UV Lights and Microbial Growth Remediation
If you’re unsure about how UV lights can be useful in your home, we’re here to tell you. Using UV lights in the process of eliminating mold and mildew, helps professionals identify where the problem lies.
The procedure of remediation, helps rid the area of harmful bacteria that may otherwise spread and cause future health concerns. The two go hand-in-hand and help to alleviate your home of harmful microbial growth.
By eliminating microbial growth, you’ll not only notice a difference in your health, but also in your breathing. Studies have shown that microbial growth is often harmful to pets, children, and those with allergies or sensitivities.
Microbial growth such as mildew and mold can trigger these allergies or encourage breakouts that can be both uncomfortable and even deadly in some cases. That’s why, it’s important to tackle the problem from the root, addressing its cause and origin and eliminating it for future spreading.
UV lights are used to identify microbial growth that is hidden in the surfaces of our walls. Sometimes this growth cannot be seen by the naked eye, so the lights help to identify it more clearly. We use the market’s highest grade of quality UV lights that are intended for highlighting particular areas inside your home’s infrastructure that are vulnerable to microbial growth.
Our UV lights are often the first step in helping us assess the potential damage that has been caused to your home.
Microbial Growth Remediation
In ridding your home of microbial growth, the remediation process will do much more than clean the area. Only licensed professionals are skilled enough to take on the task, so we always suggest to contact us for help, rather than doing so yourself. Our professionals will dispatch to help assess the degree of contamination that your home has experience. If we determine it is at dangerous levels, then we will begin the remediation process. The process will include air purification and will likely take longer, as microbial growth tends to spread quickly throughout the space available. It may also include removing materials that have touched or been infested with mold, such as furniture.
Mold may also often leave damage to your home’s infrastructure, including floorboards, walls, ceilings, carpeting, and much more. If this is the case, these items will also need to be removed and replaced to completely dispose of the mold entirely.
While it may seem simple enough to try and wipe away mold and mildew, this simply will not work. Microbial growth needs to be eliminated at the source and prevented with adequate insulation, repairs, and infrastructure.
After we’re able to rid the area of microbial growth, we recommend that our clients consistently check the area and ensure there is not access to moisture buildup. Moisture and warmth help microbial growth multiple and spread, so if the area is not repaired from any leaks or issues thereafter, the problem will likely return.