Understanding Mold in your Arlington, VA Home

Mold Removal in Burke, VA

Mold is a multi-cell organism that needs moist, humid and dark places in your Arlington, VA home to grow and flourish. Here are some specifics about black mold to help you understand what you are looking for:

Physical Signs of Mold:

  • Black mold is spread through the release of tiny mold spores into the air, that then attach themselves to surfaces in the home. These mold spores may lie dormant for quite a long time, but eventually, when all the conditions are perfect, the mold starts growing and multiplying.
  • Keeping an area well lit and ventilated is the best way to protect your Arlington, VA home from mold growth and mold spore dispersal.
  • Removing black mold yourself is dangerous. This is a project for professionals, not the average Arlington, VA homeowner. The mold spores can easily be sent into the air for you to breathe while cleaning the mold.
  • Toxic mold removal products line the shelves of home improvement and hardware stores, but they should be handled with care. Chemical mold removers are toxic to mold but can also be toxic to humans and household pets.
  • Create your own at-home mold removal mixture with a combination of hot water and bleach. Mix one cup of bleach into one gallon of water and stir. The liquid can be used to scrub areas where mold is — or was — present; be careful though, the bleach will bleach fabric, and carpet fibers if spills occur.

For more information on black mold, or to schedule a mold inspection, contact our team of professional mold experts at Envirotex Environmental Services. Serving all of Arlington, VA and the surrounding Washington, D.C. metro area, Envirotex can protect your home and your belongings from the dangers of mold spores.

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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