Frequently Asked Questions

Mold & Remediation Questions

1Is there a charge for you to come and do a service call or inspection?
At 2RG we never charge for our initial visit. We offer complimentary, no-obligation inspections 100% of the time. A qualified, highly trained inspector can usually be dispatched within 24 hours/ 7 days a week to your home or business. After the inspection, we will send you a proposed Scope of Work outlining our recommendations and a quote.
2What is mold remediation?
Mold remediation is the process of removal and/or clean up of mold from an indoor environment, such as a home or a business. If a home or a business has serious mold damage, it is best to hire mold remediation/removal professionals as specialized equipment and methods may be required to remove the mold completely. Please call us at the number on the top of the page for mold remediation and removal services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
3What makes mold grow?
Mold enters or grows in your home as tiny spores. The spores need moisture to begin growing, digesting, and destroying. Molds can grow on almost any surface, including; ▪ Wood ▪ Ceiling tiles ▪ Wallpaper ▪ Paints ▪ Carpet ▪ Sheet rock ▪ Insulation The mold grows best when there is lots of moisture from a leaky roof, high humidity, wets basements, or a flood situation. There is no way to get rid of all molds and mold spores from your home. But you can control mold growth by keeping your home dry.
4How does mold grow?
Mold requires nutrients, water, oxygen and favorable temperatures to grow. Nutrients for mold are present in dead organic material such as wood, paper or fabrics; mold can also derive nutrients from some synthetic products such as paints and adhesives. Mold requires moisture, although some mold species can obtain that moisture from moist air when the relative humidity is above 60 percent. Many molds thrive at normal indoor temperatures; few if any molds are able to grow below 40 F or above 100 F. Outside this range molds may remain dormant or inactive; they may begin to grow again when the temperature is more favorable. Temperatures well above 100 F will kill mold and mold spores, but the exact temperature required to kill specific species is not well established.
5How long does the mold removal process take?
The time it takes for the mold removal process depends on many factors such as how much mold is present, where the mold is growing (behind walls, etc.), and the materials it grows on. Most mold removal (remediation) takes anywhere from 1 day to 5 days. If you have any questions about the mold removal (remediation process), please call us at the number at the top of the page.
6How do I know when professional mold removal is complete?
There are two different ways to know when mold is removed. ▪ Visual: You might see that all mold is gone is away, but hidden mold colonies and mold spores can linger in hidden places within finished areas of a property and in the air. So visual inspection is not always the best way to insure complete removal. ▪ Third party testing can usually be the best way to test for complete mold removal verification in certain situations. Your mold removal company should not test as this is a conflict of interest. Please also beware that there are different kinds of testers ranging from home inspectors to industrial hygienists.
7Do I need to hire a mold remediation/removal expert to remove mold, or can I do it myself?
Good question. Actually anyone can remove mold from a home or a business as long as they understand that when you disturb mold (clean it, cut it out, etc.), you will distribute the mold spores through out the house, creating new mold issues. The only way to correctly remove the mold is to build correctly a containment using negative pressure and using the correct personal protective equipment. You will also need to follow the IICRC S-520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, and hire an industrial hygienist to make sure that the mold is removed. 2 River Group is certified in mold removal and mold remediation by the MICRO, I.I.A.Q.C, and IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification). Please call us at the phone number above for mold remediation/removal services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
8What about other companies that claim to test and remove mold?
Actually there are no problems in using a company that does both mold testing and mold removal and remediation unless the remediation company insists on ‘clearing their own work’. Although it makes sense (and may save you time) in the beginning using a company that does both testing and removing mold, what happens in the end may create situations that are critically worse.
9Are you qualified to do professional mold remediation?
The 2 River Group is owned and operated in state of New Jersey. We have more than two decades of experience in the industry of residential and commercial building construction, home inspection, mold inspection, mold abatement and remediation, and environmental services. We are nationally certified as Indoor Air Quality Certified Professionals & Mold Inspection Certified Professionals through the I.I.A.Q.C. and MICRO Organizations respectively as well as a Licensed Contractor, Builder, and Certified Restoration Specialist in the State of New Jersey. Our company strictly adheres to the standards outlined in the teachings of the aforementioned organizations and practices strict moral, ethical and professional principles in everything that we do.

General Questions

1Will you be adding FAQ's to the General Questions category?
Yes, we will! Please pardon our dust, we will have some answers to general questions we receive soon. Check back or simply give us a ring with your question!

Building & Renovation Questions

1Will you be adding FAQ's to the Building & Renovation category?
Yes, we will! Please pardon our dust, we will have some answers to general questions we receive soon. Check back or simply give us a ring with your question!
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