Is my property in Suwanee susceptible to mold.
- Yes. Why? Our Georgia climate is known for thick humidity and moisture. With moisture, comes mold. There are many moisture can get into your Suwanee home. As a homeowner, what can you do before calling an R4 professional? You can do a general survey of areas in your residence that might allow moisture to enter. Check the four items below.
1) If you have a crawl space or basement in you Suwanee dwelling, check for cracks in the foundation.
2) Make sure the yard at your Suwanee house slopes away from the foundation.
3) Look at all your gutters. Make sure the water runs away from the foundation.
4) Check windows in your home to make sure there are now air leaks. If air is getting in then moisture is getting in also.
What should you do if you find needless moisture getting into your Atlanta home?
Call R4 to schedule a mold inspection.
Before you call any inspector in Suwanee, you should know the answers to the following four questions.
• First Question:
Is a mold inspection a flat rate price for any home is Suwanee?
Answer: NO - A mold inspection is a service based on the general time it takes to inspect your property. So the smaller the square footage the smaller the fee. However if sheet-rock walls need to be extracted for an in depth inspection, then the cost could be higher. With a call to R4 we can give you a ball park cost, based on answering a few essintal questions about your Suwanee property.
• Second Question:
Is a mold inspection the same as a common home inspection?
ANSWER: NO - A mold inspector will need to have access to restricted areas like removing grates to inspect HVAC ducts. In some cases the mold inspector may need your permission to remove parts of sheet-rock walls for a further analysis of your Suwanee home.
• Third Question:
How much does a mold inspection cost?
The average, mold inspection costs $274 to $365 for Suwanee homes below 3,720 square feet. Above 3,710 square feet, the cost can increase to $610 or higher. These costs do not include testing or removal of the mold.
• Forth Question:
Is the company preforming the mold inspections qualified?
Answer: Look for a company with specific experience and expertise in mold inspections and remediation. Ask them if they are an IICRC Certified company, that employ technicians who, after study, field experience and passing comprehensive exams, have received IICRC certifications in specific cleaning, restoration and inspection categories such as wood flooring, stone and tile flooring, odor removal, mold remediation, water damage, fire damage restoration and more.
Once your Suwanee residence has been inspected for mold by a certified company, what is the next step?
If the mold inspection finds mold in your Suwanee lodgings, the next step is to formulate a remediation plan. This starts with removing the source of the moisture that’s allowing the mold to grow. Failure to remove the moisture, will result in the mold growing back. Hard surfaces can be cleaned, scrubbed and washed. Soft surfaces like carpets need to be cut out and replaced, if they have mold embedded. It is impossible to clean all the mold off of porous surfaces.
Mold Removal, is it a do-it-yourself for your Suwanee dwelling?
In most cases NO. Did you know that household cleaners can exacerbate mold growth? Common household cleaners cannot completely eliminate spores, so relying on them can lead to the spread of mold to other areas of your property. Our team of trained mold remediation specialists will identify the source of mold growth and perform proper removal of the hazardous material, ensuring that your property is safe and indoor air quality is healthy. For expert, professional mold removal, call R4Clean today (404) 428-1255.