Are you licensed for AC Repair and Mold Services?
Absolutely! We are a Florida Certified Mold Assessor, Mold Remediator, HVAC contractor, and General Contractor. We are licensed for HVAC and General Contracting in Alabama. We are also certified by IICRC and NADCA.
How much does mold remediation cost?
This is an extremely common question and one that is difficult to answer. There are many variables involved when putting together a scope of work for a mold remediation. The amount of mold, moisture, and location can all have an impact on the cost of remediation and time involved to safely remediate. Our priority, as is the standard of care in our industry, is to safely remediate the microbial issue without negatively impacting other areas of the property that are not contaminated or displaying active microbial growth. In a nutshell, each job is unique and presents its own set of challenges. After conducting a proper inspection to understand the scope of the problem and all variables involved, we can provide an accurate estimate of the cost for remediation.
What type of HVAC filters should I use?
We recommend the white, pleated filters for your HVAC system. They are a good combination of value and functionality.
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Is duct cleaning safe for my duct-work?
Yes! In most cases, duct-work is made from sheet metal, fiberglass duct-board, or flexible duct. We have tools to safely and effectively clean each of the these particular types of duct-work.
How do I know if I have "Black Mold"?
"Black mold" is a term that has been popularized by the media over the years. Not all molds that are black are considered "black mold." What people are referring to when referencing "black mold" is a species of mold called Stachybotrys Chartarum. It is typically found in environments that have sustained prolonged water damage or high humidity. It is known to produce mycotoxins that can cause adverse health reactions. That said, many other molds produce mycotoxins and can be harmful to someone if they are susceptible to the effects. The way that we determine the specific genus or species of mold is through laboratory testing. We use sampling techniques that can capture spores from the ambient air or from the actual mold growth. We can also culture a sample to pin-point the exact species.
How often do I need an air duct cleaning?
The answer depends of a variety of factors, including personal preference. That said, most homeowners will want to consider cleaning every 2-5 years. Factors that affect the cleanliness of a system include consistency of filter changes, proper sealing of air return, smoking in home, remodeling, or having pets in the home.
Do home test kits for mold work?
We do not recommend mold home test kits. Most mold testing kits only provide one piece of information. They are testing to see if mold grows on a Petri dish in the property. The truth is, mold is everywhere! It is naturally occurring outdoors and is can be found in most buildings. Every time we open a door or a window we are letting outside air into the property. This air may contain mold spores. When using a petri dish test in the house, we are only confirming that there is mold in the home. As we know, this is typical. The missing piece of the puzzle, and arguably the more important piece, is the control test to be taken outside. The control test gives us a baseline number to compare the indoor results to. When we take air samples, we take measurements in the property as well as outside. In a property without a mold problem, we expect to see spore counts that are in line with what is found outside. If we test inside and see that there are more spores that what is outside, or different types of mold, we have a reasonable suspicion that the growth is coming from inside the property. To sum it up, we don't recommend home test kits for two reasons. 1. There is no control measurement to provide context to the sample. 2. Lack of professional interpretation of sampling results.