If a homeowner or commercial building owner suspects a mold problem in their building, there probably is one. Why? Different types of mold once established have odors and make ugly dark stains on walls, floors, and ceilings. Dampness is mold’s friend. So, if a building has damp areas and too little ventilation, it may develop a mold problem. Some types of mold are relatively harmless, while others are very dangerous and can cause serious health problems. The problem is that it is difficult for most home or building owners to tell the difference.
There are very good mold removal companies such as Mold Detectors in Alexandria VA to determine if there is a mold problem. Once a mold is detected it is sent to a lab to determine what type of mold it is. The type of mold determines the type of mold removal techniques to use. When the mold is a dangerous type, the technicians must use special equipment, protective clothing, and chemicals to kill the mold and completely remove any traces of it. Less dangerous molds may be washed away with less complicated measures. The only way to get a good outcome is to hire a dependable, well-respected mold removal service to come to the building and determine the type of mold and remove it.
This is not the end of the problem. Once the mold is removed, the reason for the mold conditions must be removed. The Mold Detectors in Alexandria VA are educated to determine the cause of the mold problems and recommend ways to prevent future development of mold. Dampness and lack of ventilation must be corrected. The company can give the building owner a plan to follow to prevent future mold development themselves. Or, the mold removal company can be hired to implement the plans. It is important to correct any underlying problems causing dampness and mold. If there is a roof leak or leaking pipes, they must be repaired. If there is a lack of ventilation, ventilation must be added. Sometimes the building resident’s cleaning and use habits contribute to mold development and must be changed. For more information, Click Here.