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Buying a Home? AQHI Can Decontaminate It!

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Blog

Buying a Home? AQHI Can Decontaminate It!

You’re excited, and understandably so. A week or two ago you put in an offer on a home, and it was accepted. Congratulations! Now you’re brimming with excitement to get into the house again with your home inspector to make sure everything is in tiptop shape and worth every penny that you will be paying. Everything looks great – the granite counters are pristine, the extra bedrooms are perfect sized for the members you are hoping to add to the family, and you can’t wait to soak in the perfect Jacuzzi tub that was installed in the master bathroom. Clearly, the home will pass inspection without a hitch, or so you thought…

If you’re home inspector crawls out of the attic or crawl space with a grim look on his face, shaking his head and mumbling some fancy words that you can’t understand, that are really just scientific names for different molds – don’t fret! AQHI, Inc can help decontaminate your home and remediate some issues that your home inspector may find.

You wouldn’t want to lose the perfect house for you and your family, just because there is a bit of mold or lead-based paint in it, would you? With AQHI, Inc, you can still make purchasing and moving into that dream home of yours a reality!

Mold Remediation

Several different species of mold can be found inside a home and can grow on any organic substance where oxygen and moisture are present. Mold spores are typically found on carpet, wood, around leaking pipes and insulation, and they can cause serious health issues, such as breathing difficulty, headaches, skin irritation or rash, sneezing, runny nose and coughing. Thankfully, AQHI, Inc is able to offer mold remediation in your home to remove the mold hazards that you or your home inspector may find. Our mold remediation involves a series of protocols, depending on the problem, including:

  • Removing porous materials (drywall, carpet, ceiling tiles) that show widespread mold growth
  • Removing surface mold growth from non-porous materials (glass, metal, wood studs, vinyl flooring)
  • Cleaning surfaces with a biocide solution
  • Vacuuming contaminated areas with HEPA-filtered vacuums
  • Sealing cleaned surfaces with primer
  • Purifying the air with a HEPA-filtered exhaust system
  • Drying and dehumidifying the moist areas within the home

Lead Remediation

Another issue that your home inspector can find is lead-based paint. Lead was used in interior and exterior paints as an additive up until 1978. If the home you just purchased has lead paint, you should call AQHI, Inc. We will come to your home and use a combination of four procedures to remove the lead-based paint hazards that have been discovered:

  • Replacement: removing the paint and substrate, and replacing the material
  • Removal: separating the paint from its substrate through scraping and chemical stripping
  • Enclosure: covering the painted area with drywall, paneling or siding
  • Encapsulation: sealing or coating the lead-based paint with a liquid that is durable

Whichever method we use, you can rest assured that the lead-based hazard will be removed and your home will be safe environment for your family to grow.

Call Today!

If the current homeowner is refusing to budge on making the appropriate corrections themselves or is simply agreeing to decrease the purchase price, it’s time to bring in the big guns. Call our office today at 800-481-8080 to discuss pricing and options for environmental waste remediation. Don’t worry about the harmful contaminants that are lurking in your future home, because AQHI, Inc will take care of the mess before you even drop the first overstuffed box on the kitchen counter!