Moldology

When clients are flooded and/or confronted with mold, we arrive to remediate and resolve the problem. We share our tips for mold cleanup, water damage, smoke damage and other specialized household restoration.


Mold Will Flourish When a Flooded House is Rebuilt Too Soon

1/2/2018 - East Tex Eco Services

MoldWe often stress the importance of assuring a flooded house is properly sanitized and thoroughly dried out before rebuilding.



Unfortunately, we are now seeing fresh examples, a few months after the Hurricane Harvey flooding, of houses with new mold growing because the rebuild was rushed.



Exhibit A: We recently tore out brand-new sheetrock from a rebuilt house. After the flood, another company was...

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What’s the Difference Between Remediation and Restoration?

9/26/2017 - East Tex Eco Services

After Hurricane Harvey, we got a lot of calls for people wanting us to remediate their homes. As it turned out, virtually all of these homes needed restoration, not remediation. What’s the difference, you ask?



Technically speaking, remediation is mold treatment in a controlled environment. A flood recovery is anything but a controlled environment. The home’s envelope is open, walls all around the structure are torn out, workers are coming and going, and there is likely contaminated silt from the flood in the space.



Restoration is typically what you see after a...

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Sanitize and Dry Out Your Home Before Rebuilding After a Flood

9/15/2017 - East Tex Eco Services

This weekend, many homeowners will continue the process of cleaning up in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. If they have completed the demolition and removed all wet materials, they now are looking to assure the structure is sanitized and completely dried out before putting up new sheetrock.



“The first step, the best thing you can do is remove all the nasty, wet stuff from your house. That water isn’t just river water. It’s Class 3 sewage water, so anything that has been in contact with that water should really be thrown out,” Marc Patel, president of East-T...

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How Proper Mold Remediation Works & What to Expect

7/28/2017 - East Tex Eco Services

Do you smell something? If you detect a musty odor, a mold community is expanding in your home. Mold can take root anywhere there is organic matter, such as wood, and can manifest in new construction as well as old homes.



Mold, part of the fungi family, is all around us. When mold counts are elevated, they are reported in the weather forecasts. We bring mold spores inside our homes by carrying it on clothing and shoes. The spores can take hold in carpets, upholstery, walls, etc. It becomes a problem when moisture inside the home provides a conducive environment for mold growth,...

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Green Cleaning for Mold Remediation: Safely and Completely Kill Mold

6/16/2017 - East Tex Eco Services

What’s one of the worst things you can do when dealing with mold? Bleach it. That’s right, bleach is ineffective for killing mold. It superficially clears a surface, but the underlying mold is alive and well. Once the bleach breaks down, it actually becomes food for the mold! Ooops.



Mold in a home or business can be harmful to humans and not just for individuals who are allergic. Perhaps you’ve heard of a sick building. This situation typically arises from mold growing in a HVAC system. If the duct work isn’t properly sealed upon insulation, condensation c...

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