The Mold Remediation Process
Not only does mold cause significant property damage, but it can also produce allergens and irritants that can cause health effects. The professionals at Fresh Air understand mold and how it grows we also have the training and equipment to remediate the mold in your home or business.
Learn the following mold facts to be better equipped to handle mold:
- Mold is found almost everywhere, and you can find spore both indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and can enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems.
- Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
Understanding The Mold Remediation Process
Each mold remediation project is different and requires its own solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate the normal process:
Step 1: Contact Mold Removal Experts
The mold cleanup and restoration process begin when you call our mold remediation experts. Our specialist will ask a series of questions to help us determine the right course of action.
Step 2: Inspect and Assess
Our professionals will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. They use various techniques to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Each of our mold removal specialists is trained to use various advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Their specialized filtration equipment allows their Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. They utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold-Infested Materials
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.
Step 6: Restoration
Depending on the level of mold damage part of the building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet.