The primary process in any mold remediation procedure is to document the mold issue. Keeping track of the growth and appearance of mold can go a long way into determining the causes an results of mold. From the documenting and measurements, it is possible to build a heat map that will help pinpoint the water leak or mold source.
If you came here, most probably you have read online that you can fix the issue of mold by applying bleach. That is, in fact, one of the worst mistakes that you can make. It is true that some of the companies that offer mold remediation can use bleach to prevent further growth, and that bleach can help kill off the mold. The issue here is that the common household bleach is mostly water (over 90%), and while doing little to kill the mold, it will create an environment full of water that will encourage its growth further on.
How should a proper mold remediation be done?
After completing the documentation, the first of the entire mold needs to be insulated from the other spaces, and the air needs to be circulated using industrial fans and dehumidifiers. If the mold is between the wall or under the wallpaper, those need to be opened up or removed in order to ensure complete remediation. Some types of mold can be toxic so it’s important that the needed precautions be taken, with the use of proper clothing and filters for breathing.
After that, the mold is removed and the surface is treated with chemicals. If the mold has stayed there for too long, it is possible for the surface or material to have become soft or easily cracked. That needs to be addressed as well and replaced during the remediation process. Any moldy insulation needs to be stripped away and replaced with a new one, and for the walls where there used to be mold, it is sealed (encapsulated). This is to not allow breathing space for new mold to grow or for the old mold to regenerate.
Continuous testing is a viable option not to let mold go out of hand in your home. Not everyone has the luxury of periodically checking every space In their home to monitor for mold, and the use of specialized equipment by companies is definitely a plus.
Overall, CPR24 Restoration is a full-service mold remediation company. What it means is that we offer the full scale of solutions needed for complete removal and prevention of mold. From identifying the cause of mold to fixing any design flaws or tubing associated with it to repairing or replacing the affected areas, and the prevention of further mold by removal and sealing to rigorous testing to detect any traces of new mold, we strive to be a leader in the mold solutions industry.
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