Facts You Need to Know About Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island
If you are facing a water damage situation in your home or commercial property, mold growth is likely occurring. In fact, mold can begin growing within 48 hours of exposure to moisture.
Knowing the steps to take in this situation is vital, which is why we’re using this blog to provide you with an overview of what exactly mold remediation is.
It is very likely that you’ve seen ads for mold remediation with the promise of mold removal, but the latter of the two is not true. To remove all mold from a home or business is simply impossible. A qualified restoration company focuses on mold remediation, further setting the goal of lowering mold levels back to a normal and safe level.
Mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both inside and outdoors. However, they only become an issue when a minor problem is ignored, allowing it to become major mold infestation.
In a mold remediation situation, technicians isolate all of the contaminated areas. Depending on the level of remediation, it will be done by either closing all doors and windows or sealing off all doorways and openings completely with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas is suppressed through misting process.
All of the wet and mold-damaged materials will be removed and discarded using plastic bags. The technicians will then ensure that all areas exposed to and affected by the mold are thoroughly cleaned and dried. A HEPA vacuum may be used in some cases to help with the removal of contamination and debris.
A biocide is used to treat the mold-affected area and then left overnight to destroy and kill the mold spores. The following day, the mold remediation crew will return to encapsulate the affected area and beyond.
If there is a chance your home or business may have a mold problem, you’ll want to act quickly. Upon evaluating the size of the problem, you should call a professional mold remediation company if the mold-affected area is more than 10 square feet.
Be sure that the professionals you call are highly trained and certified in areas like:
- Applied microbial remediation
- Water damage restoration
- Applied structural drying
While some homeowners and business owners have successfully resolved minor mold issues on their own, the best way to handle mold is to contact the professionals for the quick and safe resolution to the problem.
At SERVPRO® of West Bradenton/Anna Maria Island, 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.