Black mold removal, mold remediation, mold abatement, and mold mitigation are all terms that essentially mean the same thing – find the moisture source and fix what is causing black mold to grow and then remediating the mold.
Mold and mildew, both terms commonly used to describe fungi that grows on various surfaces in your bathroom, kitchen, attic, in vents, and other areas of your home or business. And because these microorganism love to feed and grow wherever moisture is, it’s up to you to call in a mold remediation company to rid your home of those unsightly fuzzy spots.
Black mold in your home or building can cause a lot of harm to the interior and to entire area surrounding it. When black mold grows, it targets any organic materials it can find. These materials typically include drywall, plaster, carpet, padding, insulation, wood, and furniture.
All Clean Restoration’s trained mold remediation specialists will safely remediate black mold and other types of mold from your home or building. And because mold spores release airborne spores, not visible to the naked eye, back into the contaminated area, the DIY mold removal methods are not recommended.
How to Get Rid of Mold
Finding the Black Mold Source: First step to getting rid of black mold is finding the moisture source(s). Skipping this step will guarantee that you will have mold growing back in the future and will have to deal with your mold problem once again. Finding the moisture source could mean that you have a leaky pipe behind your shower wall, leaking behind cabinets or under flooring, a cracked foundation, or a leaky roof. Our technicians use state of the art moisture detection systems that will find the water or moisture source so that we can provide you a solution to rid you of your mold situation.
Mold Removal: Second step is the mold remediation process. This includes setting up containment to prevent cross-contamination and spreading mold spores to other areas of your home or business, cleaning the mold, setting HEPA air scrubbers to clean the air, HEPA vacuuming, drying the area, and treating the area.
People who are sensitive to molds, those who have environmental allergies or suppressed immune systems, may experience “nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . And though people without sensitivity to molds and mildews may experience no health problems, it’s still best to proceed by keeping mold and mildew contained to avoid future issues from evolving.
Insulation and fungus is carefully removed from the joists
The entire area was then cleaned using our HEPA filter vacuums
Finally the affected area was treated with an anti-microbial sealer