Mold Remediation Fairfax VA
Metrix Restoration offers several specialty home maintenance services in Fairfax VA including mold remediation, water damage mitigation and carpet cleaning. When it comes to mold removal, we understand that not everyone in need of service in is a Metrix customer. At Mold Metrix we qualify customer compatibility the same way homeowners screen contractors. In the same way that customer have expectations from us, we also have expectations from our customers.
What we look for in a Mold Remediation Project
If you are a home or property owner in Fairfax County in need of mold mitigation/mold/ testing/mold removal services, your number 1 concern should be having the job done properly.
As a homeowner you should know the most homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover mold remediation, unless it is the direct result of a water damage. There are many situations where mold removal is covered by insurance. One such example is when mold remediation is required before structural drying can begin. This is a constant throughout water damage mitigation projects.
Another example of when mold mitigation would be covered by homeowners’ insurance is when there is a specific mold remediation policy included with the policy. These are usually added as additional cover. For homeowners in Fairfax VA, I recommend having a minimum 10k mold policy added to their standard homeowners’ insurance. Please 10k should be enough to remediate most mold problems in your home but may not be enough to remodel once the mold remediation is complete.
This is why Mold Metrix encourages Homeowners in Fairfax VA to create accounts at floodmetrix.com/registration
As a home or property owner in Fairfax County, when you create an account with Mold Metrix you become eligible to participate in our referral program. Unlike other referral programs where you only earn a commission if someone buys a service, our customers are able to earn points redeemable for cash and services by following Metrix Restoration @metrixoverthematter on YouTube and social media.
This is how it works, once you create an account and begin following Mold Metrix on your favorite social media, when you see a post from us, simply add your custom Metrix Referral link to the comments section of the post.
You can keep track of your points from your customer portal & if anyone uses your referral code then your automatically earn a cash referral commission. At Mold Metrix we care about our Fairfax VA customers because we know business isn’t 100% about money.
“Mold Metrix made History as the First Water Damage/Mold Mitigation company in the DMV area to offer the market a customer portal with a true referral rewards system”
This level of innovation combined with our millennial marketing tactics has allowed us to distinguish ourselves within the mold remediation industry and become ranked on the 1st page of Google for water damage restoration, which is the proper category for all mold removal projects.
“The cost of Mold Remediation is important, but it is not more important than the customers’ experience, because experience is remembered long after price is forgotten”
Many times, customers seek out the cheapest bid from any contractor willing to do the job, but not the Metrix customer. The Mold Metrix customer of Fairfax County VA seeks a quality service at a fair price. Many times, when you get the cheapest product/mold removal service you can find, you end up either a bigger problem or some other problem 1-2 years later. Therefore, as with most service providers, the cheapest mold removal contractor often ends up costing the homeowner double.
At Mold Metrix we seek to develop healthy long-term relationships with our customers, which is why we offer more than mold remediation services and provide our customers with access to our trusted Metrix network partners.
“Good Customers deserve Good Contractors, & Good Contractors deserve Good Customers”
The value Mold Metrix brings to remediation projects is far beyond mold it-self, as we ultimately in the service industry and seek to add as much value as we can to our Fairfax VA partners as well as our customers.
As a mold remediation contractor in Fairfax VA, there is no way to consistently bring top quality professional service at a “jack of all trades” price point. Talented and experienced mold remediation technicians do not come cheap, and they should not, here’s why. Mold mitigation is classified as “hazardous duty.” & hazardous cleanup jobs are simply more expensive due to there nature and what is required for mold mitigation.
In Fairfax VA, mold remediation is not state regulated, so any cleaner and offer mold removal services. This is why customers should not hire anyone who is not IICRC certified to perform these services. Good service contractors invest a lot of time and money to master their craft in order to provide customer with the best service possible. This should not be undervalued.
Mold Metrix is an innovative organization that’s believes in the positive application of technology and we use this to better serve our Fairfax VA customer. Since Covid 19, many businesses started having employees work from home, and Mold Metrix started using video chats to provide Free Same Day Mold Estimates. The ability to conducts estimates via video chat has proven to be a vital component of keeps costs low as inflation soars in Fairfax VA.
Mold Remediation Contractors of Fairfax VA
Regardless of your trade, you must respect your career. The ways in which one conducts business reveals a great deal about their character. Business is far more than what we normally understand money to be. Money is not merely the physical media used for currency exchange, but primarily is the quality of an energetic frequency.
I am a businessman but I am also much more. In all that I do, I strive to serve and provide the best level of service I can imagine. As a mold remediation contractor and founder of Metrix Restoration I constantly polish and improve the honorable attributions of all that I understand to be right.
Building trust with a customer begins long before you ever meet, and like all things, this too begins first in the mind. I think to myself, “how can I best serve customers in Fairfax VA and the entire United States who are in need of mold remediation services?”
I believe that my customers are looking for me the same way I am looking for them. Some customers in Fairfax VA know they fit the “Metrix Brand” customer profile but have no immediate need for immediate service. Here is the gap that has always existed in the mold removal and water damage service.
