If your basement has water damage or you have noticed mold growth in your kitchen or bathroom, you might be in need of professional mold remediation services. While prevention is key to stopping mold in its tracks, if you are dealing with existing mold, you should take care of it immediately and learn from the experience. How can you craft an effective mold remediation strategy? Start here.
Determine the Source of Moisture
Moisture is one of the essential elements that mold needs to grow. If there is mold anywhere in your home, it means that there is also excess or standing moisture somewhere in your home. When determining what moisture is causing the mold growth, think strategically. Do you use the bathroom fan when you are taking a shower? Is the grading in your yard forcing water into your basement instead of away from your home? Once you know what is causing the moisture, you will be able to prevent it.
Determine How Far the Contamination Spreads
Mold remediation doesn’t just involve removing mold from the wall and calling it a day. It’s an intensive process that involves completely removing any mold-affected items and completing testing to ensure that mold spores are gone. In some cases, mold can even be lurking in your HVAC system and return immediately if the ducts and vents are not properly cleaned.
The Mold Remediation Process
Depending on the extent of the damage in your home, the professionals at All Aspects Waterproofing will perform some combination of the following steps:
- Assessing the damage to your home and the extent of the contamination
- Repair or remove the water problem
- Completely isolate the area that is contaminated
- Remove all of the materials from the area and place them in plastic bags to prevent the spread of mold.
- Thoroughly clean all non-porous surfaces and dispose of porous surfaces whenever possible.
- Perform mold testing to ensure that mold spores are gone.
- Perform follow-up testing to confirm that the mold was successfully eradicated.
Basement Waterproofing from All Aspects Waterproofing
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.