If you live in Florida are you aware that you should get your home regularly tested for mold? Such a hot and humid environment is a breeding ground for mold and other toxins in your home. Especially if you live in an older house or if your home suffers from water damage.
Here’s everything you need to know about mold testing Tampa and mold removal.
Does Your Home Have Water Damage?
It indeed rains a lot out here in the Southeast USA, and with lots of rain, leaks can occur. Water damage is the number one cause of mold growth in homes.
If you have spotted a leak in the roof of your house, it is very important to get the leak patched as quickly as possible. This will prevent mold and even critters from entering your home.
But some people are not aware that their home may have a leak, leaks can occur above the ceiling of your home, or even in the walls. Or you may be purchasing a new home and are not aware of the condition or how it’s been maintained throughout the years.
That’s why mold testing is so important.
Mold Testing Tampa And Beyond
Mold is something you do not want to have in your home. Over time, mold can make you or the people living in your home very sick. Young children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
There are two ways to find out if you have mold in your home; have a professional perform a mold test, or do a self-inspection yourself. Sometimes mold growing in your home is quite obvious by smell or visual evidence.
When doing a self-inspection, it’s important to check rarely visited or viewed parts of your home. Like the outer walls in the back of the home, or interior walls behind large pieces of furniture or washing machines. The garage is also an important place to check for mold.
If your home is positive for mold growth, the next step is mold remediation. Mold remediation is the process of not only removing and killing the mold, but identifying and eliminating the cause of the mold.
A professional begins by removing water and moisture from the area that is affected by water damage. After that, dehumidification is performed to dry out the area further.
Once all the moisture and visible mold growth is removed, then the sanitization process begins. Air vacuum equipment is used to take all the mold spores out of the air. Then any walls or furniture in the affected area are disinfected with sanitizing solutions.
Lastly, a fogging machine is used in the room to remove the smell of mold which is very powerful and can linger if not treated properly.
Contact Us For All Mold Testing And Remediation Services
Take the steps to remove or prevent mold growth in your home to protect you and your family.
Remediation Mold Tampa is a State-Licensed Mold Contractor and an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm. We have years of experience with combatting mold and are experts in the mold testing Tampa area. Contact us today to get started on repairing your mold problem.