Mold Related Info
The appearance of mold in a home or building can be very frustrating as it can spread quickly and cause severe property damage if given enough time. Mold is most likely to grow in an environment with a moisture source and organic food source and in addition to the property damage it causes, exposure to mold can lead to a number of health issues including allergic reactions or infection. ServiceMaster NCR provides professional mold removal services to safely and effectively remove mold growth from homes and businesses in Reston, VA. We use state-of-the-art testing equipment to find all hidden mold growth and remove it with the cost-effective Trifect method.
Mold Removal from ServiceMaster NCR
Mold growth is caused mainly by excess moisture because the mold spores need moisture as well as an organic food source such as cellulose to grow. Cellulose is found in wood and drywall and because mold uses it as a food source, it can cause irreversible destruction to these surfaces if given enough time. Mold spores are also a problem as the spores cause the mold growth to spread and breathing in the spores is what leads to mold related allergies and illnesses. We have the proper certification and equipment to fully remove mold growth and we use personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our technicians safe. We will contain the mold to the already affected area as we work to prevent it from contaminating new areas.
Our mold removal services include the following steps:
- Complete evaluation of the mold growth
- Environmental engineering controls
- Restorative drying
- Microbial remediation
- Content cleaning and pack-out
Mold Damage Tips
It is possible for mold to appear in your home at any time because moisture is the only thing required for mold to grow. If you want to effectively reduce the risk of mold growth in your home, you must remove excess moisture or condensation and try to keep the humidity level low. Any surfaces in your home that are wet must be wiped down so make sure you inspect the walls and ceilings as well as any other areas that might have water damage. If there is light mold growth on your walls, make a solution of water and a mild detergent to clean it up.
The health effects associated with mold should be a major cause for concern in addition to property damage because exposure to the mold spores can trigger allergies or infection. The main symptoms include coughing, itchy eyes and throat, nasal congestion and skin irritation while more serious symptoms include asthma, trouble breathing, and respiratory infections. You must take special precautions if your home or building is water damaged because the World Health Organization warns that hazardous toxins and inflammagens including bacteria, mycobacteria, actinomycetes, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fungus, and others are usually present in water damaged buildings.
Most cases of mold growth should be cleaned up by a mold removal professional because if you attempt mold removal without the right training or equipment, you risk making the problem worse or increasing the chance of negative health effects. ServiceMaster NCR provides effective mold removal services in Reston, VA using the highly innovative and non-intrusive Trifect mold removal method. Our accurate testing equipment will help uncover hidden mold in your home that you may have missed.
Trifect Mold Removal and InstaScope Testing
ServiceMaster NCR uses innovative testing and mold removal methods that are much more effective and cost efficient than other mold removal methods and less invasive in your home. The Trifect mold removal method eliminates the need to remove drywall to get rid of hidden mold and the InstaScope testing system allows us to test every room of the house to find mold in hidden places. We start by testing the airborne mold level outside the home or building and then test each room of the house using the outside measurement as the baseline. Once all the mold has been located, we remove it with the Trifect mold removal method which includes these steps:
- Surface application: We use a proprietary topical solution to treat surfaces with visible mold growth.
- MAG 50: We use submicron aerosol decontamination to remove mold and hidden mold.
- InstaScope Verification: We test the home or building with the InstaScope testing system after the mold removal process to ensure that the mold is effectively removed.
Finding mold in your home or building can be a frustrating experience but reacting quickly and calling ServiceMaster NCR for mold removal can help prevent it from spreading or causing significant health issues. Our Trifect mold removal method is very effective and costs up to 50 percent less than traditional methods that are more invasive in your home. You can call us anytime 24 hours a day at 703-596-3171 for mold removal services.
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