If there’s moisture, mold isn’t far behind. Mold is no longer considered just an unsightly mess that needs to be scrubbed and bleached out of existence. Mold can have a very negative impact on your health. It is now considered a major reason for environmental cleanup in Front Royal, VA.
Getting rid of mold needs to be taken seriously. In most cases, this isn’t a good do-it-yourself project. To do a thorough job of getting rid of the mold and making your home safe, you need experts, like the team at Envirotex.
Here’s a look at why mold testing and removal is so important to your health and that of your family.
Mold is a major health hazard. Some people are more sensitive and react more seriously when they keep breathing it in day after day. But everyone is affected to some degree.
According to experts, possible health problems from mold in your home includes:
Continued exposure has been linked to chronic conditions, like lung problems and depression.
Whether you experience a minor runny nose or severe headaches, your quality of life is affected. You are less productive, feel crummy, and enjoy your life less. People who constantly breathe in mold spores miss more days of work. School children miss classes.
Mold lives in damp conditions. Do you have a slow leak in a pipe or a water heater? It’s likely that mold is growing close by. Did you have major flood damage from a plumbing problem, storm damage or an accident? Worry about mold.
Mold is a major issue for you if you have dealt with moisture problems. Your first efforts go to cleaning up the damage and fixing the pipes and other causes. But your next round of efforts must go to identifying where mold is growing and getting rid of it.
You can spot mold yourself in many places. It causes big ugly patches to form on your walls or ceiling, close to the water damage. But that’s just the start. Mold grows in out of the way spots around your home, where you can’t see it. But you can still feel its effects.
Effective mold testing requires technicians that are experienced with microbiology and toxicology. That’s why so many homeowners trust Envirotex for environmental cleanup of mold in Front Royal, VA. The company puts the focus on training and experience.
When professionals come to your home to test for mold, they first do a visual examination. They go throughout the building and its HVAC system, including air ducts. Samples from the air in your home and off a variety of surfaces are taken. These are tested by an independent microbial laboratory.
If you’re trying to save money, you might be considering checking for mold yourself. You can do a visual test, but you need to know what you’re looking for. The kits you buy at home improvement centers are cheap, but the information they give you is very limited. Their reputation for accuracy isn’t high.
Kits only check for certain types of mold. Did you know that there are over 300 types of mold commonly found in homes in the U.S.? If you use a kit, you may get limited results because it isn’t made to test for many strains of mold.
Inexperience is another problem with kits. Since you’ve probably never used one before, and have no specific training in mold issues, you may unintentionally do something wrong. This skews the results you get.
When you choose professionals, like the team at Envirotex, you get the benefit of their training and experience. Envirotex hires certified mold testers. They can spot mold that you can easily overlook. They have industrial strength testing resources, and they know how to conduct a thorough inspection.
There’s more to mold removal and remediation than just scouring your home. When you trust the job to experts, they do an analytical survey to determine what method will work best. This is based in part on the types of fungus they find and the location.
The first step is always to stop the moisture. If you are dealing with a water emergency, Envirotex technicians will get to work to stop the dampness, which is the source of your mold. They have strong air circulators and fans that discourage dampness and bacterial.
If you’re dealing with a mold that has been growing for a long time, the pros at Envirotex will write up a mold remediation plan that explains the method they will use to get rid of the mold, the scope of the problem and how long it will take. As with all of their environmental cleanup projects in Front Royal, VA, they make safety the number one priority.
When you work with experts, they have the equipment, tools, and knowledge to contain your mold problem and remove it thoroughly. They can decontaminate your home and restore its healthy environment.
For almost two decades, Envirotex has been helping homes and businesses with a range of environmental cleanup issues in Front Royal, VA. Founded by a military vet, our company still follows the stringent procedures he learned doing air monitoring and hazardous materials testing in the service.
We are proud of the reputation Envirotex has earned for attention to detail and thoroughness. Each of our technicians is experienced and has access to state-of-the-art equipment.
For a free, no-obligation quote for environmental cleanup in Front Royal, VA, call the experts at Envirotex today.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Fairfax, VA in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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