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Why Do It Yourself Mold Cleanup Is Not Recommended

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Mold in your home is nothing to take lightly. It can be a serious problem that not only damages your home – eating away at construction materials – but also the health of your family. Mold can cause respiratory diseases, skin infections, rashes and asthma attacks.

Because of this, proper mold damage removal is extremely important; so leave the remediation to the professionals. There are several reasons you should avoid attempting any mold cleanup on your own, including:

Protective Equipment: Proper clothing, rubber gloves, boots and goggles are just a few of the items you will need before carrying out any mold cleanup. Without these safety measures, you are at an increased risk of infection or allergic reaction.

Knowledge: Proper mold remediation requires a working knowledge of mold. Only a professional mold contractor will know how to completely eliminate the mold from your home, while also locating the source of the outbreak and correcting it.

Chemicals: Restoration requires the use of EPA approved chemicals. Only a trained mold remediation specialist will know how to use these chemicals effectively.

Disposal: Mold spores can easily spread through the air. This is why proper disposal techniques are so very important. Only Mold contractors have the trained personnel and necessary equipment to do this properly.

So next time you find mold in your home, don’t even think about trying to attack the problem on your own, call a well qualified, professional mold remediation service – like Atlantic Environmental Solutions!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC.

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific air quality concern. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process. AES is also a licensed and insured contractor so you’re assured the highest quality service for every project you entrust to us.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

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Why Do It Yourself Mold Cleanup is Not Recommended

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Mold Damage Removal Services by a Professional Contractor

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Did you know that there are over 100,000 different types of mold that can grow in your home? Well, there are. Molds are everywhere in our environment. In nature, they play an important role by breaking down organic matter. Indoors, they have the potential to cause major destruction. They grow and multiply whenever sufficient moisture is available and organic material is present.

Because of this, mold is a constant, ever-present threat – a threat that needs to be dealt with before it grows out of control.

Mold can cause several health problems, including: respiratory illness, infections, rashes, asthma, and much more! Furthermore, mold can be very damaging to your home, as well. It will slowly eat away at organic construction materials like walls and ceilings.

So protect your home and your loved ones from the threat of mold and call a professional mold removal service at the first sign of an outbreak. These professional mold remediators will perform the following tasks:

First they will identify the source of the mold outbreak and help to eliminate that source to prevent future problems.

Next the mold remediation specialist will examine the extent of the mold outbreak and determine what needs to be done for a complete removal.

Finally, the disposal. Professional contractors will treat mold like hazardous materials and get rid of them safely and securely.

If you have any questions or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC.

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific air quality concern. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process. AES is also a licensed and insured contractor so you’re assured the highest quality service for every project you entrust to us.

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What to Expect when Hiring Someone for Mold Remediation Services

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Do-it-yourself mold cleanup is perfectly acceptable for small mold outbreaks. But if scrubbing and bleaching don’t solve your mold problem, it is probably time to call a professional. Don’t take too long, because a small mold problem can become a big mold problem in a very little amount of time.

A professional will be able to uncover and remove harmful mold spores, getting to the source of the outbreak.

This article from HouseLogic.com explains what to expect from a qualified mold remediation specialist.

When you need professional mold remediation, look for an independent consultant with credentials in mold remediation and investigation. Such professionals should:

•      Demonstrate completion of industry-approved coursework in mold investigation given by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the American Council for Accredited Certification (formerly the American Indoor Air Quality Council).

•      Provide a written report that includes lab results of air and surface samples.

•     Work independently from a mold remediation outfit.

•     Refrain from selling you products.

The process:

Mold remediation begins with a visual inspection, lasting anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Next, the specialist may suggest taking air and surface samples. This will help to identify the particular mold, for health reasons. Some molds are, after all, toxic.

Now it is time to come up with a mold removal plan. If cleanup is a simple DIY project, the consultant will advise you about procedures, protective equipment, and tools. He should also tell you where/what moisture problem gave birth to the spores.

If the cleanup is beyond anything the do-it-yourselfer can handle, it is time to let the professional mold remediator go to work. Cleanup can be as simple as spraying and disinfecting drywall, or as complex as:

•      HVAC disinfection

•      Drywall, stud, and insulation removal

•      Cleaning personal belongings

•      HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filtration

If you have any questions, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-665 or click here today!

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10 Ways to Prevent Mold Damage in your Home

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

You know all the facts. Mold is both a health risk and it can seriously damage your home. And you know that mold removal can often be an expensive process. What you may not know is how you can minimize and even eliminate mold growth by controlling the moisture in your home.

This article from HouseLogic.com will help. It provides 10 ways to control and combat mold in your home.

1.   Eliminate Clutter: Clutter blocks airflow and prevents your HVAC system from circulating air. Furniture and draperies that block supply grilles cause condensation. All this moisture creates microclimates in your home that welcome and feed mold growth.

2.   Control indoor climate: To prevent moisture problems, and maximize energy efficiency, set the thermostat at 78 degrees F.

3.   Shut windows and doors when AC is on: When you open windows and doors, you let air conditioning escape, waste money, and invite humid air into your cooler home: This causes condensation, which mold loves.

4.   Properly size your AC unit: Install an HVAC unit that is just right. For guidance, call an HVAC professional.

5.   Monitor humidity: An indoor humidity monitor will help you keep track of moisture levels that, ideally, fall between 35% and 50% relative humidity.

6.   Evaluate your AC: If you get a high humidity reading, first make sure your air conditioning is doing its job. Is it set to the proper temperature? Is it cycling on and off periodically? Does it blow cold air when it reaches the set point? Are coils clean?

7.   Look for standing water: If the air conditioner isn’t the issue, search for standing water or chronic dampness that is increasing indoor humidity and providing a lovely environment for mold.

8.   Cover crawl space: Ground water seeping into crawl spaces can add gallons of moisture vapor into your house every day. The simplest defense is to cover crawl space floors with a plastic vapor barrier.

9.   Add a dehumidifier: A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air. It is that simple.

10. Call a professional: When all else fails, or if you would just rather a professional handle everything, call a mold remediation specialist.

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) is a certified mold inspector interior contractor, dedicated to restoring indoor air-quality and environmental conditions for homes and businesses in Maryland and Washington DC.

As an established inspection, remediation, consulting company, we use our expertise to help clients resolve toxic and non-toxic related mold problems fast and economically with knowledge, integrity, and proven methodology.

If you’re looking for a hard-working, dependable company at an affordable price, Atlantic Environmental Solutions is the clear choice for you.

If you have any questions, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-665 or click here today!

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The How and Why of Black Mold Removal

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Not all mold is harmful, but others – like Stachybotrys, also known as black mold – can cause adverse health problems, like: swollen, irritated, itchy and burning eyes; weight loss; constant dull, throbbing headache accompanied by sneezing; red and itchy skin; increased risk of asthma and respiratory problems; and increased susceptibility to other infectious diseases. In the most severe exposures to the fungus, brain damage, lung cancer and even death can occur.

This article from Articlebase.com explains the importance of proper mold removal and remediation.

In order to lessen health risks, black mold should be removed as soon as possible after it has been discovered.  It has a harmful toxin that affects normal body functions.

If you feel as if you have been exposed, a simple blood test can be administered to find out. Exposure to mold is seen in the human body as an allergic response to something toxic. The body will increase the amount of killer T white blood cells, producing antibodies in an attempt to destroy the mold spores. The doctor will look for a rise in the white blood cell count to confirm or disprove your worries.

Since, like most molds, black mold thrives in areas of high moisture and humidity – like bathrooms, cabinets, kitchens, basements, etc. – the only way to truly be sure you rid yourself of this harmful fungus is to hire a professional mold remediation specialist.

If you have any questions, contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-665 or click here today!

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