The best way to control mildew is to prevent it from forming in the first place. Keep your home clean, dry, and sun-filled to discourage mildew growth. However, if you do need mildew removal in your Washington, D.C. home contact a licensed, professional mildew removal company like Envirotex Environmental. Experts at mildew removal, mold remediation, and indoor air quality (IAQ), the highly-trained staff at Envirotex focuses on Mold /Mildew/ Moisture, IAQ, and Asbestos Inspections and Remediation solutions.
Envirotex Environmental knows mildew, mold, and air quality issues are serious health concerns. Our recognized industry methods and practices are objective and honest. We use measurable data, factual evidence, and circumstances to define the scope of work. To assure your best interest, our test services are performed by certified, third-party, independent laboratories.
Mildew is a fungus - a living organism that attaches its roots to moist surfaces. It is usually black but can be red, pink, or green. Places in your Washington, D.C. home with high humidity have high mildew growth because there is a combination of faulty ventilation, excess moisture, and abundant food (i.e. human cells, soap scum, paint.) In your bathroom, mildew grows everywhere: in grout, on shower curtains, across the ceiling, along windowsills, and even underneath your sink. As it grows, mildew and mold can cause significant damage - leaving a musty odor, discoloring fabrics, and staining wood.
When you clean, never mix household chemicals as chemical reactions may release hazardous gases. Improve ventilation in your bathrooms and laundry room with a fan or open window. And remember, once mildew moves behind caulk, it is difficult to remove with a household cleaner. So, get professional cleaning assistance from a reputable mildew removal company at your Washington, D.C. home right away.
Use an ordinary electric light bulb (over 60 watts) to heat the air in small spaces like closets to prevent mildew from taking hold. Musty odors typically disappear if the area is well heated and the air is dry. Mildew-resistant paints are widely available in a riot of color for indoor and outdoor wood surfaces at hardware stores. Paint manufacturers formulate products with fungicides to help combat mildew attack. However, use these with caution, and do not use mildew-resistant products on window sills, playpens, bed frames or toys because these paints can harm children if swallowed.
Envirotex Environmental Services is here to share our knowledge with you and to provide meaningful, practical, and cost-effective mildew removal. Washington, D.C. homeowners can find further information from the Environmental Protection Agency or call Envirotex Environmental Services for a home inspection today.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia 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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