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Could Mold Remediation Help Resolve the Mold Issue in Your Home? | SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growth will likely follow when water damage occurs in a home or commercial property. It’s a fact that mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of moisture exposure.

If you are ever faced with a mold problem, understanding the next steps you should take is vital, which is why we’re covering what mold remediation is in this blog.

Introducing Mold Remediation

There are many ads for mold remediation and mold removal that you’ve probably seen, but the latter of the two is false. Complete removal of mold growth from a home or business structure is simply undoable. A qualified restoration company will focus on mold remediation only, achieving the goal of bringing mold levels back to a normal and a natural level.

Yes, mold spores are everywhere, both inside a structure and outdoors. These spores only create an issue when a minor problem is not treated and then it turns into a major mold infestation.

During mold remediation, the mold-contaminated areas will be isolated by the technicians. Depending on the level of remediation that is required, it will be done either by closing all doors and windows or effectively sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Any dust in the contaminated areas is then suppressed through misting process.

Any mold-damaged and wet materials will be removed and discarded using plastic bags. All areas exposed to and affected by the mold are then completely cleaned and dried. Sometimes, a HEPA vacuum can be used during the remediation process to aid in the removal of contamination and debris.

Then, the mold area is treated with a biocide and left overnight to kill the mold spores. The next day, the mold remediation team will return to encapsulate the affected and surrounding areas

Handling Mold in Your Home

If there is any chance that your home or business may have a mold problem, you’ll need to address the issue and act quickly. If you find that the moldy area is larger than 10 square feet upon evaluation, you need to call the mold remediation professionals.

The professionals you call for your mold problem should be highly trained and certified in areas like:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

While some minor mold issues can be successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own, the safest way to deal with mold problems is to always hire professionals to get the quickest resolution to the problem.

At SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, our mold damage specialists are trained and certified experts in mold remediation. If your home or business is experiencing a mold issue, contact us to begin the mold remediation process.

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