Mold Removal

Serving Myrtle Beach, Horry & Georgetown County

Why Should You Trust Restoration 1 of Horry County for Mold Remediation?

Discovering mold in your residential or commercial space is never a pleasant experience, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. We understand the discomfort you, your family, employees, or guests might have entering an area where mold is present; however, there’s no need to fear.

If you see a mold formation in your home, call professionals for help! Our team at Restoration 1 of Horry County, will immediately come to your rescue and help you get rid of the unsightly fungus creeping on your walls. We serve Myrtle Beach, SC, and areas nearby.

Fast, Quality Services

We make a point to match your timelines and quickly carry out a mold removal process so you don’t face disruptions in your daily routine. 

Eco-friendly Services

As professionals, we deeply care about both your health as well as the environment’s health. This is what has prompted us to deliver eco-friendly services using the latest technology and tools.

Industry Leaders

Our commitment to quality and relentless dedication to serving your mold removal needs has helped us grow from a trusted brick-and-mortar company to being the leader in the restoration industry!

Mold in windowsill

Our Mold Remediation Process

By following a systematic and thorough process, a restoration company can effectively address fire and smoke damage, ensuring the property is restored to a safe and habitable condition.

Potential Health Hazards With Mold

Health issues are common in people living in areas affected by mold growth. However, you must understand that it is the excess growth of mold that is harmful to the people living near it. Proper mold removal or remediation conducted by an expert can help reduce the effects of mold!

Mold spores in the air make it unhealthy to inhale. When this contaminated air is consistently taken in by us, it is bound to cause adverse effects on our health depending upon how sensitive we are to mold spores. Mentioned below are some of the common health issues faced by people living around mold:

Causes Of Mold Growth

Anything that leads to an excess of moisture in your home causes mold to develop. Mold grows whenever it has the right conditions which includes:

  • Food
  • Water
  • The appropriate amount of light

This means that regardless of the temperature in your home, there is a species of mold that will prefer growing in unchecked corners and behind appliances due to high levels of humidity.

What's the Difference Between Mold Removal And Mold Remediation?

Does mold keep growing back after you have cleaned it? This is because cleaning merely the surface of the walls and other areas only removes the active growth. To properly remove mold growth, remediation is important. Mold remediation starts with identifying the common causes of mold growth and then eradicating these to help in the process of complete removal.

It is always recommended not to take matters into your own hands and call the professionals for the process of eradicating mold. With their specialized equipment and eco-friendly products, they are able to pinpoint the causes of mold growth, eradicate them and then get on with mold removal.

The Restoration 1 Promise

The 3 Steps You Need to Take To Restore Your Property Right

1.

Call Now

We are experts in mold removal and ready to help.

2.

We Do the Work

We’ll make sure the mold is removed safely to protect your health.

3.

Relax

You can get peace of mind knowing the problem is taken care of.

Put a Stop to Mold Growth

Our team of dedicated mold removal and remediation experts will be there in your time of need. If you experience anything from a couple mold spots to full on structural damage our team will arrive equipped and ready to begin the removal and remediation process. If you’re in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas, be sure to give Restoration 1 of Horry County a call.

Types Of Mold To Look Out For

Black Mold

Best avoided at all cost, the most toxic species of mold grows in water damaged areas in our homes, spreads quickly in propitious conditions and is injurious to health if its spores are inhaled or when you enter in contact with it directly.

White Mold

Easily recognizable by its white powdery form and choice of growth location (porous surfaces like wood or drywall), white mold is a danger to your health and home, infiltrating the materials on which it grows and feeding on it.

Yellow Mold

Yellow mold is a toxic strain that grows mostly on organic materials that are wet or damp, such as paper, wood, food or mulch. Common in every household, it is yellowish-white, yellowish-brown and even greenish-yellow in color and grows in patches on the affected area.

Green Mold

There are a number of fungus species that are considered part of the green mold family. They vary in color from moss green to bluish-green and are extremely dangerous for humans and pets alike, due to mycotoxins being released by mold spores in the area it grows in.

Common Areas Of Mold Around The Home

Virtually any poorly ventilated area of your home is susceptible to being invaded by mold species looking for a good place to colonize. Given the right conditions of high humidity, low sunlight and plenty of nutrients, any dark corner of the kitchen, bathroom and other living spaces are perfect for mold to grow in.

Attics

Make your attic a safe space for you and your family by ensuring you check if there is a ventilation problem which can lead to moisture build-up. Excess moisture is what primarily causes mold to grow in attics, hence it is advised to check all vents that are directed outside of the structure first.

Crawlspaces

Hidden away under your home are crawlspaces, where sunlight doesn’t reach and where it can be quite hard to maintain proper ventilation. Checking these areas regularly for any mold growth can help you prevent or remediate any active mold colony.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms harbor numerous areas that are perfect for mold to sneak in: narrow spaces in your washing machine and dryer, tile margins and corners, damp or wet clothes and condensation on walls from the laundry steam.

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Bathrooms and kitchens are both likely to have mold growing in them at one point or another, since they both offer the perfect conditions for mold to live in. Food, narrow spaces, wet areas and tiny corners to hide in — all these are exactly what the mold species in nature are looking for!

Walls

Walls need care too when it comes to maintaining their structural integrity! It is highly important to remove any spots or spores that have started growing on your indoor and outdoor walls with the help of a professional to avoid further damage to your property.

Wood Structures, Floors

It is extremely important that you keep an open eye when it comes to wooden structures, furniture items and floors. Yellow mold is very dangerous, destroying any untreated wooden item from within over time, which can lead to your home’s valuables and structure becoming unsalvageable.

Difference Between Mold and Mildew

We are regularly summoned to evaluate mold issues, and upon inspection, it’s not uncommon to discover that it is mildew. While both mold and mildew are fungi that thrive in damp conditions, they differ in appearance, texture, depth of penetration, and potential health impacts. Identifying the specific type is important for effective remediation.
Here are some straightforward ways to differentiate between the two. However, the most accurate method is through testing.
MoldMildew
TypeRefers to various types of fungi.Generally used to describe specific types of surface fungi
ColorCan appear in various colors, including green, black, brown, or white.Often appears in shades of white or gray.
AppearanceTypically has a fuzzy or slimy textureTypically has a powdery or downy texture.
DepthPenetrates deeper into surfaces and materials.Usually remains on the surface of materials.
LocationCommonly found in damp or water-damaged areas.Commonly found on damp surfaces, such as bathroom walls or shower curtains.
Health ImpactSome molds can produce mycotoxins, which may pose health risks.Generally considered less harmful than certain types of mold.
SeverityMay cause structural damage over time if not addressed.Usually does not cause significant structural damage.

Mildew can develop into mold under certain conditions. If mildew is not properly addressed and the environmental conditions favor mold growth, the mildew colony can evolve into mold. Factors such as high humidity, warmth, and a nutrient source (often organic material) can contribute to the transition from mildew to mold.