If you have mold in your property, it is important that you call a local mold removal and specialist expert like ourselves to help remediate it.
Why It Is Important to Get Mold Mitigated?
Mold can cause serious health and property damage issues if it is not properly remediated. health issues caused by mold include:
- Brain fog
- Trouble sleeping
- And more
Types of Mold in the Escondido Area
There are various types of mold that carry different amounts of risks to your health and property. For example white mold is generally less hazardous to your health than black mold. This is because black mold has a relatively high amount of mycotoxins.
Here are some of the common colors of mold:
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Where Mold Grows
Mold is most common in wet climates, but it can grow almost anywhere. All it really needs to grow is a moisture and a food source. Some factors that can make it grow faster include:
- Temperates around 70 degrees Fahrenheit
- Poor ventilation
- And more
Mold Remediation Process
Although the process may be different for each particular situation, here is how it may go:
Move Personal Items
It is important that your personal belongings be moved for various reasons. Some of which include preventing them from further damage, and allowing the mold removal professional to access the damaged area.
Seal off the Contaminated Area
To isolate the mold damaged area your mold abatement specialist may use polyethylene sheeting. This will keep the spores in place during the remediation process and prevent the mold from spreading.
Set up HEPA Filters
HEPA filters can help to remove mold spores from the air. This is done for various reasons including: keeping the mold from spreading, and preventing health issues caused by spores. You can find more information about HEPA filters here.
Repair the Issue That Is Causing the Moisture
To prevent the mold from getting worse, and vaious other reasons, it is a good idea to solve the moisture issue. A mold remediation pro can use a moisture meter to help find and repair moisture issues in your building.
Chances are that simply cleaning the mold will not remove it completely. Instead a mold mitigation service provider may demolish the mold damaged areas and properly dispose of the debris.
When disposing of hazardous materials like mold, it is important to use care to prevent the mold from growing back. Your pro can polyethylene bags for the disposal of the mold damaged materials. It is a good idea to double bag the materials, and clean the outsides of the bags with disposable wipes.
Once the demolition process is finished, it the rest of the area can be cleaned with wire brushes and disposable wipes.
The Visibility Test
Make sure that there is no visible dirt, dust, or mold present. If there is, the mold pro should go back and sanitize the area more.
Water Damage Restoration
If left alone, water damage will often cause mold to come back and other structure issues. A restoration professional can help you repair the water damage using fans and dehumidifiers so that this does not happen.
Replace Damaged Materials
After everything has been dried, your contractor can consult with you about putting back your building materials. Some property owners will choose to replace the current building materials with ones that match old ones, while others may choose to get the property remodeled.
Clean and Put Back Your Personal Items
As part of the remediation process, your professional should repair or dispose of your personal items that may have been damaged. In general, the items that are totaled will need to be disposed of, and some items will be repaired. You should inform your contractor of any items that may have personal value so they can try to save those for you. This part of the process is also sometimes covered by your insurance company, so it is a good idea to get that checked also.
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If you have mold growing in your home or commercial property, give us a call for mold removal and remediation services in Escondido and surrounding areas.