Mold Remediation and Mold Prevention

There are a lot of tasks that go along with spring cleaning and as the seasons change from winter to spring, people begin switching into “spring cleanup mode”.  One of the projects that you might find in your home is the need for mold remediation and removal.  No homeowner wants to discover mold and we dread needing mold remediation, but what is the best way to prevent mold from developing in the home?  Simply stated, the best way to prevent mold growth in your home or office is to keep everything clean and dry.  This is the number one way to prevent mold from growing in your home.  The ideal humidity for your home is between 30 and 50 really, and if you can keep the humidity within range, you can be sure your indoor environment will not support mold growth.

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Mold Removal and Air Duct Cleaning

Another tip homeowners can do to help prevent mold growth from occurring in your home is to clean the air ducts.  Included with cleaning the air ducts is changing the air duct filters regularly.  Changing the air duct filters regularly will help to prevent foreign particles, such as mold, from entering the HVAC system.  When mold enters the air duct return lines, it increases the probability of mold growth getting established in the HVAC unit itself.  Installing filters at the return of your HVAC system is a great way to prevent particulates from entering the unit and will help to keep the air ducts clean.  Always remember to change those filters out regularly, not only to keep the air ducts clean and mold free, but also to reduce heating and cooling costs.

The next tip to prevent mold growth as you conduct spring cleaning, especially with regards to preventing mold growth in your home is to install a UV light in the HVAC system.  Not only will this reduce the probability of mold growth, it will also protect the integrity of the indoor air quality of your home or office.  Installing a UV light into the HVAC system will work to maintain clean air by eliminating germs and bacteria that are small enough to go through the filters installed at the returns.  UV light rays would prevent any of those microbial particulates from getting established in your HVAC, assuring that you will have clean air blowing through your HVAC system and into your home.  Installing a UV light is a highly recommended action to help keep your home mold free in 2023.

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Mold Remediation and Plumbing

Another tip to help prevent mold from growing in your home is to check all plumbing and plumbing fixtures.  This includes inspecting underneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks and checking all exposed pipes for signs of water leaks.  Be sure to conduct annual appliance inspections to include items such as washing machines, dish washers, and refrigerators for signs of leaks.  This annual inspection should include all plumbing related appliances and water fixtures. 

Check the hot water heater to make sure that it remains in good working condition and appliance warranty.  Be sure that all its components are squared away, that there are no leaks.  Plumbers also recommend flushing out the water heater annually.  Many plumbers and appliance retailers offer maintenance and warranty programs.  This is why Mold Metrix works with plumbers to provide relief during emergency water damage situations and provide mold remediation to our customers.  If you discover a plumbing emergency while spring cleaning, you can give Mold Metrix a call and we can refer you to a plumber.  The relationship we maintain with our network of plumbers allows us to optimal pricing and arrival times.  Being in position to provide emergency plumbing relief is another reason to choose Mold Metrix over the matter for water damage or mold remediation during your spring cleaning in 2023.

Checks To Prevent Mold Removal

In addition to checking all your appliances, you should also check any output water lines, such as exterior faucets and sump pump maintenance.  Making sure that the sump pump is in good operational order with a functional battery backup system is always a good idea.  Checking the gutters to make sure that the gutters are clean and free of debris is another way to help prevent water damage and the need for motor mediation as you spring clean in 2023.

Mold Remediation and Air Flow

 Another way to help prevent mold remediation is making sure your home has good air flow.  Over time, mold and other foreign particulates will start to settle as “dusting”.   This allows mold growth to get established on cellulose-based materials such as wood furniture, upholstery fabrics, and books.  Abnormal atmospheric conditions will support mold growth and so one way to prevent this is to ensure good circulation throughout the dwelling.  Your HVAC system plays a big part of ensuring this preventative measure.

Mold Removal Cost

How much mold remediation should cost in 2023?  A small mold remediation project can range anywhere from $500 to $2999.  A mid-size mold removal project can range from $3000 to $12,000.  A larger residential mold remediation project can range from $12,000 to $30,000 or more depending on how much is affected, the materials, equipment needed, and the location of the loss.  No matter the variables may exist for your mold remediation project in 2023, rest assured that Mold Metrix is able to meet the challenge.  We provide not only mold remediation for your small, medium, large residential or commercial mold remediation, but we are also able to provide mold remediation repairs.  Mold repairs include drywall finishing, painting, as well as flooring repair services.  If you find yourself in the need for mold remediation in 2023, choose Mold Metrix over the matter, because the power to change the matter is in the Metrix.

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