Find a certified mold specialist Mold remediation is a multi-step process to remove and clean mold and to reduce future growth. The first step is a thorough mold inspection and testing to determine what type of mold is present. Then the professional mold remediation team will address any factors that contributed to the problem. This may include correcting humidity levels, repairing leaks and limiting the buildup of organic material that provides food for mold.
What chemical is used for mold remediation?
Mold spores are naturally occurring in our environment but pose a serious problem only when building materials remain damp for extended periods of time. This allows the spores to grow and create colonies. Mold spores can also cause a variety of symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, irritated eyes and skin, and headaches and nausea. Symptoms can be even more severe for people with allergies and asthma.
Mold remediation companies will work to control the spread of spores during the cleanup process by closing off doors and windows between the affected area and other areas of the home. They will then perform a variety of containment procedures including negative air pressure, air scrubbers and vacuums to remove the spores from the air. They will also wipe down all non-porous surfaces with disposable wipes and discard the wipes in 6 mil polyethylene bags for disposal as regular trash. The crew will also scrub and wash mold contaminated porous building materials, and wash and disinfect personal items such as clothing and carpets if they can be saved. Clearance tests are then performed to determine that the remediated area is safe for reconstruction and occupancy.