After you have detected mold in your home or office, the next step is to ensure effective removal of your property. Mold can cause substantial property damage and health issues, so it is imperative that you remove it as soon as possible.
Safe mold removal requires knowledge. Although some sources suggest a simple spray and wipe, it is a thorough and controlled cleaning process. Below is DC Mold Removal guide on how to repair mold.
How does a DC Mold Removal mold remediation specialist fix mold?
ProfessWhen mold is discovered in a property, mold repair is often required, requiring specialized equipment and knowledge.Mold removal is a complex process and involves much more than wiping down affected surfaces.This and the potential health risks, as well as the risk of recurring problems, mean that most cases of mold damage are often best treated by mold remediation professionals.
If you call a DC Mold Removal mold remediation team to help you on your property, the following are some of the steps that could be taken to address the problem.
1. Fix Moisture Problems First
2. Isolate moldy areas
3. Dispose of absorbent materials
4. Clean mold
5. Dry thoroughly
Mold removal is not a job to be taken lightly, but requires a great level of diligence. DC Mold Removal specialized mold remediation teams always wear protective clothing, which can be laundered or discarded after use. They also wear gloves, goggles and, at a minimum, an N-95 mask to avoid inhaling mold spores and prevent health problems.
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When do I need to hire a mold remediation specialist?
For large-scale mold removal, expert knowledge and specialized equipment are required. Listed below are other situations where a mold remediation specialist is required to ensure effective remediation, regardless of the size of the affected area.
Proper structural drying
In order to reduce the chances of mold returning to your home or office, or returning after cleaning, proper structural drying should be done. DC Mold Removal offers commercial dehumidification and air purification equipment and ensures that indoor air quality guidelines are followed. This type of large-scale work is particularly important after a significant flood or large water infiltration on the property. Simply cleaning up mold without completely drying out the property means that any remaining moisture will cause new mold growth.
Mold that appears as a result of flooding should be removed by a professional mold removal expert. Flood water can be contaminated by sewage, chemicals, and bacteria, and any damage caused by contaminated water should be treated by an expert. Similarly, contaminated materials must be treated professionally as they pose serious health risks and can cause problems long after the flood.
Specialized cleaning of objects
Each different item requires a different method and approach to cleaning and decontamination. If you have an object of personal or sentimental importance that has been affected by mold and you are not sure how it can be cleaned, keep in mind that it can be done by a professional team. Even if you cleaned it thoroughly and used a product called “mold removal spray,” there’s still a chance that mold spores will remain inside the fibers. Mold must be professionally removed, and any spray will only be part of a damp cloth cleaning.
HVAC system contamination
Any situation where there is or could be mold growth or settled spores affecting a property’s HVAC system requires a mold remediation specialist. Because mold grows and travels via spores, when a HVAC system is contaminated by mold, the infestation can quickly spread and become a large-scale problem. Not only must the entire HVAC system be cleaned and decontaminated, but the spaces that are heated or cooled by the air system will also need to be tested and potentially treated for mold due to potential exposure.
DC Mold Removal offers a complete mold removal process. This includes complete structural drying and dehumidification, containment and decontamination, as well as disposal of contaminated materials. We also recommend an air quality test conducted by a third party to ensure the property is safe and hazardous spores have been removed.