Mold removal can be a long and involved process. There is more to it than just walking in and scrubbing away mold. It's a comprehensive procedure that safely removes mold and then restores any of the affected areas.
Let's do a quick overview of what's involved.
First, every mold removal job should start with an inspection. This will be a walkthrough by the restoration company. They will look at the space that has mold and the surrounding areas. This specialist will be trained to know where mold can hide and travel and can review all of the impacted areas.
In some cases, they may run tests or use additional tools to help find hidden mold or pinpoint the type of mold that you are facing. This inspection is vital to ensure that the company removing mold is fully aware of every aspect of the problem.
When the mold remediation process begins, it is critical that the area involved is contained. Mold spores can travel. They can easily become airborne and you will never see them in the air. This gives them room to travel, and if you aren't careful, they could relocate.
It is important that the area be contained and separated from the rest of the building. This helps to contain the mold spores that might come loose. These things have to be safely removed, and you don't want to risk cross-contamination in any other part of the home or business.
The containment remains in place until everything inside of the area is cleaned after the process is complete.
The presence of mold can cause a breathing risk to anyone in the room. Proper ventilation and breathing materials are required. This is for the safety of anyone in the contained area. Most companies will be equipped with respirators and whatever other materials they might need to vent the area and breathe safely until the removal is complete.
The next part of the process is to finally remove the mold and restore the area. In most cases, the material affected by the mold will need to be replaced. Regardless of the process that happens here, restoration will be necessary to get the affected area back to normal.
Once this is complete, cleaning can commence and the room is turned back over to you!
DIY mold removal is never a good idea. If you need to have mold removed or simply want to get a quote, give us a call at Restoration Xperts. Our teams are trained and certified to safely and effectively handle mold situations. We can provide you with a free estimate of what to expect from the removal and restoration process.