Mold Remediation: What Is It And Why Is It Important?
Exposure to mold can have negative effects on your health; therefore, is important to address mold as quickly as possible. Mold remediation is a process that addresses the causes of a mold outbreak to prevent it from happening again. Continue reading to learn more about the mold remediation process.
Mold remediation is a process that returns mold to natural levels in the home. Mold remediation is a multi-step process that addresses the causes of a mold outbreak and prevents it from happening again.
Inspection. The first step of mold remediation is inspection. A mold remediation technician will search your home thoroughly for signs of mold growth. Air samples will be collected to determine what type of mold is growing in your home. The air sample will show the spore count and what type of mold is contaminating your home. The data collected is important to let experts know how they should go about ceasing the outbreak.
Containment. Each area of your home that has been affected by mold must be contained to help prevent its spread. There are a number of mold containment methods used by professionals. Contained areas may have physical barriers with negative air chambers and air pressure. All HVAC units and air circulating systems must be turned off to prevent mold spores from traveling throughout your home.
Air Filtration. Specialty air filters are used in the home’s HVAC unit to clear the house of active mold spores. Air filtration helps to prevent the mold spores from settling and turning into fungi. Experts may also use special filtered vacuums to pick up any mold spores that may have settled onto a surface.
Mold Cleanup. Antimicrobial and anti-fungal substances are used to clean existing mold. This method of helps to prevent additional mold from forming. The method of clean-up depends on where the mold growth is occurring. Once all infected areas are cleaned and inspected, the ones with deeper mold growth may need to be removed and replaced.
Sanitize. Once the mold remediation process is finished, your home will need to be sanitized. All personal items located in contaminated areas will be cleaned. Fogging equipment is used to deodorize both the air and your belongings.
If you home or business has been affected by mold in Raleigh, NC, call Carolina Restoration Services!
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