Mold Abatement Estero
Stop, Control and Treat Mold with Mold Abatement
Mr. Dry Services provides mold abatement in Estero to stop, control and treat mold found in home and business properties. Mold grows at rapid rates. When combined with optimal temperature and humidity, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours! Once the mold has already begun to grow it won’t become visible until 18-21 days. If you already can noticed visible signs of mold it is important to remedy to situation as quickly as possible. Mr. Dry Services is locally owned and operated and dedicated to providing the people of our community with reliable service. Contact our office today to discuss your mold issue and schedule an appointment.
What is Hidden Mold?
Mold is often accompanied by a musty odor which signals to us that mold is, in fact, present. When a musty odor is present but there are no visible signs of mold, this is when we refer to the infestation as hidden mold or invisible mold. The musty odor is an indicator that something is off-gassing and fueling mold growth. Hidden mold can occur when there was, or is, a water leak or the property has suffered some type of water damage. This can be caused from a roof leak, plumbing leak, or other type of internal leak found behind the walls of your property. Because the area being affected by mold is not in our main living space, it can go undetected until other signs begin to become present. Additional signs of mold can include musty odors, frequent headaches, sinus congestion, other other health effects triggered by mold.
Mold Treatment Techniques
- HEPA Vacuuming – HEPA vacuuming refers to the process of vacuuming areas affected by mold using a vacuum that incorporates a HEPA filter. This helps remove any loose mold and the HEPA filter traps any small particles or mold spores and prevents them from becoming air borne. Following it’s use the HEPA filters are properly disposed of.
- Air Scrubbers – Because mold spores travel through the air, a scrubber cleans the air of any spores that are air borne. When our technicians detect the presence of air borne spores from an air quality test, air scrubbers are almost always used to deal with this problem.
- Other Techniques – Other procedures used in mold remediation and abatement include the use of anti-microbial sealants, scrubbing pads, and various chemicals approved by the EPA for mold removal.
Get the Facts on Mold
Common Areas Affected by Mold
Mold can grow in any area with high moisture or areas that has suffered water damage. Some common areas our professionals have treated for mold include the following:
We spend little time in our attics and it’s not unusual that by the time you realize there is a problem, the mold growth can be significant. There are also many places you can’t see in your attic other than an area that has been set aside for storage. Air conditioning handlers, and hot water heaters sometimes located in attics can be the source of moisture and humidity and it’s never discovered till it’s a major problem. Depending on the severity and source of the problem in an attic, it may be necessary to remove, repair and replace damaged building materials. After the mold has been removed, an anti-microbial sealer may be used in any areas that could be susceptible to mold growth to prevent the mold from returning.
Not all homes have a crawl space but many in Florida do. While we spend very little time in our attics, we spend even less time if any in the crawl space area. And while the crawl space isn’t inside your home, it can still be a strong breeding ground for molds. Eventually mold that grows in a crawl space will make its way in to the sub flooring of your property. Once there, it can spread to other areas of your home. Because of a lack of light and ventilation crawl spaces are therefore an ideal breeding ground for mold. To deal with mold in crawl spaces we establish negative air pressurization to avoid any cross contamination. Using HEPA vacuums we clean all the framing, joists and sub flooring. After cleansing any duct work, conduit or framing, we may scrape, sand or dry ice blast the wood framing. At this point we can apply an anti-microbial sealer to the wood surfaces to prevent the mold from returning.
Addressing a home or businesses HVAC system is extremely important. The easiest way for mold spores to be transmitted throughout a property is through the HVAC system. HVAC systems and their duct work are naturally moist as condensation is a by product of their function. The lack of light also creates a perfect breeding ground for mold. When clients tell us they detect a musty smell in the air inside their home, it’s often an indication that the HVAC system has been compromised. In addition, any mold or mildew that can be seen on the AC coils, filters or the duct work are signs you could have a mold problem.
We Have You Covered
When our technicians have completed the job, you can be assured it’s safe to go back to your normal life in your home or business.
If you’ve discovered you have mold or just suspect you have a mold problem, don’t hesitate. Call or contact Mr Dry Services. We are a trusted family owned business with over 30 years’ experience in mold inspection, testing, mold removal and mold remediation and mold abatement.