Mold, to some degree, is found everywhere in a home or business. When they are in a dormant state, they are controllable. When there is an abundance of moisture or humidity present, or you experience flood damage, the likelihood that you will need mold remediation rises.While people agree that a mold infestation is hazardous to the occupants of a home or business, there is often a fundamental misunderstanding about the difference between complete mold removal and remediation since people use both terms interchangeably. Here is the difference between the two.

Mold Facts You Should Know

Mold grows on anything and in any condition. It is when the spores find a viable life source that they grow to exceptional levels. It is when there is an abundance of moisture present that infestations occur and require mold remediation. Many property owners are not even aware of mold issues because it grows in 24 to 48 hours and often spread before it is discovered. Mold is also microscopic, so it is difficult to identify it until it covers a large area of a home or office.

Mold can also travel through the air, in your HVAC system, or on hosts such as people or animals. Once a colony develops, it grows at a rapid pace making it almost impossible to get rid of without calling in the experts. Most vitally, mold is harmful and will cause allergies and respiratory irritations that will potentially lead to more severe and long-lasting health risks. Before mold remediation services can occur, it is first necessary to remove the moisture source.

Mold Removal

Mold thrives in moist temperatures between forty and one hundred degrees Fahrenheit. It starts as a small, black or green spot and cultivates into more substantial colonies. Your first thought as a home or business owner will be to complete mold removal. There is no way to remove mold altogether which is why remediation and restoration are necessary. Removing the high spore count becomes a part of the mold remediation process. Calling us at first notice allows our IICRC certified specialists to control them and get them back to a reasonable, healthy amount.

Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is a multiple-step process that requires a thorough inspection. Finding the cause is a priority because restoration will not work if the moisture issue is still present. Restore Pro technicians also need to determine how far the mold growth has expanded to ensure a proper containment zone. Mold may also be found on surface areas which caused rotting to occur.

Once the mold damage assessment is complete, our technicians also take the necessary steps to contain the mold by scrubbing it with a commercial grade cleaning solution. It is also essential to wash any affected possessions in the containment zone as well as carpets and furniture. It will be necessary to perform air purification services also to ensure the mold problem does not spread.

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