Since mold exists naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing them all from your home or business can feel like an impossible mission. The best thing you can do, instead, is control mold growth within your home or business through mold remediation.
In this post, you’ll learn the process involved in mold remediation. This will prepare you ahead on what to expect the next time you’re inviting a mold remediation crew to your property.
Simple Steps For Effective Mold Remediation
1: Identify The Cause
If you notice any signs of mold growth in your home or office, the next thing you want to do is learn about the cause and address the problem immediately. However, assessing mold growth involves more than just looking at the visibly growing black or green fungus on the walls.
The primary cause of mold growth is water or moisture problems. Molds thrive on moisture and reproduce through lightweight spores that travel through the air. To address the issue, you have to find out where the moisture is coming from and how it gets into the home. Knowing the moisture source helps you to locate all mold growth, and not just what’s visible around.
2. Document The Mold Problem And Create A Remediation Plan
To make sure that mold growth is effectively brought under control, the remediation company will need to document the mold situation on your property, by noting down the problem areas. They can also take photos or do video recording of the identified moisture problems for proper documentation.
The document will help the remediation team to create a remediation plan that will determine what testing would be done, how long it will take to complete the remediation, and whether you will have to temporarily relocate to allow them to do a thorough job.
3. Determine The Extent Of Mold Contamination
Mold has the notorious habit of growing in multiple areas within a building. For this reason, it’s important to know the extent of the contamination within the house. Knowing the extent of mold growth helps the experts to know which areas they need to focus on during the cleaning to minimize the presence of mold in your home.
4. Remediate Mold Contamination
Mold remediation generally involves cleaning up the existing mold as well as preventing new growth by addressing the moisture source. The mold remediation crew’s approach to the remediation process will be informed by a number of factors, including the extent of the contamination, and the size of the affected areas.
How Is Mold Contamination Remediated?
The mold remediation crew will spray the mold area with an EPA-approved biocide or mold killer. After that, an encapsulant, a type of paint or whitewash is sprayed across the problem area to close up any mold spores that remain on your property.
Once every mold infested area has been dealt with, the crew cleans the air with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air scrubber. This helps replace moldy air with clean, fresh air. They then go ahead to clean the floor or any surface with HEPA vacuum to remove stubborn spores that linger.
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