Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Mold Remediation’ Category

Common Causes of Mold Growth in Your AC (And What to Do about It!)

Monday, July 1st, 2019

corner-of-room-with-mold-and-mildewYou likely don’t think much about this problem—you might not even know it was a problem! But because your air conditioner provides you with the cool air that you breathe in every day during the summer and beyond, it’s definitely a problem that should concern you.

Sure, you could call someone to clean out your ducts, but is that really resolving the problem, or temporarily relieving symptoms? (Hint: It’s the latter!)

We’ll get to what you can do about mold growth that’s an effective solution. But first, let’s talk about the common causes of this mold development.

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What to Do about Mold Lurking in Your Ducts

Monday, May 6th, 2019

microscopic-view-of-mold-growthIt’s not pretty to think about—actually, it’s literally not pretty—but mold is a big problem where we’re from. High humidity and long summers create the perfect environment for mold and mildew buildup. And if your home has excess moisture in it, mold can even grow there.

Where’s the best place in your home for mold to thrive? It’s your ductwork, where it is cool and damp for the majority of the year as you use your air conditioner. There’s one way to prevent this, and that’s the installation of a UV air purifier. Also called germicidal lights or UV lights, a UV air purifier is harmless to people and pets, but kills microorganisms lurking in ductwork.

But what if the mold is already there? Is there anything you can do besides rip out all your ductwork and start from scratch? (Please don’t do this! There’s another way!)

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What Causes Mold Growth in the Home?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

signs of mold growth on white wallThe really short answer to this is “excess moisture,” which probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. And in Florida, we have plenty of moisture! That is, in the form of humidity.

Humidity is a comfort issue first and foremost. Any relative humidity level above 50% doesn’t allow our bodies to sweat and, as a result, we cannot cool off. Running your air conditioner at a lower temperature helps a little, since lower temperatures do decrease moisture. However, your air conditioner is not built for this job and does very little for mold remediation in West Palm Beach, FL.

Besides, what if you aren’t home or your home is a part-time vacation home, and therefore you aren’t even using your air conditioner? Well, then you’ve just compounded the problem. What causes the worst of mold growth in situations like this?

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Need Mold Remediation? Only Trust a Pro

Monday, August 28th, 2017

mold spots developing on white wallOne of the most irritating problems you may deal with in your Florida home is the presence of mold. Mold is a lot more harmful than many people realize, and—unfortunately—a lot harder to get rid of than many homeowners realize. That’s why you need an experienced Wellington, FL mold removal company on your side. Fortunately, you have that with Envirotech.

But first, it’s helpful for you to know a bit more about mold—what it is, why it’s harmful, and why you should only trust a pro. Keep reading to learn more.

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Avoid These Mold Problems All Year Long

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Have you ever noticed the presence of mold in your home? Hopefully, you’ve never had to deal with an infestation, particularly if it’s black mold. Not only does mold of this kind threaten your property, it can also be detrimental to your health and the health of your family. Fortunately, there is a solution: the mold assessing and remediation services that our experts perform. Keep reading to learn more about the problems you can avoid by having mold thoroughly removed.

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3 Signs That You May Have a Mold Problem

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Nobody wants to be faced with a mold problem. Not only is mold unsightly and inconvenient, it can make you and your family sick. Unfortunately, many people live in a home with mold and experience adverse health effects long before even realizing it’s there. They either ignore or are unaware of the warning signs until the problem reaches a point that the mold has reached a critical point. Therefore, it’s important to understand 3 of the most common signs that you have a mold problem, which we’ve listed below.

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4 Ways that HVAC Systems Develop Mold

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The idea that toxic mold could thrive in the ducts is something that no homeowner wants to face. But a musty smell when you run the air conditioner or the appearance of mold on an air vent is something you simply cannot ignore. Unfortunately, HVAC systems are prone to developing mold, and we help you to understand the reasons in this guide. If you suspect a mold problem in your ducts, call in an expert right away!

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How to Deal with Mold in Your Home

Monday, November 30th, 2015

There are a lot of problems that can affect one’s property. As a homeowner, there are many projects that you can take on around the house in order to better your property. While you may have the tools and skills to, say, straighten out a crooked door or to replace a few boards on the back porch, though, you must remember that there are many other instances in which you will absolutely have to schedule professional services. The treatment and removal of mold in your home is one such instance. We are qualified mold remediation technicians, and we are here to help if you discover issues with mold in your living space. Read on, and remember to call Envirotech Air Quality Services for mold remediation services in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Why Is Professional Mold Remediation a Necessity?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we fully understand that many homeowners like to take care of projects around the house on their own. That is all well and good, but it is of vital importance to understand and accept the fact that certain jobs really do require the skill and expertise that only a trained professional can offer. Mold remediation is one such service, and it happens to be one that we excel at. There are quite a few ways in which you can reduce the risk of encountering problems with mold in your home. When mold does take root, though, you must take action fast. Contact us if you believe that you require mold remediation services in West Palm Beach, FL.

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When to Schedule Professional West Palm Beach Mold Assessment

Monday, March 25th, 2013

In the high humidity conditions of West Palm Beach, FL, mold growth can be a serious problem. Not only do the toxic spores affect the health of residents, it can also destroy the structure of your home, as well as the belongings in it. Flood or water damage often triggers extensive mold growth, which can only be taken care of by a professional mold removal expert. If you’re concerned about mold growth in your home, then you should get in touch with the West Palm Beach mold remediation team at Envirotech Air today!

If you stay alert to high moisture conditions in your home, you can often catch mold growth before it begins to integrate itself fully into your home. Here are some signs you should schedule professional mold assessment:

  • Flooding or water damage. Once the post-flood cleanup is done, the next step is to call for mold assessment. With the humidity levels already high, homes can be difficult to dry out, and even when thorough inspections have come and gone, water can often reach inside and between walls, allowing mold to grow on surfaces out of view. Stay alert to your sense of smell, which may be able to detect a mold problem when your sight cannot.
  • Visible mold growth. While this seems obvious, mold growth can quickly spread if not taken care of as soon as possible.
  • Frequent allergic reaction or other health issues. Mold is a common allergen. While some people are not as sensitive as others are, mold can cause skin and respiratory irritation. Unseen mold is a common culprit of mysterious health problems in the home.
  • Strong odor. While humid air can often be stuffy and uncomfortable, you’ll know mold when you smell it. That musty odor is often the telltale sign of a mold problem. It’s important to trust your senses in this case.

Mold assessment requires a full evaluation of your home, including its heating and cooling system, to determine the level of mold in the house as well as where it’s most prevalent. It must be done before proper mold remediation can take place. For mold assessment and remediation in West Palm Beach, FL, call Envirotech Air today! 

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