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An Insight into Mold Control and Its Associated Complexities

If you find mold growing in your home, taking immediate action is required to control its spread and protect your belongings from damage. By hiring ServiceMaster Metropolitan for mold control and cleanup, you’ll get the assurance that all the required steps will be taken to eradicate the problem from your home in Manhattan, NYC, or northern New Jersey.

In this post we’ll explore the steps our experts take to clean HVAC systems and carpets affected by mold problems.

 

Mold Cleanup and HVAC Systems

If our experts find that an HVAC system has been affected by a mold problem, immediate mold control steps are taken because the HVAC system can spread mold spores throughout your home. Technicians know that mold cleanup work becomes more difficult when mold spreads into different components of the HVAC system such as ductwork and air handlers.

Our technicians will initially conduct a thorough inspection and mold tests to ensure they’re actually dealing with a mold problem and it’s not just an accumulation of dirt, which can often resemble mold.

Our mold cleanup professionals also analyze whether the affected components of your HVAC system can be properly cleaned or if they need to be replaced. For example, if a mold problem is detected, the following steps are taken:

  • The porous components of ductwork, such as insulation and fiberglass ducts, are discarded and replaced
  • Metallic ducts generally experience a lesser amount of mold damage, allowing them to be properly cleaned and reused

We’ll also analyze the probable causes for the mold problem in your HVAC system to prevent mold from reoccurring after the cleanup work. For instance, if the air conditioning system is over-sized, it can result in high humidity conditions in your home.

This happens because of the higher cooling capacity of your air conditioning system which can result in shorter cooling cycles. If the cooling cycle is too short, the HVAC system doesn’t remove an adequate amount of moisture from the indoor air.

If the HVAC system is the correct size, our experts explore other methods of dehumidification so the mold issue can be completely eradicated from your home.

Mold Issues in Carpets

To remediate mold problems from carpets, our experts make use of the HEPA sandwich procedure. This is a three-step process where wet cleaning is carried out in conjunction with cleaning utilizing HEPA filter-equipped vacuums.

The first steps involve vacuuming, which is followed by hot-water extraction using truck-mounted systems that provide hotter water and greater extraction power. After the carpets are dried using dehumidifiers, HEPA vacuuming is repeated to achieve complete mold removal.

The above details clearly highlight the important role our experts play in eradicating mold problems from homes in Manhattan, NYC, and all of northern New Jersey. ServiceMaster Metropolitan has the training, experience, equipment, and solutions to conduct thorough and complete mold control work, and we’ll take the necessary steps to ensure the issue that caused the mold problem is found and corrected. Just give us a call at (855) 560-7999. Our team will come to your home, analyze the situation, and devise a plan of action to conduct the required mold cleanup and remediation work.

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