Mold Related Info
No one wants to find mold in their home or building because it can severely damage the affected surfaces and exposure to mold has been known to cause minor allergic reactions as well as more serious respiratory problems. It can be difficult to prevent mold because the spores are a natural presence in the air and once they find an environment that contains a water source and food source, they will quickly form into mold growth. ServiceMaster NCR provides mold removal services for homes and businesses in Arlington, VA to eliminate mold growth and clean up the damage. We use advanced technologies such as the InstaScope testing system and Trifect remediation method to provide highly effective and cost efficient mold removal.
Mold Removal by ServiceMaster NCR
Moisture and a food source are all that is required for mold to grow and it usually uses cellulose, which is an organic material found in wood and drywall, as its food source. Because of this, mold colonies can devour the affected surfaces to the point that they cannot be saved and mold can spread to other areas of the home or building when the colony releases its spores. The dispersal of spores not only contributes to the spread of the mold growth, but also to the risk of adverse health reactions that are caused by breathing in the spores.
At ServiceMaster NCR, we are trained and equipped to provide complete mold removal with innovative methods and equipment along with effective cleaning products. We can accurately test for hidden mold and we use the best personal protective equipment (PPE) available to help keep ourselves safe. Our mold removal services consist of these basic steps:
- Complete assessment of the mold growth
- Environmental engineering controls
- Restorative drying
- Microbial remediation
- Content cleaning and pack-out
Mold Damage Tips
If a home or building is affected by water damage or excess moisture, mold is likely to follow because it needs moisture to thrive. You can drastically reduce the risk for mold growth in your home by keeping the moisture level under control. Start by looking for areas of the walls and ceilings that have moisture or condensation on the surface. Wipe off the excess moisture and if there is minor mold or mildew growth, clean the surface with a solution of water and a mild detergent. The source of the excess moisture must be addressed as well to prevent reoccurring issues.
The presence of mold in a home or building can lead to a range of health effects. Exposure to the mold spores can cause several allergic reactions such as itchy eyes and throat, skin irritation, coughing, and stuffy or runny nose, and extended exposure can lead to respiratory infections and other serious issues. If you experience water damage in your home, the World Health Organization warns that contamination is likely from toxins or inflammagens including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bacteria, fungus, mycobacteria, and actinomycetes among others.
If you have significant mold growth in your home, you must have it removed by a licensed professional who can do the job safely and effectively. The mold removal professionals of ServiceMaster NCR will keep the mold growth contained and remove it using our innovative Trifect mold removal method. We also use the best testing equipment of the industry to make sure that there is no hidden mold left behind.
InstaScope Testing and Trifect Mold Removal
ServiceMaster NCR uses innovative testing and mold removal methods that are much more effective, cost efficient, and less invasive than traditional methods that involve removing drywall. We accurately test for mold to locate the growth using the InstaScope testing system and remove it with the non-invasive Trifect mold removal method. Our mold removal services using these methods cost as much as 50 percent less than mold remediation by traditional methods.
Our mold removal services start with a measurement of the airborne mold level outside the home or building using the InstaScope testing system to get a baseline measurement. Each room within the building is then tested and compared to the baseline measurement so that we can locate areas of hidden mold in rooms with elevated levels. Once we have discovered all the mold growth, we remove it using the Trifect mold removal which includes the following steps:
- Surface Application: We treat surfaces with visible mold using a proprietary topical solution.
- MAG 50: We use submicron aerosol decontamination to completely remove visible and hidden mold growth.
- InstaScope Verification: We will retest your home or building with InstaScope to ensure that the mold has been thoroughly removed.
Mold can cause a range of problems from extensive property damage to health issues including allergic reactions and respiratory infections. If you find mold growth in your home or building in Arlington, VA, do not hesitate to call ServiceMaster NCR for mold removal services using our innovative and cost effective Trifect mold removal method and InstaScope testing. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (703) 596-3171 for mold removal services.
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