MARGAAA came out and did a thorough job checking for mold in one of my rooms. They drew up a plan and gave me an estimate for the work to remediate the mold and to perform work to ensure water did not enter my foundation in the future. They were polite, professional and very knowledgeable. I plan to use them in the future. – C.P.
In most cases mold is harmless, yet it still is very common in Alexandria and the surrounding areas. This organism thrives on organic material, oxygen, and water. Yet not everyone has had experience with mold.
When moisture in mold accumulates over time, it can become an issue. There are various sources which can cause this. A tiny hole in your siding, roof or foundation, a leaky pipe, or even untreated damage from water can cause mold damage.
Due to the types of building materials used, all mold damage issues may start out small, but grow exponentially on your property. These types of materials invite tiny spore: wood; gypsum board; and sheetrock. The perfect environment is then created with the introduction of water, for spores to colonize and grow.
Often times, mold can be very difficult to detect. Don’t wait too late to realize that you may have a problem with mold, and the sooner you catch signs, the better it can be dealt with. You may need to call our mold remediation company when you start to detect a musky odor, or see spore growth along the walls. Please do give us a call any time, especially at the first sign or detection of any type of moisture leak on your property.
Causes of Mold Damage
There are lots of different reasons mold can form: a very wet spring; a leaking pipe; a dark damp environment; or a long snowy winter. The real problem exist when spores begin colonizing, making mold a very common problem. You may think you have every area on your property dry, but our clients often don’t check every area of their home for moisture, and do not notice mold growth.
Margaaa Restoration, since 1999, has been handling mold remediation projects. We are certified by the IICRC, so when you do call us, rest assured our mold removal technicians will correctly and quickly remediate, contain and clean your property!
Basement Mold Cleanup May Be Needed
As we mentioned previously, mold loves moisture. Don’t provide a space for mold to grow when your home isn’t properly ventilated, say when appliances in the kitchen or bathroom aren’t ventilated properly. Remember how mold loves dark and damp places? Well attic, crawlspace, and basement mold damage is almost guaranteed without the proper ventilation. If you need basement mold cleanup and removal, do not wait to contact Margaaa Services.
Mold Removal Throughout Every Area of Your Home
No one is expected to check their bathroom and kitchen pipes every week, however one of the big troublemakers mold damage contractors find in mold formation are leaky pipes, and can continue leaking and going unnoticed for long periods of time. There are many different checks that can be done to keep Alexandria VA mold damage under control: having a plumber or other professional do maintenance checks is a good place to start; keeping track of your water bill for any spikes or usage difference over a period of time.
Our Mold Cleanup Process
This is by far the most important step in mold remediation. Every job is different and we need to know what has to be done to ensure a healthy indoor environment. We use a mold remediation plan that tells us how much, what types, and where the mold is located.
To prevent cross contamination which could cause a small mold issue to become a larger mold issue we set up containment. This usually consists of plastic sheeting, creating negative pressure in your home with the use of air scrubbers and taping off all vents in the affected area.
After containment is in place, all mold damage items are removed. This can include drywall, insulation, carpet, furniture, and any contents that were affected.
During a mold remediation project, there are items that can be cleaned in place, such as wood framing, metal, plastic, and concrete. We use a combination of Hepa Vacuuming and scrubbing the affected area to remove any mold spores from the contaminated area.
After the remediation project is finished. We retest to ensure your home has a healthy indoor environment.
Don’t Risk Mold Cleanup By Yourself
You may try to restore your property yourself to save a few bucks or even use cheap labor when a flood, big rain or other water even comes through your home. Don’t risk your health by allowing pesky spores to cling to moisture which could lead to big problems down the road if you do the work incorrectly, and it never gets the chance to dry completely.
Secondary damage, when something is improperly corrected, can only be prevented by the techniques that are used by professional mold cleanup companies. Mold is more likely to colonize and spread when secondary damage from water loss is not addressed properly.
As is suspected, prevention is the cheapest way to repair any type of mold situation. If anything is a possible source for damp and dark conditions in your home that could lead to mold, give Margaaa Restoration services a call to see how we can put preventative measures into place.
Your #1 Alexandria VA Mold Remediation Company
Mold can be troublesome and when not handled properly, a hazard to the health and safety of your property. Our mold removal contractors have worked on many different types of jobs, and have the experience you need to get the job done right the first time!
Certified by the IICRC, we are dedicated to being your one-stop solution for any restoration and cleaning needs. Especially if you require mold remediation on your property, we have invested in the right tools, equipment and manpower to get the job done. If you require repairs in Alexandria VA or the surrounding area, call us today!
More About Alexandria VA
On October 21, 1669, a patent granted 6,000 acres to Robert Howsing for transporting 120 people to the Colony of Virginia. That tract would later become the City of Alexandria. Virginia’s comprehensive Tobacco Inspection Law of 1730 mandated that all tobacco grown in the colony must be brought to locally designated public warehouses for inspection before sale. One of the sites designated for a warehouse on the upper Potomac River was at the mouth of Hunting Creek. However, the ground proved to be unsuitable, and the warehouse was built half a mile up-river, where the water was deep near the shore.
We provide services throughout Alexandria VA, including 22206, 22301, 22302, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22312, 22314.
Today, Alexandria is home to attractions such as the Torpedo Factory Art Center.