Affecting health in unseen waysMold Eliminators, Mirage Building Maintenance and Construction by Mirage specialize in mold removal, flood and fire restoration, hoarding clean up and crime scene services. The companies are equipped to handle any size or type of disaster and have been providing assessment and solutions for Las Vegas since 1996. While Las Vegas is located in a desert environment, that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems with mold or flooding. Anyone who has lived in Southern Nevada for any period of time knows these problems come up more often than one might think.
An unexpected water intrusion can become a disaster in a home or business. Standing water can be a significant health hazard. Damage from a water intrusion, if not properly dried, can cause mold and mildew to flourish and can even cause structural damage. After a water intrusion, it’s important to restore a home to good order as soon as possible to protect health and prevent further damage. The building structure and furnishings are less likely to grow mold if they are dried within 48 hours. Immediate action is important; contact the professionals at Mirage Building Maintenance at 702.442.1126 offering free inspections and can come to a home or business within one hour.
Mold happens for a number of reasons. Look for a source of water, such as an unnoticed leak, from a water heater, clothes washer or under the kitchen sink. Mold can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours after walls, floors, carpeting, wood or other surfaces have gotten wet. If there is a musty smell, chances are mold has started to grow.
Las Vegas native Craig Herrmann is owner and operator of Mold Eliminators as well as an IICRC Master Certified Flood/Fire & Mold Tech. He has trained, studied and lectured on mold remediation and water damage restoration for over 20 years.
Along with free consultations as well as working out a plan to safely eliminate any danger, Herrmann emphasized, “For insurance purposes, as soon as water damage occurs or you see mold, call us. If you allow the water to dry on its own, that doesn’t mean there isn’t water damage or mold in the walls. We use thermal imaging cameras to see into the walls to determine the extent of the water damage. Weeks or even months later, when you discover major problems, insurance companies usually deny coverage due to the fact that you didn’t properly mitigate the damage timely. Since we offer free estimates, it is better to call immediately to allow a professional Master Certified technician to investigate your loss.”
Herrmann advises when there is water damage, first determine what caused the water loss and shut off the source of the problem. Next, check what type of water, whether it is fresh water, grey water or sewage. Grey water will come from a shower or sink, and sewage is from toilets or backed up drains and has to be handled differently. Herrmann cautions that sewage as well as grey water contains bacteria, and the possibility of disease will be on anything in contact with this type of water. Everything that is porous will need to be disposed of including sheet rock, carpet and pad.
Mold Eliminators, Mirage Building Maintenance and Construction by Mirage are available to help 24 hours a day to keep a home or office safe from mold and water damage that can lead to structural repairs. With state licensed contractors on staff, they can restore a home or business to pre-loss condition.
As Herrmann said, “Our calling is to bless the world by restoring people’s lives and property because people and property matter.”
For more information, contact Mold Eliminators,
Mirage Building Maintenance, Construction by Mirage #59782, 1964 Sycamore Trail #4
Las Vegas, NV 89108, 702.442.1126.