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Mold Metrix sets the standard of excellence for Mold Remediation contractors in Dale City, VA. We understand the science backing our industry and the psychological effects of stress inherent to mold removal projects. Our goal is to move you from stress to satisfaction as our professional staff restores your home or office to a pre-mold loss condition.
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Mold Metrix offers the best customer experience and mold decontamination prices in Dale City VA 22193, Woodbridge 22191, 22194, 22195 , Lakeridge VA 22192, Dumfries 22025, 22026, Manassas and the surrounding areas. We back this statement with our Price Match Guarantee. Additionally, we offer all mold removal customers a service warranty & satisfaction guarantee.
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Mold removal & remediation is a step by step, detail oriented progress. We understand the importance of proper mold damage cleanup response.
As the most reliable mold mitigation service near Dale City VA 22193, our methods include a master level, IICRC certified approach to effectively restoring your home or office to a normal, “pre-loss” condition. We strive to provide our customers with an experience of comfort and satisfaction, even in the middle of a stressful mold removal project.
We know that your time and resources are valuable, which is why we offer complete mold remediation and mold removal cleanup services, including drywall repairs.
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As certified water damage restoration and remediation experts serving the Dale City area, it is our duty and honor to ensure that we effect and maintain the highest level of indoor environment quality for our customers home and office.
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Metrix Restoration offers a highly specialized and detail oriented approach to mold removal and mold damage projects.
Quality assurance is key to mold remediation projects, which is why we adhere IICRC remediation standards and company better business operating procedures so that we are able to offer a service warranty with each remediation project.
We are proud to provide our communities with these valuable services while also educating the public on the importance of a healthy home. Schedule your free mold estimate today and earn 5% cash back by mentioning this offer.
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MOLD REMEDIATION IN DALE CITY VA
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Mold Metrix sets the standard of excellence for Mold Remediation contractors in Dale City, VA. We understand the science backing our industry and the psychological effects of stress inherent to mold removal projects. Our goal is to move you from stress to satisfaction as our professional staff restores your home or office to a pre-mold loss condition. Mold Estimates are FREE and can be provided Same Day as Scheduled.
Mold Metrix offers the best customer experience and mold decontamination prices in Dale City VA 22193 and we back this statement with our Price Match Guarantee. Additionally, we offer all mold removal customers a service warranty & satisfaction guarantee.
Mold Damage Restoration In Dale City VA Basement
Elmira Court; Dale City, VA 22193 is a cul-de-sac of “split level houses” built in the early 1970’s. Whenever you are working on a site built prior to 1985, always proceed with caution knowing dangerous contaminates such as lead and or asbestos may be present in addition to the water damage or mold. Fortunately, this project did not involve any such mitigation complications, but the following story does outline the drama involved and how Choosing Mold Metrix over the Matter was the best solution for this mitigation problem.
The property in question is currently being rented by a group of siblings living together in the pursuit of life, liberty, justice & a mold free living environment in Dale City, VA. Living in a split-level house, of the second level bathrooms is built above a main level bedroom. According to the plumbers report there was a drainpipe failure which produced a “slow water loss.” However, the plumber was not the first person to notice the problem, it was the tenant living on the main level.
Mold Remediation & Water Damage Restoration is the Responsibility of the Homeowner. Many property owners who rent property plan to manage maintenance themselves to maximize profitability. However; mold removal & water damage mitigation is a highly skilled, highly hazardous, highly specialized and scientific process. The general public has been “generally” briefed on the hazards of mold in the home or office. Anyone living with asthma or allergies is subtly conscious of this in every breath. Needless to say, the overwhelming majority of renters in Dale City, VA will object to a “do it yourself fix” or a service provided by a “non-mold removal/ water damage restoration specialist.
When the tenant started noticing sings of water damage in the ceiling of her basement studio apartment she consulted with her siblings and decided it was time to contact their Dale City, VA landlord. Once the report of suspected water damage called in, the homeowner scheduled a time to come and take a look at the issue. Having no training in water damage mitigation, mold removal, indoor air quality control, psychrometry, or structural drying, he decided the problem was not a big deal.
He thought “I’ll just call a plumber, fix the leak and that will be that” only it wasn’t.
When the plumber came to inspect, he came with plumbers’ tools, not water damage or mold inspection tools. He removed a section of wet effected drywall in the ceiling corner to reveal what appeared to be mold on the drywall and wood frame, according to the tenant, but not to the Dale City, VA landlord. The disagreement led to dissatisfaction on the tenants’ part, so they decided to have the area tested for mold.
