How Accurate Are Air Mold Tests?

February 23, 2022

 Mold is a severe biological toxin that can potentially create lasting health problems. Many people don’t realize they have a mold infestation in their home. Since mold usually grows in dark spaces, it’s challenging to tell if there’s mold in the walls or the roof.If you recently had a rainstorm and your home smells a bit stuffy a week or so later, you could have a mold problem. So, how do you know if you have a mold infestation in your home?The best way to check for mold spores in the air is to order a professional air quality test of your home. A contractor visits your premises with specialized equipment designed to detect the presence of mold spores in the air. What is an Air Mold Test, and Why do I Need One for My Home?The air mold test samples the air inside each room, taking a reading of the … Continued

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Professional Water Extraction vs. DIY: Which Should You Choose?

February 15, 2022

When your Phoenix home has been flooded by a broken pipe, a malfunctioning appliance, or a passing thunderstorm, it’s essential to extract any moisture as soon as possible. You may be wondering if you should attempt this process on your own or if it would be best to hire a professional water mitigation company like Zona Restoration. While there are many factors to think about, we recommend you consider these three conditions when making this decision.

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My House Smells After Water Damage – What’s Wrong?

February 14, 2022

Have you noticed your home smelling mustier and mustier over the last few days? It’s like that smell you get opening the door to a house that has been lying dormant for years: stagnant air and the scent of musky, humid air.Let’s start by having you answer this question. Did you experience a severe rainstorm in the last few weeks? Maybe your geyser blew in the roof recently? If that is the case, you’re probably dealing with mold growth caused by water intrusion into the walls, ceiling, or flooring in your home.Water Damage and Your HomeWater can enter your home through several sources. A pipe might burst in the wall or floor, a storm could dislodge tiles in the roof, or an ice dam could form in your gutters.Whatever the reason for the water entry, you need to dry it out within 48 to 72-hours after it enters, or you … Continued

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How to Reduce Your Exposure to Asbestos While Remodeling

February 1, 2022

If you’re planning to remodel your older Scottsdale home, it’s a good idea to take preventative measures in case your home contains asbestos. As you’re demolishing your home and removing older materials, you really can’t tell if you’ve come across asbestos or not. An asbestos abatement professional, like Zona Restoration, has the training and experience to know how to spot asbestos. Becoming knowledgeable about asbestos will help you reduce any exposure to you or your family while remodeling your home.

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3 Myths about Build Back and Reconstruction

January 18, 2022

Does your home need build-back and reconstruction services due to a devastating fire, plumbing leaks, or mold remediation? You may be wondering if you need to hire a professional reconstruction company or if you can attempt your home’s restoration as a DIY project. To help you make the best choice for your specific situation, Zona Restoration has addressed a few myths surrounding professional reconstruction services.

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How to clean mold off wood?

January 14, 2022

Wood surfaces are a haven for mold growth. Mold thrives in damp and cold conditions, conditions likely to be present alongside moisture. Wooden surfaces are very prone to moisture, and consequently, can cause a lot of mold buildup if not treated correctly and timely.Wooden floors and decks in your home can be the perfect place for mold to thrive. You should first remove existing mold and moisture wherever possible. You can remove mold by using these:Borax can remove mold very effectively because it’s highly alkaline. An alkaline surface makes the pH level of a surface very undesirable for mold growth.Sporicidin is essentially a disinfectant. You can comfortably use it on walls, wood, and floors. Clean any wooden surface first before you apply sporicidin.You can also use vinegar to kill mold. Vinegar’s light acid content can kill all types of household fungus and mold. There are more treatments. Using specialized chemical cleaners can … Continued

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How To Clean Mold Off Walls

January 10, 2022

Mold is a serious look-killer. Any homeowner who cares about the aesthetics of their home will feel repelled by mold, but you can only do so much and so often.Cleaning mold off the walls is a two-step process. You first have to target and control moisture buildup and also remove the existing mold. Clearing off existing mold is fairly easy, all you need is some water and an agent like bleach. Controlling moisture, however, is an entirely different problem to tackle.Before any of that, however, you should familiarize yourself with the types of mold. Note that mildew is not mold.Black mold arises due to excessive moisture. It usually happens on the inside of the house. Moisture damage to the wallboard is the quickest way to get black mold. Abundant black mold should be removed with caution as some species of it can produce mycotoxins (like all other fungi can).White mold … Continued

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How To Get Rid Of The Smoke Smell After A Fire

January 6, 2022

Cleaning up after a fire can be devastating when the reality of what you lost in the fire sets in. Surviving fire damage should feel comforting, but when the smoke and the smell that follow set in, getting rid of them from clothes, fabrics, and furniture can seem like a hopeless task.While the fire damage restoration company handles all the undertaking and you want to eliminate the smoky smell yourself, there are some things you can do for the odor-eliminating task.There are several things to keep in mind while removing the smoke damage and the smell from fabrics. The following steps will guide you to eliminate the smell left by the smoke fast and safely from clothes, furniture, and all the other household items.Smoke damage restoration processThe longer the smell of smoke is left on the garments, the more difficult it becomes to get rid of it. Smoke smell restoration … Continued

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3 FAQs Regarding Ozone Treatment and Odor Removal

January 4, 2022

Ozone, also known as O3, is a gas compound that consists of three oxygen atoms. It occurs as a natural compound and can also be manufactured synthetically. At Zona Restoration, we use ozone treatments to remove difficult and stubborn odors from homes across the Phoenix area. If you’re not familiar with ozone treatments, these three frequently asked questions may help you understand how it works, and why it’s an effective odor removal method.

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How to get insurance to pay for your water damage?

December 27, 2021

Insurance will most likely only work when you have done your due diligence. This includes taking care of any sources of water leakage or seepage, if possible, manually. Stop water from flowing and ascertain the damage. If the damage is evaluated to be high, then you can claim insurance for the same.Of course, water damage has to be covered by your home insurance policy for you to be eligible to raise a request.When all prerequisites are met, call your insurance agent to report your water damage claim. Now, schedule a meeting with the adjuster to determine the costs involved. Here, the costs mean deciding which one will be more economically feasible: going for a replacement or ACV.You might need to hire a professional water damage cleanup company. They will be able to better determine the costs involved.Damaged possessions, if any, should be pictured. Also click photos of the affected region. … Continued

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