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Below Are Some Of The Common Questions That We Receive About Our Services. Click Any Of The Questions To Expand/Contract The Answers.
FAQ #1 - How are the products applied?
The proprietary PureSpace® products we use are applied in a number of ways. Most common is the use of an airless sprayer to treat the interior space. We also incorporate the use of foggers to reach hidden and expansive interior space. Finally, where appropriate, we hand apply the products to assure a perfect and safe application. In addition, we incorporate a carpet extraction machine for use on carpeted surfaces when applicable.
FAQ #2 - How many different products do you use in your application?
We use three specialized products. Specifically, a “first step cleaner”, is utilized to eradicate the existing mold. Then, a “second step shield” is applied using one of two different products determined by the surface to be treated. One shield is designed for unfinished materials such as lumber, drywall, block, metal and other building surfaces. The other shield is for finished surface areas such as painted walls, acoustic ceilings, carpeting and fabric surfaces.
FAQ #3 - Do I have to leave the premises during application?
Yes, that is recommended. With the exception of spraying during the framing process of a new building, we contain the area we are spraying and our professional applicators wear personal protective equipment. Re-occupancy to the treated areas is often available in as little as 2 hours (depending on drying time or relative humidity for that day).
FAQ #4 - Are the products you use safe?
Yes, except to mold. The products we use are ‘peroxide’ and water based and very safe. They are non-toxic, non-flammable and friendly to the environment. They are based on a natural way to fight mold. The trick is to remove the existing mold, and then to deny new mold spores the organic nutrients required to survive. The proprietary PureSpace® products have been approved for use in hospitals, schools and universities, commercial, public, and government buildings, homes, hotels, and many other types of structures.
FAQ #5 - Do you make a mess?
No, we make every effort to keep the work areas being treated clean during the application. We will leave your space equal to or better than the start of the project. There are no waste products from our method and no destruction to your property or disruption to your life as is found in the ‘tear-out’ remediation option.
FAQ #6 - Can I do the application myself?
No, only certified applicators are authorized and are necessary to assure a successful result. Using our applicators allows us to offer up to a five-year limited warranty against mold when we treat an entire space.
FAQ #7 - What is your warranty?
FAQ #8 - What is it that you do exactly?
Step one – we ‘clean’ the area to reduce any existing mold. Step two - we cut off the food source necessary for the growth of mold. We do this by placing a clear sealant or 'shield' over the surfaces treated. For the period of our warranty, we guarantee that any mold spores which enter your space (this happens each and every day when a door or window or other intrusion occurs) will land on the treated surfaces and be denied their food source. The process works.
FAQ #9 - Do all buildings have mold?
Every building, either residential or commercial has mold spores present. Mother Nature sees to that. Mold enters buildings in a number of ways – each time a door or window is used, on shoes, clothing and deliveries. We cannot stop Mother Nature and we do not claim to. But, we can now protect the inside environment of a building and limit the negative effects of mold! With this innovative process, there is no longer any reason to risk any financial burden or damage to your health from mold.
FAQ #10 - How many different molds are there?
Current scientific reports speak to hundreds of thousands of types of mold. There are good strains of mold as well as bad. You can find it in the house in beer and in certain cheeses. Not all molds are bad for you and even some bad molds are processed to become beneficial to humans and animals.
Penicillin is a perfect example. Penicillin is processed from Penicillium, which in many of its original states is quite harmful to some humans and animals.
FAQ #11 - I think I have a mold problem in my house. What should I do?
Call us so we can help you determine the true situation and the proper course of action. Many issues are not mold related and we’ll let you know. If there is a problem, we will advise you with the details and provide you with our estimate for correction – all at no charge. Be careful to stop any current water intrusions and do not open any walls or take any other action that may spread or worsen an existing situation.
FAQ #12 - Do you make repairs?
Yes, GPS offers no charge inspections and will provide you with a free estimate including a complete scope of work should you need our services. Certain repairs may require a specialist like a roofer, HVAC contractor or a plumber to correct the water source issues.
FAQ #13 - I am building a new home. When should I spray?
The best scenario, the one that provides the greatest protection, is to have us provide our service at the completion of the framing and again at the installation of the drywall. This is our standard practice and is included for our basic fee. Your new home or building will be "healthy" for at least five years.
FAQ #14 - Okay, what does it cost?
The best part - this is an extremely affordable process which delivers a great result. Most properties can be fully serviced at a fraction of the normal and customary industry charges. GPS charges by the square foot for its treatment process and prides itself on the value it provides its clients. While we apply to every surface (the cubic volume of the property), easily 4 to 5 times more area than the square foot measurement of any building space, we only charge by this lesser number. The price may vary due to the complexity of the project, height of walls, number of visits and a few other variables.