Ultraviolet Mold Removal Service
Ultraviolet Mold Removal Services in Washington, DC, Maryland (MD) & Virginia (VA)
Mold generally grows best when there is moisture from a leaky roof or simply excessive humidity in the environment. The key to mold prevention is moisture control. Mold spores thrive on moist, warm, organic surfaces (including wood, leather, paper, clothing and even wallpaper) – it’s what they eat and what allows them to propagate. They then get kicked up into the air and wind up on other organic surfaces, or in the air you breathe.
Installing an ultraviolet light in your HVAC system will sterilize microscopic organisms, preventing them from reproducing and spreading. As the indoor air re-circulates throughout the system, all airborne mold spores are killed. The dead mold spores cannot form new colonies and spread. However, dead mold spores can still pose a health hazard, so it is recommended that UV light should be used along with a HEPA electronic air cleaner. Make sure that you only use a HEPA air cleaner for mold remediation in conjunction with a UV system – otherwise, the filter itself will become a breeding ground for new mold colonies.
Mold growth, especially black mold, can do more than produce mild unpleasant odors in your home - if left untreated mold can pose serious health risks to you and your family. If you suspect mold contamination in your home, contact Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning to speak with a mold remediation professional right away! Left untreated, mold will continue to grow and cause damage to your home as it spreads.
Of course, there is more to mold removal and mold remediation than just killing and eliminating the existing mold spores. You must also take steps to eliminate the cause of the moisture that attracts the mold, otherwise it will come back. Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning’s mold remediation services include treating all of the infected areas as well as eliminating the source of the mold so that it does not come back. We also test the air quality in your home before and after the mold remediation job to make sure there are no contaminants left in the air.
Mold Growth Warning Signs
When you suspect mold in your property, you’ll need to take mold remediation steps immediately to avoid a serious mold problem. Mold warning signs include:
- Mildew or musty odors in your home
- Visible mold growth on walls, furniture, floors, countertops, etc.
- Excess moisture or water damage
- Exterior walls that appear wet
- Allergy-like symptoms that may just begin or may worsen
If you notice any of these mold growth warning signs, call Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning right away. We can help you design a mold remediation plan to prevent a full blown mold invasion that can cause your indoor air quality to deteriorate and can wreak havoc on people in your family with asthma and allergies.
Tips to Control Mold Growth:
- Repair water leaks, roof leaks and plumbing issues as soon as possible to prevent excessive moisture in your home.
- Install and use exhaust fans in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry areas to prevent condensation problems.
- Inspect attics, basements and crawl spaces for standing water.
- Vacuum and clean your home regularly to remove mold spores.
- Clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to ensure that storm water is drawn away from your home and does not end up pooling around your walls and becoming a mold problem.
Studies have shown that more efficient construction techniques and materials have made mold growth in homes more common in new homes than homes built 50 years ago. If you have a mold problem (or if you think you are developing one) and you need ultraviolet mold remediation or mold removal services, call Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning today!
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