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As a homeowner, there is a good chance that you have heard about mold on the evening news or somewhere on the Internet. It is even possible that you might have dealt with this type of fungus before.
Whatever the situation is, more and more people are becoming aware of mold and just how harmful it can be to the health of everyone exposed for prolonged periods of time.
Of course, most people know that they have a number of mold removal services around them to choose from, but what they don’t know is that all these companies are not created the same.
In fact, the mold in your home might not even be harmful and removing it might be a waste of time or only make things worse. Not every company is going to tell you this because they want to make money on you, but this is where The Duct Kings is different. Duct Kings is open, honest, and transparent with its customers on every level.
The Duct Kings Help You Get Rid Of Mold
You just learned above that mold can possibly grow in any home or building. It doesn’t matter how new or old the place is. If there is a water leak or moisture problems there is a good chance that black mold will rear its ugly head.
Just because mold can grow in any home or building it doesn’t mean that it will grow rampant. Of course, it can spread rampantly, but it will usually only attach to certain surfaces like fiberboard, wood, gypsum board, paper products, or anything that contains cellulose.
Unfortunately, there is no one-stop solution for mold, as removing it from each different surface might require somewhat of a different approach.
If you have mold inside your home give us a call for professional residential mold remediation and one of our experts will check it on the same day!
Mold Cleaning Services – Walls
Luckily mold can be removed from most walls in three easy steps. However, you do need to keep in mind that if the mold is widespread there is a good chance that you might have an allergic reaction when exposed.
Mold is not typically dangerous until you go to remove it. Wearing a mask is sometimes not enough protection and improper removal methods can only lead to further spreading of the fungus.
If the infestation is extensive it might be best to opt for a mold removal service like Duct Kings. That being said, if you are all geared up with safety gear, you can tackle mold on your walls by first making a solution of chlorine bleach and water.
One part bleach and three parts water will usually do the trick. There are also a number of household detergents where bleach is the active ingredient and these substances alone will be enough.
Simply, just use a stiff brush to scrub at the area, rinse, and thoroughly dry. Also, remember that it might be necessary to check behind the wall to make sure that the mold hasn’t penetrated the wall surface. If so, then you are looking at an even harder removal task.
How To Get Rid Of Mold In Basement
Removing mold from the basement is going to be a tough task because the basement offers an environment where mold will thrive. If you want to remove the mold spores completely and thoroughly from your basement, you will first need to find and fix the moisture problem.
If there is mold in the basement then it means there is a moisture problem somewhere and removing the mold without fixing the initial problem will only cause regrowth.
Once you have found and fixed the moisture problem or problems, you will want to attack the mold like a boss. You will want to look for mold on any exposed surface, in crack and crevices, and anywhere around the moisture problem. If there were boxes, bags, or other items in the area, you might have to place them in garbage bags and remove them from the home.
There are sometimes when mold removal in the basement will require pulling out the carpet and drywall. If the mold has penetrated below the surface of the carpet and drywall then you are looking at a huge job and might want to consider opting for a pro.
Mold Remediation Process For Carpet
Mold is not only unsightly, but it can be extremely hazardous to one’s health. This is especially true if it has attached itself to the carpet. You probably travel across the carpet in the home several times a day.
Each time you travel across a mold-infected spot it disturbs the mold and causes it to release harmful toxins. Now, combine this with the number of other people that pass over the spot and you are looking at a truly volatile situation.
Luckily, there are a number of household mold killing agents available to you and removing the mold from your carpet might not be as hard as you think. Baking soda usually works well for light mold problems, while white vinegar works for more troublesome spots.
To remove mold from the carpet, you will first want to find the spot and discover just how deep it goes. If the mold has penetrated the carpet and reached the pad then cleaning the fibers isn’t going to do anyone any good.
You will need some kind of solution that will penetrate through and kill the mold at its roots underneath the carpet. You might be able to do this by spraying pure vinegar on the spot, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then scrubbing it vigorously. You can use baking soda in the same manner, but you will want to vacuum it up after letting it sit overnight.
If nothing works and you need licensed mold specialty services for your carpet cleaning give us a call!
Remove Mold From Wood Floor
Even though wood might be a porous material it is fairly easy to do mold removal remediation from it. The first thing you will need to do is scrub the moldy wood floor with a sponge, cloth, or brush.
Throw in some detergent and water or any household cleaner that you have that can kill mold. There are a number of effective solutions like vinegar and bleach that you probably already have in the home somewhere.
The main goal of this objective is to proceed with mold removal remediation from the surface. It doesn’t matter how hard you try or what agents you use there is always going to be a small amount of mold and spores in the home.
Dead mold spores are completely harmless and this removal technique will work on wood furniture, wooden walls, beams, and pretty much anything wood.
Attic Mold Removal
Removing mold from an attic can be a total nightmare. This is especially true if the attic is small in nature. You might have to crawl on your belly along with the trusts just to access some parts of the attic.
