When Tip Top professionals walk through the door, trust that you’re getting the best in mold & mildew elimination in Texas. Expect our experts to use reliable & trusted productions with organic and green cleaning solutions to get rid of mold, mildew and performing a thorough odor removal.
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Mold and Mildew:
For some of you it may surprise you to learn that using bleach as an effective mold killer is a myth. Why would it not kill mold? It sure smells strong enough to kill anything, however, the real facts are that using bleach on any porous surfaces (i.e.; drywall, wood etc.) only takes away the discoloration, not the mold itself.
Mold is the name of a giant family of microorganisms and it can be found everywhere, inside and outside & especially in your home! Mold enjoys dark moist areas (i.e; under your kitchen sink) and loves living in the same temperatures we enjoy. On your walls, under your carpet and in your cabinets
Of course, if you see mold in your home or office, then you know you have a problem. The bad news is, most of the toxic mold floating around in our air is invisible to the naked eye, but still may be seriously affecting your health.
There is a clinical association from mold and mildew in our indoor air causing allergic reaction’s. Some studies show a link between airborne mold spores and depression, and even death!
The Life Cycle
High amounts of “un-clustered” microscopic individual mold spores are often moving through our airspace. These spores are completely invisible to the human eye. For this reason, mold and mildew can be hard to spot, and therefore harder to get rid of. Although a small amount of mold and mildew won’t hurt most of us, it begins to become a big problem when the mold spores get out of hand. When quantity does get out of hand, or when individuals who are highly sensitive to toxic mold. Breathe it in, it can present a serious health hazard. Mold and mildew can cause respiratory problems, common allergic reaction symptoms, nervous-system disorders and depression.
Mold lives off any organic matter and loves a warm, humid environment. This includes your leather jacket, bathroom walls, windowsills, ceilings, and wall-paper. Most often, mildew, which is a form of mold or fungus, infests our living or workspaces when there is a high level of moisture. Like a musty basement or a shower wall. It comes in through our walls, windows, doors, carpets, or under the refrigerator.
Mold spores can also be carried in on our clothing, shoes, pets and our bodies. Doctors warn against breathing in mold over long periods of time. Often times, our homes and offices are infested with toxic mold and mildew. And, because it can hide in cracks in our walls, as well as other invisible places, most of us are unaware that we are being exposed to the extremely harmful effects.
Today, mold growth in homes and places of work is more of a health issue than we may think. So, it’s important that you recognize the symptoms of mold in your home, and take steps to protect yourself and your family.
Signs of Mold:
- A strange odor
- Health symptoms
- The appearance of mold
How can you find out if it is dangerous to you and those around you?
Tip Top’s mold remediation specialists will walk you through the process and remove any worries about the mold abatement process. First thing’s first, Tip Top’s experts will start by sealing of the mold, this contains the mold so that it does not spread to additional areas.
After photographing and documenting contaminated areas, experts will contain the contaminated area, including openings to the building envelope, vents to the exterior, and the HVAC system. (The separation between the conditioned and unconditioned parts of the building is the building envelope).
We then create negative air pressure and a HEPA filter exhaust to the exterior to prevent cross-contamination. The second step we take to killing mold is to remove the environmental conditions that breed it: too much moisture. Experts create a detailed drying plan to safely remove moisture as efficiently as possible. They then extract standing water, using specialized tools such as air movers and dehumidifiers to continue dehumidification until target Equilibrium Moisture Content has been reached.
Followed by Mold removal, after the space is dry, experts will use an HEPA vacuum on all surfaces. HEPA vacuums utilize extremely fine filters which can remove even tiny particulates, leaving air clean.
Surfaces can be washed with detergent after being vacuumed. Finally, we HEPA sand any visible contamination.
Finally, our mold remediation experts complete the clean and seal of the furnace and duct system. They will remove the negative air and containment systems, and end by photographing the space to document the mold removal.
Tip Top Duct Cleaning and Mold & Mildew Elimination in Texas
Tip Top consists of highly regarded veterans in the management of mold and mildew, and minimizing its threat to the community. Regular inspections can reduce the possibility of these threats. The first sign will be a musty smell permeating the air.
If you see even the smallest indication, you should call now (832) 374-8125.