Water Extraction
We provide EMERGENCY FLOOD SERVICE. Water damage can happen as the result of rain water, broken pipes, faulty water heater, or even as a byproduct of extinguishing a fire. You can count on Clean Rite Cleaning & Restoration for fast, effective extraction and drying to restore your property. 
Mold Remediation
Any water infiltration presents a potential for mold. The first step is to address the source of the water or moisture. Fast action can prevent mold from growing in the first place, but when a hidden leak persists over time, mold can become a much more serious problem. We are experts at mold remediation and, after cleaning, will apply an anti-microbial treatment to help prevent future growth.

 

FAQs

What are your hours? Are you open on nights and weekends?
We are here to help with emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Water damage needs to be addressed immediately to limit the affected area and prevent mold growth.
 
Is water damage dangerous?
Water damage from gray or brown water sources like toilets, drains or groundwater can be EXTREMELY dangerous but even leaks from clean water sources can quickly become contaminated as they pass through other materials like carpets, wood floors or insulation.  This contaminated water is a perfect home for dangerous bacteria and microbes.
 
Do you work with insurance companies?
We can work with any insurance company and even use the same software they do to measure and assess the damage.  Our involvement in the process helps ensure that the adjusters identify all of the damage and the best course of restoration is followed.
 
What training should a water damage company have?
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification(IICRC) is the leading organization in our field.  Our project managers and technicians hold many certifications in both disaster recovery and cleaning.
 
Sewage & Bio-hazard Cleanup
Hazardous material needs to be sanitized quickly and PROPERLY.  Toilet overflow, septic backup or other difficult situations? Even clean water can become contaminated as it passes through building materials, chemicals, and soil. Our technicians are trained and certified by the IICRC to properly manage a safe cleanup.
Dehumidification
We will manipulate temperature and relative humidity to remove the remaining moisture & water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture!
1305 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879

401-788-0932

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Common Mold Myth-Conceptions

Myth #1: All mold is really dangerous! It can kill you!
 While mold toxins can be dangerous, many molds are not particularly hazardous. There are thousands of types of mold and most of them are totally harmless, some even help! Mold is also ubiquitous so there will always be some mold, wherever you are.

Some of the most dangerous molds produce mycotoxins and those can cause negative health effects, especially with prolonged exposure. Infants, the elderly and people with immune deficiencies are the most likely to be affected. Mold is also an allergen so some people may be very sensitive to one type of mold while the next person wouldn’t have any problems.

Myth #2: Black mold is deadly!
 “Black mold” typically refers to Stachybotrys chartarum. This produces mycotoxins known to cause a variety of health issues. It certainly isn’t good for you but there are almost no cases where it is suspected as the cause of death. Most severe reactions to Stachybotrys occur in a manufacturing setting.

Myth #3: You can test for mold yourself with a kit.
 It is very unlikely that you will get accurate results with a DIY kit for mold testing. Professional mold testing companies perform a variety of specialized tests and the results are measured in a laboratory. You are far more likely to get a false positive with a kit and it won’t provide essential information to treating the mold that would come from a professional test.

Myth #4: Bleach is an effective treatment for mold.
Bleach is NOT an effective mold treatment. There are many types of mold that bleach does not kill, even if it does make the stain go away. Even worse, the spores are now being disturbed and distributed around the rest of the area you are treating.

Water extraction and drying systems for hardwood flooring

Mold is everywhere
First of all, remember that mold is found everywhere in nature, and not all mold is toxic. Let's walk through the basics about mold, and take the right steps to get you mold-free! 

There are many kinds of mold, found both indoors and outside. Some types of mold can cause illness (sometimes severe illnes)), while other types do not pose a major health threat.  Even if the mold infestation is not making anyone sick, the presence of mold DOES indicate that you also have a moisture issue, and that can lead to mold, fungi and, eventually, structural damage.  

Health concerns
Mold decreases indoor air quality and is a leading trigger for allergic reactions. Common symptoms include:

  • Respiratory reactions including sneezing, runny nose, coughing or wheezing, sinus inflammation, and other breathing issues

  • Nose bleeds

  • Water, itchy or red eyes

  • Skin irritation, rashes and sores

  • Asthma attacks 

  • Fever, fatigue, and headaches

Property concerns
Mold decreases indoor air quality, is ugly to look at, and can slow or prevent the successful sale of a property. When you have (or suspect) the presence of mold, it's important to identify: 

  • The source of the moisture and whether or not it has been corrected (if not, you can remediate the mold, but it will eventually come back)

  • Whether or not the original source of moisture contained sewage or other contaminants

  • What areas and materials have been affected (and how that will impact any next steps for proper containment and remediation)

Get professional help
When you schedule a free mold inspection,  we will review with you the areas where you suspect there is mold and discuss remediation options and costs. We will look to confirm the presence of moisture using visual inspection and moisture detection equipment. 

Often the big three signs (visual appearance, musty odor, or health effects) are enough evidence. When additional testing is necessary, we will recommend several independent, 3rd party testing laboratories. We make these recommendations as a convenience to you - you may use any testing laboratory of your choice. While there are some firms that will perform both the testing and the remediation, we prefer to keep the testing and the remediation completely separate. 

Our professional team will take the proper steps that you are not likely to be prepared to do on your own such as:

  • Negative air and proper containment to avoid and prevent the spread of mold spores to other uncontaminated areas

  • Use of proper PPE, including respirator, eye protection, rubber gloves, proper footwear, and Tyvek suit

Proper treatment with a safe, effective, EPA-approved plant-based fungicide and mildewstat. This green treatment falls under the FDA's category of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and is free of ammonia, chlorine, oxidizers and alcohols.  

WE ARE LOCAL, TRUSTED, AND CERTIFIED. 
OUR PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP YOU WITH ALL WATER / FIRE / MOLD EMERGENCY SITUATIONS 24/7! 

401-788-0932

24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE 365 DAYS A YEAR

Don't wait! The longer water sits, 
the more damage it causes.

401-788-0932

24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE 365 DAYS A YEAR

TOP TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS IN RHODE ISLAND

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So you found mold - now what?

There is a lot of conflicting and scary information out there - all mold is TOXIC, mold can ruin the sale of your home, and much more.

While it's true that mold can cause health issues, it can create toxic byproducts, and (if left untreated) will likely cause problems with the sale of a property, don't panic! We can help you sort through the information - and mis-information - and get you back to normal.

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