Mold Removal & Remediation
Mold removal and mold remediation actually describe the same process, namely fixing a mold problem inside of a private home or business. If you are dealing with a patch of mold that doesn’t exceed 10 square feet, it is generally okay to do the job yourself; however there may be a high likelihood that the problem extends far deeper than you think and in this case it is better to call a professional mold removal and remediation company to come out the fix the problem in its entirety before it spreads and becomes a danger to yourself or your family.
The first phase of dealing with a mold problem is to have your structure inspected. Your home or business will be thoroughly searched for the tell-tale signs of mold and their deeper colonization of organic materials that they grow on. Samples will also be taken to determine the mold count of spores and type of mold that is present inside of your home or business. Through a detailed mold inspection a grasp of the severity of the problem can be ascertained, enabling our professional mold removal and remediation team to come in and fix the mold issue completely.
Containment of affected areas
Areas inside of your home or business that are found to contain mold will be sealed off to prevent the spread of the spores when the cleaning process takes place. Mold spores can be agitated and dispensed into the air, easily moving to new locations and causing more problems down the line. With containment, pets and people must be sequestered away and plastic sheeting brought in to physically seal the area so our team can come in and complete the mold removal process. Air conditioning units must also be shut off to prevent the spread of spores inside of the air ducts in the home or business.
Filtration of the air
One of the tools we use to help clean the air inside of your home or business is high-efficiency air filters- these devices are placed inside of your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit to help filter out the dangerous spore particulates that are already circulating inside of the structure. Individual HEPA filters (high efficiency particulate air) are also placed in various locations inside of the affected area to further enhance the air filtration techniques to ensure that dangerous mold counts are brought back down to reasonable levels.
Mold Removal and Remediation
At this stage the surface areas are treated with anti-fungal and anti-microbial biocides that will kill the mold that it comes into contact with. Any objects that have come into contact with the mold and have been colonized by it must also be separated and cleaned to prevent reinfection through reintroduction after the mold removal and remediation process has been completed. If the mold has penetrated into organic building materials such as wood and drywall, it may be necessary to physically remove these materials and replace them with clean ones to absolutely take care of the problem.