Mold Testing & Cleanup Services Overview
Air quality levels in Arizona tend to be rated as moderate-to-positive for much of the year. However, as anyone with allergies knows, the dry air doesn’t stop dust, spores, and pollen from spreading. The sporadic rainfall we experience rarely lasts long enough for us to see any extended concerns regarding water damage and mold growth, but we still struggle with mold and allergen issues in other ways.
Some people have experienced a refrigerator compressor dying while they are away, coming home to a smelly, moldy mess. Others have found themselves feeling sick for no obvious reason, only to find out that they have a minor water leak behind a wall that has provided the perfect breeding ground for a respiratory-damaging mold colony.
Some mold issues are easy to spot and identify, such as wet drywall behind appliances and greenish-black dusting of spores on the surface. Others can remain hidden and cause health problems for years before being discovered. On top of providing a visual inspection, our technicians are trained to take indoor air quality samples and provide you with an analysis of what is found in the air in your home or business.
If we find any readings that are concerning, we can help guide you through the process of decontaminating the property and your belongings. Certain allergens and bacteria are common and do not present any threat to the health of our families and pets. Others need to be addressed and dealt with immediately, and we will share with you the best ways to handle the problem and how to reduce the likelihood of recurrence.
Mold Cleanup Process
Special care needs to be taken in mold cases to prevent spreading the mold spores to other locations. Some situations can be restricted to a small treatment area with proper containment measures. If there is a chance that the mold has already been spread to other areas, we will need to broaden the scope of the work.
There are many options for antimicrobial and mold-resistant paints & primers. These are a good choice if there are concerns over future mold growth issues, but the first step will always be elimination/removal. Scheduled checks of areas around plumbing and appliances can give you a chance to find moisture issues before they become serious health concerns.
Unattended Death Cleanup
If a body is allowed to decompose in an enclosed area, every surface is likely impacted by bacteria. In extreme cases, bodily fluids can create an environment where mold is able to grow and flourish. Mold growth related to decomposition increases the health risk factors exponentially.
There are many unknowns in a home that is dealing with hoarding issues. Trash, clothing, or anything else piled up in a home can hide or even cause problems related to moisture build-up. A comprehensive plan of attack is required to safely remediate a home in need of hoarding cleanup.
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