Introduction: Hoarding Cleanup
Whether you’re in a hoarding situation or a loved one of yours is, T.A.C.T. is here and ready to help you. Years of clutter accumulation can turn into an overwhelming, or even a dangerous, situation. We understand that you may be feeling embarrassment or shame, but there is no reason to feel that way. We are trained professionals who have worked with many hoarding situations.
T.A.C.T. will handle your situation with compassion, discretion and efficiency in a professional manner. We understand that the clutter contains items that are personal and full of memories, and that it won’t be easy to let it go. Rest assured that when we help you clear the clutter, you’re in the best hands and you’ve made the right call.
Mold Remediation and Encapsulation
T.A.C.T. of Middle Tennessee offers mold remediation and encapsulation services for residential and commercial properties in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee.
Mold remediation and encapsulation are processes used to address mold issues in your home, buildings and other structures. These processes are essential for maintaining a healthy indoor environment and preventing further mold growth in areas where mold is present.
T.A.C.T.’s mold remediation service consists of removing and cleaning up mold contamination. The first step in the process is identifying and eliminating the source of moisture that promotes mold growth, followed by removing the existing mold, and taking steps to prevent its return.
Mold encapsulation, also known as mold encapsulant or mold sealant, is a method used to seal and cover surfaces contaminated with mold. It is often used in situations where complete mold removal may be challenging or costly.
The process involves applying a specialized sealant or coating over the mold-affected surfaces. This sealant creates a barrier that encapsulates the mold, preventing it from releasing spores into the air and spreading.
Mold encapsulation is a component of a larger mold remediation strategy that is typically used when it is not feasible to remove all the mold, such as in cases of extensive structural damage or when mold is deeply embedded in porous materials.
Mold thrives in moist environments and can quickly grow into a big problem in your home or workplace, and may cause significant health problems and structural damage. At T.A.C.T. MT, we understand the causes of mold growth and its effects on health, and we are committed to providing effective and safe mold remediation services to return your home or business to a safe environment.
Steps in T.A.C.T.’s Mold Remediation Process:
Identify the extent of the mold problem through inspection and testing using professional equipment that can assist with locating mold in hard-to-see areas, such as inside of walls.
Isolate and contain the affected area to prevent the spread of mold spores to other parts of your home.
Remove and dispose of mold-infested materials, such as drywall, insulation, and carpeting, according to EPA guidelines
Clean and disinfect surfaces to eliminate mold and spores.
Dry out the affected area thoroughly to prevent future mold growth.
Use air purification equipment to eliminate spores in the air
Discuss implementing measures with you to control moisture, such as fixing leaks, improving ventilation, and using dehumidifiers.
Conducting post-remediation testing to ensure that the mold issue has been effectively addressed.
What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home
Finding mold in your home or business can be stressful. Attempting to remove it yourself can be challenging, especially in hard to access areas. Without the proper training and knowledge, a DIY job can turn into a disaster that could leave you worse off than when you started.
T.A.C.T. MT offers comprehensive mold remediation services, including mold testing, air testing and air purification. T.A.C.T. technicians are highly trained and certified, and we are bonded and insured. We use the most technologically advanced equipment available to safely locate, remove and repair mold and mold damage in your home or office.
CLO2 Fogging: CLO2 (chlorine dioxide) fogging penetrates surfaces, such as walls, floors, and furniture, to eliminate mold spores and odors caused by mold and mildew at their source.
CLO2 fogging is an effective method in mold removal because it is a gas that reaches areas that are difficult to access with traditional cleaning methods, such as deep within porous materials like carpets and upholstery, and is considered an environmentally safe option.
Enzymatic Cleaners: Enzymatic cleaners contain naturally occurring enzymes that effectively break down and eliminate organic compounds.
T.A.C.T. of Middle Tennessee offers professional odor removal services for your home or business in Nashville and the surrounding communities that make up Middle Tennessee. We will effectively eliminate or neutralize unpleasant odors from a variety of sources, including smoke, mildew, hoarding, rodent infestation, undiscovered death, pet urine and other bodily fluids and biohazards.
Here is what you can expect when you hire T.A.C.T. MT for professional odor removal:
Inspection and Identification- Our first step is to inspect your home to identify the source of the odor. This step is crucial because addressing the underlying cause is essential for effective odor removal.
Source Elimination or Remediation- If the odor is due to a specific problem, such as mold, sewage, or a dead animal, we remove or remediate the source of the odor. This may involve cleaning, disinfecting, or repairing affected areas.
Cleaning and Sanitizing- Next, our trained technicians thoroughly clean and sanitize the affected areas to remove any lingering odor-causing bacteria, using specialized cleaning agents and equipment.
Odor Neutralization- We neutralize the odors through the use of ozone generators, air purifiers, or activated carbon filters to break down or capture and remove odor molecules in the air.
Thermal Fogging- Thermal fogging is a method in which a fogging machine disperses a deodorizing solution in a fine mist throughout the affected area. This helps neutralize and eliminate odors that have penetrated porous surfaces.
CLO2 Fogging: CLO2 (chlorine dioxide) fogging penetrates surfaces, such as walls, floors, furniture, and hard to reach places, to eliminate odor causing bacteria.
Air Scrubbing- We clean the air using “air scrubbers” equipped with HEPA filters to remove airborne particles and contaminants, including odor-causing molecules.
Sealing or Encapsulation- In some cases, we may recommend sealing or encapsulating anything that could retain odors, such as subflooring or walls, to prevent the odor from re-emerging.
Monitoring and Follow-Up- Air purifiers may need to be left running in the affected area for several hours up to several days. We will monitor the area to ensure that the odor has been effectively eliminated. When appropriate, we can provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance or prevention of future odor issues.
Different odors require specific techniques to fully eliminate it. Our highly trained and certified technicians will let you know what will be used for odor removal once the source has been identified. In some cases, you may be required to vacate the property until it has been remediated for your health and safety.
Strong, persistent, recurring odors and odors that are a result of blood spill or bodily fluids should be addressed by professionals who have the knowledge and equipment needed to eliminate the smell for good. DIY methods and household cleaning products may appear to work temporarily, but the odor will continue to return.
T.A.C.T. MT are experts at odor removal, regardless of the source. Our specialized training and equipment ensures we will eliminate odors for good. We offer 24/7 emergency services to all of Middle Tennessee, including residential and commercial customers. We will arrive quickly in unmarked vehicles, prepared to get started right away. We work with all insurance companies and also offer financing, if needed. Contact us today for odor removal services in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Air Purification: We use HEPA filters to remove all of the mold spores from the air, which is especially beneficial if your health is being affected by the presence of mold.
Don’t Wait-Call T.A.C.T. Right Away
If you find or suspect mold growth, contact T.A.C.T. MT for mold remediation services today. The sooner you call us, the better off you will be, as mold is a problem that will continue to grow, causing more and more damage every day. At T.A.C.T. MT, we are dedicated to providing safe and effective mold removal services to help you protect your health, family and property.