Yes. Moisture can get trapped inside new homes that are air-tight, especially if kitchen and bathroom ventilation is inadequate or absent. Also, if your carpet was laid directly on a concrete slab without a vapor barrier in between, it can absorb moisture and make it [...]
Yes. It’s possible that contaminants can enter small openings in the ventilation system and be distributed to other parts of the home.
They are sometimes promoted to treat homes, furniture and clothing after fires to remove smoke odors. Ozone is a strong oxidizer that will accelerate the degradation of rubber, upholstery, paints and other materials. So even when used in unoccupied areas, ozone generators can cause damage [...]
Some air cleaners are designed to produce ozone. Ozone is a strong oxidizing agent used as a disinfectant for water and sometimes to eliminate odors. However, ozone is a known lung irritant. Symptoms associated with exposure include cough and chest pain, as well as eye, [...]
Yes. They can support mold growth inside (e.g., from a dirty or clogged air conditioning pan, due to over-humidification of system, etc.). Or the air duct can serve as a means of circulating and distributing spores throughout the air in your home.
In general, porous substances that are growing mold, such as paper, rags, wallboard, and rotten wood, should be bagged and discarded. Harder materials such as glass, plastic, or metal can be kept after they are cleaned and disinfected.
No. Painting or caulking over existing mold won’t kill it. Before painting or caulking, remove the mold and dry the area completely. This should be done by a licensed mold removal specialist in order to prevent cross contamination.
That depends. In most cases we are able to clean the mold from structurally sound surfaces. Your TCB EnviroCorp representative will discuss various options up front to make sure your expectations are met.
We can perform post-treatment air testing with an independent, third-party laboratory to ensure that the air quality issues have been eliminated.
Yes, the scrubber must remain on until turned off by a TCB EnviroCorp mold remediation professional.