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Understanding The Process Of Mold Remediation

Mold Remediation
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Mold problems can escalate if they are not dealt with properly the first time. Simply removing mold carries with it the risk of mold returning. On the other hand, mold remediation involves the removal and prevention of mold. There are different causes of mold, but moisture is the common denominator in all of them. It reduces the indoor air quality of your home, putting you and your family at risk. When mold is spotted, make dealing with it a priority and call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric to determine what the source of the mold is.

Mold Remediation

Although more expensive than simply removing the mold, mold remediation is more effective in the long term. It involves inspections and assessments aimed at finding both dormant and active mold, as well as identifying any hidden water sources. It not only removes and sanitizes the affected areas but adds preventative measures to mold prone materials or areas.

Common Causes Of Mold

Mold needs certain elements to be present before it can grow and spread. Once the mold spores have found a food source; oxygen, moisture, darkness and warmth speed up the growth process.

  • Home Maintenance

    Mold spores can enter your home through leaking roofs and pipes or windows and doors that are unable to close properly.

  • Bathrooms and Kitchens

    The warmth from the steam and moisture of showering, or cooking, are perfect growing conditions for mold. To prevent growth, ventilation is necessary to remove some of the moisture in the air.

  • Damp Laundry

    Wet clothes left in a pile overnight can quickly become home to mold, not only on the clothes but on the floors and walls as well.

The Mold Remediation Process

It may not be the quickest or cheapest option, but it is definitely the most effective option if done properly by professionals. Similar to other household issues; each mold case is unique and requires different solutions. Despite this, the mold remediation process follows a similar pattern each time.

  • Call for Help

    The process starts with a call to Art Plumbing, AC & Electric asking for help on what the next steps to take are. Depending on the details of the issue, we will be able to estimate the tools and personnel that will be best suited for the job.

  • Assessments and Inspections

    Mold is not always visible, it can be hiding in the walls or in water sources, which is why thorough inspections need to be done. The type of mold and extent of the damage needs to be assessed before we can take action.

  • Prevent the Spread

    Trying to remove mold yourself is no easy process and may even make it worse. Professionals put in place physical barriers, separating the affected areas. These barriers, along with other advanced procedures isolate the mold and prevent further contamination.

  • Air Filtration and Deodorization

    Mold is made up of spores that are invisible to the naked eye. During the remediation process, these spores are disrupted and can contaminate other areas of your home. Air filtration is used to remove these spores from the air, keeping the mold contained throughout the process. A procedure known as deodorization is then used to remove any bad smells left by the mold.

  • Removal of Waste

    Moldy materials can be disposed like any other waste materials, in black bags. To make sure that the waste is properly contained, use black bags that are 6 millimeters thick and double bag it in case there is a tear in one. Before disposing of the black bags, wipe the outsides with a cleaning solution to remove spores on the outside.

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent mold from appearing in the first place. If you suspect mold or moisture problems in your home, do not wait for it to get worse, call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric to come and do an inspection.

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