We’ve all seen the spray bottles in hardware, drug and general retail stores that promise to kill problem mold with the pull of a trigger. Some people may be curious if these sprays are sufficient to perform mold remediation in Philadelphia homes and office buildings and other work spaces.
Most of these sprays have a bleach base. Bleach is a very effective mold killer. If you have mold on, say, your shower curtain, give it a few sprays with bleach, come back fifteen minutes later, and the mold is gone. Voila! Instant success.
Well, maybe not.
If a little mold on a shower curtain or the wood walls under a sink or in back of an improperly ventilated clothes dryer was the extent of a mold problem, there would be no need for mold remediation in Philadelphia or anywhere else. Homeowners could head to the mold armed with a trusty spray and knock out the mold before it knocks them out. But these types of mold manifestations are rarely the extent of the problem.
Eco Tech employees are certified mold technicians who perform inspections of homes and offices throughout the Philadelphia metro area. Often we find extensive mold contamination throughout an entire structure. In the majority of cases, we find a lot more mold than the owners of the structure anticipated.
Mold is a fungus and grows as tiny spores that are capable of spreading and becoming airborne. Once this happens, infestations can begin just about anywhere, and often they can’t be seen. Mold can grow behind walls and in HVAC systems. It can grow in the recesses of dark attics and basements where people never think to look.
This is why a thorough mold inspection followed by mold remediation in Philadelphia is so important. Professional technicians use a number of methods to detect mold and have access to a variety of tools and substances for removing it. In other words, mold removal often takes more than a spray bottle and a determined attitude.
Is there mold in your home that’s grown to a level where only professional inspection and removal can solve the problem? Let Eco Tech tell you. Order your inspection today by calling (610) 710-1414 or by contacting us through our website.