Mold Found in Attics and HVAC Systems in Washington, D.C.

Mold Inspection in Burke, VA

Prevent Mold Growth with a Mold Inspection in Washington, D.C.

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Ductwork System Mold (Attic and HVAC System mold problems).

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning systems move air through homes to heat, cool and dehumidify.

Envirotex is an reputable, licensed environmental services company performing professional mold inspection in Washington, D.C. We offer:

  • Comprehensive mold inspection in Washington, D.C. for home and business owners.
  • Envirotex licenses and certifications, including: Asbestos Inspector license, Class A Commonwealth of Virginia contractors license, EPA accreditation and OSHA certification.
  • The environmental specialists at Envirotex have the proper equipment, training, field experience and required licensing to safely and effectively perform mold inspection.

Envirtoex, the Mold Inspection Experts in Washington, D.C.

As air moves through your ductwork dust accumulates on the inner walls and within the passages which lead to and from the rooms as supply vents or air returns. Dust is generally concentrations of fibers, particulate, and organic materials (human skin, pet dander, outdoor particulate, etc.).

In some cases, where high relative humidity or condensation forms, HVAC systems can become a problem by providing environmental scenarios conducive to mold growth in your Washington, D.C. home.

Dust accumulations become the substrate for mold growth virtually inside of the HVAC air handler and housing assembly. This may include the fan blades, fan housing, cooling coils, housing walls, and especially the condensate trap which collects water and can stagnate within the housing.

Also, mold present in your Washington, D.C. basement, especially near your HVAC air handler, may draw in mold spores and distribute them into the system and ultimately throughout your household. In this circumstance, your basement is the source for mold spores, and your HVAC system is the distributor of mold spores.

Therefore, it is important to keep your ductwork clean and replace your air filters often with efficient filter media that removes many of these dust particles.

A Moisture / Mold inspection helps to discover if your HVAC in the house you live in or one you may purchase has high dust accumulations potential for mold problems.

Mold in Attic Spaces

Well ventilated attic spaces in your Washington, D.C. home are critical. Without proper venting (air movement and exchange) many bad things can occur, especially involving mold growth on wooden structures such as roof sheathing or truss members.

The following are some of the reasons why mold may begin to grow in an attic;

  • Too much humidity from the HVAC system humidifier
  • Insufficient soffit venting (from the eaves)
  • No Ridge venting (at the roof peak)
  • Inadequate gable venting (side vents)
  • Not enough insulation (poor thermal envelop)
  • Clothes dryer venting into the attic (source for high humidity)
  • No bathroom vents, so humidity builds in attic (source for high humidity)
  • Bathroom vents into attic (not above the roof line) (source for high humidity)

These are important items to look for in a moisture / mold inspection involving an attic. We look for these potential problems especially to prevent mold prone environments and educate you on the best approach to prevention as well.

Contact or call Envirotex Environmental Services to schedule a mold inspection of your Washington, D.C. home.

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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