What You Should Know About the Mold Removal Process in Virginia Beach, VA

Mold Removal in Virginia Beach, VA

Comprehensive Mold Removal Service in Virginia Beach, VA

Do you have a mold problem in your home? The simple truth is that you might, even if you can’t yet see it. Testing is the only way to be sure because mold colonies tend to make their start in those hidden little nooks and crannies in, around, or under your home that you can’t see, never go to, or physically can’t get to. Some examples include:

  • The crawl space under your house
  • The corners of your home’s attic
  • The ductwork inside your home
  • Those forgotten corners of your basement
  • And so on

Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a certified, licensed professional for mold removal in Virginia Beach, VA:

  • Mold is dangerous, can be toxic and unhealthy. Hiring professional mold removal experts to remove an extensive mold outbreak from your home - and take the necessary steps to prevent it in the future - is the best decision. Why expose anyone to additional dangers associated with mold spores?
  • The highly-trained, certified professionals at Envirotex have state-of-the-art equipment, technical skills, and cutting-edge techniques to successfully complete mold removal in Virginia Beach, VA.

In fact, in most cases, by the time you start seeing the first tangible signs of mold in more visible areas of your home, it’s a safe bet that the colony is already well entrenched and is spreading rapidly. Obviously, any time you see evidence of mold, it’s time to take advantage of our comprehensive mold removal service in Virginia Beach, VA.

Mold can be tricky business to get rid of, and it’s not something you can generally do on your own, even if you’re an experienced do it yourselfer.

There are many different species of mold, and while some don’t pose a serious health risk, many do and will cause a variety of symptoms that closely mimic an allergic reaction, including:

  • Itchy skin
  • Irritated eyes
  • A runny nose
  • Fits of coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Nasal congestion
  • And symptoms that closely mimic asthma

In fact, if you have asthma or COPD, the presence of even a relatively benign species of mold will make these conditions worse, and that’s before we even start talking about the damage mold can cause to your home and property.

Mold colonies can destroy your drywall and flooring, along with your furniture, clothing, paper goods and pretty much any organic material it comes in contact with, and then, of course, there’s Black Mold.

While most mold species aren’t terribly harmful, Black Mold is in a class by itself. If you have it in your home, it can make you and every member of your household extremely sick, and in some cases, it can even be fatal.

Even if it’s not, you’ll still experience steadily worsening symptoms that can include:

  • Dizziness
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Asthma-like attacks
  • Chronic headaches
  • And more

Obviously, what we said earlier about benign species of mold and people with asthma or COPD holds doubly true where Black Mold is concerned. The presence of this species will undoubtedly worsen those conditions, which is why it’s incredibly important to avail yourself of our mold removal service in Virginia Beach, VA as soon as possible.

Mold needs two things to take root: Darkness and dampness. Every home is filled with a number of places that are good candidates for mold colonies to take root, but there may be even more places than you think.

For instance, if you have a pipe behind some drywall that has a slow drip, the amount of water may not be sufficient to present any visible signs that it’s there, but the moisture building up behind your drywall establishes ideal conditions for a mold colony which can start there, totally unseen and spread like wildfire throughout your home.

This then, shines a light on why testing is so important and in fact, testing and inspecting your home is the first step in our mold removal process in Virginia Beach, VA. We want to ensure that we not only get rid of all the mold you can see, but take care of the mold you can’t see as well, and gain an understanding of what caused your mold issue to begin with so that once we take care of the problem for you, it won’t resurface later on.

We’ve been in the business of removing all manner of hazardous materials from area homes since 2000, and we’re constantly updating our testing process and procedures. Our latest addition to our testing arsenal allows us to peer behind your walls using thermal imaging technology so we can quickly zero in on the places mold is most likely to take root initially.

Once our testing is complete, if we’ve found evidence of mold in your home, we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate so you’ll know exactly how much our mold removal service in Virginia Beach, VA will cost you and what it will take to be rid of the problem once and for all.

Then, assuming you’re comfortable with our estimate, we’ll get right to work. Here’s a quick overview of the rest of the process:

Isolation

Before we can actually set about performing the mold removal in Virginia Beach, VA home, the first thing we have to do is isolate the colony so that when we start with removal and remediation, the mold spores that inevitably get kicked up by the removal process don’t spread to some other part of your house where they’ll establish a new colony right after we leave.

You don’t want that, and we don’t want it either. We can avoid that by completely isolating the colony before we start attacking it.

Remediation

Once the colony has been isolated, the next step is killing it off and removing it from your home. Unfortunately, there may be some demolition work involved here if the mold has infested your drywall, flooring tiles or subflooring. It’s unfortunate but also unavoidable. Any materials that have become infested with mold have to be taken out of your home and properly disposed of. That includes your personal property, by the way.

Mold isn’t picky. It will get into just about anything, so it may be the case that some of your clothing, furniture, papers, or other personal effects have become hopelessly contaminated. We’ll go carefully here, but we’ll also be thorough.

Removal

Once we’ve cut out or identified all the materials that have been contaminated by the mold colony inside your home, the next step in the process is, of course, the safe removal of that material and its proper disposal at a facility licensed to handle it.

You might think this is the last step, but there is one more, and it’s incredibly important. Once we’ve gotten rid of your mold problem, we want to ensure that it never returns to trouble you again. To do that, we need to give you a report on what caused it in the first place and recommend next steps.

For example, earlier, we mentioned a pipe with a slow dripping leak behind drywall. In this case, the obvious solution is to enlist the aid of a plumber to fix that which will remove the conditions mold needs to get established. Remember, we use thermal imaging technology during the initial testing, so we can peer into the bones of your house and spot issues like these with ease, so you’ll know exactly where all the trouble spots are.

In other instances, the issue comes down to something simple like the air inside your home being too humid. In this case, if the air is laden with a sufficient level of moisture, a mold colony can take root just about anywhere, but this issue has a simple fix.

Just acquire a whole home dehumidification system, which will allow you to precisely regulate the moisture level of the air inside your home. These cost-effective devices literally suck the excess moisture out of the air in your house and shunt to a collection bin or, with an attached pump, simply pump it out of your home, so you don’t have to worry about it.

The bottom line is simply this: Mold is a serious issue and not something to be taken lightly. Even in the best case, it can cause or exacerbate health issues for you and your family. In the worst case, if left unchecked for long enough, a mold infestation can cause thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in damages to your home and property.

Don’t let something like that happen to you. If you even suspect you’ve got mold in your house, call our office today. We’ll be there when you need us.

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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