Mold growth in your home is a serious problem, but mold treatment in Virginia Beach, VA doesn’t have to be. The big problem is, it’s not something you want to tackle on your own because proper removal can be hazardous to your health, requiring specialized equipment and a unique set of skills that not many do it yourselfers have.
Envirotex is an accomplished, licensed environmental services contractor delivering mold treatment in Virginia Beach, VA We offer:
Unfortunately, by the time you see visible signs of mold in your home, the problem has already become quite advanced, because mold colonies never establish themselves in plain sight. They always start in those dark corners of your home that you seldom see, and in many cases, can’t even venture into.
Mold only needs two things to thrive: Darkness and dampness. Unfortunately, those conditions are present in a surprising number of places inside your home. If your house has a crawlspace beneath it, that’s a perfect location for mold to establish itself. As are the ducts inside your home. The darkest, dampest corners of your basement. Your home’s attic. The spaces between the studs behind your drywall, and so on.
We’re the mold treatment specialists in Virginia Beach, VA. A locally owned and operated company, we’ve been in business since the year 2000 and have made a name for ourselves by way of our expert handling of all manner of hazardous materials, including lead-based paint, asbestos, and of course, mold.
Our mold treatment service in Virginia Beach, VA is systematic and methodical, and can be broken into the following discrete steps:
Finally, if there are additional steps that need to be taken to address the root causes, we’ll be sure to outline exactly what those steps are. For example, if you’ve got a pipe that’s dripping water behind one of your walls, unless that’s fixed, the problem is only going to crop up again in the future.
In a similar vein, if the root cause of the mold problem is an excess of moisture in your home, then the way to be sure you’re not bothered by a mold infestation in the future is to install a whole-home dehumidification system, which will pull the excess water out of your home, keeping the humidity level under control.
Over the course of time, we’ve found that taking a methodical approach like this virtually eliminates the possibility that the mold colony will be able to reestablish itself in your home. We pride ourselves on the fact that once we do the job for you, barring some change in your home that resets the conditions for mold growth, you won’t have to avail yourself of our mold treatment service in Virginia Beach, VA again.
While it’s true that there are a number of perfectly benign species of mold, many are or can be genuine health hazards. That’s especially true if you or a member of your family suffers from some type of upper respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, as these make the person who has them much more susceptible to the impacts of mold spores.
We’re more than just the mold treatment specialists in Virginia Beach, VA, and we mentioned some of the other services we provide in passing above. We’ll go into them in a bit more detail here.
Most people are aware of the dangers lead-based paint can pose, especially to the elderly and to small children. While it’s true that sellers are legally required to disclose the presence of lead-based paint, they can only disclose what they know about. It’s entirely possible then if you’ve purchased an older home, that there’s lead paint somewhere in or on the home, or in one of the outbuildings on the property.
If you suspect this might be the case, our process for removal is functionally similar to the one we described above when we talked about our mold treatment service in Virginia Beach, VA. We’ll test, isolate, remove and properly dispose of it, along with anything that has become contaminated by its presence.
This is a big category, and very important because although asbestos is a well-known health hazard, sellers are under no legal obligation to tell you if there’s asbestos present in the home.
To make matters worse, between the early 1920s up through the late 1970s, builders used asbestos in a variety of different ways when constructing homes. You can find it on roof tiles, in insulation, as home siding, and in some cases, as floor tiles.
It’s not hard to understand why it was such a popular material. Back then, they didn’t understand the dangers the material posed, and it had a lot to recommend it, including the fact that it was inexpensive, low-maintenance, easily replaced if a piece got cracked or broken, easy to paint over, and an excellent insulating material.
Unfortunately, studies later proved the dangers asbestos poses, and ever since, all across the country, people have been hard at work trying to get all the asbestos out of their homes, businesses and office buildings. It’s a daunting, Herculean task that’s ongoing to this very day.
The good news is that unless the asbestos material in question is crumbling apart, it poses little immediate danger to your family. That’s not to say you want to leave it where it is indefinitely, but it’s also not something that should make you pack up and move. It can be dealt with, just like any other hazardous material.
Depending on where the asbestos is located, different strategies can be employed to deal with the situation. While it’s true that asbestos siding can be entombed and sided over, there are hard limits to how many times you can re-side your home before you’ve got to pull everything down and start fresh.
In a similar vein, if you have asbestos roofing tiles, a good short term solution is to entomb it and roof over it, but as before, you can’t just re-roof over exiting materials an infinite number of times. At some point, it’s all got to come down so you can start fresh.
Where insulation is concerned, the best and most viable approach is simple removal and replacement. Flooring tiles are quite the opposite, however. In the case of flooring tiles, perhaps the best approach is to entomb them beneath a layer of concrete, then put the new flooring of your choice atop that.
In all of the cases we mentioned above, it’s never a good idea to try and tackle these hazardous materials by yourself. They can easily make you sick, or even kill you, and there’s simply no need to take the risk.
The bottom line is, if you even suspect the presence of some type of hazardous material in your home, there’s just one number to call. Call us today. We can’t wait for the opportunity to exceed your expectations and help make your home the safe haven it should be.
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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I used Envirotex at one of my largest client properties, and was thoroughly pleased with their performance. Their service was prompt, and their analysis comprehensive. Follow up and responsiveness were also great. The president of the company personally addressed our questions. I would not hesitate to use Envirotex again.
Great customer service. Reviewed quite a few and found Daniel Freeman, Pres/CEO of Envirotex to be the most knowledgeable and professional of all. Also the most experienced! We would highly recommend this company. (He was very tolerant of all my questions about the inspection and how the treatment would be handled!)
Envirotex helped alleviate the stress associated with the flooding of our basement. Although the insurance adjuster was quick to get a company in there to rip out the carpeting and drag it out into our driveway (where it remained for several days), neither the adjuster nor the carrier was concern about the ensuing mold growth that we were seeing on the drywall and ceiling tiles. If not for the professional survey, analysis and report that you furnished detailing the extent of the mold contamination, the cause thereof and the work that was required to be performed, I am certain that we would still be fighting with the insurance company. Thank you, we are very glad that we had Envirotex in our corner!