What to Expect From the Mold Remediation Process
Studies have suggested that about 70% of American homes have mold in them. As a result, you shouldn’t necessarily freak out if you spot any signs of mold growing in a crawl space or basement.
At the same time, you also shouldn’t continue to live in a mold-contaminated home without doing anything about it. It could result in you breathing in airborne mold particles all the time and experiencing health complications.
It would be a good idea to schedule a mold inspection ASAP. You might also need to prepare to go through the mold remediation process in the near future.
So, what exactly will take place during mold remediation? Continue reading to learn more about the steps that a mold removal company will take to erase all the signs of mold from your home.
Identifying a Mold Problem
There will be some instances in which it’ll be painfully obvious that you have mold growing in a crawl space or basement. You’ll be able to see mold all over your walls and floors.
You and your family members might also start to have health issues if you have mold growing in your home. This is another one of the most common signs of mold.
If you sense there may be mold in your home for one reason or another, you should hire mold remediation experts to come to check it out. They’ll be able to carry out a mold inspection to see if you definitely have mold and where it’s growing.
You may not always be able to see mold since it tends to grow in dark, moist areas. A mold removal team will be able to uncover any mold in your home and begin to come up with a plan for eradicating it.
Removing Affected Insulation and Decay
If a mold removal company discovers that you do, in fact, have mold growing in your home, they’ll get the mold remediation process underway. To kick things off, they’ll remove any insulation that has mold growing on it and get rid of any decay they can find.
You will be able to salvage some of the different things in your home that have mold growing on them. But something like insulation will need to be replaced since cleaning it is going to be too difficult to do.
Eradicating Mold Growth
Once any affected insulation and decay have been removed from your home, the next thing a mold removal company will do is work to eradicate mold growth on other surfaces. They’ll do this by performing chemical cleaning throughout a crawl space or basement.
They’ll wipe down any and all surfaces that have mold growing on them to make mold a distant memory. It’ll be important for them to do chemical cleaning both on mold that they can see and mold that they might not be able to see to do away with it all.
Vacuuming Airborne Mold Particles
Speaking of mold that a mold removal company might not be able to see, there are likely going to be millions of airborne mold spores in a crawl space or basement with mold growing in it. These mold spores are going to be able to float through your home and land on other surfaces to promote mold growth.
It’ll be imperative that a mold remediation company get these airborne mold spores out of your home to stop a mold problem from coming back. They’ll be able to do this through the use of a HEPA vacuum.
A HEPA vacuum will make it possible for a mold removal company to pull airborne mold particles out of the air. It’ll also allow a company to ensure that the air quality in your home is as good as it gets when they leave.
Cleaning Other Areas Impacted by Mold
Earlier, we touched on how a mold removal company will perform chemical cleaning in your crawl space or basement to eradicate mold. But they won’t stop there. They’ll also clean things like air ducts, electrical wires, plumbing pipes, and anything else that might be left with mold on them.
Even though these surfaces might only have a little mold growing on them, all it takes is a small collection of mold spores for mold to begin growing again. Cleaning these areas will dramatically reduce the chances of mold coming back.
Keeping Mold Away for Good
There is something that will have allowed mold to start growing in your crawl space or basement in the first place. It may have been a leaky plumbing pipe or even poor drainage in your backyard.
Whatever the case, you’re not going to be able to keep mold away for very long if this particular problem persists. It’s why a mold removal company will let you know what they believe may have caused mold to begin growing in your crawl space or basement.
By doing this, they’ll put you in a position to make the necessary repairs to keep mold at bay. You’ll want to spring into action to get these repairs done so that you don’t have to go through the mold remediation process again anytime soon.
Let Us Help You Start the Mold Remediation Process
If you have mold growing in any part of your home, it’s going to present a much bigger problem than you might realize at first. You’ll need to work your way through the mold remediation process as soon as you can.
Sedona Waterproofing Solutions takes mold removal very seriously. We can conduct a mold inspection to see how much mold you have growing in a crawl space or basement. We can then move through the mold remediation process to get it out of your house for good.
Contact us to hear more about our mold removal services.