What to Expect During Mold Remediation

Mold is a common problem in homes and businesses, especially in areas with a lot of rain or high humidity. Unfortunately, mold spores are a severe health risk that can cause irritation and even permanent damage to the lungs and severe health problems.

If mold becomes visible, it is likely it has already infested many unseen spaces. This is where professional mold remediation comes in. RestorePro is IICRC certified to inspect your building for mold infestation, remove any mold present, and perform the steps needed to prevent the mold from returning.

This can seem like a stressful experience. But, maybe if you understand when mold remediation is necessary and what it entails, we can relieve that stress a little.

When is Mold Remediation Necessary?

Microscopic mold spores are naturally present everywhere, and at a low level, they don’t cause any harm. But, humidity or water damage can cause mold to grow uninhibited. So, how can you tell when you need professional mold remediation?

Visible Mold: If mold becomes visible on walls or ceilings, that means it is already at an unsafe level. Not only is there visible mold, but it almost certainly implies mold exists on the back of the surfaces as well.

Musty Smell: When mold growth becomes severe, it often causes a musty odor. If you notice a smell like this on your property, you should have trained professionals check to see if it is caused by unseen mold growth.

Water Damage: Flooding, leaks, or humidity high enough to cause visible moisture accumulation can all provide an ideal environment for mold to thrive in. If you have any of these conditions present on your property, RestorePro911 can not only check your property for existing mold growth but can help dry out surfaces such as drywall to prevent further mold growth.

Mold Remediation Procedures

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trains and certifies mold remediation experts to identify moisture sources that can cause mold growth. These professionals can assess the damage, prevent further development, remove the contaminated material, clean, and return your property to its previous condition.


Once a mold spore lands on a source of moisture, it will settle and begin to grow within 24 hours. This is why it is so important to identify sources of moisture on your property. An inspector will check your building for any moisture sources as well as for mold.

Determining if mold is present may be easy in some circumstances. However, suppose the mold is not visible. In that case, more invasive techniques such as checking behind paint or walls as well as underneath carpets may be necessary.

Depending on the circumstances, additional testing may need to be performed to determine if non-visible mold is present in other areas of the building.

Kill Mold

After assessing the areas in need of treatment, it’s time to remove the mold. IICRC certified mold remediation experts will understand how to safely remove mold from your property permanently with source removal procedures.

This method is far more effective than paint or chemicals that leave behind mold spores that will simply regrow without solving the problem. However, source removal aims to remove all mold contamination at the source.

A mold remediation professional like us will contain the work area and remove any unsalvageable contaminated materials. HEPA filters can be used to remove mold spores from the air, and sanders will be used to remove contaminated wood from framing. This is followed by drying the area to prevent further mold growth and cleaning any surface contamination.


After all of the mold has been removed from the premises, repairs will typically be needed to restore your home or business to its former appearance. Often this will include replacing drywall panels, paint, or carpeting.

Contact Us

If you have or suspect you may have mold on your property call us at 1-800-847-0411 to schedule an appointment today. We are IICRC mold remediation experts and can restore your home or business to pristine mold-free condition. You can also contact us on Facebook.