The Mold Removal Process
The key to mold control is moisture control. Mold spores won’t grow if moisture isn’t present, so if there is a moisture problem in your home or office, you must fix the water issue or the mold will return.
Mold remediation is the process of cleanup and removal of mold from an indoor environment. First thing to do is determine if mold is present, where is it growing and how much remediation is needed. The assessment often involves moving furniture, lifting or removing carpets, checking behind wallpaper and in bad cases even opening up walls.
Sometimes, when occupants of the home or business are experiencing symptoms of illness, sampling of the mold spores may be performed to answer further questions. SERVPRO does air testing that can let us know how extensive the mold is and how much of it is in the air.
Never clean the mold with bleach since it is a water based chemical you will hide the presence but ultimately feed the mold. It is important to wear a respirator and protective clothing if trying to clean mold yourself. Better yet, playing it safe and calling SERVPRO will ensure the clean-up gets done right the first time. SERVPRO uses any number of high-tech mold removal methods and equipment in the remediation process, including:
- Moisture meter
- Humidity gauge
- HEPA filtered vacuum
- Borescope (to view potential mold problems inside walls without damaging them)
- Themographic camera
To learn more about mold remediation, call us! If you suspect that mold is affecting the health of those in your home or office space, please don’t wait—mold problems should be addressed within 24 to 48 hours.
Sources: Department of Health and Human Services of North Carolina; Centers for Disease Control; Environmental Protection Agency; and Trask Research, Inc. (a bio-chemistry company that develops mold testing and cleaning solutions).
SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties proudly serves you and specializes in fire, smoke, mold, flooded basements, water and biohazard damage to both commercial and residential properties. Capable of handling any size loss and working with all types of insurance providers, SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. We cover areas like Tiffin, Fremont, Norwalk, Willard, Bellevue, Carey, New London, Bloomville, Attica, and Monroeville. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROhuroneastsenecacounties.com or call us at 419-443-1790.