Mold Remediation Mold is very common in Lorton, Alexandria, Springfield & surrounding areas and in most cases harmless. A microorganism that thrives on water, oxygen and an organic material, most of us have had experience with mold at some point. Mold can become an issue is when moisture accumulates over time, and never gets addressed. This can happen from untreated water damage, a leaky pipe or tiny hole in your siding, roof or foundation. All mold issues start out small, and grow exponentially on your property due to the types of building materials used. Sheetrock, gypsum board, and wood all invite these tiny spores. Again, with the introduction of water, the perfect environment has been created for spores to colonize and grow. Most of the time, mold is very hard to detect. The moment you realize you have mold, it could have grown to be a larger issue. Many of our clients will call when they start to see growth along the walls, and detect a musky odor. We encourage you to call us at any time, and most importantly to call us if you detect any type of moisture leak on your property. Margaaa Restoration has been handling mold remediation projects since 1999. Certified by the IICRC, when you call us, you can confident our technicians will quickly and correctly contain, remediate and clean your property! How does mold form? Moisture can form anywhere, whether it be a result of a long, snowy winter, a very wet spring, a leaking pipe or just a dark, damp environment in the home. This makes mold a very common problem, but the real issue comes when those spores begin colonizing. You can make your property as dry as possible, but our clients often don’t check every area of their home for moisture, and therefore do not notice mold growth. We’ve listed some common mistakes our clients make and the top reasons you could find mold on your property Improper Ventilation As we said, mold loves moisture. If your home isn’t ventilated properly, it provides a space for mold to grow when appliances in the kitchen or bathroom, for example, aren’t ventilated properly. Sometimes the ventilation line present can be released into an attic or crawlspace, which also creates an ideal environment for spores to colonize in their favorite environment – somewhere dark and damp. Leaky pipes We don’t expect you to check your bathroom and kitchen pipes every week, but leaky pipes are one of the big troublemakers in mold formation and can continue leaking and going unnoticed for long periods of time. Maintenance is the important issue here, and having a plumber or other professional do maintenance checks regularly is a good idea, as is keeping an eye on your water bill for a spike or increased usage over a period of time. Secondary damage When a big rain, flood or other water event comes through your home, you may try to restore the property yourself or save a few bucks with some cheap labor. But if you do that work incorrectly and it never gets the chance to dry completely, those pesky spores will cling to that moisture which could lead to big problems down the road, not only for your home but your health. This is called secondary damage, and can only be prevented by techniques used by a professional mitigation company. When secondary damage from a water loss is not addressed properly, mold is more likely to colonize and spread. Remember, prevention is always the cheapest way to repair these types of situations. If you suspect there could be a condition in your home that could lead to mold, give Margaaa Restoration services a call to see how we can put preventative measures into place. Select the Pros! Margaaa Restoration Services Mold can be troublesome and when not handled properly, a hazard to the health and safety of your property. At Margaaa Restoration Services, we have been servicing the Lorton, Springfield, Alexandria in VA, DC Metro area and Toronto, CA surrounding areas since 1999. We 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 experience mold remediation on your property, we have invested in the right tools, equipment and manpower to get the job done! Need junk hauling services? Our experts can deal with any issue properly! Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we are available to take your call. If you need to speak with one of our dispatchers, or have a question about mold remediation, feel free to call us a call at 855-669-6274!