Mold Removal and Mold Inspections
Mold growth and mold removal in homes and business buildings is a serious problem, and one that must be addressed instantly with mold inspections so as to avoid the serious health complications that can be caused by some of the more toxic strains of mold. The black mold, in particular, is very poisonous – it releases spores into the air that when inhaled or ingested can cause allergic reactions, nausea, and headaches. In addition, they can darken the grout lines in your shower, blacken decks, discolors drywall, and grows on and decompose damp wood.
If you suspect that there are mold growing in your home, you need to get rid of them immediately or get in touch with a professional mold remediation firm as soon as possible. They can get rid of the mold completely and restore the beauty of your home in just a few simple steps. In this article, we will discuss mold removal process.
Step#1: Inspection/assessment of mold growth
First, mold inspections need to be conducted in order to find out whether you are actually dealing with mold, and if so, what strain of mold it is and where it is located. Inspection of mold growth involves more than just looking at what is growing in the corners or on the walls. Just because you cannot see them with your naked eye does not mean they not there! It could be growing underneath carpet, tiles, and floorboards, on insulation or inside the walls. If you have recently experienced severe leak, a flood, or any kind of water damage in your home, notice a persistent musty smell, or you are suffering from allergy symptoms that do not seem to be related to periodic hay fever, then there is a chance that you are experiencing mold growth in your home. If the problem persists, it could take several mold inspections to completely treat the affected area.
Step# 2: Assembly your mold removal supplies
While most people use bleach to get rid of mold, it is recommend you use a fungicide such Foster. You will also require tape and sheets of plastic to seal off your work area, plastic bags for caring moldy materials, gloves, an N-95 face mask, a spray bottle of water, a scrub or rag for cleaning moldy surfaces and a protective clothe. You may also require disposable paint brushes and a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Step#3: Containing the area
Remove any items from the place, and Seal off the area you will be working with sheets of plastic and duct tape. This will prevent the microscopic mold spores that are inevitably disturbed during the mold cleanup process from spreading throughout your house and encouraging mold growth in other rooms.
Step#4: Beginning mold inspections
Use the mold cleaning solution to scrub all hard nonporous surfaces. If porous materials (such as carpet, upholstery, wood or insulation) have been damaged severely, replacing and discarding them may be necessary. Sometimes mold can grow on porous surfaces that cannot be removed or fully cleaned, such as the wooden studs. After cleaning such surfaces with a fungicide, use a disposable paint brush to apply an encapsulating product such Foster to seals in any remaining mold so that it cannot continue to spread.
Step#5: Prevent future occurrence
The secret to stopping mold infestation is to control dampness. The worst mold infestations normally occur in damp attics, crawlspaces, and basements with poor drainage. Repair leaks and install insulation around doors, windows, roof and the basement floors. Reduce indoor humidity when washing, cooking, and cleaning by using dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and exhaust fans.
Step# 6: Determine if the mold clean-up process was successful
Just because the mold has gone and there’s no dust or dirt doesn’t mean that you’re done. Your last step is to determine if your clean-up efforts have been successful. Therefore, when toxic mold remediation is finished , mold test of all of the remediated surfaces and the air of each room, basement, attic, garage, crawl space, and the outward air flow from each cooling duct is necessary to determine if they completely free from mold.
Getting rid of mold is an involved process, and the consequences of doing a bad job can be extremely serious. Attempting to remove mold without safety precautions can put both you and your family at risk. Contact a mold removal and mold inspection firm today for additional information on the mold cleanup process.
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