Mold Remediation Process
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Because mold grows where there is moisture, mold grows almost everywhere! It can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets and can be carried indoors. Then, when it lands in an area with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding, it can really thrive and even get out of hand.
That’s when, because mold will stubbornly stay put, and because there are many potential health risks associated with it staying, a property owner needs to call in rofessionals to perform mold remediation. But what can a property owner expect the professionals to do? What exactly is the mold remediation process?
Though the mold remediation process can vary depending on the type of mold and the extent of the damage, most often, the key to the success of the process is identifying the source and removing the mold. In identifying the source, moisture problems must be determined, located and corrected or controlled as soon as possible- ie. the leaking window must be sealed, or the broken pipe must be fixed. Then, the mold remediation process can commence.
At times, the process begins with the help of a third party indoor environment hygienist. These professionals provide a pre-remediation protocol when necessary, including a scope for proper removal of various types of mold.
But in any case, Joe Taylor Restoration utilizes a three-phase mold remediation process to remove mold from a home or business:
- First, our certified technicians properly contain the affected area to prevent the contamination of any unaffected areas.
- Next, by utilizing specialized equipment and High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) Filtration, we remove the mold from any and all surfaces, including the ceiling, walls, floors, furniture or other contents, and even the air.
- Finally, we restore the property to its pre-loss condition by employing a micro-cleaning process that will further remove any remaining mold spores present in the structure or the air, and applying a biocide to further sanitize the affected areas.
When the mold remediation process is complete, an independent environment expert is called in to perform a post-test on every job. This test ensures that the mold has been eliminated at the source, and will not have the opportunity to spread.
At Joe Taylor Restoration, our goal is to get rid of the fungal intruder, prevent additional damage to building materials, and protect the health of property owners and other inhabitants while we do so. We are licensed and insured for mold remediation, and our years of experience have proven time and again that our mold remediation process is the most effective. If mold has found its way into your home or business and taken up residence there, contact the mold remediation experts at Joe Taylor Restoration.