Mold Remediation – What It Entails

Mold Remediation is a specialized process that involves a thorough inspection and cleaning to eliminate dangerous mold growth from your home. Mold contamination can cause health problems, especially for people with weakened immune systems or allergies. This is why it is important to hire a professional mold remediation company that is certified by the National Environmental Health Association, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification IICRC, or your state.

An invasive mold inspection begins with a thorough visual examination of the affected area, including any areas that are not readily visible. The inspection may also include testing the air, assessing water damage and other types of damage, and looking at the health risks associated with the mold growth. It is also essential to determine the source of the mold and the impact it has had on the property.

Next, the professionals will remove any porous items such as carpeting and fabrics that have been contaminated with mold spores, if possible. They will be tightly bagged and wiped clean to ensure that any spores are removed. The professionals will then disinfect non-porous items such as bathtubs, metals, tiles, sinks and walls. They will also use commercial-grade antimicrobial sprays to kill as many spores as possible from the porous items that can’t be removed, such as wooden wall studs.

Once the area is cleaned, the professionals will set up fans and dehumidifiers to dry out the room and the underlying materials. Once the area is completely dried, they will install new insulation and drywall and repaint with a normal latex paint that contains mildewcide to prevent future mold growth.

After the remediation, the experts will perform a post-remediation test to make sure that they have fully eliminated the mold and that the property is safe for habitation. The inspector will also recommend any other steps that should be taken to prevent the problem from occurring again, such as repairing leaks or addressing ventilation issues.

Aside from having a general contractor perform the necessary repairs, you should regularly schedule an inspection to check for mold. This is especially important after a major storm or when the house has been closed up and unoccupied for an extended period of time.

The best way to avoid the need for expensive and difficult Mold Remediation is to protect your home from moisture issues in the first place. This is especially important in areas of the home that are prone to condensation and other moisture-related issues, such as bathrooms, basements, sink cabinets and window sills. It’s also a good idea to check for mold in rooms that have been flooded or that have had a significant amount of water damage. If you find that there is a serious issue, it is critical to act quickly and call a mold inspection and remediation specialist. Mold can grow very quickly and can be difficult to spot with the naked eye.