The Five Steps to Mold Remediation
Finding that you have a mold problem is something no building owner wants. Whether it’s your home, office, or commercial building, mold can be a serious, health risk and damage inducing problem. If you think you’ve found a mold problem, don’t give up hope immediately, there are still steps you can take to fix the issue.
Find The Moisture Source
Start by finding the source of your problem. Mold and mildew need a few key elements to grow, the most vital being a source of moisture. If you have a mold issue, it’s highly likely that you also have a water issue. Finding the cause of your leak or moisture is essential to fixing the problem. Even if you are able to kill the mold entirely, if you do not fix your leak it will return again.
Document the Issue
Once you’ve identified the source of your issues, begin documenting everything. Having written, photo and video evidence of the damage is critical for ensuring that your case is handled correctly. Not only will you have proof of the issues, but you’ll have materials to compare against for checking changes and growth.
Learn The Scope
One of the many long-term problems with mold growth is that often it can grow in more than one area and be hard to detect. Depending on the amount of space contaminated, and whether the HVAC system has been compromised or not, can have a significant impact on how the clean-up process goes.
Address the Issues
Depending on the size, type, and material the mold is on will change how the cleanup process goes. In some cases, it may be possible to clean and repair small areas without further issues. In more severe circumstances, entire segments of drywall and carpeting may need to be removed. Steps must be taken to reduce the hazards of the potential mold to both the residents and structure of the home itself.
Once the mold has been thoroughly removed, care should be taken to monitor the situation for any recurrence. If the moisture issue has not been fixed the chances for continued mold and mildew problems is high. Continued checks that the moisture and mold are gone are essential.
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