Mold remediation keeps homeowners and residents safe and secure by locating and eradicating or encapsulating large-scale mold in the building. Mold remediation is becoming a more popular feature of both selling and purchasing a home. Some operators can take advantage of homeowners due to the critical existence of mold forms.
Mold-Producing Areas in the Home
Mold can grow in any location where there is water. Excessive humidity in a home can condense and lead to mold growth. Since newer homes are more heavily insulated, they may also experience more mold growth than older homes. Mold thrives in fiberglass insulation, making it impossible to eradicate and remove.
- Crawl spaces
- Wall interiors
- Around chimneys
- Under sinks
- Near foundation air vents
- Under window unit air conditioners
Mold Remediation Procedures
Moldy areas smaller than 10 square feet (approximately 3 feet by 3 feet) can be remedied by the homeowner, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You can also speak with a mold remediation contractor. In most cases, hiring a mold remediation contractor rather than a general contractor is preferable.
Despite the fact that bleach is often used to destroy mold, it is not an EPA-approved biocide.
You’ll need to use a product like a Mold Stat for this. If mold growth is concentrated in a 3-foot-by-3-foot area or near the HVAC system, it should be contained to avoid dispersal.
Ventilation and Containment
Setting up containment and ventilation is the first and, undoubtedly, most critical step. To ensure that mold spores that are disturbed and become airborne do not spread to an uninfected location, proper ventilation and air filtration devices (AFDs) such as air scrubbers must be used.
Disinfection and cleaning
The next step is the cleaning and disinfecting, which involves the actual remediation and disposal of contaminated products. The technicians then apply biocide/fungicide/moldicide solutions after washing and disinfecting.
Remove the Source of the Mold
The technicians would then fix any issues with moisture or humidity. If a loose bathroom fan duct is running into an attic, for example, the fan duct can be repaired. If the repair is easy, the mold remediation company might be able to do it on its own. The company can employ a subcontractor or recommend one to the homeowner for more involved repairs.
Mold Should be Covered
The mold that hasn’t been cleaned is encased in paint or some similar substance. Mold encapsulation is a proven method of removing mold from a home.
What Should I Do to Keep Mold Away?
Mold prevention must be practiced on a daily basis. The most important move is to keep indoor humidity levels low, particularly on hot, humid summer days. Wet environments, such as toilets after showers, must be dried as soon as possible, and ventilation must be improved in the building.
If you have any leaks in your toilet, tub, or drain, you must fix them right away to avoid mold.
What to Expect from Icon Restoration:
Icon Restoration provides fast and dependable mold removal services 24/7 in Pickering and other areas. In addition, our team leaders work hard to collaborate with and keep our clients updated in order to avoid potential disasters. Our mold remediation experts have been specially trained and have the skills and resources to react rapidly and complete the necessary mold abatement.
Call us today at (416) 901-4266 to schedule an on-site mold inspection so that we can determine the severity and extent of your mold problem and give you a quote. With over 20 years of experience, Icon Restoration is IICRC accredited mold removal and remediation business.