Asbestos & Mold Removal Charleston, SC
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that grows on plants and fibers and is most frequently associated with damp, musty places such as bathrooms, basements and attics. Mold travels through the air as tiny spores that make their way into the wet regions of a house or building, where they breed. When mold is found, it is best to nip it in the bud without delay because it will spread fast.
Mold is an unsightly in one’s home. However more importantly, it is a serious hazard to one’s health, especially to those that suffer from allergies and asthma. Mold spores are an allergen and an irritant. Common symptoms are throat, eye and nose irritation.
To eliminate mold, you will first need to remove the origin. Find out how and where the moisture is seeping into your home and deal with it accordingly. If the area where mold is established is not large, and the moisture can be eliminated easily, it may be tackled by the homeowner. If it is a larger area, bigger than 10 square feet or more, the homeowner is better advised to a professional who deals with mold removal on a regular basis will most likely want to be called in.
For small area’s such as the mildew in a bathroom, using a commercial cleaner can be done if the room is well ventilated and the mildew or mold is due to moisture from the shower building up. When cleaning mold, the area will have to be scrubbed clean and depending on the size of the area it must be allowed to dry completely. This measure can be repeated to ensure better results if not the entire mold and mildew is eliminated. How ever know that the constant moisture in the bathroom will continually invite mold into your home. Proper ventilation can help that problem.
Black Mold Removal Service
Are you seeing a moldy substance developing in the dark and damp areas of your house? Is that substance of a greenish-black color? It’s known as Strachybotrys atra. This is also known as black mold. It is very toxic and can even be deadly. When you’re dealing with mold you need to know all of the facts. To find out if you have this dangerous mold is to do a laboratory analysis. The toxins this mold puts out is due to it’s food processing that create mycotoxins.
To know what Strachybotrys atra could do to your health, you need to be aware of the symptoms it can cause. Someone who has been exposed might have trouble breathing; suffering from headaches, coughing, nausea, memory loss, dizziness, sinus infections, watery and itching eyes as well has more serious diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis.
It is accountable for more than 100 types of lung and breathing problems. Strachybotrys atra can cause respiratory bleeding, which is fatal in infants, the elderly and immune compromised people.
Unfortunately, this predator is sometimes not taken as seriously as it should be. As most symptoms are also symptoms of other diseases. Even when mold is discovered your health may have already been compromised.
For example, when you live in an area that has a high in humidity, you’re definitely prone to toxic fungi. Moisture is what the mold needs, along with any organic matter. the likelihood of having black mold in your house is far better to homes that are in a high humidity or a constant source of moisture.
Moisture is not the only component that generates a breeding ground for Strachybotrys atra. All mold need a food and water source. The homes we live in is the food source And often, those leaky pipes that go unnoticed because the leak is so small is the moisture source. To make it worse, the mold isn’t always visabile since it could attach itself to the insides of the walls, which makes it almost impossible for black mold to be seen until staining occurs.
Various breeding grounds for Strachybotrys atra is anywhere a flood has occurred. It makes no difference if it’s a major flood that occurred during a rainstorm or a minor flood that occurred when the toilet overflowed. Mold can occur in days if the water problem is not fixed.
High indications that mold such as Black mold has developed are stains on the walls or ceilings of the house. These stains are commonly black/dark green in color. If you notice signs of black, green or brown, it could be there is a serious problem. Another sign that mold has invaded your home is odor. If the smell of mildew is present it could mean that there are molds on the rise where the odors are lingering. This is when you need a professional Mold remediation contractor to come in and test your home and if mold is visible test the mold to know what type is being dealt with. It is always advisable to see your health care professional if any simple symptoms are being experienced
Found in many structures built before 1980, asbestos is often discovered during renovation, remodeling or natural disasters. Asbestos can be any of several minerals that separate into long, threadlike fibers. Because certain varieties do not burn and do not conduct heat or electricity, they were used for making fireproof materials, electrical insulation, roofing, filters, and much more. Asbestos abatement is the process of removing this material.
Although a homeowner is not required to remove it, the presence of asbestos may create a hazard if exposed, and asbestos abatement or removal may be necessary to eliminate this danger.
Commercial property owners are required to secure asbestos abatement services where exposed and/or poses a hazard.
Complete and safe asbestos abatement requires knowledge, talent, experience and resources.
We are specialists asbestos abatement services for: Vinyl asbestos tile, VAT, linoleum, vinyl sheet goods, transite pipe, transite siding, transite roofing, duct work, stucco, texturecoat, drywall, acoustic ceiling, popcorn ceiling, plaster, lath and plaster, buttonboard, fireproofing, mastic, pipe covering, mag piping, mag block, and other product forms.
For your asbestos abatement, we are your best ally as a qualified, licensed, asbestos abatement contractor.
First Team Construction, Inc. Offers:
- Proper containment and asbestos abatement
- Thorough site decontamination
- Lawful disposal
- If asbestos needs to be tested, we will refer you to a list of certified labs
Is Asbestos Removal Required?
An introduction to removing asbestos, including information about testing and abatement
The hazard of airborne asbestos fibers depends to a great extent on the condition of the material, how often people go into the room where it’s located, and how much air moves through the space.
It’s when asbestos is friable—flaking or crumbling—that it’s likely to become airborne. Both the EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend leaving asbestos alone unless it’s friable.
Asbestos materials in good shape often can be “encapsulated” to add a layer of protection. This involves coating asbestos with a heat- resistant paint or sealant (approved by the EPA) that creates a protective barrier and converts surface fibers into a safer form.
Be advised that encapsulating asbestos may be temporary and almost as expensive as removal, depending on the project, and may make later removal more difficult.
Pipes or ducts that are sound do not require removal and can be protected from any possible damage by being enclosed in walls or having sturdy boxes put around them. If asbestos is enclosed, the fibers usually are not released into the air and therefore present no immediate hazard.
Friable asbestos that is beyond repair should be removed . First Team construction Inc Hourly rates run from $200 to $400; estimates are usually quoted by the job.
We Can Handle Any of the Following Mold or Asbestos Projects:
- Garage Mold
- Addition Mold
- House Mold
- Building Mold
- Playhouse Mold
- Deck Mold
- Asbestos abatement
- Asbestos removal
- Commercial Asbestos removal
- Dangerous Mold removal