Case Studies - Inspection & Remediation Projects in Bothell
According to national institutions, there are more than 1.2 million homes in Washington that have lead-paint contamination. Moreover, mold thrives in damp areas like the Pacific Northwest. This means that you need to pay attention to musty smells and other signs that may give away the presence of mold.
The best way to ensure there are no dangerous contaminants in your home is to work with an indoor environmental inspection and remediation company. At Environix, we provide a comprehensive range of lead testing, mold remediation, and environmental inspection services to help you create a safe atmosphere for your family.
Mold Inspection & Testing Services in Bothell
There are many companies that offer Bothell mold testing Bothell. Unfortunately, most providers only focus on collecting samples without trying to find the source of the problem. While lab tests are very useful, simply getting these results won’t help you locate or address the root cause.
This is one of the main reasons we’ve developed our own home mold inspection technique. We believe that mold testing should provide actionable information and help find the source of excess moisture that’s causing the problem.
To find the root cause, our team combines lab testing with a rigorous on-site examination. This allows them to locate the humidity problem, which is usually a leaky pipe, poor ventilation, or similar problem. Then, we can help remove the mold, take care of the issue, and prevent mold from ever coming back.
Mold Removal & Remediation
At Environix, we use a science-backed approach to remove the mold in your home. Our team is trained to deliver effective mold removal services, keep our customers informed during the process, and use efficient methods that keep costs as low as possible.
The mold abatement process may seem fairly easy. But, getting rid of the mold in your house is actually a complicated process. Not to mention the fact that you need to have the right equipment to ensure the results will last for a long time.
Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, but they are present everywhere. Removing all spores from an area of your house is next to impossible. And, even if it’s achieved, more spores will enter the moment you open a door or window. Instead of removing all the mold, an effective abatement project should remove excess spores and the source of the mold, restoring the quality of your indoor air in the process.
Our Remediation Process
We’ve created a unique mold abatement process that allows us to clean the affected area without compromising the rest of your home. Before we begin the removal, we isolate the room or space using negative air machines. This means that we’ll be able to work on the restoration without worrying about contaminating other parts of the house.
The next steps are to remove the affected materials and clean out the area. Some materials may be salvaged, so we’ll work with you to figure out which items you’ll want to restore. The cleaning stage is the most time-consuming part, but it’s crucial for the success of the remediation. Finally, we use a variety of tests to ensure that the project has been a success.
If you need to find a Bothell mold specialist you can trust, get in touch with our team and we’ll be glad to help.
Lead Testing & Inspections
Lead was used by many different civilizations throughout history. That said, in the late 1970s, researchers discovered the effects this metal can have on our body. Today, lead is banned from almost all consumer products, but it was a popular ingredient in paint, plumbing, and other goods for a long time.
Hiring a Bothell lead testing company can help identify the presence of this metal in your house. But, keep in mind that conventional assessors can’t provide tips on removing lead or the dangers it poses. For this reason, all of our inspectors have the Lead Risk Assessor training, which allows them to discuss health risks and tips on removing the contaminated item safely.
Although it’s commonly present in paint, lead contamination can also occur in the soil that surrounds your home. Lead-based paint testing needs to be conducted throughout your home. And, soil lead testing should also be carried out in different parts of your outdoors to ensure it’s a safe space for your family.
Case Studies from Bothell
REASON FOR MOLD INSPECTION:
- Client was recently removing flooring in newly purchased home and they uncovered some discolored subfloor. Environix hired to inspect the flooring for mold growth and elevated moisture.
- Relative humidity levels are normal. Generally, indoor RH levels should remain under 55% or under 50% in homes with poorly insulated exterior walls.
- CO2 levels are normal. While not a direct health problem, elevated CO2 levels are an indication of stale indoor air and poor ventilation. This can lead to a buildup of pollutants and humidity, which can cause mold growth.
- Home is inadequately heated. A minimum indoor temp of 65ºF must be maintained to minimize excessive humidity and mold growth.
"Through the whole mess though, I must say that the Environix people have done a terrific job and have been incredibly helpful with any of my questions and/or requests. Thank you and your company for all the help! It is greatly appreciated!"
– Barbara L.