Archive for June, 2014

How Does Mold Remediation Work?

Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

Eliminating mold inside the ventilation system of a home takes more detailed and intensive work than simply locating spots of mold growth trying to wipe them away. Professional mold remediation addresses not only current issues with mold, but removal of the source of the growth as well as the ability of the mold to spread. If you trust mold remediation in Rochester, MN to amateurs who lack NADCA and IAQA certification, you will only receive a superficial remedy to the mold problems, which will return soon afterwards.

A company like Alpha Air Corporation with the proper certification, training, and experience will do a thorough job of protecting your household from the hazards of mold and their toxic spores. We are so confident in our mold remediation services that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our HVAC sanitizing work.

What is involved in mold remediation

There is no single process for mold remediation: it changes depending on the situation in a home and the amount of biological contamination the needs removal. The mold remediators will first assess the amount of mold they must deal with and its type, and then set to work eliminate them and the source of their growth.

The technicians will first remove the source of moisture that allowed for the mold to appear, such as ductwork leaks. After that, they will start with methods to destroy the mold and remove it. A common technique is to use dry fog that kills mold. The chemical used in this fog is approved by the EPA as safe for humans and pets. The inspectors will not use any toxic fungicides that could leave residue inside your ducts. These fungicides are not fully effective, either, since it’s important that the mold is not only killed, but all traced of it removed, since dead mold is still capable of causing health problems and reactions in people. Any successful mold remediation involves techniques that not only destroy the mold (dry fog, UV germicidal lights, damp vacuums) but also uses agitations equipment to scrub the mold material from the ductwork and sweep it away.

For some remediation jobs, sections of the ducts will need complete replacement to eliminate all trace of the mold. This is common if the mold developed as part of damage to the ventilation system.

During the process of mold remediation, the technicians use fans and take special care with filtration and ventilation so that the debris from the job, which contains dead mold and spores, will blow out of the house and not enter living spaces. The technicians will take all precautions to keep your home safe as they do their job.

It’s crucial that you only hire mold remediators with the proper certification from the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) and IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association).

Call the certified and highly qualified team at Alpha Air Corporation to handle your mold remediation needs in Rochester, MN.

Advantages of Commercial Mold Remediation

Friday, June 13th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

One of the greatest threats to indoor air quality and building material, both in the commercial sphere and the residential sphere, is the growth of mold and microbacteria. These biological pollutants are especially problematic inside ventilation systems, where they can develop unseen and release toxic spores into the air that enters work spaces.

Mold growth can begin inside your business for a variety of reasons. If your building has suffered water damage, you should call for air quality specialists to look for mold growth as soon as possible. Problems with your HVAC system’s condensation drainage will lead to excess moisture that encourages mold development, and leaks in plumbing will contribute to the problem.

At the first indication of biological growth, call for commercial mold remediation in St. Paul, MN from Alpha Air Corporation. We will solve the trouble with the best technology available, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Mold remediation advantages

The health of your employees, customers, and clients is paramount to running a successful business. The dangers that mold presents to a workplace can be high, and include respiratory illnesses and flu- and cold-like symptoms. To maintain a workplace that is happy and healthy, you need to have any biological pollutants removed quickly and safely.

There’s also the issue of health codes. Excess mold in a building that could endanger the well-being of the people inside can be a health code violation, and that can mean a forcible shuttering of your business until the mold threat is removed. This isn’t a situation that you ever want to find your company facing.

There are some cosmetic advantages as well. Aside from dangerous spores, mold creates unpleasant musty smells that can make a workplace intolerable. Part of mold remediation is removing these repellant odors to return your business to its former condition.

Mold remediation for commercial space goes beyond simply removing the offending growth: professionals will locate the source of the growth and eliminate it so the problem does not return.

It’s vital that you hire commercial indoor air quality specialists to perform this task. Trained technicians familiar with commercial mold remediation in St. Paul, MN understand the needs of businesses, and will also have NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) and IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association) certification that will ensure you receive a thorough job to keep your business safe and up to code.

With Alpha Air Corporation, you have a guarantee of quality work. All our technicians have certification from the NADCA and the IAQA, and we approach our work with the professionalism that you expect as a business owner yourself. Contact us immediately if you suspect mold infestations in your workplace.