Mold growth can pose a serious health risk to you and your family, so you will want to have it removed when you find it in your home. The only problem with that is that it is technically impossible to remove all traces of mold whenever it’s found indoors. Large amounts of mold will be visible when it really starts to grow, but the microscopic spores will always be present both indoors and outdoors. Yes, companies across the country offer mold removal services, but what you really need is a mold remediation service.
Mold remediation does involve removing mold from your home when it has reached dangerous levels, but it also means addressing the conditions that caused the mold to grow in the first place. Mold tends to grow in dark, dank places such as crawl spaces, attics, and basements, and naturally the problem gets worse if you have a leak or otherwise too much moisture in your home.
The mold remediation process begins with a thorough inspection of your home while focusing on the areas where mold is most likely to grow. Once the most heavily contaminated areas have been found, the next step will be to isolate the contaminated areas, remove any porous materials that have been heavily exposed to moisture, and cleaning the affected areas. The contaminated areas are all dried out completely, and anything that has been too heavily damaged by mold is thrown out and replaced.
Since we’ve established that it is impossible to completely get rid of mold in any home, the source of the moisture that led to the mold growth is addressed so the mold doesn’t take hold and start growing out of control again. This will involve repeat inspections to make sure that the mold level in your home is at a safe level.
If you have a problem with mold in your own home, contact a professional mold remediation service to have it addressed as soon as possible before it can grow out of control and cause issues with your family’s health.