Understanding the Mold Remediation Process

Everyone is At Risk
Mold can occur anywhere in the country. Buildings where there is a lot of humidity are especially at risk, but any source of moisture can lead to mold. A burst pipe that isn’t cleaned and dried thoroughly, a slow leak, or an overflowed toilet can all lead to mold growth. When you discover mold in your home, you want to take action right away. Experienced professionals like the experts at RestorePro Inc can safely remove the mold and make sure that it doesn’t come back.

The Effects of Mold
Thankfully, it’s true that most mold isn’t dangerous. Aside from some mild respiratory symptoms and an unpleasant odor, few people experience any problems. However, in some cases, mold can be deadly. Even usually harmless molds can be dangerous to some people. Young children, elderly people, those with compromised immune systems, people who have a history of asthma, and those who are allergic to mold can suffer from severe symptoms. In addition, certain types of mold can cause serious health concerns, including several asthma attacks, brain damage, and death. These toxic molds often look the same as more innocuous types to the average homeowner, so it’s important to hire an experienced professional to handle your mold remediation project.

The Mold Remediation and Restoration Process

Because mold can be dangerous in some situations, it’s important to make sure that you choose a property restoration company that has experience in dealing with mold. If it isn’t completely eradicated, it is likely to return.

Safety Comes First
Your restoration company is going to inspect the property and determine what type of mold that you have. Then, depending on their risk assessment, they might use any of the following personal protective equipment, or PPE, while working in your home.

● Filter masks or respirators
● Disposable shoe covers
● Disposable clothing
● Goggles or other eye protection
● Gloves

They also may seal off the affected area of your home using a plastic barrier. If a large area is covered in mold, they might tell you to vacate the property until the mold has been removed.

Mold Removal
Once the affected area is inspected and isolated, the damaged material has to be hauled away and properly disposed of. Generally, materials such as drywall, carpeting, and wood that are covered in mold have to be replaced. Tile, ceramic, glass, metal, and other non-porous materials can often be cleaned and disinfected.

Once the moldy material is removed, the area is cleaned and disinfected with a moldicide. The source of moisture is determined and fixed. Leaking plumbing may be repaired or replaced. If water is coming in due to a leaky foundation or humidity due to a shower or other reasons, repairs or improvements to ventilation may be called for.

Mold remediation can be an expensive and lengthy process, but when you have mold in your home it is no time to cut corners. If it isn’t handled well, then the mold will return. With the team at RestorePro Inc on the job, you can rest confident that they will get rid of all the risk. Call us at 1-800-847-0114 to find out what we can do for you.