Mold is a serious issue that can affect any surface in the house and cause serious health issues and damage to the home. Mold remediation will remove mold growth and make your home healthy again. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the mold removal process.
4 Frequently Asked Questions About Mold Remediation
Why is there mold in my home?
Mold is an airborne fungus that thrives in moist conditions. It grows on wood, drywall, plaster, carpet, furnishings, paint, and even on insulation. Some amount of mold spores may always be present in the air, but to grow, it needs consistent water from a leak, damp or humid weather conditions, or a flood. Mold may go dormant in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above 100 degrees.
What is mold remediation?
Mold remediation is the removal and clean-up of mold growth in the home or any indoor structure. Professional companies use specialized equipment and products to treat the issue without spreading spores further, and they wear protective clothing and masks to prevent illness.
How do I know the mold is gone?
After the mold removal service, which may take up to five days to complete, you should not see any signs of mold. However, because it spreads easily and can be invisible to the naked eye, get a third party inspection to test the home after treatment for peace of mind. Before you start the mold remediation process, an inspector may want to do pre-testing, so schedule an inspection prior to having the mold removed.
Can I remove mold myself?
Mold remediation is not a DIY task because special equipment is necessary to safely and effectively remove spores. Although you can remove the superficial signs of mold with cleaning products, this won’t alleviate the issue. Because mold causes damage, spreads quickly, and can make people very ill, call a professional removal company right away. If you have been through a flood or other water damage, it’s likely you already have mold and should schedule an inspection — even if you can’t see the growth yet.
Have mold removed as soon as you discover it and leave mold remediation to the professionals. Bryant Restoration, in Farmington, MO, serves all of south eastern Missouri with mold removal, water and fire remediation, and crime scene clean-up. They pride themselves on being fully transparent about costs and procedures with all their clients. Call (573) 579-8062 for an estimate or visit them online to review a full list of their services.