When people think of mold, the first thing that comes to mind is either a nice cheese or a run-down home. Many homeowners live in denial that mold could ever live in their homes and cause them harm. Unfortunately, mold is much more common that we would like to admit and can be found in a wide variety of places.
When there is mold in your home, the first thing you need to do is dins a mold remediation in Panama City team to come and help you out. If you have never had to deal with mold before, you likely don’t have much information about how this whole process works. Let’s see what mold remediation is all about.
What is Mold Remediation?
For many people, their first instinct when they see mold is to try and get rid of it themselves. While we love to see this enthusiasm for mold removal, we advise customers to not touch any mold they find. Looking into mold testing in Panama City FL is going to be your best bet in getting rid of the mold.
As far as mold remediation goes, this is just another way of looking at mold removal. While remediation does involve getting rid of the mold, there are many more steps that go int a proper mold remediation job. Here is a fairly standard way to look at mold remediation in a standard situation.
The Process of Mold Removal
Find the Mold
Just like any other issue at home, your first step is to actually find the mold in your home. Unless it is very obvious as to where the mold is, you may need to get your detective hat on and hunt down where the mold actually is. Most mold is found near damp areas where moisture content is high.
Common mold locations are near pipes, in bathrooms, and areas that may have been affected by water damage. Mold never just comes out of nowhere, so there will always be some clues as to what caused the mold to grow.
Find the Source
With the mold located, your next step is to try and identify what caused it to grow where it did. If you recently experienced something like flooding or a burst pipe and didn’t call water damage restoration, it is very likely that the water caused mold to grow.
Locating the source of mold growth is so important because it can tell you a story of how the mold was able to grow in the first place. Something likely a leaky pipe above the mold areas could reveal that there are other [potential leaks in your home. Finding the source of the mold will often lead to you finding other mold locations in similarly affected areas.
Call the Experts
With the mold found and the source potentially identified, it is time for you to leave the rest to the experts. The fact that you found the mold and maybe even what caused it is great, but you should leave the other steps to professional mold removal in Gulf Breeze teams so they can get rid of it the right way.
Expert teams like the one at MasterPro restoration have been treating and dealing with mold for many years. This experience means their mold remediation team knows where to find the mold and how to best deal with getting rid of it.
Kill the Mold
The first thing a remediation team will do when they find the mold is simply kill it. Since mold has the ability to spread easily and cause issues with your health, this may take some careful planning. Killing mold is something that takes surgeon like care to make sure it is done properly.
Mold remediation teams have very specialized solutions and equipment that was specifically designed to kill mold at its source. The compounds they use will stop the mold from growing anymore and make it much easier to remove from whatever surface it started to grow on.
Restore and Repair Surfaces
With the mold dead and the area clean, the remediation team will then begin the process of restoring and repairing the effected surface. Depending on where the mold was and what surface it affected, the team will be able to make necessary repairs so that the affected area looks like the mold was never there.
For certain structural elements and materials, mold remediation will often have to involve material replacement on some scale. Since restoration teams are skilled in repairing and replacing home elements after storms and other disasters, this should be something they are comfortable doing regularly.
Prevent Future Mold
The final step in the remediation process is making sure future mold doesn’t have the chance to grow in your home. In many cases, the reason the mold was there was because there was not a good enough cleanup solution when you had water damage in your home that allowed mold to grow and thrive.
These teams are able to give you advice as to what to avoid going forward and help you understand why the mod was able. The remediation team will also offer special coatings for the affected region that will make it harder for mold to grow in future situations.
Many people think some soap and elbow grease is all it takes to get rid of mold, but that unfortunately just isn’t the case. Mold remediation teams have to train and study for a reason with mold being a very tricky substance to really get rid of.
From the first sign of mold to the final spray of mold preventing solution, your remediation team is here to help you. No matter where the mold is, a remediation team will be able to hunt it down and take a burden off your mind.
Looking to get rid of or prevent mold at home?
Reach out to MasterPro Restoration today!