Every home, regardless of how well-built it is, is susceptible to mold damage. Whether you like it or not, there are mold spores in your home. Normally, in small amounts, they aren’t a cause for concern. However, when the concentration of these spores increase and the conditions are right, mold can start to form, potentially causing health concerns for your family.
The problem with mold is it isn’t always visible, which is why it’s a good idea to routinely schedule mold remediation for your home. What should you expect during a mold remediation? The flood repair experts at Action Restoration walk you through the process below.
Examine the Extent of the Contamination
First, a mold remediation specialist will have to determine the extent of the mold infestation. Mold thrives in a dark, damp environment, so a specialist will also look for leaks or other sources of moisture in your home.
Keep in mind that it only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to start to form on damp surfaces or furniture. As such, if your home suffered flood damage, you need to call a flood restoration company as soon as possible.
Isolate and Remove Materials Infected With Mold
Since mold can spread quickly, a mold remediation specialist will set up isolation barriers and remove materials with mold damage before removing mold.
Clean Contaminated Surfaces
The next step would be to remove the mold using specialized equipment such as a HEPA-filtered sander. However, before a specialist can do that, they’ll have to vacuum the contaminated areas using a HEPA vacuum. In addition to the removal of mold, specialists will also fix leaks and address any underlying moisture issues.
Assess the State of Your Home
After removing the mold and wiping the previously contaminated surfaces with a cleaning solution, the specialist will assess whether the attempt at mold remediation was successful. A quick visual check would normally suffice, although more established and experienced specialists will have access to more advanced technology for assessing your home.
Action Restoration, a full-service restoration company with more than a decade’s worth of experience, offers mold remediation and flood restoration services. To get help with mold or flood damage, call us at (616) 200-8946 or leave us a message here.