The Importance of Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of Pueblo
Mold growth is likely to follow a water damage situation that occurs in a home or commercial property. It is a fact that mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of moisture exposure.
When facing a mold issue, knowing what steps to follow after the incident is vital, which is why we are devoting this blog to an overview of mold remediation.
<h4mold-remediation:993f6d72e1d3ae97e6a29320ec3715b5">Understanding Mold Remediation
You’ve probably seen or heard ads for mold remediation that also promise mold removal, but the latter of the two is misleading. Removing all mold from a home or business is simply not possible. What a qualified restoration company will focus on is mold remediation, with the goal of bringing mold levels back to a normal and natural range.
Yes, mold spores are a natural occurrence and occur almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They only become a problem when a minor mold problem is not addressed and it then turns into a major infestation.
During mold remediation, technicians isolate all of the contaminated areas. Depending on the level of remediation, this may be done by either closing all doors and windows or effectively sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas will be suppressed through misting process.
All wet and mold-damaged materials will then be removed and discarded using plastic bags. All areas that have been exposed to and affected by the mold are completely cleaned and thoroughly dried. Technicians may also use a HEPA vacuum in some cases to help with the removal of the contaminated materials and debris.
A biocide is used to treat the mold-affected area, and the crews will leave it to sit and work overnight to destroy the mold spores. The following day, the remediation crew will return to encapsulate all the affected and surrounding areas.
<h4this-if-you-suspect-mold-in-your-home:993f6d72e1d3ae97e6a29320ec3715b5">Do This If You Suspect Mold in Your Home
If you have a suspicion that your home or business may be affected by a mold problem, you’ll need to act quickly. Call a professional mold remediation company if, upon evaluation of the size of the problem, you discover the area involved is larger than 10 square feet.
Be sure that the professionals you call are highly and efficiently trained and certified in areas like:
- Applied microbial remediation
- Water damage restoration
- Applied structural drying
It is always best to leave mold remediation to a professional company to achieve the quickest and most efficient resolution to the problem even though some minor mold issues have been successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own.
At SERVPRO® of Pueblo, our mold damage specialists are trained and certified experts in mold remediation. If your home or business is experiencing a mold issue, contact us to begin the mold remediation process.