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Things to Consider When Hiring A Mold Remediation Services

Pittsburgh Mold Inspection

Mold Remediation

Molds are a type of fungus very widely spread that can be found both outdoors and indoors. It is very common to be found in buildings and homes because it spreads through spores and spores are virtually present in all indoor environments. Thus potentially, in the right conditions, mold can grow anywhere in your house. The factors that make an environment suitable to mold growth are air moisture and presence of suitable nutrients. We can find mold growth mostly in areas where there is leakage or where a flooding might have occurred, in places where there is no ventilation, such as closets and rooms without windows. For mold growth the temperature must be comfortable, between 40 and 100 degrees F.  The materials that support mold growth are cellulose materials, such as paper products, cardboards, wood products, insulation materials, upholstery and fabrics in general.

Exposure to mold can cause a variety of effects on your health depending on your level of sensitiveness. For the majority of people, mold exposure can lead to stuffy nose, red or itchy eyes and skin. For people more prone to allergies mold presence can lead to more intense reactions. If you are suffering from asthma or other breathing or immune related conditions, mold can trigger severe effects leading to lasting problems.

You can detect the start of mold issues in your house often by spotting black tiny spots in surfaces (mildew) and test with bleach if they lighten up or stay the same. If the area remains dark you most likely have dirt. However if it starts clearing up you have mildew. You can remove mildew safely on your own. Mildew is not likely to damage your property however other form of mold can cause areas to rot and that is when you should ask the care of a worthy professional.

As mold thrives on moisture and fabric, the best way to prevent mold is keep humidity out of the house. Wet areas should be dried right away and ventilation should be happening throughout the home, especially after showers, and steaming activities. If there are any pipes leaking, or plumbing accidents, they should be repaired right away. If there was flood or any other emergency event, it is important to verify the extent of the damage by a professional company and taking advantage of their free evaluation services.

Hiring a qualified team to inspect your house and look for mold growth in all areas of your home is crucial to a healthy and proper living environment. The right professionals will of then detect mold with quick and non-invasive methods.

A qualified restoration and remediation company understand the process and the science behind mold growth and is equipped with the latest technology to remove it.

There is no need to spend thousands of dollars in testing which type of mold or what exact strain you have in your home. Once the mold and its origin has been detect it, the most important thing is to remove it and then working on fixing the cause of the problem such as leaking pipes and fixtures, poor ventilations, roofs that need repairing, appliances or HVAC issues.

Most companies  (like ours) will do a testing for mold for free to identify the areas where work has to be done. This will give you an idea of the cost you need to face.

The importance of doing this estimate as quickly as possible is that mold can rot your surface, so the more you wait the more you will need to spend to repair the damaged drywall or fabric affected.

The cost of the removal depends on the surface that has been contaminated and damaged, the level of the damage (is it just surface or does property need to be restored and repaired) , extracting water if there is water damage and the difficulties in doing that, and the involvement of machines and materials.

Our company uses the latest technology and the most professional equipment such as HEPA air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, de-humidifiers, air-exchange machine to assist you in a better cleaning of your personal areas.

Because of the stress that a mold situation may cause, we offer a free estimate to inspect your home, with no obligations of contracting our company. If you suspect having molds or clearly see signs of widespread mold in your property we strongly suggest you contact our company as soon as possible for a free evaluation. This will save you tons of money in the future and at least you will know the scope of the work to be done. In many cases a simple removal is efficient in cleaning up your home and having you sleep and operate safely.

It is important to hire a professional team to assess the severity of your mold problem. Even if mold signs are visible, such as black spots on the bathroom wall, still a specialized team will be able to verify the depth of the problem through swab sampling, air testing, inner wall checks, particle counters, moisture readers and advanced thermography imaging. This way you will be sure of the exact extent of the problem and can make an informed decision without being charged any extra cost.

Once you have settled on a company for testing the mold make sure they are licensed and have experience dealing with insurances. We have many years of experience and knowledge in mold removal, water/flood damage repair, air duct and anti-bacterial cleaning. All our experts are licensed and consummate professional.

We have helped countless people identifying mold or giving them the peace of mind that their situation did not need professional intervention. We hope that you call us, as soon as you suspect you have mold in your living areas. We definitely want to make sure your environment is safe and healthy.

Drawing from our 20 years of experience, we will go out of our way to meet your needs, making sure we provide the best rates and the best service available.

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