When you need professional mold remediation in Boston, you should expect nothing less than complete mold removal and treatment to prevent it from returning. Rely on the certified team at Air Safe to handle what can be a complex problem for homeowners. We will give you an expert assessment and a written estimate. Then we will do whatever it takes to restore your precious home to healthy conditions. As a local, family-owned business, we will treat your home like our own and eliminate unhealthy growths wherever they occur.
Home Sellers, Buyers and Real Estate Agents
Has mold been identified in a home you are putting on the market? If you’re a homeowner or a real estate agent, you know that a mold problem can stall a sale and reduce value. We have worked extensively with real estate companies to perform mold remediation and provide completion documentation so you can list with total confidence. We get the job done in a timely and professional manner. Just give us a call! We are mold remediation specialists with 30 years of service.
What We Do
Mold remediation in greater Boston, eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod can be done in several ways. After mold detection, the only solution is to kill it and remove it. This two pronged approach involves using powerful antimicrobial agents, and then actually scrubbing off all traces of fungus. We specialize in finding and removing attic mold, basement mold and any other type of growth you may have hiding in your house.
Our certified mold removal specialists know the right methods to use. We will provide the skills and equipment necessary for mold remediation. Most often walls and ceilings are removed for access; we then thoroughly disinfect mold growth on underlying structures with an EPA approved anti-microbial solution. We apply EPA approved anti-fungicide coating, and conduct thorough air scrubbing procedures throughout. Following completion of the remediation, an independent air test is completed by a licensed industrial hygienist.
Because mold remediation can disturb colonies and disperse them in the air, we take every precaution. We have a full range of equipment and techniques to remove spores from the air, including negative air machines, air scrubbers. Isolation of the work area is accomplished via sealing critical barriers and maintaining negative air pressure.
When the job is complete, the customer is provided closeout documents; which include a completion letter describing the scope of work and certified lab results of the independent air testing. Completion Certification allows you to list your home with total confidence.
The two most common places for fungi to hide:
- Attic mold – This is a common problem caused by poor ventilation, attic-based heating systems, or roof leaks. It can spread to insulation and anything derived from wood. If you don’t treat it, it can contaminate boxes holding precious belongings; it can destroy the nails that hold your roof in place; it can make your house less energy efficient.
- Basement mold – The lower level is damp and dark, the perfect breeding ground for fungus. It can eat away at insulation, building materials and furnishings. And it can find its way into your heating and air conditioning system.
Can I Remove It Myself?
While you certainly can scrub and kill small colonies yourself, such as in shower grout, anything larger than a few square feet needs to be handled by a professional mold remediation company. This ensures your safety by preventing the colony from releasing spores into the air that could harm your health. It prevents rot of wood, drywall, carpet and padding, and other organic materials that colonies feed on.
Certified specialists like us also ensure that all remnants are removed; if they are not, they can go dormant when the area is dry, and regenerate when moisture comes back.
This type of fungus, known scientifically as Stachybotros chartara, has made headlines because it is a species that produces powerful toxins. If allowed to thrive, it has been associated with a number of more serious ailments, including kidney and heart problems.
We perform mold remediation in Boston, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.