When the results came back the renters forwarded the results to their Dale City, VA landlord. This is when Mold Metrix became involved because at this point the homeowner was forced to find a mold mitigation contractor. My first step was to review the lab report, because this would help me to better understand the mold damage. However, when I read the report I immediately notice a huge error, air samples were taken, but only two air samples. Whenever you are taking air samples for mold testing you must take a minimum of three samples. Now there were a total of three samples taken, but one was a swab sample. Therefore, results for air born mold contamination were classified “inconclusive,” but did show signs of contamination.
Mold Metrix was contracted to provided mold remediation services for the property located in Dale City, VA 22193. We were told that the effected drywall had already been removed, but this was not the case. From one look I knew there was mold behind that wall, and a moisture map analysis confirmed additional drywall needed to be removed.
Sometimes you can have visible mold contamination present in a “dormant state” even when moisture content levels are dry, as was the case with this Dale City, VA mold removal project. We removed approximately 16 square feet of drywall on one side of a corner to find it was completely moldy, as was expected, we could also see that the damage continued farther than we could detect with the current state of mold remediation technology, due to moisture reading being “within range” in that area. This means there was consistently a high enough relative humidity in the effected area for mold to grow on the surface of cellulose-based material.
The nature of water damage mitigation and mold remediation requires that the customer be educated on the nature of water damage and other emergency services contractors.
“It is common to discover mold growth in areas outside of your original work scope that could not be detected until an area is exposed”
This “fear of the unknown” involving mold remediation produces the same kinds of hesitation in humanity as it would in any other aspect of life. Unfortunately, the longer we wait to mitigate mold, the bigger the problem becomes because mold spreads and replicates itself. This is why we can only provide offers according to the “contracted service scope” which may not include additional damages discovered in Dale City, VA.
Mold removal is only covered by insurance if the property owner has an additional “mold coverage” added to their policy or if preexisting mold must be removed for water mitigation. Here is where it can get tricky. Mold remediation is classified as secondary damage caused by water damage.
If you have a water damage emergency and have a pre-existing mold problem and your water damage claim is handled by an insurance program vendor, they will be instructed to mitigate with water extraction, dehumidifiers and HEAT. The purpose of these instructions is to hold the homeowner responsible for their portion of liability. A good homeowners insurance company such as USAA or CHUB is important if you don’t want to have these coverage issues.
At Mold Metrix we understand how this can cause stress and as part of our mission to move you from stress to satisfaction we have created a “Points and Rewards” program. The purpose of this program is to educate customers in an entertaining way about water damage mitigation, mold removal, carpet cleaning, annual home maintenance and more. Customers are encouraged to create an account at https://floodmetrix.com/my-account to create a referral code and to track points earned.
Mold Metrix customers can earn credit redeemable for cash and service just by educating themselves about home maintenance in Dale City, VA 22193. Simply follow Flood Metrix on all social media @metrixoverthematter and paste your referral code in the comments section of each video you watch to earn points. Track your points earned through you customer portal. Visit https://floodmetrix.com/why-metrix to learn more.
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Professional Mold Inspections & Mold Testing in Dale City VA
Professional mold testing is a simple and essential step to ensuring the safety of your family and customers. Sampling and laboratory analysis may not be recommended for every project but is mandatory for a definitive assessment.
No inspector can state as a “legal fact” that you are experiencing a mold infestation without proper testing for confirmation.
There are three main ways for collecting mold samples — lift, swab, and spore trap. Mold Metrix offers complete mold testing and remediation services in Dale City VA.
Collected samples are always categorized with a proper chain of custody and sent to an independent laboratory for a full analysis.
Mold Remediation and Mold Testing Dale City VA
In Dumfries VA 22026 the need for professional mold remediation services never ends. Most attic spaces in Dumfries VA 22026 are non-living spaces, rarely used by the homeowners. The most common use of attic space in Dumfries VA is storage. Attics and crawlspaces are two of the most challenging areas for mold removal experts. Here’s why; Temperature, Confinement & Safety. Attic temperatures are always higher than any other part of a Dumfries VA home, because hot air rises. This is not a problem until mold remediation is needed, because the workers must don “Tyvek Safety Suits,” which increases the temperatures experienced within the moldy environment. Heat Index OSHA regulations dictate that professional mold remediation workers be rotated every 30 min to avoid heat exhaustion and stroke.
