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How Can I Prevent Mold Growth?

Mold is one of any homeowner’s worst nightmares. Because certain types of mold growth can become hazardous for you and your family, it is essential to remove any mold that starts to form in your home. However, what’s even better than removing mold growth? Learning how to effectively prevent it from even starting.

Mold can adapt to many different environments and can grow on a wide range of surfaces, including carpeting, walling, tile, and paper materials. Because it is able to do this, it is important that you know how to mold-proof your home and keep every square foot in its prime condition. Who is qualified to ensure the safety of your home by designing a mold prevention plan? The professional mold remediation specialists at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems.

What will Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems experts do for my home?

Our specialists will take several steps to make your home livable and free of invasive mold growth, including:

-Finding and eradicating any source of moisture build-up

-Examining your home’s ventilation systems, particularly in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room, to verify that everything is up to code.

-Identifying what ways would best suit your property to keep the indoor humidity at a low level

-Suggesting mold growth resistant products, such as gypsum boards, to prevent new formations of growth from beginning

Mold can begin to grow in our homes gradually over time or as a result of extreme weather conditions that leave your home vulnerable to moisture, such as flooding. To protect your family from the illnesses that mold growth can cause, contact a certified mold specialist company such as Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems today.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems serves the Maryland, D.C., Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia areas with quality, state-of-the-art care.

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For more information on the dangers of mold and how to effectively remove it, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

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Source:

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/how-to-prevent-mold-9-tips http://money.cnn.com/2004/03/12/pf/saving/willis_tips/

 

 

Can Mold Grow In A Cold House?

Slowly but surely, our dear friend old winter is making a come back.  Homeowners that experience mold during the summer are now wondering do they have to worry about mold problems as the weather gets cold. To identify whether you will experience mold problems throughout the fall and winter, you need to know what causes mold in the home. You need to know how to prevent mold growth.

Mold developments in the home because :

– Mold spores are present

– The mold spores have a reliable food source

– There’s plenty of warmth and dark areas in your home

– There’s oxygen

– Your home experience high humidity and plenty of moisture build up.

It only takes mold 1 to 2 days . The main reason homeowners experience indoor mold growth is the result of  a moisture build up. You may see mold growth on your walls, in your basement, and other  areas/ fixtures of your home.You can identify whether your home will have mold issues throughout the winter time by having a mold test completed for your property.

Chesapeake Environmental can perform mold testing for your home to help you identify the cause of water leaks, poor ventilation,  and eliminate mold/ prevent mold growth. Yes, our mold remediation services include reducing the amount of mold spores in your home by lowering the concentration of mold spores in your home.

Once our mold technicians identify where mold exists in your home,  we can help prevent further mold development by addressing mold at the source of your moisture problems.

What is completed during mold testing?

Our Chesapeake Environmental mold inspectors take mold samples that are airborne and stationed from your home. After collecting the mold samples, we send them to a professional laboratory.

The mold testing will entail the following:

▪    Tape/Bulk/Swab (taking samples of the visible mold)

▪    Air Sample (taking non-visible air spores)

▪    We also offer Asbestos Testing (if needed)

It will take 1 to 3 days for the professional laboratory results to come in. When the results are given to Chesapeake Environmental, we will immediately send a copy of the results to you with a letter explaining what molds were found and what effects they may cause to your health. Based on the laboratory results, our mold inspectors will advise for or against  mold remediation.

If your home is effected by mold following a flood, give the mold remediation specialists at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC a call. We are a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania & West Virginia. Our mold remediaters are highly qualified and equipped with state-of-the-art tools to make sure they get the job done right.

At Chesapeake Environmental, we do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT!

 If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

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Source:

http://blackmold.awardspace.com/mold-causes.html

http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/oee/mold/grow.html

What Is The Best Way To Handle Water Damage?

Oftentimes, we experience heavy thunderstorms and severe weather. Flooding from these storms, as well as damage to water pipes in your residential or commercial area, can cause unwanted and unwelcome water damage. Water damage can be time-consuming and costly to remedy, but it is essential to have a professional, like those at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, come in to assess and fix your problem before it becomes any worse.

Water damage coverage is not always included in your home insurance policy, and so having a professional water restoration company on call to fix your water damaged property is necessary. There are many problems that can be exacerbated by water damage, including issues with drainage systems, plumbing systems, and your home’s sewer system. None of these types of problems should be left unchecked, and so the sooner Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems can offer you their assistance, the better.

Another major consequence of water damage is that it facilitates mold growth. Mold can develop and spread to nearly any surface in your home, and so removing it is key to maintaining your home’s healthy air quality. Left ignored for too long, mold can cause illness to you and your family, and so a trained mold remediation team will have to come in to keep your home safe.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Services offers top-of-the-line insight into water damage and mold growth problems.  Get in touch with us today by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visiting MoldHelpOnline.com to have all of your questions answered.

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Source:

http://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/consumer/cb074.html

http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/dryout.htm

http://voices.yahoo.com/water-damage-mold-clean-up-5549855.html?cat=30

 

How Can I Correct Water Intrusion?

How to correct that water intrusion:

For Condensation Problems:

  1. Insulation: If the underlying cause of your water intrusion is condensation, then insulation may do the trick. First, insulate surfaces where condensation has occurred or is likely to occur, such as cold water pipes or ductwork. It is also important to insulate around the foundation wall to prevent air from cooling and reaching its dew point.
  2. Air Seal: Caulking or otherwise sealing gaps and cracks in the foundation wall will help prevent moisture from entering the home. It will also help make your home more energy efficient.
  3. Dehumidify: A dehumidifier will remove excess water from the air.

For Runoff Problems:

  1. Proper Grade: If the ground near the foundation slopes toward the home, this could be a problem. To correct this, simply add more soil around your home, sloping it away from the home.
  2. Gutters: If your gutters are clogged or not directing rainwater away from the foundation, this could be causing excess moisture to collect around the foundation and eventually infiltrate the basement.

And that is just the beginning. Of course, after correcting the source of your moisture intrusion, it is important to alleviate your mold problem, as well.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems: Mold Removal and Remediation throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia!

By calling Chesapeake, you can schedule your free consultation to determine the extent of mold growth and diagnose any water infiltration issues. Unattended mold and water infiltration issues can drastically increase the amount of property damage and drive up the repair cost. So do not hesitate. Pick up the phone and give us a call!

If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC is a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

You can also follow Chesapeake Environmental on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

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Moisture and Mold Free Basement Living

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