indoor air quality / mold remediation
One of the common problems Waco specialists encounter on a daily basis is mold. A fungus that thrives in damp, warm areas, mold reproduces by forming spores and can often be found dwelling in heating and air conditioning ductwork, basements, crawl spaces, attics, walls, and ceilings. Both humans and animals can be negatively affected by exposure to mold, so it’s important to be aware and take action if you believe mold is growing in your house or place of business.
Mold can cause a variety of health problems, especially for the young or elderly. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, sinus infections, sore throats, fatigue, migraines, and rash or hive outbreaks. In addition to impacting human health, mold can also severely damage property. Mold grows quickly and feeds on items high in cellulose, like wood, drywall, paper, and natural fiber textiles. Over time, it can cause physical destruction to your home or building’s structure and contents. It’s best to take action as quickly as possible to remove mold.
Targeting mold can be obvious—we’ve all seen the tell-tale black fuzz infest showers, sinks, and old basement walls. The bad news is that if mold is visible to the naked eye, there could be an even larger hidden colony growing elsewhere. Pay attention to any water stains or discoloration on walls, floors, or ceilings, as they can be clues that mold is multiplying under the surface. Sometimes the only warning your house is under fungi attack is a strong, musty odor that won’t go away.
why waco for mold remediation
For over 50 years, Waco has been an expert in the field of mold remediation. To put it simply, we’re good at what we do. Our experience, reliability, and effectiveness are unparalleled.Confidentially choose Waco to quickly and successfully remove mold at an affordable price. We deliver on our promises and value our clients.We want to build a quality relationship with each and every customer, which we accomplish through our communication, excellent service, and dedication.
We understand the importance of getting the job done right and on time. Our highly trained remediation specialists are committed to efficiently and safely removing mold from your home. The remediation process starts with the successful identification of mold and its sources. It’s imperative that the root of the problem is fixed in order to prevent mold from spreading to other areas and, once the mold is eliminated, keep it from returning. Our next step is to use our abatement training and experience to thoroughly remove harmful contaminants, which significantly improves the quality of air that you breathe. We leave your home or workplace better than we found it—mold free. We’re happy to answer any specific questions you may have about our mold remediation process
our solutions-based approach for mold/indoor air quality
What are you doing to enhance the quality of air indoors? Today’s progressive building managers must address indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ problems have resulted in productivity losses, occupant sickness, and property damage. These problems can lead to increased operating costs, tarnished management and building reputation, and diminished asset value. Waco can help you solve your indoor air quality problems. We can assist you in developing a solutions-based approach to air quality, or we can assist you in our specialty: Contaminant Removal and Control. We at Waco can help you find realistic solutions to your air quality problems. Waco Inc. follows a solutions-based approach to indoor air quality management, in its continuing partnership with building owners and property managers.
The solutions-based approach establishes a comprehensive IAQ management program that is cost effective and unobtrusive. Call us for a no-obligation proposal of how we can assist you.
Initiating a Solutions-Based IAQ Management Program is a way to prevent potential problems. Reasons for initiating an IAQ Management Program include the following:
As a proactive measure to ensure good indoor air quality :: To facilitate the investigation of a suspected or specific IAQ problem
As a management tool to improve tenant / employee satisfaction
Our solutions-based approach addresses the educational, building systems, and source management strategies of an IAQ management program, as outlined below:
Education: The commitment to address IAQ problems starts with the building owner or property manager; the person who has an overview of the organization, sets policy, and assigns staff responsibilities. Both the building owner and the property manager have the authority to see that an IAQ management program is articulated and carried out, the ability to identify staff with the skill to react promptly and effectively to complaints, and the incentive to initiate a program that will prevent future indoor air quality problems. The education process must therefore start with the individual in charge of the facility or his appointed representative.
Ventilation Strategies: Ventilation is one of the most significant factors in determining IAQ. It is a systematic, solutions-based approach that achieves much more than just increasing the amount of outside air brought into a building. Foremost, it ensures that the outside air is mixed properly in the room and delivered to the occupant’s breathing zones. It also takes into account localized ventilation for process areas, proper systems balance, and ventilation strategies, such as night purge, demand control ventilation, and filtration.
Filtration: No ventilation system would be complete without a filtration system. Unfortunately, most buildings rely on low-efficiency, ineffective throw-away filters that do little to protect the ventilation systems or the building occupants. As a result, inadequate filtration has been implicated as one of the major causes of poor indoor air quality. The filtration system should be viewed as an effective tool in providing good indoor air quality by ensuring the removal of irrespirable and lung-damaging particles of less than 10 microns.
Systems Hygiene: All air conditioning and ventilation systems are composed of many mechanical parts, reservoirs, and sometimes miles of twisting ductwork, all of which collect dust and dirt. Contaminants in ductwork can include dead birds and rodents, rotting leaves, dust and soil. Air conditioning systems are a perfect breeding ground for biological contaminants due to their enclosed space, constant temperature, humidity, and dirt. Clean, well-maintained systems are both more efficient and provide better air quality. Click here for information about Waco’s experience in duct cleaning.
Source Management: Source management encompasses a wide variety of activities, ranging from proper scheduling of renovation, maintenance, and cleaning activities, to the control of building products and occupant activities. Source management techniques require an understanding of the origin of potential sources in the building and knowledge of the ventilation systems’ influence on sources and pollutant pathways. Source management techniques include: source removal, source modification, time and use adjustment of sources, and supplemental filtration or exhaust ventilation to source areas.
common air pollutants
Mold :: Mildew :: Fungi :: Dust :: Dustmites :: Animal Waste :: Insect Particulate :: Microbes :: Fiberglass :: Chemical Vapors
Radon :: Combustion Byproducts :: Source Removal Areas :: Ducts & HVAC Systems :: Basements & Crawl Spaces :: Attics
Carpets & Flooring Material :: Cooling Towers :: Air Plenums :: Refrigerated Areas :: Outdoor Areas :: Walls & Ceilings
Respirator Training, Selection & Fit Testing :: Medical Surveillance :: Class Accreditation :: Individual Licensing
Interior and Selective Demolition :: PCB Ballasts :: Mercury Light Tube