Mold in the home or business can be a major cause for concern. Some types of mold are dangerous and can negatively affect the health of those who spend time in the building. Unfortunately, mold is not always easy to detect. Often, the mold spores grow and spread in hidden areas of buildings like the walls, ceilings, floors, and insulation. If your business or home has experienced water damage in the past, there is a good chance that the moisture caused mold to grow. In addition, rooms that tend to hold more moisture like bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements are more susceptible to mold infestation. Be on the lookout for signs like musty odors, discolored walls, and mold allergy symptoms like coughing, headaches, itchy skin, and itchy eyes. If you suspect mold in your home or business, call PuroClean right away. We will come out and inspect your property for mold and quickly begin the mold removal and remediation process.
You Have Mold… What’s Next?
The inspection shows mold… now what? The next step is mold removal and remediation. Mold removal is the process of extracting the mold from the building. This takes place using a variety of drying and cleaning methods. After the removal, remediation must occur. This is the step where we figure out the cause of the mold. We will identify the source to prevent mold from returning. For example, maybe you have mold in the basement because the dishwasher from upstairs has been leaking down through the walls. Finding the cause is very important; otherwise, the mold will just continue to grow even after the removal process.
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Mold removal and remediation is something that can only be done by expert restoration services professionals. Here are the steps we take to removing and remediating the mold growth in your home:
- Inspection – We come out and inspect your property for mold. This gives us a baseline about the spore count and where the mold is located. We will inspect the entire home or business to ensure that all areas are covered.
- Discussion – Next, our restoration experts discuss with you what we found during the inspection and how we plan to remediate the issue. We will discuss everything from budgets to timelines. We also use this time to learn from the home or business owner about their ideas about the causes of the mold, whether it was from a leak or flooding from a storm.
- Removal/Cleaning – The next step is where we go in and remove the mold and clean the affected areas. Items that have been exposed to mold spores will be removed for thorough cleaning. Keep in mind that some items will not be able to be cleaned and must be removed. This could include things like drywall or carpet. We also dry out any areas that have remaining moisture.
- Remediation – This step is very important because it is where we work to prevent the mold from returning. By cleaning items that have been exposed to mold growth, we help reduce the chances of those items still containing mold spores that are ready to spread. In addition, we search for any remaining causes like a persistent leak or a too-high humidity level in the building. In general, indoor humidity levels should be kept between 30% and 60%, so it may be necessary to invest in dehumidifiers throughout the property.
Final inspection – Finally, we go back through the building for a last inspection. We check to see that the level of mold spores has been decreased to our goal levels. We also want to make sure that the home or business is safe again for occupants.
At PuroClean, we are the restoration experts! We have years of experience removing and remediating mold from homes and businesses. We know how mold can be harmful to the health of building occupants, which is why we are on call 24/7 to address your mold needs as soon as possible. We will be at your property, ready for a mold inspection, within 60 minutes of your call. All of our technicians are IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification) and provide top-quality service to all of our customers. We have the latest and greatest restoration tools and techniques available to remove and remediate mold. Our technicians have been educated and trained to understand the best processes for removing mold. Rest assured that when it comes to mold removal, your home or business is in good hands. If you suspect or know that you have mold growth in your home or business, don’t wait another minute. Contact us today so we can get the mold removal process started right away. We look forward to meeting you and to helping make your home or business a healthy place again.