Discovered mold in your home or on your property? Let experts at Triangle Legacy take care of that for you! Our technicians perform mold removal services in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. We know that mold can be terrifying to deal with if you’re a homeowner, so it is important to get a clear understanding of what it actually is. Mold is a fungus that appears in very small amounts in all areas. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that there’s a little bit of mold everywhere, so you can’t avoid it completely. However, when mold grows too much, it can lead to a number of health issues and structural problems.
A mold infestation can cause your family to experience health problems, and it can weaken the foundation of the house in places such as the ceiling, floor and walls. This in turn affects your property value if it is not taken care of immediately, which is why it is extremely important to bring in the professional help of a mold remediation company.
5 Steps of a Mold Remediation
Step One of Mold Removal – Assessment
A mold remediation specialist will visit your home or building in order to carry out the assessment. He or she might opt to bring along an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) who will ascertain the magnitude of the mold damage and run tests to find out the level of contamination in the building. The IEP might also gather and examine specimens from affected and unaffected parts of the structure, since mold spores and other microscopic toxins can travel easily through a building.
Step Two of Mold Removal– Address the Moisture Problem
The first goal of proper mold remediation is to fix what’s causing excess moisture in your home or building. Whether a leaky roof, poor ventilation, or bad plumbing causes your mold problem, it’s important that you find the source and fix it as soon as possible. Mold will only go away if you address the root cause. Apart from mold, you also may also face severe structural and aesthetic problems with your building if you decide to ignore your moisture problem.
Step Three of Mold Removal– Containment
Once mold is found, the specialist uses a variety of containment measures to prevent it from spreading. For example, the specialist might use negative air chambers, which will isolate the affected area, or negative air pressure, which will prevent the mold spores from spreading when the cleanup process begins. The technician will also turn off your HVAC system and any other cooling fans to prevent spores from spreading as the mold is removed.
Step Four of Mold Removal– Remediation
Moldy materials such as drywall and carpeting, which cannot be adequately cleaned, will be removed at this stage. Non-porous materials, such as tile, metals, sinks, bathtubs, and countertops will be treated with biocide to kill mold spores. The mold remediation technicians will use commercial grade antimicrobials to eliminate as much mold as possible from porous materials that cannot be removed, such as wooden wall studs.
Step Five of Mold Removal– Cleanup and Encapsulation
Our technicians will use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum to clean all surfaces. This removes all remaining moisture, as well as mold fragments and residues from any microbial sprays used. It also dries surfaces and prepares them for encapsulation, which is the application of a special paint or whitewash to prevent future outbreaks of mold.
The goal of mold removal is to return your property as closely as possible to its pre-loss condition and you can certainly expect this from Triangle Legacy.
If you discover mold on your property or suspect you have a mold infestation, give us a call as soon as possible and we will work to mitigate anything found.
What to expect after you call Triangle Legacy?
- Free Consultation & Assessment: Together, we will schedule a suitable date and time for us come out and provide you with a free consultation & assessment.
- Free Proposal & Estimate: Next, we will provide you with a free proposal & estimate based on the results of our free assessment.
- Signature Acceptance of Proposal Agreement: Once the free proposal/estimate has been agreed upon and signed, we will schedule a suitable date and time to commence the remediation process.
- Start Work: We will show up on time and ‘get the ball rolling’ on the mold remediation & removal process.
To schedule an appointment or a free consultation, reach out to us as soon as possible!
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