MOLD has been around since the beginning of time and is a natural component of life on earth... so why has it become such a big issue recently? As the trend to build houses that are more "energy-efficient" has increased, we have created homes with sealed openings to keep conditioned air inside and outside air out. The problem is that any moisture generated or leaking inside is trapped there, providing ideal conditions for mold. Modern construction methods and materials like drywall and particleboard are perfect breeding grounds for mold, whereas older building materials such as concrete and plaster, have a greater resistance to mold growth. Lastly, increased weather disasters such as hurricanes have led to millions of dollars in damage from mold growing in flooded homes, when the proper procedures are not taken to really remove the damaged materials and dry out any wet construction materials and standing water.
Topics: mold removal Charleston SC
A standard homeowners insurance policy may cover repairs for mold and water damage, but it depends on the source. For instance, you could be reimbursed if mold or water damage occurs due to a plumbing issue, water heater leak or roof damage by a standard home insurance policy. However, damage caused by flooding would not be covered because a standard homeowners policies does not cover you include flood damage. Flood damage is typically only covered by flood insurance.
Some people rarely think of what is lurking behind a dirty air vent. Perhaps you can see some mildew on the outside or notice a mildew odor in your home or office. The appearance of mold growth in your vents and duct work can be a cause for concern, because it can be an indication that something is not right. The quality of the air you breathe is important for you, your loved ones and/or your co-workers.
Water damage inside your home can happen unexpectedly. It can occur over a long period of time or suddenly. The most important thing is to treat it right away to prevent mold growth. BioSweep Southeast specializes in these type of problems and we are here to help you in the event water damage happens in your home.
As a homeowner you probably rarely give much thought to what's right underneath your feet. But you should. Particularly if you have a crawlspace and you live in a high-moisture coastal region like Charleston SC, Myrtle Beach, SC or Savannah, GA. These coastal regions are humid and prone to flooding. Protecting your crawlspace from these 5 common issues can make your home more energy efficient, improve the value of your home and save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs to your home in the long run.
As a property manager, landlord or realtor, you might come across properties that have suffered extreme damage due to tenants' or homeowners' declining physical or mental health, drug abuse, extreme number of pets, smoke odors, or even death. Whatever the condition of the home you want to sell or rent, we are here to help! At BioSweep Southeast we can restore these extremely damaged properties back to normal living conditions.
Old, beautiful, historical houses in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA can often come with features rarely found in new buildings: bats in the attic. BioSweep Southeast is here to help with cleanup and odor elimination associated with bat infestations. If you are renting or buying a historical home or if you are a realtor, or property manager in Charleston SC or Savannah, GA, you probably need to read this.
Topics: odor removal
An indoor air sample test is a good way to find out what type of mold is present in your home or office. Air sample collection or indoor air quality testing is often recommended when mold cannot be seen directly, but there is suspicion of mold presence.