Black mold can be hazardous, depending on your level of exposure. A person with a weak immune system who inhales fungal spores from black mold growth may develop chills, fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting. People with asthma may experience asthma attacks when exposed to black mold. Alexandria, VA homes with black mold should consult a black mold removal professional.
If the affected area is less than 10 square feet, you may attempt the black mold removal independently, but hiring a professional is recommended. A professional such as Envirotex Environmental Services should handle black mold removal at your home in Alexandria, VA. Professionals will have the proper black mold removal equipment and expertise to safely and effectively remove the mold.
Alexandria, VA homeowners do not have the advanced technology to locate mold that can’t be seen with the naked eye. You may only address a small area of mold, while other black mold lurks behind walls and underneath flooring that you can’t visibly see. Using a professional will ensure that all mold will be found and removed from your Alexandria, VA home.
During black mold removal, the area in your Alexandria, VA home with mold infestation will be isolated to avoid cross–contamination and spores spreading to other parts of the home. Professionals use a High–Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter to filter the air and clean mold spores.
All the contaminated surfaces are vacuumed with a HEPA vacuum which traps mold spores while releasing clean air. Mold–infested items are discarded when necessary in disposable bags and later taken to the appropriate dump sites.
Contaminated surfaces will be sprayed and wiped down with microfiber cleaning cloths. The area will be treated with an antimicrobial applied with an electrostatic sprayer, ensuring even application and maximum efficiency.
You and your family, including pets, may be asked to leave until the removal of black mold. This is for the safety of your family members.
If you have any questions about black mold removal for your home in Alexandria, VA, call the professionals at Envirotex, and they will be glad to answer your questions.