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Mold and Mildew Prevention

No one wants to find mold or mildew in their home. If you want to try to prevent the growth of mold or mildew in your home, there are some home remedies and steps you can take on your own.

  1. Air out the Bathroom- Out of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom is most likely the room that sees the most humidity and moisture. Make sure to air out your bathroom and circulate the air after humidity and moisture builds to help prevent mold from growing. Cleaning your bathroom often, including your shower curtain, will also help to prevent mold and mildew.
  2. Clean your Fabric- If you have upholstered or fabric furniture in an area of your home, such as your basement, that sees moisture often, the furniture will need to be cleaned often. If you believe that mildew or mold is already forming, try to take the furniture or fabric outdoors so mold spores can’t spread inside your home. Cleaning tactics to use include vacuuming the furniture first and using a combination of chlorine bleach and hot water.
  3. Don’t let Spores Take Over- There are plenty of ways to prevent even spores from gaining traction in your home. Be sure to eliminate any moisture in your home with fans and dehumidifiers. Clean your rooms and furniture often and when leaks are found, have them replaced immediately.

Home remedies too late? Not to worry, just call the experts at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems. Our technicians are trained to remove mold from your home as well as prevent the mold from growing again in your home. Since the 1970’s, Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems has rid Baltimore residents of their mold problems. Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems provide mold removal, mold remediation, mold inspection, and free mold analysis.

If you suspect your home remedies haven’t helped to prevent the growth of mold in your home, contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems today. Call us at 443.687.7300 or visit our contact page.

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http://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleaning/tips/how-to-prevent-mold-and-mildew/

The Elderly and Mold

Mold effects on the elderlyIt might be time to check up on Grandma again. She’s been living in the same house for 30+ years, and chances are she hasn’t been able to get around and clean like she used to. With a lack of cleaning, and possible water damage in the home, there are many potential risks to her health. One of these risks, which may be especially damaging to the elderly, is mold. Without mold removal, Grandma could suffer many health effects because of her exposure to mold in her home.

Mold can pose health problems in those who are allergic, as well as those who are not allergic. Immediate and delayed health effects of mold may include irritation of eyes, nose, throat, skin, and lungs, and may even result in a fever.  For those who are sick or have a decrease in their health, such as the elderly, exposure to mold is more concerning.

Because immune systems are slowly deteriorating in older people, exposure to mold poses a huge health risk. When exposed to mold, the elderly are more susceptible to lung infections, sinus infections, asthma, bronchitis, and in severe cases, cancer. Grandma might not associate her sneezing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing with the presence of mold. For this reason, it is important to have mold removal services available to her, so that her symptoms do not progress into anything more serious.

If you know of senior citizens who need help looking into the presence and or removal of mold in their homes, direct them to Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems uses only the safest and most effective methods to remove mold from your home and to ensure it stays away. Beginning in the 1970’s, we have grown and evolved our methods that make us the leader in mold removal in the area. For a full list of the areas in which we service, click here.

We have two offices located in Westminster and Hanover, Maryland that you can visit to begin the mold removal process. Call us at (443)-687-7300 or fill out our online form here, we respond to requests within 24 hours.  Follow us on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook today.

Sources:

http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldguide.html

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm#affect

http://blackmoldresources.com/mold-and-the-elderly/

 

Asthma and Mold

Mold AllergiesMold exposure isn’t healthy to the healthiest of humans. However, for those who have pre-existing conditions, mold will only make the conditions worse and take an even more dangerous effect. One of the pre-existing conditions that mold will aggravate is asthma.

Asthma is a lung disease that occurs long term that causes airways to become narrow and inflamed, making breathing hard. Those who have asthma experience periods of coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and shortness of their breath. Coughing spells will occur more often during the morning or evening hours. Asthma is typically diagnosed in children and follows them throughout their life. Those with asthma can go through periods of time without experiencing any symptoms. Asthma symptoms can be induced by physical exertion like sports or it can be caused by allergens and particles in the air.

When people with asthma breathe in mold spores, they could experience their asthma symptoms. Prolonged exposure to these mold spores could then lead into a more serious lung infection. If you have asthma, here are some things you can do to prevent mold exposure:

  1. Air out enclosed areas, like your bathroom, where steam and moisture could gather.
  2. Do not allow leaks to continue for more than a day, the buildup of water could harvest mold.
  3. Use a dehumidifier in areas where moisture could linger, like a basement.
  4. If you find evidence of mold in your home, call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems.

Since the 1970’s, Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems has been a leader in the removal and prevention of mold. We understand the serious effects mold can have on a person with asthma, so we use the quickest and safest methods to remove mold from homes. We also offer free mold analysis and mold inspections.

To prevent aggravating your asthma symptoms, call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems at 866-420-6653 today. You can also visit our website here! Follow us today on Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook today!

 

 

 

Source:

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/

http://www.epa.gov/asthma/molds.html

Preventing and Removing Mold this Summer

Summer Mold RemovalDuring the next upcoming months, summer will be arriving. With summer comes the heat and humidity that most Marylander’s have come accustomed to. As the heat and humidity reach their peak during these upcoming months, so will allergies to mold. Mold allergies can reach their worst during summer season and can result in yearlong colds. If you have a suspicion that mold is in your home, call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems.

At Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, we specialize in the removal and prevention of mold within your Maryland home, especially during the summer months. If you begin to develop symptoms of asthma, irritation of the skin or eyes, colds, or respiratory disease, it is time to have one of our trained professionals come assess your home. At Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, we offer the following services:

  1. Free Mold Analysis
  2. Mold Inspections
  3. Mold Removal
  4. Mold Remediation

A mold inspection can be done to determine if mold is present within the home. This includes investigating visually the attic, roof, and crawlspace of the home as well as any signs of discoloration and moisture intrusion. Air sampling is used to see if mold spores contaminate the area.  If mold is determined to be present in your home, our professionals will come back to remove all affected areas. Your home will be under warranty and we promise that mold will not reenter your home once it has been removed.

If you wish to prevent mold from invading your home during the summer, here are some tips:

  1. Fix any plumbing that’s leaking
  2. Use dehumidifiers and air conditioning to battle the summer humidity
  3. Use insulation to prevent condensation on floors, roofs, piping, and windows
  4. Ventilate your home during the cool evening hours, and keep windows closed during the day
  5. Keep air circulating with fans

 

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems uses only the safest and most effective methods to remove mold from your home and to ensure it stays away. Beginning in the 1970’s, we have grown and evolved our methods that make us the leader in mold removal in the area. For a full list of the areas in which we service, click here.

We have two offices located in Westminster and Hanover, Maryland that you can visit to begin the mold removal process. Call us at (443)-687-7300 or fill out our online form here, we respond to requests within 24 hours.  Follow us on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook today.

 

 

 

Should I Remove Black Mold Myself?

 

Black mold is a fungus that thrives in dark, moist areas of your home that are not properly ventilated. Popular places for mold growth include attics, basements, and especially bathrooms. All black mold needs to survive is a water source to help it grow and multiply and a surface that is not kept clean and dry.

Should you find some black mold in your home, you can certainly attempt to remove it on your own, with some precautions. There are numerous commercial cleaning products out there that are meant for black mold removal. You may also try a bleach solution of no more than one cup of bleach in a gallon of water.

If you do use bleach, open all doors and windows for proper ventilation and use protective eyewear. Do NOT mix a commercial cleaning product with bleach: you can create toxic fumes and endanger yourself!

If mold has appeared on absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, drywall, or carpet, it is often best to throw them away. Black mold is the most toxic type of mold and can cause serious health problems such as:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Irritation to the mucous membranes
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Mental impairment
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness

If the black mold infestation spans more than ten square feet, you may want to consider contacting a black mold removal specialist. Mold removal in Baltimore is fairly common given our milder, more humid climate during the summers and proximity to water sources. An added benefit of contacting a mold removal specialist is lessening the chance of agitating black mold, which can cause spores to spread and further contaminate your home and health.

Some things you can do to prevent black mold:

  • Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier during humid months to keep humidity levels in your house below 50%
  • Use ventilation systems such as exhaust fans in a kitchen or a bathroom to help prevent mold growth
  • Clean your bathroom with mold-killing products
  • Do not carpet your bathroom
  • Remove and replace flooded carpets

If you have found evidence of mold in your home, whether it is black or otherwise, it is important that you have it checked out and removed immediately. In addition to preserving your family’s health, mold removal can save you costly expenditures in repairs or renovation to your home down the line.

Contact your local Baltimore mold removal company to take care of your mold problem at 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!

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Sources: http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm

http://blackmold.awardspace.com/black-mold-toxic-stachybotrys-mycotoxins.html

http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html

http://www.moldsymptoms.org/

http://www.chesapeakemold.com/blog/mold-removal-baltimore/black-mold-removal-baltimore/

 

Maryland Mold Removal, What You Need To Know

Mold is most certainly something you don’t want in your home, in Maryland or anywhere else. Mold can have harmful effects on your health from causing an allergy attack, asthma attack, nervous system damage or even death in certain cases. Mold in your home can also cause headaches, flu-like symptoms, fainting, nosebleeds and more. Therefore, it is important that you take hold of your health and hire mold experts to remove any mold in your home.

Having mold removed in Maryland is easy, just contact your local mold remediation experts such as Chesapeake Environmental Systems and we will help remove the mold from your Maryland home.

Not sure if you have mold? Not a problem! W come and check homes for mold because it is better to be safe than sorry and make sure your home is mold free!

Tips to Avoid A Mold Problem

  • Make sure all of your rooms are properly ventilated – mold grows from trapped moisture.
  • Clean all bathroom areas with liquid bleach at least once a month – that is the only way to kill certain molds
  • If you notice water damage in your home, take care of it immediately. Mold is often the result of water damage.

If your home is affected 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 remediators 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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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.

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Moisture and Mold Free Basement Living

Dealing with Moisture Intrusion

A large number of basements in the United States are unfinished. They are just sitting there waiting for homeowners like you to transform them into the room of your dreams, whether that be an extra bedroom, a game room, or even a man cave. But before you can begin any basement remodeling project, it is important to do a couple things first.

  1. Mold Inspection: Unfortunately, basements are often synonymous with moisture. And when the conditions are right, this moisture could lead to mold. And the last thing you want to do is put up walls over existing mold.
  2. Mold Removal & Remediation: Mold is not something that can be cleaned using bleach or any other household cleaner. Mold removal must be dealt with professionally by a certified mold remediator, like the ones found at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC. We do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT!
  3. Remove Moisture: If no signs of mold are found, but there is still some source of moisture in your basement, it is important to correct the problem before doing any construction. Otherwise, you run the risk of mold in the future. And once you have finished your basement, mold removal and remediation becomes a lot more difficult.

Dealing with Moisture Intrusion

First, it is important to identify the underlying cause of moisture intrusion. Is the moisture caused by condensation or is moisture seeping through from the exterior of the house? To find out, tape a 2-foot square sheet of plastic to the masonry on a below-grade area of the wall. If moisture collects on the front of the plastic, it is condensation. If water collects on the side of the plastic attached to the wall, then the problem is most likely coming from outside, also known as runoff.

Check back next week as we discuss several simple ways of Dealing with Basement Water Intrusion: Correcting Condensation & Runoff.

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.

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Moisture and Mold Free Basement Living

How to Stop Mold Growth

How does Mold Spread?

You know mold is bad. But do you know just how bad? Mold has the ability to quickly spread throughout your home, infecting every nook and cranny. How? Mold spores. These tiny spores, ranging in size from 1 – 20 microns, are easily carried by air currents in your home. And when these spores land in places with favorable conditions, with sufficient moisture and humidity, you will see mold growth.

How to stop Mold Growth

Mold growth occurs inside when mold spores land on a surface with enough moisture to support their growth.

  1. Address the Issue: What caused the mold? Is the roof leaking? Is a pipe leaking? Before you can ever hope to rid your home of mold and stop mold growth, you must first correct the underlying issue.
  2. Reduce Humidity: Mold needs humid conditions to grow. ASHRAE recommends keeping relative humidity between 30 – 60% to prevent mold growth.
  3. Exhaust Excess Humidity: Sometimes, it is impossible to prevent humid conditions, like in the bathroom or kitchen. In these areas, it is important to vent the humidity outside using an exhaust fan.
  4. Act Quickly: If you experience flooding or a plumbing issue, be sure to remove standing water as soon as possible. Then pick up the phone and call your local Baltimore mold remediation company.
  5. Mold Remediation Baltimore: If you have a mold problem in your home or business, it is best to address the issue quickly to minimize the chances it spreads. So pick up the phone and call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems. We employ only the most qualified mold remediators. Not only have they undergone extensive training, but they also use state-of-the-art equipment to save time and efficiently remediate your mold problem. Our processes are so comprehensive that we offer a warranty against return mold growth in any of the treated areas.

If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today! Let us provide you with your free Mold Assessment. You can also follow Chesapeake Environmental on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

Common Mold Questions

Do you have a basement mold problem? It’s common in basements.Types of Mold

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems can help you address your basement mold problems with our basement mold remediation services.

We are certified mold removal specialists ready to serve Maryland homeowners and commercial businesses alike.

With a proper mold inspection of your basement and overall mold testing of your home, you can prevent and correct home mold disasters in no time.

Mold removal is never a do it yourself job. It’s dangerous handling mold; the mold abatement process is complicated.

Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems is well prepared to identify the extent of mold-related damage your basement has suffered and can take action to prevent further mold contamination through our thorough mold clean up process.

Basement mold remediation is required when you cannot maintain good moisture control in your basement. Mold thrives off of dark, warm, moist environments.

We can resolve your basement mold problem by controlling your basement humidity levels and checking your basement for any sources of still water.

You can count on Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems to remove mold from your basement. We use the latest mold remediation technology, including state-of-the-art HEPA vacuums.

With proper mold remediation services, you can enjoy your basement extra living space in ways you could never imagine before.

Have that basement bar you’ve been dreaming about built.

Add in that stellar wine cellar you saw in the latest home improvement magazine.

You can even add in that home theater and playroom you’ve been holding off for years.

With Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems you can be sure your home is in good health.

As a certified and licensed mold remediation company,Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems is 100% dedicated to providing our customers thorough, efficient analysis and treatment for mold and water problems.

Here are the full remediation services we offer:

  • HVAC decontamination
  • Final clearance mold testing
  • Water Mitigation
  • Water Damage Restoration Services
  • HVAC Cleaning Services
  • Lead Removal Services
  • Contracting Services
  • Asbestos Testing
  • Post-remediation report preparation
  • And Complete Mold or Water Remediation Services

Need a Mold Remediater in Baltimore, Maryland? Then call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC

At Chesapeake Environmental, we do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT! We employ certified mold remediaters, equipping them with state-of-the-art tools to make sure we get the job done right the first time.

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://www.absolutelyspotlessmold.com/basementmoldremediation.htm

http://www.home-designing.com/2013/01/30-basement-remodeling-ideas-inspiration

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