Paramount Carpet Cleaning

...is Northern Virginia's most trusted professional for residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning. With state-of-the-art truck mounted units & long-time uniformed employees, we have built a reputation for quality, dependable services and fair pricing. We have happily worked with REO's, property management companies, real estate agents, banks lenders in both the commercial and residential sector as well as directly with homeowners.  LICENSED & INSURED

Services available: Carpet Care • Area Rug Care • Upholstery Care • Grout care • Mattress Care • RV Care • Odor Control • Sanitizing • Complete Air Duct Cleaning • Allergy Relief • Mold Remediation • Scotchgard • Spot Removal • Water Damage Restoration • Pressure Washing

EVA       Scotchgard

IICR       NADCA

 

Mold Remediation


Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when spores are present in large quantities, they are a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.

Some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. The term "toxic mold" refers to molds that produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, not to all molds.

Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. Prolonged exposure, e.g. daily workplace exposure, can be particularly harmful.

When mold is present in a home it can present health concerns to the home owner. Certain molds can be very detrimental to your health.

If you visually see mold inside a home or business, or smell a strong musty odor. Call for mold remediation immediately.

Your family or clienteles health is not something to play with.

If you are in a building that has had water damage or a moister problem. Call Paramount Carpet & Air Duct cleaning, let us assess if a problem truly exists or you may just need to a better ventilation to prevent a problem.

We can assess, if there is a problem and then create a restoration plan for your home or business.

Mold


Molds are found everywhere inside and outside, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. Molds reproduce by spores, which can be carried by air currents .

When these spores land on a moist surface that is suitable for life, they begin to grow. Mold is normally found indoors at levels that do not affect most healthy individuals.

Because common building materials are capable of sustaining mold growth, and mold spores are ubiquitous, mold growth in an indoor environment is typically related to water or moisture indoors. Mold growth may also be caused by incomplete drying of flooring materials such as concrete.

Flooding, leaky roofs, building maintenance problems, or indoor plumbing problems can lead to mold growth inside . For significant mold growth to occur, there must be a source of water (which could be invisible humidity), a source of food, and a substrate capable of sustaining growth. Common building materials, such as plywood, drywall, furring strips, carpets, and carpet padding are food for molds. In carpet, invisible dust and cellulose are the food sources.

After a single incident of water damage occurs in a building, molds grow inside walls and then become dormant until a subsequent incident of high humidity; this illustrates how mold can appear to be a sudden problem, long after a previous flood or water incident that did not produce such a problem.

The right conditions reactivate mold. Studies also show that mycotoxin levels are perceptibly higher in buildings that have once had a water incident HVAC systems can create all three requirements for significant mold growth.

The A/C system creates a difference in temperature that allows/causes condensation to occur. The high rate of dusty air movement through an HVAC system may create ample sources of food for the mold. And finally, since the A/C system is not always running - the ability for warm conditions to exist on a regular basis allows for the final component for active mold growth.
References wikipedia.org