FAQNano Cleaning Solutions
I have black mold in my home, what do I have to do? Do I have to move out?
⦁ If this type of mold is found in a work or home environment we recommend that people vacate the premises until mold remediation takes place and a post inspection verifies that the mold has been eradicated.
⦁ Fortunately, Nano Environmental Solutions makes cases of Stachybotrys a priority. In most instances, we can complete a job in 1-2 days, at which point it would be safe to return to the property. You will not have to leave for weeks or months if you schedule your treatment quickly.
⦁ If demolition of sheet rock, carpet, or other building materials is required we can provide that service as well to make sure all contaminated materials are removed from the structure.
Do I need to do anything to my home before treatment?
⦁ Other than removing perishable foods from the environment, there is no work for the client. You do not need to move furniture, clothing, or electronics. Our solution degrades quickly after doing its job into harmless byproducts. This prevents the need to move personal belongings and helps our clients get on with their lives without an upheaval in their daily routine.
⦁ Our Nanostatic delivery system disperses the Sporeicide as an electrically charged mist that penetrates all areas of the home, crawl space, and ductwork. The particles which are released are smaller than a human blood cell and the electric charge causes them to seek out and destroy any mold, bacteria, fungus and viruses on contact.
Do I need to move my pets out of the home for treatment?
⦁ The second reason we advise removal of any pets is for the safety of the technicians. Our technicians will be dressed in baggy white suits and wearing masks. This may frighten even normally calm animals and cause them to act with aggression.
How long will treatment take, and how long will I have to be out of my home while it is being treated?
⦁ More severe infestations may take several days. Especially in cases which require extensive demolition and or crawl space encapsulation.
⦁ While you will not want to be inside the home while the technicians are treating the structure, it is safe to return to the premises within one hour of treatment. This is because after our product is finished working it breaks down into harmless byproducts and leaves no toxic residue on surfaces. This aspect of our treatment makes it very desirable for people who have sensitivities to chemicals.
Do I need to get rid of my furniture?
⦁ If you have mold growing on leather, wood, or veneer furniture we are usually able to clean the mold from the surface successfully and save the piece.
⦁ If mold is growing on cloth upholstery, or carpet it is a bit more difficult. While our solution does penetrate fabric to kill the mold, it will not eradicate all stains left by the mold. We cannot make the furniture or carpet look like new, and you may choose to replace it if the stains cannot be removed with an upholstery cleaner.
How do I know if I have mold? How do I find out?
⦁ If you feel a noticeable increase in humidity upon entering your house, or you notice a strange musty odor there is a chance you have a mold problem.
⦁ You may have mold growing in your crawl space or attic long before you notice it on the inside of your home. Our inspectors are trained to look for signs of mold in hard to access places. They also use tools to check moisture levels and other indicators that mold may be an issue.
⦁ Nano Environmental Solutions offers free inspections to check for evidence of mold. If no observable evidence is found a mycology test can be taken to determine if there is a hidden source.
Can you test for mold?
⦁ It usually takes one to two weeks after samples are taken to receive results. When we receive the mycology report we will send the PDF copy to you via email. A full report is anywhere from 11-15 pages long and explains each type of mold found in each sample taken.
⦁ While our inspections are free we do charge for mold testing. Testing is $150.00 for up to three samples. However, if you choose to use our service for mold remediation we waive this fee.
Can you get mold out of my air ducts?
How do you kill mold?
⦁ Our solution also eliminates mold spores in the air and on surfaces.
⦁ This two pronged attack is highly effective against even the most tenacious types of mold and fungi.
What makes you different from other companies?
⦁ Our solution is mild and does not leave any harmful volatile organic compounds behind after it has done its job. Even though it is mild it is still strong enough and effective enough to use in hospital settings. The electrostatic delivery system ensures that every surface in the home or work place is covered giving our product a higher success rate than companies which use other technologies.
⦁ We are so certain that we can give you the best results possible that we offer a one year guarantee on our mold remediation service.
Does your product get rid of pet dander and dust?
⦁ Pet dander and dust are not living material. Our product sanitizes and disinfects but to remove dander (which is dead skin) and dust the area must be physically dusted.
How long does it last?
⦁ We offer a certificate of treatment which guarantees our treatment for one year. The guarantee applies to mold which grew from the original moisture source but does not cover mold which may grow from a new leak or moisture source.
Certain types of mold (Stachybotrys) can cause severe health problems. If mold is found in a work or home environment we recommend that people vacate the premises until mold remediation takes place and a post inspection verifies that the mold has been eradicated. We equip our certified inspectors and remediators with personal protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, and a mask to ensure their eyes, nose, mouth, and skin are protected.
Fix seepage and roof, wall, and plumbing leaks as soon as possible to prevent the buildup of moisture and growth of mold. It is important to replace old pipes as soon as they show signs of being dilapidated since moisture from a leaky pipe will travel far further than just the visible signs.
Ventilation is Key!
Ventilation and air circulation is key! By moving furniture away from walls and opening closet doors to allow air circulation reduces the growth of molds. Open windows are preferable over fans and air conditioning in establishing a stable availability of fresh air entering the house.
Contrary to common belief, bleach does not always kill mold. It is also important to refrain from mixing cleaning products together, specifically bleach and ammonia. Together, bleach and ammonia can create toxic vapors which can be detrimental to your health. Our EPA approved NanoSolution is 50 times stronger than bleach and is safe enough to use around pets, children and food surfaces.
Wet materials need to be dried quickly since mold will begin to grow within 2 days under the right conditions.
One can significantly reduce moisture levels in the bathroom by running an exhaust fan during and after showers. Exhaust fans are also crucial in the kitchen and laundry sections of your home as well.