When someone says “air pollution” our thoughts often flash to smog-filled cities, car emissions, and factories pumping hazardous chemicals into the air. But the air you breathe at home or work can also put you at risk. Many of us spend most of our time indoors, but we rarely think about the quality of the air we’re breathing in our own living room or bedroom. That is until we get an air quality test.
The Most Common Air Test Pollutant: Mold
A simple air test can let you know if you have pollutants building up inside your home. One very common in-home pollutant is mold. Mold can cause an array of health problems that can adversely affect you and your family, such as headaches, wheezing, coughing, dizziness, and shortness of breath. It can also trigger asthma problems, red eyes, and skin rashes.
If your air test indicates you have mold in your home you may be tempted to solve the issue yourself. Mold, however, can prove difficult to get rid of on your own.
The Dangers of Mold
Growing mold can damage any material it’s found on, such as dry-wall and wood, which in turn can impair the structural integrity of your home. It can also grow onto your furniture and damage it, too. Mold feeds on wet wood which will weaken your walls and floors. The moist environment mold needs is also a breeding ground for other harmful organisms. These include bacteria and dust that can further deteriorate the structural integrity of your home and damage your health.
Removing Mold from Your Home
You want to leave this problem to professional mold remediators because of the risk that comes with removing mold and the needed use of professional chemicals, training, and specialty equipment. Using chemicals such as bleach or other household items to eliminate mold, it often has the opposite effect and can cause mold to spread. At Environmental Protective Solutions, our employees are certified and are some of the most experienced technicians in the field of mold removal. Our unique approach to mold and bacteria abatement utilizes a system which: is cost-effective, is environmentally friendly, minimizes customer disruption, is minimally invasive, and offers a complete solution.
Our five-step process begins with evaluating your particular situation. EPS will take precise measurements around your property and inspect the mold ourselves. This gives us an idea of what remediation is required and what the cost will be. You may need to engage a certified mold assessor to handle the official inspection.
Next, we will locate the cause of your mold problem. If you have a moisture issue or visible mold, it didn’t spontaneously appear. If we don’t find the root cause, the mold will come back after remediation. We remediate the root causes of the mold before any put-back work begins.
After that we will execute the plan decided upon by you and our specialists. Our equipment and materials are top-notch. Our Advanced Cleaner is 99.99% effective on MRSA, as well as affecting both gram-positive (Bacillus, Listeria, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Clostridium) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Moraxella, Helicobacter) bacteria. We apply our Advanced Cleaner to safely and effectively eradicate fungal growth from raw and finished building materials. Our cleaner penetrates fibers, crevices, and voids found in raw and finished materials, while subsequently breaking down the cellular structure of the fungus and agglomerating the biofilm where it lives. For small areas, Spot Spray offers a cost-effective fungal contamination treatment solution. Once affected areas are cleaned, our Shield is applied to certain surfaces, which acts as a guardian against future contamination.
When that work is complete we will put your home back the way it was before. EPS does not just fix your mold problem, we help you rebuild.
We at EPS are so confident in our ability to get rid of your issue that we have warranties available. Once we start a job, we finish it, and if you are not happy with the situation in the next year, we will come back and re-tackle the issue for free. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction.