Finding mold in your home can be scary. Everyone has heard horror stories of how dangerous mold can be. While it is true that it can cause sickness, usually it is caught and removed before it has caused serious illness. If you have found it in your home, you probably have many questions and aren’t sure what the next step is. The first thing you should do is call a mold removal specialist. This will ensure that the process will go smoothly and without issues.
The Mold Removal Process
The first thing that a mold remediation company will do is test the home for mold. Even if it is visible. They need to know what kind of mold it is, and what the cause is. This will help them determine the best process to take and to ensure great results. While it may seem like you could see the mold on the walls, this often misses much of the mold. Often mold is deeper than skin deep. The mold inspection process will also help determine if the mold could be dangerous to your health and may need to leave your house until the home is clean.
Sealing the mold
Mold can grow incredibly quickly. The area in which the mold is growing will be sealed off from the rest of the home. This will prevent the mold from spreading and continuing to grow. If needed an airtight area can be set up to prevent any air from exiting the contaminated area.
Mold thrives off of moisture. Because of this, once the mold is sealed, removing the moisture is the next step. This also helps limit the speed at which the mold will grow. There are many different ways to remove the moisture. The technique change depending on what the moisture is caused by.
One the area is dry, the restoration company can begin removing the mold. This is done with very specific vacuums that are made for mold removal. The surfaces are then washed and dried. Every spore must be removed to prevent any mold from returning. The removal process does change based on the type and location of the mold.
Part of the mold removal process is going throughout the rest of the house to clean up any more issues. This includes air ducts and the furnace. If this isn’t done, then the mold could easily come back.
After these steps are taken, your house should be fresh and clean. When hiring the mold removal company, you should choose carefully. Read reviews, check certifications, see what standards they have, are they able to do everything else that may be needed? Do you like the staff? These are all important questions to ask. You want a company that is the best for what you need and will get the job done.