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What do you need to know about mold remediation?

Mold remediation is the process of mold cleanup and removal from an indoor environment. Natural calamities such as floods or heavy rain often result in water damage, which introduce mold and can cause health issues and contaminate the atmosphere. Mold causes different allergies and also prompts respiratory problems.In some cases, prolonged exposure to mold can result in dangerous and life-threatening diseases, as the fungus spreads through tiny spores which, if inhaled, can form a network inside the body and damage the neurological system. Exposure to mold can be especially harmful for children and the elderly, as they are much more sensitive. Therefore, it is very important to protect your property from the infestation and spread of mold.Mold-RemediationAll water damage problems need immediate attention because they create moisture and can develop mold. If water damage is left unattended or not addressed correctly by a trained professional, mold spores can multiply and continue to increase over time. No matter how simple or small the area affected, mold can spread quickly into other areas that were not otherwise affected by the initial water damage. Mold cleanup and mold removal from the source are essential to mold remediation. If you find or suspect mold in your property, don’t try to remove it yourself. Contact a professional mold remediation company to evaluate the water damage that is the source of the mold.

The mold removal process

If there is mold growing inside your walls, ceiling or floors, a professional mold remediation company will find and remove it through the following process:

  1. Remove moisture or water from the space.
  2. Cordon off the contaminated area with sheets of plastic, covering all entry and exit points to make sure the mold spores don’t get to other areas of the property.
  3. Mist the area with water to suppress any dust, as mold spores can spread through dust.
  4. Remove all infected material and secure it in plastic bags.
  5. Wipe or clean the whole area thoroughly with detergent or other cleaning solution.
  6. Allow the area to dry completely before replacing the materials.

After doing a visual inspection of the area and determining that all the signs of mold are gone, mold remediation professionals will restore the previously contaminated area to its original condition and, finally, obtain the proper air clearances for your records as proof that your home was treated properly.