Mold can cause extreme structural damage to homes in Manassas, VA if not found early. Mold removal by a qualified environmental company such as Envirotex Environmental Services is essential when mold is first noticed, so damage is kept to a minimum.
Family members may be sensitive to mold exposure, including—
- Individuals with existing allergies and asthma
- Babies and young children
- Elderly people
- Immunocompromised patients
Mold can affect some and not others. Mold exposure may cause watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, headaches, and fatigue.
When you detect mold growth inside your Manassas, VA home, mold removal is a must, along with fixing the source of the water problem that is causing the mold. If you don’t fix the moisture source, once the mold removal is complete, mold will only grow back in time.
During mold removal, trained professionals will first identify the source of moisture with equipment, such as a thermal imaging camera. Potential moisture sources for homes in Manassas, VA include—
- Leaky roofs
- Damp basements
- Crawl spaces
- Plumbing leaks
This is done before the actual mold removal and needs to be corrected; otherwise, mold will only come back. Technicians will then isolate any mold contaiminated areas to eliminate spreading mold spores to other areas of the Manassas, VA home.
HEPA air filters and negative air machines are used throughout the mold removal. Contaminated materials are either removed or remediated according to the particular situation for homes in Manassas, VA. Most often, drywall and carpet have to be removed and replaced, so mold doesn’t return.
Mold contaminated materials will be bagged up and taken to the appropriate landfills.
Mold growth can sometimes be prevented by using the following tips—
- Fix leaky pipes as soon as possible.
- Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans clean to flow properly.
- Properly vent clothes dryers and other moisture-generating appliances to the outside.
- Provide proper drainage and slope ground away from the foundation.
At the first sign of moisture, dry the area thoroughly within 48 hours to avoid mold growth.
For mold removal or other environmental issues at your home in Manassas, VA, call the team at Envirotex.