How Can Maxim Help Me?
MAXIM’s team of Certified Mold Removal and Remediation Specialists can:
- Discuss your personal mold concerns and questions
- Explain available options to help you make an informed decision about which option best meets your needs
- Refer you to a Certified Environmental Hygienist [CEH]
- Provide detailed cost proposals with supportive documents
- Description of work to be performed
- Important discussion points to consider
- Clearly outlined itemization of charges
- Proof of IICRC* qualified training certifications
- Proof of General Liability Insurance
- Proof of Contractors Pollution Insurance specific for mold removal
* The IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, and Certification) S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation was written to combine essential scientific principles with practical procedures for remediators (contractors). The IICRC reviewed and considered existing documents, including EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) guidelines in the development of this document. This document was written for use by those involved in the mold remediation industry and is highly respected among its peers. MAXIM follows the recommended work practices outlined in this and numerous other industry documents.
Mold is in the news more and more. It may also be in your home or business. People and the media are talking about its potential health and economic impact, but what are the real risks and issues? We have spent years expanding our education, certification and experience regarding mold and how to deal with it. This particular section of our website contains a great amount of information for your benefit because this is such an important topic. We invite you to use as much or as little as you wish, and remember: we are just a phone call away.
Mold, sometimes called fungal or microbial growth, doesn’t just decide to grow in your home or office. Mold needs three components to thrive and grow.
Mold Spores + Oxygen + Water = Excessive Mold Growth
- Mold spores are everywhere in life. Mold becomes a problem when allowed to grow abnormally.
- Oxygen is also everywhere in life and promotes mold growth.
- Moisture is the one component that can be eliminated and thereby stop mold spores from growing abnormally.
NO PERSON with compromised health should consider cleaning up mold contamination without first learning more about potential risks of exposure and discussing it with their physician.
If mold is to be removed/remediated, it is vital to remember that mold spores are very easily disturbed and spread. IT IS PARAMOUNT that occupants and workers should be protected. Certified professionals know to use a combination of guidelines, controls, equipment and safe practices to protect home owners, building occupants and workers and how to prevent contamination of unaffected adjacent areas.
Therefore, if you have mold, the objective should be to remove or remediate in place building materials and miscellaneous surfaces within the impacted areas that have visible or suspect mold growth. Where possible, remove and dispose of porous, semi-porous building materials and affected non-savable contents.