faq’s


Chances are, if you can’t see the mold and have a musty smell, that you have “hidden” mold. Hidden mold tends to be located in the air ducts, on the back side of dry wall, paneling or wallpaper, on the underside of carpets and pads, behind furniture, just to name a few locations. Our inspectors can help you locate the water source, do the necessary testing and help you remove the mold from your home before it has an opportunity to do any further damage.
Mold can affect the health of people who are exposed to it. People are mainly exposed to mold by breathing spores or other tiny fragments. People can also be exposed through skin contact with mold contaminants and by swallowing it. The type and severity of health effects that mold may produce are usually difficult to predict. The risks can vary greatly from one location to another, over time and from person to person. Symptoms of mold may be nasal and sinus congestion, asthma, sore throats, wheezing, coughing up blood, skin and eye irritations or upper respiratory infections (including sinus), to name a few. However, what affects one person may have a completely different reaction if any, to another person.
Absolutely not. This is one of the biggest misconceptions of “Black Mold.” Until samples of mold have been tested and analyzed by a lab, the type of mold cannot possibly be determined. Mold Experts of Michigan, LLC sends samples out to an accredited lab where they process the samples to determine types and counts of mold. Only at that time, can it be determined if the blackish colored mold is actually toxic.
Give us a call. We’ll discuss the situation and determine what type of service you need. We will send a certified inspector to your home to assess the mold problem and can typically respond within 24-48 hours.
If there is water present, start removing water immediately and start running a dehumidifier. This will help eliminate or slow the mold growth.
If testing is necessary, the inspector will thoroughly explain the reason for the test; will take samples and put together a plan of action for you and your family. We send the samples off to the lab, wait for the results which typically take 48-72 hours. Upon receipt of the results, we will provide you with a complete report of our findings.
We will also work with your insurance company if the situation is something they will cover.
Typically, if the mold is a direct result of a covered peril in your policy, then your insurance will most likely cover the damage. However, each policy is different and many policies now are eliminating coverage for mold issues, so we recommend looking at your policy and contacting your agent for a complete understanding of what is covered. And remember-it is your right as a homeowner to hire a company that you’re comfortable with, even if your insurance company is recommending someone else.
Mold growth can begin within 48 hours after a moisture or water problem.
There are 4 Components:
1. No UV Light
2. Humidity/Moisture
3. Substrate (drywall, carpet)
4. High temperature
Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth.
Remediation can be expensive. Unfortunately, with mold, it doesn’t get any cheaper. Mold, if not removed, will continue to grow, eat away at the material that it’s on and cause more damage the longer it’s allowed to live. If mold spores are disrupted and become airborne, they can get into other areas of the home and begin growing wherever they can.
We care and we take pride in a job well done. We recognize that remediation is a serious issue and always take measures to ensure the safety of our clients.
We follow the guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency, IICRC & NAMP for mold remediation. We use state of the art equipment and procedures for all of our testing and remediation.
In addition, Mold Experts of Michigan, LLC has helped over 10,000 people with their mold problems since we have been in business. Our company has seen everything and has had the opportunity to resolve issues for everything from apartments to homes to office buildings to universities. Mold Experts of Michigan, LLC is very proud of how we help people. We do not believe in scare tactics. Rather, we present facts and solutions and get problems resolved.
Prior to remediating, we make sure the homeowner understands the process and what will be taking place, and we also provide a timeline for the job. You as the Homeowner, will feel confident in the work being done.
Mold Experts of Michigan, LLC is certified by the following:
• National Association of Mold Professionals (NAMP)
• IICRC for Water Damage & Restoration & Mold
• Builder’s license for the State of Michigan
• Licensed Lead Contractor through the EPA
• Pesticide License with the Department of Agriculture for the application of anti-microbial/fungicides.
Mold Experts of Michigan, LLC has General and Professional Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation.

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