Tampa Mold Inspections & Removal
Comprehensive Mold Testing, Cleanup & Remediation
Are you afraid your home has mold? Do you have a musty smell in your place of business? FP Property Restoration is Tampa's leading mold removal company (MRSR2615). We are one of the very few mold remediation companies in the area to carry all of the proper insurance policies to perform mold assessment and remediation in your home or business.
FP Property Restoration has a team of six IICRC-certified mold remediation technicians that work hand-in-hand with our Florida-licensed mold remediation expert (MRSR2615) to perform safe, thorough mold removal projects that save your home and protect you and your family.
FP Property Restoration is located in the heart of Tampa. We are an Angie’s List A+ rated mold damage company that performs mold testing, mold inspections, mold cleanup, and air testing as needed for your home or business. We are able to supply any potential customer with numerous references and testimonials from past mold damage-related customers over the years.
Our Mold Testing Services
If you think you may have mold in your home or business and may require a mold test, FP Property Restoration will send out an IICRC-certified mold damage contractor to do an initial mold inspection using thermal cameras, moisture meters, and their years of mold experience. From there, our mold inspection team will possibly recommend indoor air quality testing to be conducted by a separate licensed mold assessor. Those air quality tests are sent to a third-party laboratory that, in turn, will send back the results so that they can verify if mold does exist and, if so, what type of mold is present.
When you are looking for mold damage companies—whether it is for mold inspection or mold removal—always ask to see their licenses, testimonials, and references and, most of all, make sure they carry all of the appropriate workers’ compensations and liability coverage to perform mold cleanup or mold inspection work in your home or business.
Mold Damage Removal & Remediation
Once we have determined that there is, indeed, a mold issue in your home or commercial property, we will put a mold removal and remediation protocol into place. This protocol serves as our “game plan” for completely removing all mold and remediating the surrounding areas. The protocol typically also involves improving indoor air quality by filtering air through HEPA filtration devices. Once mold is removed and the affected areas remediated, our repair team will get right to work returning your home or business to its original, pre-damage condition.
If you have mold in your home or business, it's important to get it handled right away. Continuous exposure to mold, especially black mold or toxic mold, can be very harmful to your health.
Common mold remediation steps:
- Mold inspection
- Building containment around the mold
- HEPA vacuum contaminated areas
- Removal of mold affected materials in a safe manner
- Using an antimicrobial to disinfect the affected areas
- Use of negative air scrubbers
- Cleaning of HVAC unit and ducts
- Encapsulation one materials are removed
- Air quality and swab testing to ensure mold removal
Signs You May Have Mold
One sign you may have mold is discoloration around your HVAC vents. Often, there will be a yellowish or black discoloration that may be a sign of mold. This discoloration does not indicate you definitely have mold, however, it is indicative of many mold issues in both residential and commercial properties.
A musty smell can be attributed to possible mold issues. Often during initial mold inspections when mold is present, the mold inspector will note that there is a musty smell throughout the property or near the mold source.
Wet materials are also a sign of not only mold but factors that lead to mold. It is imperative that water damage is addressed immediately to prevent mold. However, long-term leaks—like sink leaks, plumbing leaks, and fridge leaks—all can lead to mold when they go undiscovered for an extended amount of time.
Some homeowners and business owners rely on their own feelings to determine if mold is an issue. Respiratory and nasal issues have been known to be associated with mold in properties.
We encourage homeowners and business owners to be vigilant. When mold is caught early on, it is a far less severe issue than when it goes undiscovered. Mold is alive and will continue to grow and spread until the cause is addressed. After the cause is discovered and rectified, then remediation can begin.
Causes of mold can include but are not limited to:
- Plumbing leaks
- Roofing leaks
- Elevated humidity (“humidity bloom”)
- Untreated water damage
The reason FP Property Restoration offers a free initial mold inspection is that we understand the dangers of mold. Mold will have an immediate negative effect on the health of your property, as well as on you and your family. We schedule mold inspections immediately. Your mold inspector is an IICRC-certified mold technician. Once on-site, if we see signs of what we believe to be mold, we will recommend that you hire a mold assessor. A mold assessment company in the state of Florida has to hold a state license to legally test for mold.
This mold test can take form in many ways:
- Air quality testing
- Tape testing
- Swab testing
The tests are sent to a third-party laboratory that will analyze the samples and issue what is referred to as a mold test report. This report will indicate not only if there is or is not mold, but it will also indicate the types of mold and the number of spores in the air. This mold report will be used to determine the mold remediation steps needed to be taken to successfully remove the mold in your home or business. At the end of the remediation, this mold assessor will return to perform a post-mold test to verify that the mold is removed.
It is important to understand that no contractor should tell you that the mold was removed without utilizing a third-party assessment that, in turn, utilizes a third-party lab to verify that the remediation is complete.
When hiring a mold remediation company in Tampa, ask to see their:
- Mold remediation license
- Workers’ compensation insurance
- Liability coverage for mold work
- Pollution coverage for mold work
- References and testimonials
If a mold remediation professional cannot provide all of these, then you are putting yourself at risk for the work that will be performed. FP Property Restoration can provide all of these items upon request to all customers.
We have performed thousands and thousands of mold remediation projects. These projects have been both residential and commercial, insurance-related and non-insurance related. We approach every mold remediation project the same way—with expert advice, precision service, and top-of-the-line communication and customer service.
If you feel you have mold, call us at (813) 502-0554 for a free mold remediation estimate and a free mold inspection.