Mold Related Info
Mold is a very unwelcome sight in any home or building as it can lead to adverse health reactions including allergies or infection as well as widespread structural damage. If you happen to locate mold growing anywhere in your home or building, you must call a professional to handle the mold removal because it takes the right level of training and equipment to do the job safely and effectively. ServiceMaster NCR provides mold removal services in Washington, DC to remove mold growth from homes and buildings and locate hidden mold using advanced testing equipment. We test for and remove mold growth using the new less intrusive Trifect mold removal method.
Mold Removal from ServiceMaster NCR
The main trigger of mold growth in homes and buildings is moisture as mold spores need a source of moisture to grow as well as an organic food source which can be provided by the cellulose in drywall and wood. Mold will not stop spreading to new areas of the home or building until it is removed which will increase the total amount of property damage as well as the risk of causing allergies or respiratory infection from exposure to the mold spores. Our technicians at ServiceMaster NCR have been highly trained and certified to provide effective mold removal using the best cleaning equipment as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) available. We will not only completely remove all mold growth, but also keep the mold growth contained so that it does not spread any further. You can expect the following from our mold removal services:
- Total assessment of the mold contamination
- Environmental engineering controls
- Restorative drying
- Microbial remediation
- Content cleaning and pack-out
InstaScope Testing and Trifect Mold Removal
In the past, testing for mold has involved very expensive and intrusive methods such as removing drywall to check for mold in hidden areas. ServiceMaster NCR has recently adopted a brand new method of mold removal called the Trifect mold removal method which includes the use of InstaScope testing to locate and treat mold without the need to remove any drywall. This method of mold removal is non-invasive and costs much less than traditional methods.
We begin by using the InstaScope testing system to test the mold level in the air outside the home or building and use this as a baseline measurement for testing the mold level in each room. Rooms that have high levels of mold are then treated with the Trifect mold removal method. This is a new, innovative mold removal technique that allows us to treat hidden mold growth without removing drywall and it can save you over 50 percent of the cost of traditional methods. The Trifect mold removal method consists of the following 3 steps:
- Surface application: We apply a proprietary topical solution to affected surfaces to treat visible mold.
- MAG 50: We remove all mold growth including hidden mold with submicron aerosol decontamination.
- InstaScope verification: We use InstaScope testing to measure the mold level in the air throughout the home or building to make sure that all mold has been completely removed.
Mold Damage Tips
The best way to prevent mold in your home or building is to control the moisture. Moisture is the biggest trigger of mold growth and removing the moisture is not enough, you must also locate and fix the source to prevent further issues. If there are surfaces in your home that are wet or showing minor signs of mold growth, make sure to clean them thoroughly with water and detergent. Dry the entire area after cleaning to ensure that all the moisture has been removed.
There are a number of potential health problems associated with mold from allergies including nasal congestion, wheezing, and skin and eye irritation to more serious issues like fever and respiratory infections. In fact, the World Health Organization warns that there may be many harmful toxins and inflammagens in water damaged buildings (WDBs) that can cause health problems such as bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The potential health effects of mold make it a dangerous job to do yourself. Do not hesitate to call our experts at ServiceMaster NCR for mold removal services. We are properly trained and equipped to safely handle mold removal and we use the most innovative and effective mold removal techniques in the industry. Contact us as soon as you notice mold issues in your home or building in Washington, DC.
Mold growth can quickly spread through your home or building to cause extensive damage and negative health reactions so make sure you take immediate action once you discover mold. ServiceMaster NCR provides effective mold removal services for homes and businesses in Washington, DC using the cost effective and non-invasive Trifect mold removal method. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day at (202) 803-6446 to provide more information or schedule an appointment for our mold removal services.
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