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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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Why a Mold Assessment is Absolutely Worth It

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Mold is not always immediately visible, nor does it always pose a health risk right away. As such, if you suspect you may have a mold problem—however small it may be—you’re likely to be tempted to ignore it for now. But doing so can only cause the problem to become worse.

One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to mold is that no form of mold is healthy. Some strains are more toxic than others, but to keep a truly healthy household, you don’t want any present. The most common cause of mold buildup is excess moisture and relative humidity levels above 60% for an extended period of time. Do you really need to schedule a mold assessment though if you have these risk factors?

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What Causes Mold Development in Your AC?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

In a previous post, we discussed duct cleaning and some signs that it’s time for you to have this service done. One reason to invest in duct cleaning is due to the development of mold in your system. But how does it get there to begin with? Keep reading to discover some of the most common reasons for mold growth in your air conditioning unit.

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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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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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Professional Palm Beach Mold Assessment and Removal Procedure

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The presence of mold in a home is never a welcome surprise. When mold is discovered it is best to call for professional mold removal service as soon as possible. Before your mold remediation specialists, such as those at Envirotech Air Quality Services, begin the process of removing the mold from your home they should perform a thorough mold assessment.

By completing a mold assessment your service provider can determine just how serious your mold problem is as well as how best to resolve it. Call for an assessment if you notice the development of strong, musty odors, frequent allergic reactions, moisture problems, water damage or any visible mold growth. Your mold assessment and removal service providers will handle the rest.

Because mold can potentially produce harmful spores an assessment may include the examination of your HVAC system. If any is found your system should not be operated until it has been cleaned and all mold fully removed. During the assessment hidden mold will also be checked for. Mold tends to pop up in hidden places where moisture can collect, including above ceiling tiles, behind wall paper and dry wall, or under carpets. Mold may also grow in ductwork if moisture is allowed to collect, which also gives it the opportunity to disperse spores throughout your home. A mold assessment will ensure that your home is inspected and all mold sources identified so that they can be efficiently and effectively removed.

Don’t take any chances when it comes to mold in your home. At the first sign that your home may have a mold problem call Envirotech Air Quality Services. Protect your home and your health by having your mold problem professionally assessed and addressed before it gets out of hand.

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Fort Lauderdale Mold Remediation Tip: Mold Assessment and Removal

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Mold assessment and removal is a critical service especially here in Fort Lauderdale where humidity levels can be high for much of the year. Mold can be a health risk for your family which is why it is a good idea to have a professional mold assessment and removal company inspect your home if you suspect you have a problem. We’ve put together some commonly asked questions and basic information for you to look over to give you a good starting point if you’re thinking about have your home inspected for mold.

Why Is Mold Dangerous?

Mold reproduces by releases spores into the air. When they land on something organic like a piece of wood in your home’s structure or in your lungs, they begin to grow. As long as they have moisture and oxygen they will continue to grow. In the case of wood, mold can rot out your home’s structure which can be costly to replace. Mold can also cause a number of respiratory issues when inhaled in high concentrations.

What Can Cause Mold?

Mold requires two things to grow: moisture and oxygen. Since oxygen is present in virtually every space in your home, moisture is the only other ingredient that mold needs. Some common sources of moisture are excessive home humidity, flooding, leaking plumbing, clogged air conditioning condensate lines or corroded water heater tank. When water sources like these go unnoticed or un fixed, it can create the perfect environment for mold growth.

What Is the Frist Step Towards Mold Removal

If you suspect that you may have a mold problem, the first step is to call a Fort Lauderdale mold assessment and removal company. Whether your home has suffered any kind of water damage or if you think you may already have a mold problem, a trained technician can help you find and eliminate that mold. Mold removal technicians are trained to locate mold growth, especially in areas that may not be immediately apparent.

At Envirotech Air Quality Services, we are trained to assess, remove and repair damage done by mold growth. Call us today to learn more about our mold removal services in Fort Lauderdale.

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