Your SugarHill Residence may need mold Remediation and Restoration if some of these problems persist
Common moisture problems include:
- Leaking roofs.
- Leaking or condensing water pipes, especially pipes inside wall cavities
- Gutters and down spouts that direct water into or under your home
- High humidity (60% relative humidity)
- Unventilated combustion appliances such as clothes dryers vented into a garage. (Clothes dryers and other combustion appliances should be vented to the outside.)
- Poorly draining condensate drain pans under HVAC Systems.
homes in the Sugar Hill area are susceptible to mold and need a professional Remediation company to properly remove the mold.
Mold Remediation and Restoration by R4 Restoration is not mold removal. Understanding what mold is, how it grows and spreads is the first step to controlling mold spores. Mold spores are microscopic and present indoors and out. Mold can enter your Sugar Hill home in many different ways, through windows, on pets, your clothing or through your heating and air system. The first step to protect your Atlanta home is to keep the moisture levels down. The EPA recommends: Indoor relative humidity (RH) should be kept below 60 percent - ideally between 30 percent and 50 percent, if possible. Low humidity may also discourage pests (such as cockroaches and dust mites.) LINK (https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-course-chapter-2) Because mold can grow on almost any surface where moisture and oxygen are present, your Atlanta home and furnishings can be at risk of damage if you do not control indoor moisture
Another area of your Sugar Hill home that should not be overlooked for excessive moisture is the crawlspace and basement. While small amounts of water intrusion may not look like an immediate household problem, allowing it continually in your property will produce aggressive mold growth.
If you suspect or find excessive moisture in your home call R4 Restoration and Remediation for a full inspection.
Our technicians will check for water leaks that can cause damage and end up compromising the health and safety of your family. We can do comprehensive air quality test for mold and moisture.
Once your Atlanta property has been inspected for mold by a certified company, what is the next step?
If the mold inspection finds mold in your Sugar Hill residence, the next step is to formulate a remediation plan. This begins with removing the source of the moisture that’s allowing the mold to grow. Failure to remove the moisture, will result in the mold grow back. Hard surfaces should be scrubbed and washed. Soft surfaces like carpets or foam tiles have to be cut out and replaced, if they have mold embedded. It is impossible to clean all the mold off of porous surfaces.
Mold Removal, is it a do-it-yourself project for your SugarHill dwelling?
In most cases NO. Did you know that household cleaners can exacerbate mold growth? Common household cleaners cannot completely eliminate spores, so relying on them can lead to the spread of mold to other areas of your property.
If you choose to try and remove the mold yourself, here are just a few tips:
Do-It-Yourself Mold Removal Safety Precautions:
1. Wear old clothes and shoes that you can throw away after the cleanup work
2. Wear special N-95 or P-100 respirators
3. Wear goggles and gloves
4. Set up fans to ventilate the room while working
5. Tape plywood or cardboard around the window openings
6. Remove Moldy Carpet
7. Seal Off the Damaged Area from the rest of the house
Our team of trained mold remediation specialists will identify the source of mold growth and perform proper removal of the hazardous material, ensuring that your property is safe and indoor air quality is healthy. For expert, professional mold removal, call R4Restoration and Remediation today (404) 428-1255.
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