“Most Homeowners Do Not Know How To Find A Mold Removal Contractor”
The aforementioned “GAP” is truly an obstacle of opportunity for a mold remediation or home service contractor. Mold Metrix is making history in Fairfax VA with our marketing approach. From social media customers and advertisers alike have witnessed the engaging power of storytelling. This provides Mold Metrix with the incredible opportunity to tell multiple mold remediation stories. Metrix Brand supporters from coast to coast can engage with these stories and earn credits redeemable for cash and services.
The story featured in the Facebook post link was for the new owner of a residential property in Fairfax VA. Not all mold remediation projects require the same containment styles, but they all share similar remediation protocols. I invite you to take this opportunity to create an account at floodmetrix.com/registration once your account has been activated, you will be able to add your customer referral code to automatically add points to your account.
Thank you Fairfax VA for Choosing Metrix over the Matter, Because the Power to Change the Matter is in the Metrix.
Fungi share some basic similarities with plants and bacteria but are neither. All 1 million to 1.5 million species of true fungi are in their own kingdom, the Fungi Kingdom. Many persons inaccurately use the term mildew to describe fungal growths that they feel are not harmful to human health. The powdery green or white growth in humid closets is sometimes considered by homeowners as “just mildew”.
Ironically this growth is almost always penicillium / aspergillious mold. Many species of pen / asp produce offensive smelling volatile organic compounds and may be toxigenic or allergenic when present at the correct levels. According to more reliable definitions, mildew is a powdery or downy parasitic fungal growth that attacks and grows on living plants, while molds are often fuzzy and grow on all sorts of moist surfaces. Molds, mildews, and other fungi usually reproduce by forming and releasing spores into the air. Typical indoor spores are around 3 to 15 microns across. For reference the period at the end of this sentence is 500 microns.
Mycotoxins are chemicals that are sometimes produced by various species of molds. These toxins are real and are powerful weapons used by molds in a sort of microbial warfare to help them compete against bacteria and other molds. Mold spores in residential settings, even if they are potentially toxin producing types and are at high levels, do not necessarily result in toxic effects on humans via inhalation. It takes a lot of inhaled spores to poison a person.
Currently, disagreement exists as to if residential mold spore exposures levels are ever high enough to result in toxic effect on humans. However, toxic effects of mold mycotoxins in humans and farm animals leading to serious illness and even death via accidental ingestion of toxic mold, have been well documented in scientific literature.
According to a Mayo clinic study, sinusitis caused by growth of fungus fibers or balls of fungus fibers in the sinus cavities is not unusual. This is typically caused by common Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Curvularia species. Aspergillosis caused by the growth of aspergillus species in the lungs most commonly A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. Niger and A. territus species typically occurs in persons with compromised immune systems or a history of lung disease that resulted in past lung damage. Common Candida albicans that causes yeast infections is a major cause of serious nosocomial (hospital acquired) fungal infections. Histoplasma capsulatium and Cryptococcus neoformans are very dangerous yeast like molds that should be assumed to be present in any bird droppings but are primarily a concern when spread to humans via inhalation of particles from accumulations of pigeon, starling, and bat droppings. Coccidioides immitis mold spores are spread from dusty soil in the southwestern United States, it sometimes causes valley fever but at other times the same fungus can be deadly. Nearly any fungi can cause infections in persons with severely compromised immune systems. Detection of infectious fungi such as but not limited to the above listed ones and identification of fungi to determine the species is not part of most mold inspections.
ALLERGY ASTHMA AND HYPERSENSITIVITY DISEASES
An allergic reaction occurs when your body’s immune system mistakes harmless proteins in mold spores or other allergens as if these proteins were harmful microbes trying to infect your body. Your body’s immune system, feeling threatened releases histamines into the blood stream and these histamines are what actually causes coughing, sneeze, and watering of the eyes. Other persons immune systems will not mistake proteins in mold spores as a microbial threat, and thus not develop allergic reactions.
Asthma is a condition where the smooth involuntary muscles lining the airways contract but do not properly relax to allow the lungs to bring in new air. Mold, other bio-allergens, and gases such as nitrogen dioxide and ozone, and even stress are common triggers of asthma. Many people die every year from asthma. Mold- related allergenic and asthmatic conditions in homes are quite common and very serious and should be addressed and not ignored. Many serious hypersensitivity diseases in humans, such as baker’s lung, wood workers lung and others are the result of exposures to molds by persons working in industries that result in long term exposure to elevated spore levels.
Hypersensitivity diseases have long been well documented in science and the medical field. According to Bioaerosols assessment and control hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a hypersensitivity disease that results from the long-term repeated exposure to elevated mold spore levels or other antigens. This condition can occur at in industry or agriculture where spore levels are high. It may also occur in moldy offices or homes, it produces pneumonia like symptoms with fever, cough, tightness of chest, lung infiltrates, and difficulty breathing.
Once sensitized, individuals may react to extremely low, often unmeasurable, concentrations of antigenic materials. Organic dust toxic syndrome is a flu like illness that results from a short-term exposure to very high levels of spores, such as the levels that may be encountered by workers doing large mold remediation jobs without wearing protective respirators. Symptoms show up several hours or a day or so after exposure and symptoms go away after a day or a few days.
Step 1. Initial Mold Inspection