, as this will reduce the incidence of airborne mold spores during cleaning.

      How to Remove Black Mold | HGTV

  2. How do you get rid of black mold?
    1. How to Remove Black Mold | HGTV
  3. What is the process of removing mold?
    1. How to prevent mold: 9 tips | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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Mold Removal

The first thing created after water damage in a house is the mold. Mold creates a number of problems for the home owner. Fungi are common in nature and serve a central role as breakdown agents for organic matter. They contain fragments, or spores, which are found in virtually every home and building. Major mold that is found in water damaged homes is called Stachybotrys chartarum (atra), more commonly known as SC. It is a greenish black fungus that grows on materials like fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. They become chronically moist or water damaged due to excessive humidity, condensation, and flooding.

SC was first noted as a disease when it contaminated cereal grains. When people ate that grain, they started feeling burning sensations in their mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and pain in their abdomen. Then it was found that if its pores are released into air, then there was more probability of developing these symptoms. Few reports of scientific literature stated that there were places where people had to leave the place due to spreading of molds like SC and other molds too. When the spores are released into air, they may be inhaled and can get into lungs causing severe airborne diseases.

To save houses and buildings from mold, some precautions need to be taken. Buildings should be inspected routinely for evidence of water damage and visible mold. Conditions causing mold such as water leaks, condensation, or flooding should be corrected. After water damage, books and papers should be immediately discarded. Water from the carpets and rugs should be immediately removed. Ceiling tiles, if damaged, should be removed and replaced. Remove the water from upholstered furniture with the help of water extraction vacuum. Remove moisture immediately and use dehumidifiers and fans for drying.

For the removal of mold, the simplest and most expedient remediation should be used. After cleaning, try to ensure that there are no such conditions again for these hazardous materials to grow. A professional Restoration company should be called to fix or repair any problems.


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Stachybotrys - Some Important Facts About Black Mold

Before a person ever decides to search for the best mold inspection company in their area, they should first know a few facts:

1. In the author's opinion, every house on the planet has mold in it. Mold is a member of the Fungi family and exists naturally in our environment. It is airborne and enters our houses whenever a door or window is open and in numerous other ways.

2. Inside of a house, mold will not be a problem unless it has been exposed to water for more than 48-72 hours. So, if you have seen, or know of evidence of water inside your house and you suspect that it has been there for at least 48 hours, you are most certain to have harmful (toxic) mold.

3. Even if you can't see any water, it still may be lurking behind your walls, sinks, or tubs; perhaps under windows or other locations. If you can smell a musty or unpleasant odor (some in the family may detect it while others can't), you have a harmful mold problem.

4. If you or other members of your house have asthma, other respiratory problems, coughing, runny nose or eyes, headaches, or tend to feel much better when you are away from the house and worse when you are in it, you almost certainly have a mold problem.

Knowing that you likely have a mold problem but not knowing what to do next, speaks volumes in favor of hiring a professional. But which one? You could likely have several mold inspection companies to chose from on sites like Yahoo or Google; but how does a homeowner find the best one for their needs?

My advice is: First I recommend that the company specializes in mold. Not mold and/or radon, lead, air ducts, etc. Next, I recommend that they have both education and experience at least equal to or better than their competitors. While most every state requires that home inspectors be licensed, only two states require so of mold inspectors.Are they certified? This would tell you that they cared enough about their profession to acquire knowledge and training to meet standards. Experience counts. How long has the inspector been certified? How many jobs have they performed? Not just the company, but the individual inspector? Can they get references? Have they been cited by the Better Business Bureau for any deceptive, misleading, or dishonest practices?

The next criteria is critical: Are they also in the business of mold remediation or removal? If they are it could be a blatant conflict of interest. Wouldn't it be to there interest to overstate the level of mold problems and/or the amount of remediation needed if they were in line to pick up a job worth several thousands of dollars? Therefore, I recommend that you find a professional who only inspects for mold.

OK, so now how should your inspector look for and find your problem? When they are finished will they be able to tell you for certain where your mold is and why you have the problem? Isn't that how you would like to spend your money?

Testing for mold is most often done by the old fashioned method called air testing. This procedure sucks air into a machine that then traps it into a laboratory testing dish, which in turn gets sent to a laboratory for culturing. This process can take a week or more for the results. When air testing is performed, the inspector should always take one test outside of the house in order to determine a benchmark as to what mold(s) are prevalent in your area. They then will try to take as many tests inside of the house as the customer can afford. In most areas of the country, these tests cost about $100 each. Some of the problems with air testing are:

1. The more tests that are performed, the more costly the job.

2. Air testing is highly inaccurate. All it can do is to tell you what was in the air at that location at that moment in time. Results can vary widely over time and method used. Airborne fungal spore concentrations vary greatly over the course of hours, days, weeks, and seasons.

3. In colder climates when there is snow on the ground, the results of the outside test will be useless in that spore count is greatly or totally reduced. I have yet to hear that a customer was told this fact.

4. There are no numerical standards to which tests can be prepared, making interpretation difficult.

5. Even the best tests can not determine how much exposure people in the house have had in the past.

6. Fungal air tests are expensive.

7. Results are slow to receive.

8. Knowing the type of mold does not change the way that you would respond. All mold that is active, or was active, is bad mold.

Then what does represent a professional, accurate, and helpful mold inspection? The most intelligent inspections should: Find all mold. Determine the cause; i.e. Where is the water problem(s). Explain how to fix the problem(s).

This inspection requires work, experience, and knowledge. It is also labor intensive; lasting about 2 hours or more on average. It begins with an intensive investigation of the property outside of the house. It finds flaws in roofs, chimneys, gutters, downspouts, foundations, and/or landscaping. In short, anywhere and any way that water could get into the house and cause a problem. Then, moving inside the inspection closely is conducted looking throughout the house, basement, and attic for issues under windows, sinks, tubs, showers, washer and dryers. Tools such as moisture meters, hygrometers, and boroscopes should be utilized as appropriate.

Following that, in my inspections, I work with a Certified Mold Dog. Together we systematically cover every inch of the house. Dogs such as mine have the ability to detect the scent of mold in one part per trillion. Humans are limited to one part per hundred. Two university studies are known that matched dogs scenting ability versus that of machines. Dogs won easily both times. Dogs have the ability to detect the scent of mold from behind walls, floors, or ceilings where it often is found. No machine can do that. With their ability to pinpoint the location of the mold, remediation costs are reduced to a fraction of what they may have been, or eliminated entirely.

Lastly, the customer should ask for, and receive a professionally written report that captures all that was seen, found, and measured during the inspection and remediation recommendations. This is how my company, Mold Rover, Inc. operates. It is what I think the customer needs and deserves for their money.

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