Mold spores float through indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin reproducing and growing on surfaces in order to survive. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.
When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment — The way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture! Our technicians have extensive training in moisture control and removal best practices so we don’t just remove the mold we make sure it doesn’t return.
Dry Ice Blasting
Dry ice blast cleaning is quickly establishing itself as a favored method of cleaning in mold remediation (mold removal). Dry ice blasting is superior to cleaning mold compared to traditional labor-intensive techniques such as sanders, scrapers and wire brushes.
It is a process in which a blasting gun fires dry ice particles (rice-sized) at supersonic speed to impact and clean a surface. The particles are accelerated by compressed air, just as with other blasting systems. Upon impact the dry ice sublimates (goes from a solid to a gas without passing through a liquid phase). The substrate (surface) is left free of mold spores.
Allergies, Asthma and Mold
Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Inhaling or touching mold may cause allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to mold spores. Allergic responses include sinus and respiratory problems along with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes.
Molds can cause asthma attacks in individuals who are sensitive to mold spores. Between 10,000,000 to 12,000,000 people suffer from asthma in the United States.
Structural Damage, Resale Value and Mold
Mold can cause structural damage and deteriorate building components and lower the resale value of your property and investment. We conduct visual surveys to locate mold contamination and remove it.
Eliminate Mold Problems with Metro
It is important to clean up a toilet overflow immediately, sanitize and dry it out so not to create a mold situation. If there is a constant water leak or water seepage, these problems can create the ideal environment for mold growth. Visit Got Mold ? Get Metro !
We are a Certified Mold Remediation Firm employing a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, a Certified Mold Remediator, Mold Workers, and Residential Mold Inspectors. We use Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) rated anti-microbial and encapsulation products to prevent mold and mildew growth and odor. We use negative air machines and air scrubbers as well as vacuums with H.E.P.A. filters to eliminate cross-contamination of the home or building.