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Mold Remediation vs Mold Removal

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

Prolonged exposure to mold can harm your health. A stuffy nose, red or itchy eyes, itchy skin, headaches, and respiratory problems are some of the symptoms to watch out for. Mold and dampness in the home are said to have caused asthma in 4.6 million out of the 21.8 million asthma sufferers in a 2007 study. If you don't remove mold as soon as possible, you run the risk of unpleasant health risks. You can choose between mold removal and mold remediation. Read on to learn what remediation and removal are and how they differ.

Companies may advertise that they can remove all the mold from your home. This is not true. There is mold everywhere in the form of spores, so true mold removal is impossible. When cleaning a patch of the mold with water and bleach, the mold will be removed, but the spores will remain. An easy, one-step cleaning procedure won't suffice. Mold will keep growing back in damp places no matter how many times you clean them. As mold can't be completely eliminated, the key to controlling its growth is to control its spread. It's important to keep your home clean and dry to prevent the growth of mold. Spores will exist but will remain dormant. Mold remediation and restoration are the best ways to deal with it.


Mold remediation consists of several steps to restore the environment to its natural state. Mold remediation also addresses the causes of an outbreak to prevent it from recurring.


Remediation begins with a mold inspection. Your home will be thoroughly examined for visible signs of mold. Experts will also take air samples to determine what type of mold it is. This is possible because the airborne spores have been triggered to reproduce and are not dormant. The type of mold will tell experts how to stop the outbreak. The air sample will show the spore count, which can be used to estimate the contamination level.


Mold-infested areas have been sealed off. To prevent mold from spreading to other areas of the property, the mold is contained. Mold can be contained in several ways. There may be physical barriers with negative air chambers and negative air pressure in some containment areas. All heaters, fans, and cooling systems in the house must be turned off. They will spread mold spores and make it more likely for it to flourish elsewhere.


We install high-efficiency air filters in the home's HVAC system to remove active spores. In this way, the spores will not remain and turn into fungi. In some cases, experts may also use special HEPA-filtered vacuums to remove any spores that may have settled on a surface.


Mold colonies are cleaned with antifungal and antimicrobial substances. This will prevent the growth of further mold. Depending on where the fungus is growing, different cleanup methods may be used. A bathtub or sink that is non-porous and hard to clean can be cleaned by wiping and then adding a safe, approved biocide. Mold can grow in porous areas like wood floors and walls. There may be a larger problem in these areas. Inspecting every infected porous area, the ones with deeper mold growths will need to be removed and replaced.


Once the remediation is complete, your house must be sanitized. Clothing, furniture, curtains, and similar items will be cleaned. Both your belongings and the air are deodorized by fogging equipment.


Now that you know the difference between mold removal and mold remediation, you can choose a mold service with confidence. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as true mold removal. You should consider mold remediation if you have a mold outbreak in your home. The mold will be contained and cleaned properly. Measures will be taken to prevent the mold from returning. Furthermore, the remediation service will address and fix the conditions that made the perfect home for fungi.

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