Sewage is an extremely dangerous environmental hazard. Sewage backups can occur from a variety of causes, but the most common are a clogged or full septic systems, flooding, or clogged toilets. Sewage is rated in levels, but all sewage is hazardous to your health when it comes down to it. While clear water from your toilet may seem harmless, it can still contain viruses and bacteria.
Sewage Inside Your Home
If you have sewage inside the home, it is crucial that you remove your family and pets from the area. Even if the sewage has no smell and looks harmless, it can still make you incredibly ill. A&R Environmental has the proper licenses and equipment to remove sewage from your property safely. We also have cleaning tools to ensure all bacteria and viruses are removed from the inside of your property.
Sewage that is on the exterior of your home is often called raw sewage. This sewage will have a terrible smell and usually be brown or another darker color. This sewage is very dangerous. Sewage that is coming directly from your septic tank or broken sewage line contains viruses, bacteria, and pathogens that can cause illnesses. When dealing with exterior sewage, always call a certified professional. They have tools and equipment to remove the sewage and properly clean the area. If the sewage is not entirely removed and the area cleaned, viruses and bacteria will be left behind.
In any form, sewage is dangerous, but if it is visible, always stay clear and call a professional such as A&R Environmental. We specialize in environmental hazardous cleanup services for homes and businesses. Sewage can be a major disaster that can be very hazardous to your well being. For more information on sewage cleanup services, give us a call or check out our other blogs!
Water damages can occur for various reasons and can cause a wide array of problems for you and your property. From mold damages to structural problems, water damages can cause severe issues. Below, A&R Environmental will discuss what causes water damages and what you can do to prevent them from occurring.
How Do Water Damages Occur?
Water damages can occur from many different problems. Some of those include: • Broken or Leaky Pipes • Storm Damages • Flooding • Sewage Backups
If you have any type of water damages to your property, it is crucial that you call a professional cleanup company such as A&R Environmental. Water can seep into areas where you cannot see it. Areas inside of walls, beneath carpets, and in crawlspaces are common for water damages. If you do not have the proper equipment to find water behind surfaces, it will not dry. Once this occurs, you will have mold growth. Mold can cause a host of problems that is not only hazardous to your health but also damages the structure of your home. When handling water damages, the professionals will use pumps to pump all the existing water out, and then fans will be used to dry all areas of the home, including places that cannot be seen. Once all water is removed, water damage restoration can occur. Damaged areas will be removed and replaced. One replaced, the areas will be sprayed with special agents to ensure no mold growth will occur.
Mold growth can spread quickly throughout your property and cause severe respiratory issues. If you see any water or mold stains, you need to call a professional immediately. Mold will continue to grow and breed until it is entirely removed from the property. Mold causes structural damages and can make you ill. To avoid mold growth, call a professional for all your water damage cleanup and removal needs.
Mold is a hazardous material that can form inside your home. Mold causes respiratory illnesses and can make your family very ill. If you see water stains or have a musty smell in your home, you most likely have mold growth. Below, A&R Environmental will discuss the ways that mold growth occurs and how you can avoid it.
The main cause of mold growth is from water damages. If you had flooding in your property that was not restored by a professional, water was likely left behind. Mold only needs a small amount of water to grow. Once mold begins to grow, it will breed quickly and spread to other parts of your home.
Areas with humidity can also cause mold to grow. Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most common areas to have mold growth. Parts of your home where heat and moisture occur are the perfect breeding ground for mold growth.
Roof leaks or leaks from pipes that are not found quickly will allow mold to grow out of control. Many people do not notice small roof leaks or minor leaks from pipes until they begin to see mold stains and realize there is a problem.
If you have noticed mold stains or a musty smell, call a professional such as A&R Environmental. Mold is dangerous and should be removed only by professional that have the proper tools for safe and thorough mold removal. Mold and the affected areas must be fully removed and replaced. Once removed, the area must be cleaned and sanitized so that all mold spores are killed.
If all mold is not removed, it will begin to breed and grow out of control again. If your property does have mold stains, it is important that you call a professional to check your entire property for mold growth, as it can spread to other areas easily.
Your air ducts are a key part of your HVAC system and the air quality inside your home or business. Your air ducts transport air throughout your property, keeping the area comfortable, but did you know air ducts attract dust and other contaminants? Even with an air filter, dust and other debris still enter your air ducts. Air duct cleaning is an essential part of your HVAC maintenance. Below, we will consider the reasons you should have your air ducts cleaned, and all dust removed.
Higher Energy Bills
If dust and dirt restrict your HVAC systems heating and cooling, it will cause the system to overwork itself. It will not be able to heat or cool properly, meaning it will keep running, as it tries to keep the temperatures where you want them. This not only increases your energy bill, but it puts stress on your HVAC system, meaning it may need frequent repairs.
Longer Run Times Means More Wear and Tear
With the airflow restricted from the dirt and dust your HVAC system kicks into overtime. All of this extra run time leads to damaged pumps, compressors, burners, hydro pumps, and motor bearings. All of these parts can be quite costly.
Dust and Other Allergens
Dirt and dust are not the only things that can become trapped in your air ducts. Pet dander, dead skin, pollen, spores, rodent fees, and even microorganisms from kitty litter can become trapped in your ducts. This leads to a very unhealthy air quality inside your home. If you are noticing your family having more allergy symptoms or becoming ill easier, it could be your air ducts need cleaning. Air duct cleaning may improve allergy symptoms.
As you can see, there are countless reasons to have your air ducts cleaned and all dust and other debris removed. Not only can it make you ill, but it can also become costly with higher energy bills and worn out HVAC parts. If you are wanting to have your air ducts cleaned, make sure you hire a certified professional such as A&R Environmental for all your air duct cleaning needs.
Mold growth can occur at all times of the year, but Summertime is the prime time for mold to breed and grow. Mold needs a warm and damp area to grow. Mold generally grows from water damages or condensation. Crawlspaces, attics, and basements are common places for mold growth. You will also see mold stains in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms because of the humidity that can happen in those areas. Below, A&R Environmental will discuss mold removal and remediation for properties.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Water stains and a musty smell in your home is the number one indication that you have a mold problem, but how should you approach it? It is crucial that you always call a certified mold removal specialist to check your home or business for mold. If mold is found on the property, it will need to be removed. Mold remediation should never be completed without the proper licenses and equipment. Mold can cause severe respiratory illnesses and, if not completed removed, will continue to grow and cause problems.
Mold removal is a complex job, as all areas that have mold growth will need to be removed and replaced. Once those areas are mold-free special anti-microbial sprays will be used to ensure mold does not grow back in those areas. It is important that you find the source of the mold growth since mold needs water to grow. Many times, it is from a roof leak or water damages that occurred and was not entirely removed. If there is a leak, it will need to be repaired so that no more damages or mold can grow. If your property has mold, it is important that you call a mold professional for removal. They use specialized equipment to ensure your safety, as well as make sure all mold is removed and will not return. If you have water or mold stains, give A&R Environmental a call today for all your mold remediation and removal needs.