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Mold Removal Myths

Myth #1: Only the " Dirty House " Can Have Mold Problems

Many people are embarrassed to seek professional help simply because they do not want their neighbors to know that they have a mold problem. This is due to the popular misconceptions that only a " dirty " house can have a mold issue. The truth is any home with the right combination of factors can be impacted by mold. Mold will grow if certain conditions are met; there has to be a high level of humidity, an organic source of food, steady supply of oxygen and a proper temperature. Does your house have to be dirty in order to meet these conditions? Absolutely not! All it takes is a prolonged exposure to water damage caused by plumbing problems, flooding or by any substantial water spill. Since mold spores are microscopic particles (at most 100 microns in diameter), they can be easily carried into your home on your shoes, clothing, waft in from an open window or come in on your pet's fur

Myth #2: A Mold Inspection is Messy and Intrusive

Due to the nature of the mold, it is often impossible to assess the scale and size of your mold infestation with just the naked eye. Mold may be hiding in hard to reach corners of your house, under the carpets and wallpapers, inside of the walls, or behind the sheetrock. Before the invention of thermal imaging, the only way to visually verify the presence of mold in such places was by removing wallpaper, breaking through the walls and removing the carpet from your floors. Such inspection would leave a path of destruction and a mess in your home. Fortunately, highly intrusive mold inspection methods are the thing of the past. Today, Peak Home Pro inspectors are equipped with a thermal imaging camera. This camera allows us to more accurately locate the potential presence of mold without the need to cut holes into your walls or rip up the carpeting

Myth #3: You Must Leave Your Home During Mold Remediation

In case of a severe mold issue, surface mold removal is not enough, and remediation could require removing drywall, and other materials in the building structure. Due to the level of work that may be required, many people think they have to leave the house while the mold remediation occurs. While it probably is the best idea. The good news is you may not have to leave your house. During the cleaning process, the mold - infected area is typically isolated with plastic sheeting sealed with tape, Negative air machines and air scrubbers run around the clock to make sure mold spores do not spread outside the work area.

Myth #4: Mold Removal Presents Health Risks

Historically, mold removal involved using chemical cleaning solutions that, in some cases, were even more toxic that the mold itself. Fortunately, in the last decade this situation has changed. The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires that only non - toxic mold cleaning solutions be used during professional mold remediation. We (Peak Home Pro) only use mold cleaning products that meet these requirements and are completely safe, natural, and biodegradable. We also use a final mold removal method called " Shock Ozone " Treatment. The only byproduct of this method is (O3), a harmless gas that dissipates away without leaving any traces.

Myth #5: Mold Removal Will Make Your House Smell

Many people think mold remediation will result in strong chemical odors during the remediation. Some types of mold have a strong characteristic odor and most mold cleaning products carry their own odor. However, a professional mold remediation company will put all of your " stinky house " fears to rest. The work areas are always tightly isolated with plastic sheeting and sealed with tape. Negative air machines run during the process vented out odors to create a vacuum. Following the mold removal, we also offer to sanitize & deodorize the house to make sure it smells better than before. PEAK HOME PRO What Sets Us Apart We are dedicated to aid present & prospective home owners by informing them of potential dangers and hazards within their home. Offering damage assessments, indoor air quality surveys, toxicity testing, remediation , and repairs. We strive to provide only the best services and Results. * You Can Expect: *Prompt Response, and Polite Service. *A honest approach. *An agreement before we start, outlining what you can expect from our service. *Mold Inspections will provide details on up to 20 different areas of the property. *A full report upon completion of any remediation project.