Helpful Home Owner Tips

Q?Can I remove the mold damaged materials myself?
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If mold is found in an area, Do Not move any content. Moving content can contaminate the pathway to as well as the new area. Items must be decontaminated as they are moved.

Q?Should we have a dehumidifier in our basement?
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Dehumidifiers should always be running in Maryland basements. Even though basements are draining and there’s no visible water, relative humidity levels can still raise high enough to promote mold growth.

Q?How do I know my contractor is legitimate?
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When hiring a contractor for remodeling projects you should always use an M.H.I.C. licensed company, and always have an ending date in the contract for the work being performed.

Q?How important is protection equipment?
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Personal protection equipment should always be used when remediating mold, as you are using an anti-microbial agent which kills living organisms. (We are living organisms) Be careful. We use personal protection equipment always and take great care to not hurt ourselves during the remediation process.

Q?How often should I have my ventilation system cleaned?
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If you have Central Air Conditioning the ventilation system is the number one source of mold growth. Excessive moisture –via- condensation in the air handling unit. Ventilation systems should be cleaned every 4 to 5 years, and may need to be treated for mold. You should have a certified mold company like Gottpower Services Inc. perform this work.

Q?What are the laws in Maryland regarding remodeling if mold is present?
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As of June 1, 2013 per Maryland law if mold is present before remodeling you must have a mold certified company perform the work.