Reduce mold damage and the headaches that come with it Often caused by a burst pipe, flooding or inadequate ventilation, mold grows quickly and can cause headaches — both physical and figural — damaging employees’ health and your structure’s stability if left untreated. Sometimes it can go unnoticed for months or even years, resulting in more costly repairs. With more than 75 years as the largest and most reputable cleaning and restoration company in the Midwest, Woodard’s proven remediation process uses use high-tech moisture meters, negative air/HEPA air scrubbers and dryers to contain and remediate mold in your business. Our team will thoroughly restore your property safely and seamlessly, with minimized disruptions. Mold removal services the Woodard Way Signature processes for consistent quality High-powered equipment and infrared testing to locate damage not visible Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified crews Licensed and insured in the state of Missouri Highly trained and certified technicians Professional customer care with seamless, steady communication Your satisfaction, guaranteed Mold removal process and details Mold removal process When you call, we will schedule a Woodard specialist to inspect your business property. If our specialist finds mold during the inspection, we will rely on the expertise of a third party Industrial Hygienist (IH) to conduct testing and write a remediation protocol. We will establish containment areas at the start of remediation. This typically involves generating negative air pressure to ensure no spores escape the work area. Next, we will utilize HEPA air scrubbers within the containment area to capture mold spores, while guarding against cross-contamination. Using personal protective equipment, a mold team will cut out the contained area or visible signs of mold safely. We will perform cleanup and water damage repairs as needed and apply an anti-microbial to fully disinfect the area to prevent future mold and microorganism infestation. During post-testing, an IH will retest for mold. We will then provide a third-party approval letter stating that the job is complete, before removing our equipment. Hazards of mold Mold spreads quickly, feeding on a wide variety of organic material, but especially on moisture. Left untreated, it can cause structures to rot or deteriorate, leading to more costly repairs. Mold — especially black mold (stachybotrys chartarum) — can also impact health. Minor symptoms caused by mold include nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation or skin irritation. Allergy or asthma sufferers could experience more severe symptoms including difficult breathing. Left untreated, mold can cause serious illness to employees or patients. Aspergillus and cladosporium are two other types of mold often found in commercial properties. All three types vary in color, size and shape. Mold spores occur naturally outdoors and can enter your commercial property through windows and doors, or can be carried in on clothing — even if you keep your property spotless. The key is to prevent the spores from growing into mold and having your property inspected at the first sign of potential mold growth.