Any mold removal and remediation conducted in an attic is conducted in a “confined space.” Dumfries VA 22026 home and business owners need to understand that is very difficult to work in a confined space or work overhead. Every skilled home services tradesman takes this into consideration when proposing estimates, not just mold remediation professionals. In fact, Xactimate, the mold removal industry standard pricing software has an “add-on” line item specifically for confined spaces.
This point brings me to safety. Mold remediation is already classified as “HAZARDOUS DUTY,” but working in an attic space is even more dangerous than normal because there is always the possibility than a mold removal technician could fall through the attic floor. As most attic floors are simply sheets of drywall attached to a floor joist system extra caution and diligence must always be used.
If attics are non-living spaces, rarely used by homeowners, then how do attics become contaminated with mold?
Roof leaks caused by Storm Damage
Poor air circulation
Humidity spikes due to convection
HVAC units installed in attic spaces
The “B” of Dumfries VA 22026 ABC’s for mold remediation is for Basements and Bathrooms.
The most commonly searched phase for mold remediation in Dumfries VA is “bathroom mold removal” 22026. Most of these searches correspond to mold contamination issues related to effected calking around bathroom tubs and toilets. Whenever bathroom calking is affected by mold it should be removed and replaced. Additionally, the area should be inspected a water damage expert to check for hidden damages. Bathroom calking is typically water resistant so if it has become contaminated with mold, chances are there is some hidden contributing factor.
Basements in Dumfries VA, develop mold contamination issues for many different reasons and most often there are multiple contributing factors. The air space of basements is naturally cooler than other levels of a home, making the air volume less and more densely filled with particulates. But how does this cause mold you may ask?
What is the best way to prevent Basement mold growth?
The best way to prevent basement mold growth in Dumfries VA 22026 is to keep it DRY and CLEAN. Keeping a basement dry is primarily about maintaining proper humidity conditions. In nature and in the home, mold can begin to “sporulate” at 60% relative humidity. Proper HVAC maintenance is a huge aspect of preventing basement mold growth, because molds are spread around the home or office via the HVAC system.
Lets go back to the previous statement of particulates being more densely packed together in basement air space due to the nature of how air is manipulated by temperatures; either expanding or contracting. The cooler temperatures of basement sustain higher particulate count per cubic foot of air space and high relative humidity. The national air duct cleaners association recommends cleaning the HVAC system and air ducts once per year; however, this recommendation to maintain indoor air quality is rarely adhered to by the general public. Mold, germs and bacteria enter the HVAC ventilation system and circulate into the basement and are able to become established in the cellulose-based materials of the basement over time.
If you have a water damage in your Dumfries VA basement or if your suspect mold contamination you should always have it inspected by a certified mold remediation professional. The prior point should go without saying, but many homeowners belay this home health maintenance advice because they think “its only a little problem.” So again, no matter how small you think the bathroom or basement leak is, you should always have it properly inspected. Too often, small leaks turn into major mold damage.
The “C” of Dumfries VA 22026 ABC’s of Mold Remediation is for Crawlspaces
Typically, mold is discovered in attics and crawl spaces by home inspectors when people are looking to buy or sell homes in Dumfries VA 22026. Crawlspaces are very susceptible to water damage, both in liquid and in vapor form. These along with attic and basement mold remediation projects tend to be the most laborious and most expensive mold removal projects in Dumfries VA. Mold can grow very rapidly in a crawlspace when compared to other areas of a home or office due to the reduction of air volume. For example, the average height of a crawlspace is 4 ft verses 8 ft throughout the occupiable living spaces of the Dumfries VA home.
Mold remediation and removal is not a “DIY” task, always hires an IICRC certified mold removal professional to perform any and all decontamination processes. The specific IICRC certifications are water damage restoration technician aka WTR and applied microbial remediation technician aka AMRT. In the city of Dumfries VA 22026 there is no law or statute for mold remediation license, meaning any cleaning company can offer “mold removal” verses “mold remediation” services. Many of these companies simply sell the idea of “fogging” an area to kill the mold making it harmless, but this is a false claim playing on the ignorance of the Dumfries VA 22026 population. Do-not fall for this kind of scam, mold remediation is not fumigation. It is highly irresponsible to perpetuate the idea that all one needs to do is “spray the mold to kill it, then just wipe it away.” So if you are buying or selling a home in Dumfries VA, beware of fake mold experts only interested in ripping you off, because what they won’t explain to you is why that mold problem has over 78% likeliness of coming back within 12-24 months.
If you or someone you know needs mold mitigation be sure to Choose Mold Metrix over the Matter, Because the Power to Change the Matter is in the Metrix.