The very first thing that you will need to do is verify that you do, in fact, have mold in the attic. If so, then it is possible that you might be able to remove it yourself. You can approach this task by drying it out.
Moisture is the main cause of mold and drying out the area will eliminate the moisture. Of course, if the initial cause of the moisture is found and fixed then you are just wasting your time. Nonetheless, the very first step is to dry out the offending space. This is especially important if you have had a recent water leak in the attic.
Once, you have dried out the area thoroughly, you will want to next attack the mold with an air purifier. There are a number of models available on the market and some offer more features and benefits than others.
As long as you choose one with a fairly decent HEPA filter you should be okay. Installing a high-quality air purifier in the attic can help reduce the number of mold spores that are able to drift around the air. It doesn’t get any more straightforward than that, reduce the number of spores, reduce the potential for mold growth in the attic.
Mold In House Symptoms
The harmful type of mold found in most homes is referred to as black mold. This is a type of fungus that appears green or black in color and it will also oftentimes have a distinct musty, damp, or mildew smell. In fact, it might smell like an old basement. Black mold thrives in damp, warm areas and can infest any home or building.
Black mold can also be broken down into several sub-categories, but it usually tends to grow on surfaces that contain a lot of cellulose like fiberboard, wood, gypsum board, and paper products. It really is not the mold itself that is the danger.
It is the toxins that are released by the mold when it is disturbed. People with weakened immune systems or sensitivities to allergies will probably be the first to experience mold symptoms in the home, but such toxins can affect everyone in a negative manner.
Some of the most common symptoms of mold might include sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose, red eyes, itchy skin and eye, sore throat, nosebleeds, and a stuffy nose. These symptoms can even worse over time and in severe cases lead to memory loss, allergic reactions, chest colds, sensitivity to light, anxiety, and trouble concentrating.
Mold Specialist Near Me
Find a Duct Kings mold specialist near you at www.theductkings.com. They will not only come out and safely run the removal process in your home or office, but they will come out and perform mold testing to make sure that you are, in fact, dealing with toxic mold.
A number of companies will just go ahead and charge you for removal without testing the mold, but that is a step The Duct Kings never miss. They do not want to charge you unless it is absolutely necessary.
In addition to this, Duct Kings offers some of the most affordable and comprehensive removal plans that you will find. The company has been in the mold removal game for a number of years and are backed with experience and certifications to prove it.
We also love to share our knowledge and give tips to avoid mold damage in our mold news and tips blog
Mold Removal Costs
When it comes to the price of mold removal service things can get a bit fickle. This is because there are so many deciding factors that really determine the overall cost of the removal and it always worth checking if the removal and remediation services it’s covered by insurance.
It depends on the type of mold that you are dealing with, the spread of the mold, how far the mold has penetrated, and the cause of the mold. If you are dealing with a pipe leak or moisture leak behind a wall then this is going to entail tearing out most of the wall.
Mold removal tends to run on the expensive side because remediation experts like Duct Kings have to take so many precautions to ensure that they do not further spread the spores.
They usually do this by completely sealing off the infected area with plastic sheets and bringing in specialized fans and vacuums to draw out the spores.
That being said there really is no price too great for water damage and restoration services. Trying to do the job on your own could potentially lead to further damage and the spreading of the fungus.
Other Services We Do
If there is one thing that can be said about Duct Kings it is that they are versatile. They not only handle mold remediation, but there are a number of other services that they are capable of tackling as well.
Air Duct Cleaning
Do you have dirty ducts? Excessive dirt in the home? Maybe your HVAC system is infected with mold. Whatever the situation is, Duct Kings can offer the help that you need.
Duct Kings has a highly qualified team of air duct cleaners always standing by ready to assist. The company not only clean the duct and the HVAC system, but they check for leaks and cracks in the system as well. Cleaning a duct system without making sure that it is sealed and secure is basically like shooting yourself in the foot.
Duct Kings is also completely capable of mold remediation for residential and also for commercial buildings with our commercial mold remediation service. We don’t just provide mold cleanup from the home. We will come into the home, test for toxic mold, find the problem causing the mold, fix the problem, remove the mold, and replace drywall, carpet, or anything else that needs replacing.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Millions of home burn down every year due to simple dryer fires. Homeowners know to clean their lint traps, but they don’t know to clean their dryer vents.
Clogged dryer vents are not only potentially dangerous, but they can make your dryer work harder than necessary. Call Duct Kings every year and schedule a cleaning so that you can ensure that your home is safe and your dryer is working at optimum performance levels.
Wouldn’t you like to decrease your electric bill? If so, you should start by calling The Duct Kings. We have the skills, expertise, and equipment needed to get the job done right. When we leave, we’re confident that your next month’s electric bill will be much lower than the previous one!
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