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Mold Remediation Basics

With ever-growing concerns about mold and its presence in our homes and business, it is more important than ever that when mold is discovered, the proper remediation is performed. If you have discovered mold, it is important to contact a professional remediation company to remove the mold in a safe and effective way.

What is mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the safe removal of mold and building materials that have been affected by mold.

What are the steps of mold remediation?

First, a professional remediation company is going to identify the presence of mold, its location and create a plan and estimate to have it safely remediated from the home. Once a plan is in place the next step in mold remediation is to set up containment, which is a barrier that cordons off the affected area from the rest of the home. This will prevent the mold from spreading to other parts of the home and causing additional damage. Once the containment is in place, air filtration equipment is set up to also help prevent the spread of airborne mold spores. After these items are in place remediation continues by removing porous building materials such as drywall and carpet, and cleaning hard surfaces like metal and tile with special anti-fungal cleaning solutions. Once all the materials have been removed or cleaned, the next step in remediation is to then treat the remaining surfaces with anti-microbial products to prevent the mold from returning. All materials removed from the home and disposed of to prevent the material from spreading through the rest of the home.