Mold Remediation Burke
Living in the middle-northeast part of the country brings about a fair subtropical climate; containing tolerable weather year-round. The area of Burke, Virginia is one of these places. Located just southwest of our nation’s capital, Burke was named after 19th-century farmer, merchant, and local politician Silas Burke, who was one of the first settlers in the area. The geography of Burke is mix of urban and rural, with a large recreational park featuring a golf course and man-made lake. Most of the water that does make up Burke is mostly artificial as well. However, the combination of the climate, average rainfall (about 45 inches/year), and bodies of water have attributed to the amount of mold growth and foundation damage present in Burke homes.
The growth of mold can present an unappealing look in your home, as well as health hazards to you and your family. Therefore, it would be wise to seek mold remediation in Burke if you haven’t done so already. Our team at AA Action Waterproofing has been serving the Maryland and Virginia region for over thirty years now, and we are confident in our ability to carry out the job safely and effectively.
What You Should Know About Mold
Mold is part of the fungi kingdom. The vast majority of fungi feed on dead or decaying organic matter, making them one of the principal agents responsible for the recycling of dead plant and animal life. Common household molds can be identified by their “musty” or “earthy” smell.
Mold spores are what contributes to mold growth in your home. They are everywhere you go. Because of this, there is no reasonable means of eliminating them from environments that humans inhabit. Instead, the way to prevent mold growth from starting and spreading is by eliminating the three requirements it needs to thrive: temperature, moisture, and food.
Unfortunately, most mold likes to grow at the same temperatures humans prefer. That’s not all! Anybody who has cleaned out a refrigerator has also noticed that mold growth can occur at even colder temperatures. The same can be said about warmer temperatures. Therefore, it isn’t feasible to control mold growth in our home through temperature control.
The Mold Remediation Process
Hiring a professional to do mold remediation in Burke homes is a much safer and more effective approach than trying to do it all by yourself. They will remove and cleanup mold in these four steps. Firstly, mold remediation in Burke homes requires repairing the water problem. By identifying the source of moisture and eliminating it, you are essentially removing the mold’s ability to grow. Secondly, mold remediation in Burke homes requires isolating the contaminated area, shutting doors and vents to prevent the further spread of spores inside your home. Thirdly, mold remediation in Burke homes requires removing, cleaning, and drying all items that were affected by the mold. The contractor will ensure that the whole area and your affected personal possessions are completely dry, so that no other problems will arise. Lastly, the contractor will replace and repair any decayed materials that were severely damaged by the mold.
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If you notice any type of mold growth in your home, treat it with caution and make sure to schedule a time for its removal. The purpose of remediation is to clean contaminated materials and areas so that the mold can’t spread to other areas of the home. As mentioned before, the state of Maryland has a climate that is high in humidity and extremely warm during the summer months. Mold that has been killed and treated may re-appear if moisture is able to enter your home once more. Luckily, a mold remediation contractor will identify the problems with moisture, and will know exactly how to combat these problems in your Burke building or home.