Mold Removal and Remediation in Kansas City

Once a surface—such as carpet, drywall, or wood—becomes wet, mold can grow rapidly. In fact, it only takes as little as 48 hours for mold to spread throughout a property. If left ignored, mold won’t just damage your home’s physical structure—it has the potential to put your health at risk. At Certified Restoration of Kansas City, our mold removal experts can quickly analyze your mold problem and then take steps to perform mold remediation. Certified Restoration can fix the damage and get your home back to safe and sound conditions in no time!

Benefits of Partnering with Certified Restoration:

  • A+ BBB rating
  • 24/7 live calls
  • On our way in 60 minutes or less
  • Free estimates
  • We bill directly to insurance
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Serving you since 2004

Our Mold Services

When a home or business sustains even minor water leaks, mold and mildew can grow very quickly if the damaged area is not properly extracted and dried. With years of experience in mold assessments and remediation, Certified Restoration is the premier company to call for mold inspection and mold removal services.

Ceiling damaged from mold

Indoor Air Quality Assessments

Many of us spend a significant amount of time indoors, whether it’s at work, school, or home. The indoor air quality at the places you spend your days can have a considerable impact on our health—especially children, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma or allergies.

Mold Remediation

While mold can cause respiratory issues, the byproducts of mold—mycotoxins and spores—can pose very serious short-term and long-term health problems, especially for young children, the chronically sick, and the elderly. If you are concerned about mold in your home—whether from concern for its health effects, structural damage, or aesthetic—the mold remediation contractors at Certified Restoration can help. Our mold remediation process involves an inspection and assessment of mold damage, containment and ventilation, cleaning and disinfecting, mold removal (which may involve removing mold-infested materials), and restoration of damaged areas (which may involve installing new drywall, carpet, etc.).

Mold Removal & Remediation Q&A

What causes mold and mildew?

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally in both indoor and outdoor air. These mold spores can colonize in wet conditions, so when a home experiences above normal indoor humidity levels for an extended period of time, mold will often begin to grow. Moisture problems can be caused by a variety of circumstances, such as burst pipes, leaky roofs, washing machine overflows, basement flooding, and more. In addition, mold and mildew typically grow and thrive in dark, damp places, meaning possible mold problem areas can include inside walls, under flooring, behind appliances, and in HVAC systems. With that said, mold needs access to organic, porous surfaces—such as wood, ceiling tiles, and carpet—to grow on. Houses are also being built more efficiently to lower heating and cooling costs, so moisture gets trapped inside those areas and contributes to mold growth.

What is black mold?

Although many different types of mold can appear black, the term “black mold” refers to a type of mold scientifically known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Black mold poses a severe health hazard. The mycotoxins that are released from black mold as it feeds on organic materials are linked to a variety of health problems, including mold poisoning (also known as mycotoxicosis). Other health concerns related to mycotoxins (which can be released from other types of mold) include severe headaches, memory loss, nosebleeds, aches and pains, changes in mood, and more. If you or someone in your home has experienced headaches, nausea, breathing difficulties, asthma, and respiratory problems or infections such as pneumonia, visit your physician immediately. If you believe that you have black mold in your home or business, call Certified Restoration immediately for black mold removal services—a fast response can prevent further mold spread.

How Do I Know If I’m Dealing With a Mold Infestation?

The sooner you become aware of a mold issue, the easier it can be to mitigate the problem. There are some common signs of mold infestations that you should look for when determining whether you should call for mold removal: 

  • Visible mold growth
  • Symptoms of mold exposure, which are often similar to those of a common cold
  • Signs of water damage
  • Water leaks
  • Flooding
  • History of moisture issues and high humidity

Mold Facts

A better understanding of mold can help you identify mold early and navigate the mold removal and remediation process. Here are a few quick facts about mold:

  • Mold can grow when indoor humidity levels are too high—we recommend keeping your indoor humidity levels below 45%
  • Water mitigation must be done before mold remediation to prevent mold from regrowing
  • Mold often produces a musty odor—this can help you recognize a problem
  • Mold needs an organic food source—which can be found in structural materials like wood and drywall—in order to grow
  • Mold can cause the following health concerns: headaches, difficulty breathing, skin irritation, allergic reactions, aggravation of asthma symptoms, and more
  • Not everyone is affected by mold in the same way

Call Certified Restoration for Mold Remediation Services in Kansas City

At Certified Restoration, we’re here to help you navigate the entire mold remediation process—from initial inspection to assessing insurance claims. If you’re concerned about mold in your home or business, give us a call today at (816) 272-4640 to get started with your free assessment and estimate.