Alexandria Pest Control

Insulation Removal & Replacement In Alexandria, VA

Mold and Fungus Treatments and insulation services

Professional Fungus and Mold Removal, and Remediation

Is there Mold or Fungus in your Home?

We offer insulation removal and replacement for attics and crawl spaces. The two most common reasons for insulation replacement is high moisture or wildlife. The price for this service varies depending on severity of issue and the size of the space.

We offer fungus treatments to protect wood from white rot which is a fungus commonly found in attic and crawl spaces due to temperatures and moisture in those areas. The price for this service varies depending on severity of issue and the size of the space.

Contact our team for professional insulation replacement services in Alexandria, VA.

Does Your Attic or Wall Insulation Need to be Replaced because of Mold or Fungus?

Can mold in your home affect your health?

In a word, yes. The type of fungus we eat, such as white mushrooms, and the mold that can grow in your home are distinctly different.

Mold and fungus infestations in the home can lead to several serious health effects. It can make allergy sufferers more uncomfortable, cause healthy people to develop asthma, and even lead to mental health or cognitive impairments.

The Dangers Of Black Mold

Black mold in the home must be dealt with as soon as possible as it can present a serious health concern for occupants.

The main symptons to look out for are those affecting the respiratory system. As well as chronic coughing and sneezing, Black Mold and Fungus can cause eye irritation, irritation to the throat and mucus membrane, persistent headaches, and rashes.

Immediate black mold removal is imperative to prevent serious health issues for all occupants in the home.

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Although the terms mildew and mold are often used interchangeably, mildew is flat whereas mold and fungus have a higher profile and can grow and have a fuzzy appearance.

Mold Removal

Structural problems caused by mold and fungus

Some molds can easily be cleaned off of hard surfaces. Porous ones, however, are a much different situation. Drywall, insulation, and even the very wood frame of your home are all susceptible to mold and fungus. Eventually, it can lead to a complete condemnation of the structure.

Helping Virginia with moisture and mold problems.

Fungus and Mold Removal

The key to fungus and mold removal is to catch it early. Not every leak will lead to mold. However, if the materials cannot dry out, the fungus will likely start to grow.

Our team can help remove and replace any building material that’s been infested with fungus.

The Dangers Of Black Mold

Black mold in the home must be dealt with as soon as possible as it can present a serious health concern for occupants.

The main symptons to look out for are those affecting the respiratory system. As well as chronic coughing and sneezing, Black Mold and Fungus can cause eye irritation, irritation to the throat and mucus membrane, persistent headaches, and rashes.

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Although the terms mildew and mold are often used interchangeably, mildew is flat whereas mold and fungus have a higher profile and can grow and have a fuzzy appearance.

Black Mold Removal

Structural problems caused by mold and fungus

Some molds can easily be cleaned off of hard surfaces. Mold on porous surfaces, however, present a much different situation. Drywall, insulation, and even the very wood frame of your home are all susceptible to mold and fungus.

If left untreated,  eventually, it can lead to a complete condemnation of the structure.

What about mold behind drywall?

Mold growth on wood surfaces behind your drywall leads to white rot. Sometimes, a layer of mold-killing paint can mitigate the issue. In many other cases, the wood itself will likely need to be removed and replaced.

Do I need to replace my insulation if there is mold?

Any insulation that has mold in it must be replaced. Insulation fibers, once wet, are an ideal spot for fungus growth. Once it takes hold, you’ll need to replace the affected areas.

Once any damp or damaged insulation has been removed, it will be necessary to insure the area is dried and cleaned before installing new insulation material.

How to Deal with White Rot

Wood materials that have fungus growth can lead to white rot. Our team can make a professional diagnosis of the appropriate solution.

White rot doesn’t necessarily mean the structure has to be replaced, though depending on the severity, it’s highly probable.

Professional help will be needed to identify the type of mold, and what caused it, to insure the correct determination is made and appropriate steps are taken to prevent the mold returning.

Mildew on a ceiling in Virginia VA

Mold and moisture in your attic

Your attic is full of insulation. A roof leak can lead to unintended mold growth if not dealt with properly. Our team will look at the source of mold and moisture in your attic and let you know the best way to handle it while fixing the affected areas.

Mold and moisture in your crawl spaces

One of the most common places for moisture is in your crawl space. Household dampness and moisture can make their way through tiny, minuscule cracks in your foundation, pooling in your crawlspace or basement.

Our team will work with you to identify the source of mold and moisture in your crawl spaces and basement so that you can stop it as soon as possible.

How to Prevent Mold And Mildew in Your Home

Essentially, the main culprit that cause mold, fugus or mildew is moisture. It is important to prevent moisture persisting in any areas where there is no ventilation to carry it away.

  • Make sure to:Effectively ventilate rooms and any areas where water or moisture can be present
  • Install humidifiers if necessary to insure adequate ventilation
  • Make sure dryer vents are clear and without obstructions that can trap moisture.
  • Check all vents are clear so that air can flow freely.

Any insulation that has mold in it must be replaced. Insulation fibers, once wet, are an ideal spot for fungus growth. Once it takes hold, you’ll need to replace the affected areas.

Leave all of your mold and fungus problems to the experts at Potomac Pests

We’ve been helping businesses and homeowners across Virginia and Maryland with all of their fungus and mold removal needs for over 5 years. With the medical and structural problems that mold can lead to, we want to help you keep your family healthy.

We’ll gladly visit your home or workspace to give you a free estimate.

For help with fungus or mold removal in Maryland, please visit our sister site at Potomac Pest & Termite Control.