Archive for the ‘Mold Remediation’ Category

Should You Be Concerned about Mold Spores in Your Air?

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

If you’re like most homeowners, your windows and doors are sealed up tight for much of the year, in order to keep your air conditioning and heating systems operating efficiently and so that you can stay comfortable. However, a lack of ventilation can sometimes be detrimental for your air quality. Not only can it make the air feel stuffy and stale; it can also make conditions ideal for the growth of mold. (more…)

What Are the Causes and Signs of Mold Exposure?

Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Mold growth can be caused by a few different things: water damage, an overflowing condensate drain pipe, or leaking pipes. No matter the cause, mold only really needs the right consistent temperature along with moisture, oxygen and food to develop. The unfortunate thing about mold is that it’s pretty sneaky: it can grow and make home occupants sick before you ever see it—if you ever see it. Even though it may be well-maintained, your AC system is a huge contributor to spreading mold throughout a building. (more…)

Will I Know If There Is Mold in My Air Ducts?

Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

A major mold problem can lead to illness or only some of the symptoms of an illness, like fatigue, nausea or headaches. It could irritate your sinuses and cause allergy or asthma symptoms to act up. And unfortunately, mold can hide in the dark inaccessible areas of your home—like your air ducts. So how can you tell if your HVAC system is full of mold? (more…)

Why Is there Moisture in My HVAC System?

Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

A heating and cooling system is supposed to make your property more comfortable. So when you find out that moisture from your air conditioner or heating system is a source of mold in your HVAC system, you might feel betrayed. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent mold from becoming an issue in your ducts or from developing on your heating and air conditioning equipment and spreading to the rooms of your home. Learn more about controlling sources of moisture from a local mold remediation expert, and find out about a few common sources of moisture in an HVAC system below. (more…)

The Hazards of Cleaning Up Mold on Your Own

Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

For many homeowners, the first response to any sort of mess in the home is to clean it up. If you notice mold on the walls, the ceiling, or the floor, you might be tempted to take out a mop or a brush, spray some cleaner on it, and start scrubbing the floor. But here at Alpha Air Corporation we would caution anyone against this practice. We’ve listed two major reasons you should avoid cleaning up the mess on your own and call an expert for mold remediation services instead. (more…)

Mold Remediation FAQ: How Does It Spread in the First Place?

Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

You try to keep your home as clean as possible, but this won’t necessarily stop one of the most harmful contaminants found indoors from spreading: mold. Unless you monitor moisture levels around the home and have complex systems inspected from time to time, it can be difficult to prevent the spread of mold since it can develop somewhat easily. Learn more in today’s guide, and call a mold remediation specialist as soon as you suspect a problem. (more…)

DIY Mold Removal: Why Professionals Are a Better Choice

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

At the very first sign of mold in your walls, carpet, ducts or anywhere else in your home, it’s so important to contact a professional. Some types of mold may actually lead to illness, while others are more harmful to those who already have respiratory illnesses. In either case, a do-it-yourself approach is never recommended, and we explain why in this guide. (more…)

Mold Growth and Your Air Conditioner: When to Call Professionals

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

One of the areas of the home that mold is likely to develop is around the air conditioning system. Mold develops in moist areas, and the coil of your air conditioner is designed to collect condensation. This is good for you in many ways, as it makes the air a whole lot less humid. But the unfortunate occasional side effect is a bit of mold that may build up underneath the system. (more…)

Allergy Issues? It Could Be Mold

Monday, May 25th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

You’ve probably heard about how dangerous a mold colonization can be. But could this possibly be an issue in your home? No matter how often you clean your home and even if you use an air cleaner, mold can still develop as long as there is any moisture around. Mold causes a number of issues for those with severe allergies or asthma, and even for people with no preexisting conditions whatsoever. Take a look at some of the symptoms, and call a specialist if you suspect an issue in your home at all. (more…)

What Causes Mold Growth and What Can I Do about It?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

Unfortunately, mold can grow in any area of your home, but only under the right conditions. Mold is common in areas of high moisture because mold needs moisture to survive. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, and tend to float through the air, but cannot grow unless they happen to land upon an area with a source of water. And mold can be very hazardous, aggravating any existing respiratory disorders when inhaled and irritating the sinuses. Some molds even produce additional toxins (called mycotoxins) that could cause severe reactions.

Any sign of mold growth in the home calls for immediate services, and mold remediation experts may be your best option for total elimination. But a good contractor will also help you figure out the source of the mold problem, which could be any of the following.

  • Leaky Pipes: Your pipes are hidden from view for aesthetic purposes and for their protection, but that makes it difficult to detect when there is a leak in the water line. A leak behind the walls or in the ceiling may not be detected until it is too late and water has already damaged the drywall. Call a mold removal specialist if this happens, and pay attention to common signs of leaking like low water pressure.
  • Flooding: After a flood, immediate cleanup is necessary to keep mold from building up in the carpets or in the basement and posing a health hazard.
  • High Humidity: Your home may have a humidity problem if there is poor ventilation or if you have no form of humidity control in the home already. Moisture can collect in the ducts, on the indoor air handler of your HVAC system, or anywhere in the home if humidity levels are your problem.

Finding a Contractor for Mold Remediation

When searching for a contractor to get rid of mold, you should find a professional who lists mold remediation as part of their services. Mold remediation goes beyond cleaning and disposing of damaged materials. A specialist will help you to find ways to prevent the mold problem from reoccurring my assessing the source of the mold.

Talk to the experts at Alpha Air Corporation and we’ll do everything we can to make sure the mold is eliminated and cannot return. Call Us Today! 952.476.4144 or 1-866-PIXLEYS