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What to Expect During Mold Remediation

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

There is a plastic placed on a door used as a containment barrier when you have mold in your home Mold containment in an Orting, WA home

What to Expect During Mold Remediation

If you have found black mold in your Orting, WA, home, then it is important to have it removed quickly before it is able to spread throughout the building. This process can sometimes be a bit complicated and time-consuming, and you may not know exactly what to expect. While your home is being restored, the following steps will likely take place.

1. Inspection of the Home

Before they can begin work, the remediation company will need to inspect your home to determine the extent of the damage. During this stage, they will locate the mold growth as well as any water damage that may be contributing to the problem.

2. Containment of the Area

During mold cleanup, it is important to contain the area. If it is not properly blocked off, then mold spores can travel through the air and contaminate other places in the building. Tarps and negative air pressure can be used to do this. Vents will need to be sealed as well.

3. Cleaning and Sanitization

The next step is to thoroughly clean the area. Any visible black mold will need to be removed and the area should be sanitized to remove lingering mold spores. Air purifiers with HEPA filters may be used to remove mold from the air. Affected materials, such as drywall, carpeting and insulation may need to be removed. Protective gear should be worn during this process.

4. Thorough Drying

Once the area has been cleaned, it is important to let everything dry thoroughly. Black mold spreads quickly in moist environments, so any water that remains could cause it to return. Dehumidifiers can help speed this up.

5. Repairs and Restoration

The final step is to restore the building to its previous condition. If any materials were torn out, they will need to be replaced. If any of your belongings were affected by the mold, the remediation company can help restore those as well.
While the removal of mold can sometimes be difficult, a mold remediation company can get the job done right. They have the necessary training and equipment to remove this pesky fungus from your home.

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