Mold growth can be dangerous. It can cause breathing problems and can even make you sick. If you notice or suspect mold in your home, you need to get it under control as quickly as possible. Here's what you need to know about mold remediation services.
Mold Remediation Services or Mold Removal Services
Some companies advertise the complete removal of all mold — be wary of these companies. The truth is that mold is everywhere. Even if you could eliminate every spore, more would be brought in almost immediately when you opened the window or let your pet in.
Some mold growth is normal, and in small amounts, it's not harmful. The purpose of mold remediation services is threefold: to assess how much mold is in your home and determine if it's within acceptable parameters; to get rid of the excess mold; and to limit mold growth in your home going forward and keep it at normal levels.
What to Expect from Mold Remediation Services
Mold remediation services involve several steps. The first is to examine the house for visible signs of mold. The technician will also take air samples to determine the presence of mold and, if found, try to determine the cause. Is it high humidity? A leaky sink?
Next, they'll seal off the affected area. That includes closing your vents and shutting off your HVAC system so mold spores can't spread. Then the mold must be eliminated. They'll use antimicrobial agents to clean the visible mold. A high-efficiency air filter is used to eliminate the mold spores in the air.
Finally, clothes, furniture, and similar items are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to get rid of mold and keep it from recolonizing. They'll also address the root causes of the mold growth to prevent another infestation, whether that's fixing a leak, lowering humidity levels, or something else.
Mold remediation is an involved process, but it's the best way to get your mold back to acceptable levels and prevent a more serious mold problem from occurring.
If you need to find mold remediation services for your home, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors for recommendations in the Neptune City area.