The process of mold remediation can help to identify large scale mold issues within buildings and help to eradicate it in most cases.
Mold remediation is defined as the removal, cleaning and sanitizing of areas that have been exposed to and contaminated by mold. It is practically impossible to remove all aspects of mold but it can help to ensure the mold is returned to a normal and safe level.
Mold is found everywhere and it is a kind of fungus that can grow just simply from tiny spores that are around in the atmosphere. It is capable of growing basically anywhere that spores land and will thrive in moist areas that are between 40-100F.
Almost every home gets mold at some stage and it can be a major nuisance. It can blacken grout, darken decks and grow and rot damp wood. It can also be bad for your health to be around mold for prolonged periods of time. The key to mold remediation is to get to mold infestations before they extend and do harm to you and your property.
Regardless of the cause, our experts provide a comprehensive mold remediation process to help eliminate the problem by:
- Locating the mold and the water sources that feed mold
- Assessing the damage caused by the mold
- Isolating & containing the mold by using techniques like physical barriers & negative air pressure to prevent it from spreading
- Capturing, filtering & scrubbing microscopic mold spores from the air
- Removing mold with antimicrobial & antifungal treatments
- Disposing of mold-infested porous materials
- Cleaning, sanitizing & deodorizing belongings as needed
- Repairing & reconstructing damaged areas to restore your home
Our Mold Remediation Process
Containment and ventilation
The first and probably most important step of our remediation process is to set up ventilation and containment of the mold. Using proper ventilation and air filtration devices, like air scrubbers are vital in ensuring that mold spores are not disturbed and enabled to become airborne, therefore stopping the mold spreading to non-infected areas.
Cleaning and disinfecting
This is the second step and this is when any materials infected with mold are disposed of or remediated. Once the cleaning and disinfecting have taken place solutions like fungicides have to be applied to the areas to stop any mold coming back.
Fix the mold source
Next any concerns in regards to humidity and moisture must be addressed. Because we also offer construction services we are able to offer an all in one solution of removing your mold but also remedying the initial source if it be a damp patch on the roof or floor or whatever the originating source was.
Encapsulate the mold
Any mold that has not been removed at this stage would need to be encapsulated by paint or something similar to prevent it from spreading again in the future. After you have had mold removed you will want to make sure it isn’t going to return.
The key to stop most outbreaks of mold is to prevent dampness within a property as much as possible as the worst infestations will apply in damp areas. Try to stop any leaks and ensure good ventilation throughout the property whenever possible, then you will be minimizing the risk of any mold reappearing.
Act Now And Contact Our Mold Remediation Experts
If you’ve identified a source of mold on your property and you’re not sure if it’s just your typical mold patch or something much more serious. Then don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and speak to a mold remediation expert as it’s better to be safe and know it’s nothing or better yet get help if it turns out it’s something quite serious.
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