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Dealing With Mold And Mildew In Central Virginia

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Bradley Mechanical can help you with any mold or mildew issues in your home. We’re based in Richmond, Virginia — so we know how to deal with more than a little moisture in the air. If you’ve noticed any mold or mildew in your home it’s important to get it checked out right away. Not only are these issues unsightly, they can also affect comfort, indoor air quality, maintenance, and durability issues

Moisture enters the home in two main forms: liquid and vapor. It’s important to remember that water tries to escape the house in winter and wants to return in the summer. Bradley Mechanical can help you prepare your home for every season.

So What Causes Mold and Mildew?

Well, warm moist air is going to be attracted to the coldest surface of the building. This could be humid air migrating through crawl vents and condensing on old AC ducts — or being pushed up into the attic from an unvented bath fan touching and condensing on a cold attic roof.

Generally speaking, water enters one of four ways: as a liquid, by gravity, through capillary action, or being driven by pressure. We forget that water can travel long distances, and though it started in one place it may end up in the home. Once in a while, the source will come from inside as with plants, wood stored in the basement, burning kerosene, or the result of a more intense combustion process.

How Do You Get Rid of It?

Not all molds are toxic, but they can create building performance issues. Simply washing the surface of where the mold or mildew has appeared with a topic treatment may temporarily clear the mold, but it does not address the root cause. One needs to identify the source and effectively deal with the problem with the correct mechanism.

The slogan “Build it tight, and ventilate it right” always applies.

Do you have a mold or mildew problem? Contact Bradley Mechanical to schedule a service call or get a quote. We use a flat rate price to ensure that the job costs what is quoted, no surprise charges.

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