How can you detect mold in your home?
If you notice musty odor or see visible black or white specks along damp or moist walls or surfaces, you may have mold. Some mold may be invisible behind walls, but can still be active and cause house mold damage as well as health problems. Moreover, even dry or dead mold can release toxins and cause health issues. If you had previous water damage issues from leaks and floods, you may not be aware that mold may be growing in your house. Any home components or furnishings damaged by previous leaks or plumbing accidents could be growing mold.
Boulia Construction and Restoration has expertise in dealing with mold removal and mold remediation. BCR offers free in-home mold inspections using state-of-the-art equipment to detect the presence of moisture and infrared cameras to determine the extent of the damaged area. Our knowledgeable mold removal technicians will answer any mold clean-up questions you might have to put your mind at ease. BCR has full time professional mold remediation, repair and restoration crews that are available 24/7 to rebuild, repair, and restore your home if it was devastated by mold damage. Please call Boulia Construction and Restoration, the mold remediation professionals, to come to your home or place of business in any situation where mold is suspected.
The Problem with Mold
Mildew (mold in its early stages) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, food, insulation, and other organic material. Mold colonies can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours. They reproduce via spores that travel through the air. Molds digest organic material, eventually destroying the material they grow on and then spread to destroy adjacent organic material.
According to Environmental Protection Agency, “During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the least of your problems. However, failure to move contaminated material and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long-term health risks. Standing water and wet material are a breeding ground for micro-organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and mold.
Finishing work is where the job comes together to give your home or business the look you can be proud of. Essential to a good paint, stain, or wall paper job is the preparation which is usually 75% of the total job. As part of the preparation phase we take special care with the masking and draping processes on areas that are being finished. Boulia Construction and Restoration has several professional painting crews available to handle any sized job. We provide services for both residential and commercial buildings. Painting services include:
- Interior painting
- Exterior painting
- Drywall repairs
- Wallpapering and removal
When disaster strikes, floors are almost always effected. Whether it’s hardwood, carpet tile or laminate, knowing how best to evaluate the damage and identifying the options is essential for the homeowner. We have extensive experience in salvaging and / or replacing all types of flooring.
- Walkways, patios, and decks
Central to redoing any room that has been damaged by flood or fire is repairing or replacing drywall. The drywall process is essential to having a good paint job. Boulia Construction and Restoration prides itself on offering professional drywall services for both residential and commercial applications.
Windows and Doors
Many companies can install windows and glass doors, however, installing them so they don’t leak is another matter. We have extensive experience and knowledge as it relates to what works and what doesn’t. We take particular care ensuring the installation will stand up to the assaults from Mother Nature along the Atlantic Coast.
Our experience has shown that metal-lathe base coat and finish construction technique is not robust enough for the sub-tropical conditions present in our area. BCR has repaired many residential and commercial properties that suffered moisture damage.
Boulia Construction and Restoration’s experience shows the newer stucco finishes all have modern drainable systems, which if installed correctly make it a desirable exterior cladding.
There’s more to roofing than shingles. Often overlooked is the flashing which deteriorates along with the shingles. In a roof replacement, typically the perimeter eve metal or drip cap flashing is addressed which gives you an appealing look, however, some structures have step and pan flashing which is equally important. To access the step and pan flashing requires removal of exterior cladding (wood, vinyl, stucco etc.).
BCR offers roofing services for both residential and commercial structures. In addition to responding to emergency leaks, BCR has handled numerous HOA roofing assignments as part of its ongoing maintenance program. Roofing services include:
- Emergency tarping of holes
- Leak identification and repair
- Roof surveys and inspections
- Roof restoration and cleaning
- Roof replacement
When waterproofing matters, BCR recommends Sonoguard, a membrane style technology that if installed correctly will form an impervious seal that keeps water out. Our skilled technicians apply Sonoguard solution in a four-step process, which provides a vehicular grade coating. Living along the Atlantic seaboard wind driven rain is the norm not the exception, so extra care must be taken when installing decks.
New Construction & Remodeling
Boulia has thirty years experience building and remodeling homes and has a professional engineer on staff to help navigate the challenges of property development. We can provide you with guidance and cost estimates for turn-key projects including:
- Turn your dreams into building plans and specifications
- Suggest design modifications for the Crystal Coast environment
- Site preparation and grading
- Help navigate the permitting process
- Engineer and construct as designed
Boulia Construction and Restoration works hand in hand with its sister division Boulia Real Estate and Development in planning new residential and commercial projects.